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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.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Beyond the Veil’ at the Mahaiwe; Kimball Farms art exhibit; ‘New Illuminations’ with Suzi Banks Baum; Sauerkraut Seth at Roe Jan...

Inspired by the exclusion of Du Bois from the region’s cultural history, 'Beyond the Veil' examines racism in the higher echelons of society and ponders what would happen if the racial veil were lifted and two iconoclasts could see each other clearly.

Dennis Krausnick, 76, of Stockbridge, founding member of Shakespeare & Company

In his 25 years of leading Shakespeare & Company’s renowned Center for Actor Training, Dennis mentored and taught more than 5,000 actors and students from across the country and around the world. His legacy of innovative actor training methods, quick wit, spirit of generosity and depth of thought will be carried on through the artists, teachers and students with whom he collaborated.

Nicholas Swann, 68, of Stockbridge

A steward of the land and his community, Nick loved to work with his hands.

Bits & Bytes: FODfest 2018; ‘PLASTIC!’ in Housatonic; world music program for kids; Social Change Film Series; ‘Voices of Poetry’ at the Mount

To ease the transition and make tap water more readily available, the Berkshire Women’s Action Group’s Environment Committee is planning a gradual rollout of modern, hygienic water-refill stations around Great Barrington and Housatonic.

Bits & Bytes: Chris Botti at the Mahaiwe; ‘Squeamish’ with Alison Fraser at The Mount; Roy Zimmerman in ‘RiZe Up’; ‘The Pirates of Penzance’...

“RiZe Up” is a 90-minute funny and forceful affirmation of peace and social justice via Roy Zimmerman’s original songs.

CONNECTIONS: A tour of Berkshire abodes

Berkshire County is particularly interesting as an architectural exhibit. Given New England practicality or parsimony or respect for our history, we didn’t always tear down and build new: We save our old houses.

Theater in the Round

Berkshires actor, writer and director Jim Frangione shows us around the Berkshires theater scene.

Peaceful Retreat Within A Mile’s Walk of Lenox Center

Sheila Thunfors of Stone House Properties presents a magical property, privately set but less than a mile's walk to Lenox Center.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Crafts Fair; Grow Show; ‘Banksy: Completed’ at IS183; ‘Pipeline’ at the Clark; SculptureNow at the Mount

After anonymous British street artist Banksy’s self-styled month-long New York “residency” in October 2013, Carol Diehl spent several months making a serious investigation into his work.

Bits & Bytes: Five Senses Festival; 45th annual Gather-In; WordXWord Festival; crossword puzzles at Sandisfield Arts Center; Vera Quartet at Southfield Church

The main stage at the Gather-In will feature folksingers Kim and Reggie Harris, a performance of Jacob’s Pillow’s Pittsfield Moves! community engagement initiative, the Soul Steps dance troupe from New Jersey, Youth Alive and Funk Box Studio dancers, and more.

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Love’s Labor’s Lost’ a hilarious romp by a young company

The young company takes immense pleasure out of teasing the audience, testing one another's mettle and using slapstick techniques with ardor.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood’; ‘After Dad’ at the Mahaiwe; Berkshires Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival; Thomas Jayne at the Mount;...

The Institute of Arab and Islamic Art is augmenting Olana’s exhibition “Costume & Custom: Middle Eastern Threads at Olana” by engaging young contemporary artists of Arab and Islamic descent to lead tours of the main house and exhibition at Olana.

Library trustees endorse Du Bois statue, but see trouble ahead

Not only are supporters of the legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois trying to name one of the local public schools after him, but they want to commission a sculptor to come up with a life-sized likeness of him that would be placed on the front lawn of the Mason Library.

Business Briefs: ‘Be Our Guest’ program; BerkShares networking event; Becket Arts Center gains chairlift; Hospice Honors for HospiceCare in the Berkshires; Medicare seminar; Jewish...

The Becket Arts Center has announced the installation of a new mechanized chairlift, which will enable patrons who cannot utilize stairs to reach its second-floor gallery.

Bits & Bytes: Ellsworth Kelly exhibit at BBG; ‘Spartan Strong’; ‘Little Stones’ at Mason Library; Susan Stryker at Bennington College; ‘The Little Book of...

Spartan Strong was organized by Railroad Street Youth Project in response to a cluster of deaths among local young people in the last year, many of which involved drug and alcohol use and/or were suicides.

Bits & Bytes: ArtWeek plein air sessions; Louise Glück at Williams College; ukulele lesson at Lenox Library; CoA luncheon; Special Olympics New York Spring...

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Louise Glück is a former poet laureate of the United States and the author of a dozen widely acclaimed books.
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