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Special needs performing arts camp seeks children to participate

Pizzi invites neurodivergent children, children with autism who have low support needs, and any child with a disability to join the camp, which is free, and set to run August 5 through 9 at Berkshire Community College.

CONNECTIONS: ‘Edith Wharton in France,’ a new look at her life and legacy

The biography is something like a Wharton novel: Wharton emerges as a compelling character and the last two and a half decades of her life emerge as a compelling time.

Bits & Bytes: High Peaks Festival; ‘FRACTURED DREAMS’ debut; ‘Compass: A Horror Play’; ‘Uncertainty’ at the Mahaiwe; Tschabalala Self at Art Omi

WAM Theatre has announced a Berkshire County tour of “FRACTURED DREAMS,” a collaborative devised production between WAM’s new Elder Ensemble and its Teen Ensemble.

Shakespeare & Co. dedicates season to one of its founders, Dennis Krausnick, actor, playwright, director, teacher, poet

Krausnick's vision for developing a great Shakespeare theatre in the Berkshires was rooted in his dedication to training actors.

Art shows this summer: A journey through time

Art is the hit of the summer in these parts, with exhibits that carry us from pop art to graffiti art to environmentally astute art to nudes by Renoir.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Tree torn

As we face the demise of two of Edith Wharton's prized trees at The Mount, our Self-Taught Gardener provides solace.

Business Briefs: Toppan Printing to acquire Interprint; Good Vibrations Dinner; the Mount named top historic home; grants for Shake & Co.; Salisbury Bank promotions

The Mount has announced its inclusion in Architectural Digest’s recent feature on “12 of America’s Best Historic Homes to Visit.”

Author Roxana Robinson to discuss new biographical novel in conversation at The Mount

Set in Charleston, South Carolina, and based on the life of her great-grandfather Frank Dawson, Roxana Robinson’s use of published accounts, family journal entries and letters tells a compelling story of one man’s attempts to navigate the country’s new political, social and moral landscape.

2019 Berkshire International Film Festival ‘the best year yet’

Great Barrington -- “This will be the best year yet,” Kelley Vickery, founder and artistic director of the Berkshire International Film Festival, stated during her...

CONNECTIONS: Elm Court and Wharton’s ‘The House of Mirth’

Amy Bend and her dire economic and social circumstances were the model for Edith Wharton’s Lily Bart in "The House of Mirth," published in 1905.

From attack helicopters to fancy chocolatiers: Piloting the ship at Catherine’s

The Kinneys had started a small gift-basket business some years back. They assembled baskets comprised of products made in the Berkshires or very nearby: to wit, Bola Granola; Harney Teas; and of course, Catherine's Chocolates. So they were no strangers to Sinico's business before they looked into buying it.

CONNECTIONS: Berkshire road trip! Part II

Lenox is known as a Gilded Age resort and many of the mansions are restored and open.

You can go home again

When I walk out side and look up to the sky I realize: If you want to change your life, just try to find a way to do it. Life is short and the stars are bright, you just have to be looking up from the right spot.

Bits & Bytes: Edith Wharton Writers-in-Residence; ‘Cool Sounds A Cappella’; ‘Berkshire Splendor’ at Stockbridge Library; carbon discussion at GreenDrinks

“Berkshire Splendor: The Great Estates of the Berkshires" will offer a glimpse of the past, present, and future of the interiors and exteriors of the Berkshires’ mansions, the architects who designed and built them, and the families who lived in them.

Part I: Local Berkshire Playwrights taking on Big Subjects

What I am referring to is the vast amount of playwriting talent there is in this area. We have plays in development, plays and musicals in production, and some that are being written at this very moment!

New W. E. B. Du Bois exhibit highlights a Berkshires-grown ‘global citizen’

The exhibit, titled "W. E. B. Du Bois: Global Citizen Rooted in the Berkshires," was put together by Randy Weinstein, who runs the Du Bois Center at Great Barrington, with the help of the other Du Bois Center—the one at UMass Amherst, where many of Du Bois' papers are kept. The exhibit is part of the months-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of Du Bois' birth.

Three Shakespeare comedies highlight Shakespeare & Company’s 2019 season

“The strings of the heart” is artistic director Allyn Burrows’ concept theme for the summer and he has chosen a quartet of very contemporary plays to flesh out the idea.
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