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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…

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…