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Mockumentary Lecture Portrays Split Between the Egremonts

Jeremy Goodwin at one of Egremont's historic sites

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) — It was a tea-time treat lauded not only for its delicious taste and distinct hint of citrus, but for its potential to launch an industry that could put a small community on the map. But the legendary “Egremont biscuit” instead became an enduring symbol of strife and lost opportunity. The little-understood episode…

(Dance Review) Trisha Brown Dance Company at Jacob’s Pillow

Laurel Jenkins Tentindo and Samuel Wentz of Trisha Brown Dance Company in 'Foray Forêt' (photo Karli Cadel)

Elena Demyanenko of Trisha Brown Dance Company in ‘Foray Forêt’ (photo Karli Cadel) JACOB’S PILLOW Trisha Brown Dance Company August 10-14, 2011 Review by Anna Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass., August 11, 2011) – For four decades, Trisha Brown Dance Company has held a place at the forefront of the modern dance world. Before starting her own ensemble,…

(Dance Review) Jodi Melnick and David Neumann at Jacob’s Pillow

David Neumann in Tough the Tough (redux) (photo by Cherylynn Tsushima)

JACOB’S PILLOW Jodi Melnick and David Neumann August 10-14, 2011 Review by Anna Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass., August 10, 2011) – Fanfare, choreographed and performed by Jodi Melnick with Dennis O’Connor, is a limpid, fluid work with an innovative set designed by Burt Barr. Barr places two chrome fans on pedestals several yards away from each…

Cousin Jerry: Soul Man

by Seth Rogovoy  I’ve been asking the questions of musicians over the course of my quarter-century career as a music journalist. But the question I’ve regularly been asked by musicians on the other end of the phone — as well as by fans, industry people, and music geeks — has been, “Are you by any…

(Dance Review) Jonah Bokaer at Jacob’s Pillow

Jonah Bokaer in 'Why Patterns' (photo Robert Benschop)

JACOB’S PILLOW Jonah Bokaer Doris Duke Theatre August 3, 2011 Review by Anna Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass.) – Jonah Bokaer possesses a syrupy yet precise movement quality and the sort of unaffected stage presence one might not have expected from such an arguably precocious individual — at 18, he was the youngest person ever to join…

For Trio con Brio Copenhagen, 2+2=3

Trio con Brio Copenhagen (photo by Soren Svendsen)

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) — Trio con Brio Copenhagen, one of today’s most exciting young chamber ensembles, performs an eclectic program featuring works by Beethoven, Schubert, and Frank Martin at The Clark on Tuesday, August 9 at 8 pm. Korean sisters Soo-Jin and Soo-Kyung Hong and Danish pianist Jens Elvekjaer created the trio in Vienna in 1999…

Avant-Garde Pop Singer-Songwriter Lia Ices at Club Helsinki

Lia Ices

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The ethereal pop songstress Lia Ices brings her seductive melancholy to Club Helsinki on Friday, August 5, at 9. The Connecticut native, who heads to Chicago immediately after her Helsinki gig to perform at the Lollapalooza Festival and then back to New York City to play the Mercury Lounge, before opening a…

A New Look for BerkshireDaily

The new BerkshireDaily logo, designed by Jen Ødegaard

On Monday, August 1, 2011, BerkshireDaily introduces a new look, a new brand, and some new features. Mostly, however, the changes are on the surface, and BerkshireDaily remains the same – your free one-stop for the day’s news, features, reviews and information you need, gathered from around the corner and around the globe via the…

Louise Lecavalier: Total Dancer

Louise Lecavalier and Patrick Lamothe in 'Children' (photo by Andre Cornellier)

Louise Lecavalier and Patrick Lamothe in ‘Children’ (photo by Andre Cornellier)   JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL Louise Lecavalier Doris Duke Theatre July 15, 2011   by Seth Rogovoy   (BECKET, Mass.) – Children, which may have been choreographed by Nigel Charnock and featured two dancers (the other being Patrick Lamothe) and which received its U.S.…