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When Road Rage Turns Racist

by Noel Prophet In reply to the story recounting an incident of road rage turned into a racial attack (“Road Rage Erupts Into Racial-Inspired Assault,” Berkshire Eagle) , I had a similar incident happen to me a few months back while visiting my hometown of Pittsfield. I was entering the city through Allendale when a…

Adrien Reju Brings Soulful Folk-Pop to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Singer-songwriter Adrien Reju, who calls Hudson home, brings her eclectic original music – a blend of rock, soul, pop, folk and other influences – to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, January 21, at 8pm. Woodstock-based singer-songwriter Elijah Wolf warms up the crowd for Reju. On her debut album, “Strange Love & The…

John Pizzarelli Brings Frank Sinatra Centennial Celebration to Mahaiwe

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Pop-jazz guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli celebrates the centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birthday at the Mahaiwe on Saturday, December 19, at 8pm, with  “Swing 7 Frank Sinatra Centennial Celebration.” A Mahaiwe audience favorite, Pizzarelli has had a multi-faceted career as a jazz guitarist, vocalist, and bandleader. Internationally known for classic standards,…

All-Day Seminar Focuses on Business of Film and Video

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The second annual Western Massachusetts Film and Media Exchange will feature a diverse series of panels and workshops of interest to the film and video community and the business community who want to utilize film and video in their marketing and social media efforts. The event, presented by the Berkshire Film and…

Local Food Takes Center Stage at Berkshire Grown’s Upcoming Harvest Supper

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Nearly three dozen Berkshire Grown member chefs and local beverage producers will be on hand for Berkshire Grown’s 17th annual Harvest Supper on Monday, September 21, 2015, from 6 to 8pm at Ski Butternut. The chefs will be serving a wide selection of tastings, all featuring fresh ingredients from local farms.…

Cranwell Resort Wins ‘Best of the East’ Meetings Award

(LENOX, Mass.) – Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort was recently recognized by Meetings Focus East Magazine, a leading conference planners’ publication, for a “Best of the East” Award, the eighth time the resort has been honored with this distinction. Cranwell is the only Berkshire venue to have been recognized as such, and was honoraed alongside…

Two-Dozen Lenox Merchants Band Together

  (LENOX, Mass.) – A group of 25 like-minded business owners have formed the Lenox Merchants Group to promote shopping at independently owned stores in downtown Lenox. Among the businesses taking part in the group is Glad Rags, celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2015. Lynne West, owner of Glad Rags, has earned a devoted clientele…

Railroad Street Youth Project to Serve Up Culinary Arts Celebration at Crissey Farm

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Railroad Street Youth Project (RSYP) will hold its annual Culinary Arts Celebration at Crissey Farm (426 Stockbridge Rd, Great Barrington) on Monday, December 8, 2014, at 5:30pm. The evening is the culminating event for RSYP’s Culinary Apprenticeship Program, in which 14 young chefs learn food preparation and presentation for eight weeks…

Suzanne Vega to Play Barrington Stage

  (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Suzanne Vega — one of the most literate and poetic singer-songwriters of the rock era – will perform on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage at Barrington Stage Company on Friday, September 12, 2014, at 8pm. Suzanne Vega is an American singer/songwriter of rare poetic genius. Her profound insight on the human experience has…