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Marathon of New Plays at Shakespeare & Company on Monday, 9/5

(LENOX, Mass.) — Shakespeare & Company will present its 17th annual Studio Festival of Plays — a mini-marathon of plays never before performed at the Company — running one-day only on Monday, September 5, 2011, in the Founders’ Theatre. Staged readings begin at 11 am and continue through to 11 pm. Company actors and special…

Parsons Dance Returns to The Tent at PS21

Parsons Dance

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – New York City-based Parsons Dance – noted for its uplifting, athletic, engaging contemporary style that often commissions new scores by contemporary composers, including Dave Matthews, Steely Dan, Juan Garcia Esquival, Michael Gordon of Bang on a Can, John Corigliano, and Phil Woods, as well as such standbys as Bach, Schubert, and Rossini…

(Dance Review) Kyle and Camille at Jacob’s Pillow

Kyle Abraham and Abraham.in.Motion (photo Steven Schreiber)

Kyle Abraham and Abraham.in.Motion (photo Steven Schreiber) JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE Kyle and Camille Doris Duke Theatre August 24-28, 2011 Review by Anna Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass.) – Kyle Abraham and Camille A. Brown have much in common. Two of New York’s up-and-coming contemporary choreographers, both hits during Jacob’s Pillow’s 2010 summer season, they both make work that…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Highlights Aug 24-28

Laquita Mitchell

JAZZ PIANIST BRAD MEHLDAU to PLAY at TANGLEWOOD Brad Mehldau, widely regarded as the most innovative and virtuosic jazz pianist of his generation, performs solo at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall on Thursday, August 25, at 8 p.m. Mehldau, who turned 41 on Tuesday this week and who grew up in nearby West Hartford, Conn., is considered…

Daedalus Quartet to Perform Haydn, Schumann and Dvorak at Music and More

Daedalus Quartet (clockwise from front) Min-Young Kim, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Ara Gregorian, violin; Jessica Thompson, viola (Photo credit: Janette Beckman)

(NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) – The award-winning Daedalus Quartet will perform music by Haydn, Schumann and Dvorak on Saturday, August 27, 2011, at the historic Meeting House in New Marlborough. The concert begins at 4:30 p.m. and is presented by the Music and More series, which this summer celebrates its 20th year hosting cultural events in…

Dishing About Contemporary Photography

CASSANDRA SOHN SPORTING MARTHA ARCHAMBAULT JEWELRY

(PITTSFIELD, Mass., August 19, 2011) – It was contemporary photography night in town on Friday night, beginning with a discussion of Gregory Crewdson’s work at the Berkshire Museum, and concluding with a themed dinner at Ferrin Gallery as part of the venue’s Dish + Dine series. The evening got off to a fascinating start with…

Are You Not Receiving Your BerkshireDaily?

Imagine if the U.S. Postal Service decided willy-nilly that it was no longer going to deliver your New Yorker magazine. Just arbitrarily picking on that magazine, for no reason at all. Something similar to this appears to be happening with some major ISPs – Internet Service Providers. According to MainStreetMail, the Lenox, Mass.-based company that…

Berkshire Cultural Highlights August 17-21, 2011

The cultural highlights of the Berkshire weekend include the long-awaited opening of this summer’s production by the Wharton Salon at The Mount in Lenox; a discussion of photographer Gregory Crewdson’s work at the Berkshire Museum; a concert by eclectic virtuoso guitarist Frank Vignola at the Mahaiwe; an experimental theater piece about divorce by the group…

Word X Word Kicks off with Words and Music

WORD X WORD FESTIVAL Pittsfield, Mass. Sunday, August 14, 2011 by Seth Rogovoy (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The first indoor event of this year’s Word X Word Festival took place on Sunday night in a raw space on the top floor of the Compuworks building, and featured two spoken-word performers – Taylor Mali and Iyeoka Ivie…