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Celebrate Juneteenth with ‘Black Barbie’

The Netflix documentary directed by Lagueria Davis drops today.

Bits & Bytes: Emmanuel Ceysson at Music & More; theater critics’ panel; ‘Restoration: Anti-Semitism in France’; Berkshire Feile; conflict workshop

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College will present a panel discussion of the 2019 Berkshire summer theater season featuring Edge contributors J. Peter Bergman and Dan Dwyer Friday, Sept. 13, at the Berkshire Museum.

Bits & Bytes: Parsons Dance at PS21; goat yoga; Peter Bergman reading; ‘Bling for the Builds’ donations

The popular fitness craze of goat yoga involves traditional yoga classes in the presence of wandering goats, whose peaceful and playful presences have been seen to relax and raise the spirits of participants.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshires Arts Festival; Berkshire Jewish Film Festival; Salty Brine at Ancram Opera House; ‘In Fascism’s Grip’ play analysis

The Berkshire Jewish Film Festival will celebrate its 33rd season with showings consecutive Mondays July 8 through Aug. 12 in the Lenox Memorial Middle and High School Duffin Theater.

Bits & Bytes: Rosanne Cash at Club Helsinki; unity gathering; Chatham piano celebration; ‘Stories, Smiles, Art & Ice Cream’; forest bathing at Hancock Shaker...

The program is still in formation but will include reflections from featured speakers including Rabbi Levi Volovik of Chabad of the Berkshires; Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, D-Pittsfield; and Rev. Brent Damrow of the First Congregational Church of Stockbridge.

In aftermath of Pittsburgh synagogue assault, interfaith vigil offers solidarity against hatred and violence

The most powerful words of the evening might have come from Talia Ben Sasson-Gordis, senior associate regional director at the Anti-Defamation League in Boston: "The opposite of love is not hate. It is indifference."

Bits & Bytes: Roomful of Teeth at MASS MoCA; David Gergen in Pittsfield; Tarbox Ramblers at Club Helsinki Hudson

David Gergen is a professor of public service and director of the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership, positions he has held for over a decade, and also serves as a senior political advisor for CNN.

Business Briefs: BIO annual convention; nonprofit awards nominations sought; grant for CHP; the Moviehouse to install elevator; awards for Balance Rock advisors

The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires is launching an annual awards program to recognize those who work in the nonprofit sector to serve the Berkshire community.

BITS & BYTES: ‘Breathtaking Baroque’; ‘Healing Pittsfield;’ Rhythm and Rhyme Symposium; ‘Girl Rising’ at Simon’s Rock; Trio Jota Sete at BMS

Students from Hong Kong, Germany and India participating in morning workshops at Mount Everett Regional School throughout the week, creating group pieces in spoken word poetry and music.

Elise England, 86, of Lenox, pioneering entrepreneur

Elise and Moe were early pioneers of today’s craft beer movement. They started Merchant du Vin East in 1981, a beer-importing company representing some of the most iconic breweries in the world.

Dr. Mark I. Cohen, 69, of Lenox, beloved by patients and family

His gentle and assured manner calmed many an anxious patient and for his younger patients, their parents, as well.

Bits & Bytes: ‘SEVEN’ at Simon’s Rock; Berkshire Opera Festival; Bret Stephens to give Feigenbaum lecture; Laurel Hill Day

SEVEN was commissioned in 2006 by the Washington, D.C.-based Vital Voices Global Partnership, which had seven playwrights dramatize the stories of seven women.

Bits & Bytes: Nona Hendryx at MASS MoCA; ‘The Meaning of Michelle;’ ‘Devil’s Trill’ celebration; ‘Created Equal’ at Temple Anshe Amunim; ‘Two Worlds’ at...

In 'The Meaning of Michelle,' author Veronica Chambers solicited, collected and edited essays by a variety of authors offering varied perspectives on Michelle Obama and her time in the White House.

Bits & Bytes: Civil rights re-enactment; ‘Things We Think but Don’t Dare Say;’ artist panel discussion; scene-study acting class

Joining CBS journalist and moderator David Schoenbrun on Aug. 28, 1963, were James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Sydney Poitier, Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston and Joseph Manckiewicz, all of whom were in Washington for the civil rights march.

Bits & Bytes: Joan Griswold open studio; ‘Drones: The Sky Isn’t the Limit;’ ‘An Evening of Duos;’ Young Writers’ Contest winners; play analysis series

Over the course of a 90-minute verbal, textual and visual fly-by, Thaddeus Kubis will trace the history of drones, the current state of affairs of drones and attempt to predict the future of both commercial and recreational drones.

Bits & Bytes: MMRHS band concert; Interfaith gathering; financial aid workshop; Berkshire Symphony family concert; ‘Spirits of the Ventfort Hall’

In 1767, official incorporation of a town required sanction from the Congregational Church. New England villages partnered with the church to form their governments.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Colonial; Clinton AME Zion Church fundraising update; Stone Walls II release party; RSYP culinary dinner; interfaith holiday...

The Winter 2017 issue of Stone Walls II features work about the late poet, journalist and feminist Michelle Gillett written by Patty Crane and others, as well as two poems by Gillett.
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