Monthly Archives: February 2012

Berkshire Creative Economy Council Names Catharine Deely as Board Chair

Cathy Deely

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Catherine Burton Deely has been named board chair of Berkshire Creative, succeeding Kevin Sprague. In addition to overseeing the organization’s programs and operations, Deely will continue to serve as one of three Berkshire Creative representatives on the board of 1Berkshire, the new, collaborative economic development effort of Berkshire Creative, the Berkshire Chamber…

Bach Chorales and Organ Works on Tap

Christa Rakich

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Arias from Anna Magdalena’s Notebook as well as major organ works from Bach’s Little Organ Book, and a Trio Sonata and the celebrated Pièce d’Orgue will be performed as part of The Inner World of Feeling: Organ and Vocal Music of J.S. Bach on Sunday,  February 12, 2012, at 4pm at St.…

Arts Festival to Feature Plays, Songwriters, Poets, Film, Dance

Boston's Abbie Barrett will take part in a singer-songwriter festival at Mission Bar + Tapas on February 16, 2012

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – 10X10 On North, a winter contemporary arts festival kicking off next week in downtown Pittsfield, will feature performances and events for ten days spanning visual art, dance, film, music, theater, and poetry. Barrington Stage Company will present the 10X10 On North New Play Festival; the Beacon Cinema in tandem with Berkshire International…

Shakespeare & Company’s Annette Miller Nominated for Carbonell Award

Annette Miller

(LENOX, Mass.) – Boston-based actress Annette Miller, a longtime member of Shakespeare & Company, was recently nominated for a prestigious Carbonell Award, which recognizes excellence in South Florida Theatre. Miller was nominated for her role as Violet Weston in the Actors’ Playhouse production of August: Osage County, the critically acclaimed play by Tracy Letts, which…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Feb 2-4, 2012

Asco, First Supper (After a Major Riot), 1974, color photograph by Harry Gamboa, Jr. Courtesy of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) Library. © Asco; photograph © 1974 Harry Gamboa, Jr.

NICK ZAMMUTO of THE BOOKS DEBUTS NEW BAND at MASS MOCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – On Friday, February 3, 2012, at 8 p.m., MASS MoCA is the site for the debut of Zammuto, the newest project from Nick Zammuto, co-founder of the sonically and visually innovative (and North Adams-based) band The Books. Previously, as part…

Troy, N.Y., Soul-Rock Poet Sean Rowe Plays Club Helsinki

Sean Rowe

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Sean Rowe, a Troy, N.Y. native, lifelong naturalist and ANTI- recording artist, performs his original singer-songwriter folk-rock at Club Helsinki on Friday, February 3, 2012, at 9 p.m. A throwback to 1970s-era soulful rock poets like Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen and Van Morrison, Rowe boasts an impossibly deep and rich baritone, a…

Jazz Pianist Fred Hersch to Perform at Williams College

Fred Hersch (photo by Michael Jackson)

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Jazz pianist Fred Hersch, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and one of the most critically acclaimed soloists of the last 30 years, performs on Friday, February 3, 2012, at 8 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams College campus. Hersch teaches a master class the same day at 1 p.m. Both free…

New Age Earth-Jazz Artist Paul Winter to Perform at Mahaiwe

Paul Winter

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Paul Winter, the composer, bandleader, saxophonist, musicologist and naturalist who combines all his interests and skills into a unique style he calls “Earth Music,” brings his ensemble, the Paul Winter Consort, to the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 4, 2012, at 8 p.m. Winter’s music and wildlife odysseys have…