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REVIEW: Energy to spare — The TMC Orchestra and Shostakovich Fill the Shed with Sound and Drama

Despite its year-to-year changing membership, this orchestra is reliably distinguished by energy, enthusiasm, and responsiveness, along with technical polish and precision.

Thomas Cole’s ‘Dream of Arcadia’ enchants at the Clark

Commissions rolled in and Thomas Cole was able to afford a summer studio in Catskill on the west bank of the Hudson (his home, a National Historic Site, is an hour’s drive due west of Great Barrington on Route 23).

Two Tough Guys and “The Course of Empire”

Jackson’s upswept silver coif seems to foreshadow Trump’s layered goldilocks arrangement – the two tough guys revealed as natural-born hairdressers.

CONNECTIONS: Inspiring walks, a Berkshire tradition

A Berkshire ramble will refresh, energize, and delight. As you walk along, think of those who walked the same path before you.

ART REVIEW: Recreating Thomas Cole’s studio where American art was born

Some artists thrive in times of flux, and Thomas Cole appears to have been one of them.  

‘River Crossings’ at Olana: Contemporary art, historic setting

One of the real strengths of River Crossings is its broad range. There are almost thirty artists represented here, and many of them are every bit as intriguing as Sherman, Nozkowski and LeDray.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.