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PREVIEW: Roger Daltrey with KT Tunstall at Tanglewood on June 22

You can expect great songs and a lot of spontaneity, because that is the way Daltrey likes it. "I’m out there to have a good time," he promised Billboard.

Music in Common students celebrate differences, find bonds through music

Watching the group rehearse, a few things became evident: They are learning to lead and to follow; to delegate and to take responsibility; to speak and to listen—in short, all the fundamentals for any collaboration that hinges on communication.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Ann’ moves to Dallas, Washington, D.C.; ch’CHUNK at Dewey Hall; ‘Rip Van Winkle: The Musical’; Amplify 2019 auditions; BagShare Project in...

The BagShare Project uses volunteer labor to create durable shopping bags out of materials that would otherwise be burned or buried.

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.

Music In Common launches ‘Amplify’in celebration of music and cultural understanding

By creating original music together, participants wage peace, expand understanding, build confidence, strengthen communities and -- yes -- change the world.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Francis Greenburger Selects’; Rachelle Garniez at Spencertown Academy; Paul Çelebi at the Southfield Church; ‘The Life of a Tree’; Music in...

A Pittsfield native, as well as an alumnus of Pittsfield High School and Berkshire Music School, where he studied under Jean Stackhouse, Çelebi will head into his fourth year this fall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Bits & Bytes: ‘A Celtic Family Christmas’; Music in Common benefit concert; Hawthorne Valley Yuletide Fair; ‘Jack and the Giant Beanstalk’

For more than 30 years, Todd Mack has made a career as a musician, songwriter and producer based upon his unwavering belief in the power of music to change the world.

Bits & Bytes: OLLI University Day; ‘SKYLARK’ at Infinity Hall; Music in Common at Kimball Farms; bow drill workshop; November blood drives

The OLLI University Day speakers will include Sen. Adam Hinds; Ben Forman, research director at MassINC; Christine Rudd, director of Roca in Springfield; Berkshire County Sheriff Tom Bowler; and Kate Byrne of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative in Albany, New York. 

Music in Common fundraiser tonight to sustain youth programs, replace funds cut by Trump administration

The organization’s mission is to empower diverse cultures and faiths to discover common ground through collaborative songwriting, multimedia and performance.

Bits & Bytes: Columbia County Fair; ‘Melissa’s Choice’; #EmpowerYouthAgainstHate; ‘First Saturday Free Films;’ origami workshop

'Melissa’s Choice' premiered in 2015 at the Lion Theatre in New York City and was most recently was produced by the University of North Texas with a panel supported by the ACLU.

Trump agenda endangers peace initiative in memory of slain journalist Daniel Pearl

The mission of Music in Common is “to strengthen, empower, and connect communities through the universal language of music.”

Dewey Hall celebrates its 130th year as Sheffield’s cultural center

“I love that Dewey Hall provides an experience of history, a tangible sense of continuum… We're invited to create personal memories, to mark our family milestones and engage our friends and neighbors in a space that holds 130 years of collective history.” -- Erika Ludwig, Dewey Hall board member

Bits & Bytes: FODfest; Naumkeag haunted house; Ian Buruma at Stockbridge Library; OxBow Road at L’Atelier Berkshires; ‘Owleen’ at Olana

Now in its twelfth year, FODfest was started by singer/songwriter and producer Todd Mack started FODfest as a way to honor his friend and bandmate after Pearl was abducted and killed by terrorists in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2002.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Bike-N-Fly; OLLI University Day; ‘Alternate Gravity;’ MiC documentary screening; art salon at L’Atelier Berkshires; ‘Cupcake War 2016’

"From Madness to Music" illustrates the power of music to bring people, particularly young people and those living in conflict regions, together on common ground.

Bits & Bytes: Project Native Film Festival; Robert Hass at Williams; ‘Baseball in the Berkshires;’ MiC documentary premiere; juried photo show; ThunderFest update

Pittsfield was the town in which baseball first received legal recognition when, in 1791, the town fathers signed an ordinance banning it from being played in the town square.

Music in Common: Bridging cultural divides

Created in the memory of Daniel Pearl, Music in Common performs here in the Berkshires, across the country, and in Israel, where they work with Arab and Jewish students.

Bits & Bytes: FODfest 2015; Jeanne Mackin at The Mount; BNRC award; Audra McDonald at the Mahaiwe; Neumann’s ‘Vanishing America’

The Francis W. Sargent Conservation Award has been presented Berkshire Natural Resources Council, the first time the award has been presented to an organization instead of an individual.

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But Not To Produce.