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Diana Ross, Melissa Etheridge Added to Tanglewood 2017 Lineup

  (LENOX, Mass.) – Motown icon Diana Ross and rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge have been added to the ever-growing 2017 Popular Artist Series at Tanglewood, with Ross  appearing in the Shed on Wednesday, August 30, at 7pm, and with Etheridge joining Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops for a season-closing performance on Sunday, September 3,…

BSO to Build New State-of-the-Art Educational Complex at Tanglewood

(LENOX, Mass.) – This summer, the Boston Symphony Orchestra will break ground for a new four-building educational complex at Tanglewood to support the performance and rehearsal activities of the Tanglewood Music Center and to serve as the home of a new Tanglewood Learning Institute for visitors to the summer music festival. The year-round, climate-controlled buildings…

Natalie Merchant and Avett Brothers to Play Tanglewood 2017

(LENOX, Mass.) – Folk-rock singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant and American folk-rock group The Avett Brothers have been added to Tanglewood’s summer 2017 schedule. Merchant, perhaps best known as lead singer and primary lyricist of 10,000 Maniacs, will make her Tanglewood debut on Sunday, July 2, in the Shed. The Avett Brothers, who play a unique blend…

BNRC to Unite Berkshires with Town-to-Town Walking Trail

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – A countywide town-to-town trail system called the Berkshire High Road has been plotted by the Berkshire Natural Resources Council, which has launched a $5 million High Road Campaign to fill in the “missing pieces” in the county’s patchwork of conserved lands to create walking trails through nature linking town and village centers…

Magnetic Fields, Dinosaur Jr, Benjamin Clementine, Artist Nick Cave Headline MASS MoCA Fall 2016 Season

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Art, music, and comedy fans will be well-served this fall season at MASS MoCA with a two-concert “50 Song Memoir” of new songs by Magnetic Fields, the return of 1990s power-grunge outfit Dinosaur Jr., Mercury Prize-winner Benjamin Clementine, and a massive, site-specific installation by artist Nick Cave in MASS MoCA’s football…

Cuban Cinema and New Films by Loach, Almodovar, Verhoeven and Courtney Hunt at FilmColumbia 2016

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – A focus on Cuban cinema and premieres of new films by Ken Loach, Pedro Almodovar, Paul Verhoeven and Columbia County’s Courtney Hunt are some of the highlights of FilmColumbia 2016, offering an extraordinary lineup of international feature, documentary, independent, short, and children’s films from Saturday, October 22 through Sunday, October 30, at…

Allyn Burrows Named New Artistic Director at Shakespeare & Company

(LENOX, Mass.) – Renowned actor and director Allyn Burrows, a long-time member of Shakespeare & Company, has been named the company’s new artistic director, putting to an end a long period of uncertainty at the top of the theater company that began with the resignation of company founder Tina Packer as artistic director in 2009.…

WAM Theatre Announces Benefit Night at Hilltop Orchards July 14

(RICHMOND, Mass.) – “Stars in the Orchard: A magical midsummer night’s cocktail party” to benefit WAM Theatre will be held at Hilltop Orchards on Thursday, July 14, at 6:30pm. The rain or shine event includes live entertainment, the announcement of WAM’s 2016 beneficiary, a sneak peak at WAM’s fall show and WAM’s education work, and…