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Dream Away Lodge Adds Handmade Pizza to Menu in August

(BECKET, Mass.) – For the month of August, Hilltown Hot Pies, a pizza pop-up restaurant, has landed at Dream Away Lodge, serving up handmade, Neapolitan-inspired sourdough pizza. Rafi Bildner, a trained pizzaiolo who has honed his pizza-making skills under some of the best pizza chefs in the world, has returned home to the Berkshires for…

The Pretenders to Play MASS MoCA in July

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Legendary rock group The Pretenders – led by founder-singer-guitarist and animal-rights activist Chrissie Hynde, who writes the band’s songs – will perform at MASS MoCA on Friday, July 26, 2019, at 8pm, in an outdoor concert at Joe’s Field. This concert marks the band’s only North American appearance during summer 2019.…

Richard Thompson, Melissa Etheridge, Pat Benatar Added to Tanglewood Lineup

(LENOX, Mass.) – English folk-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson, feminist folk-rock hero Melissa Etheridge, and 1980s pop-rocker Pat Benatar have been added to Tanglewood’s ever-growing Popular Artist Lineup for the summer 2019 season. Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela will also appear at Tanglewood this summer, joining an already packed lineup including…

Seth Rogovoy to Offer Live Summer 2019 Berkshire Cultural Previews

Seth Rogovoy is offering live multimedia previews of the Summer 2019 Berkshire cultural scene, encompassing the region’s abundance of theater, classical and popular music, dance, and visual arts. Every summer, Berkshire cultural venues expand their programming, making it nearly impossible for any one individual to navigate the exciting maze of what is happening around the…

MYSTERY TRAIN: ‘Berkshire Flyer’ to Nowhere

MYSTERY TRAIN: Given what they are proposing, you have to wonder if any of those pushing the so-called Berkshire Flyer train connection between Pittsfield and New York City have ever made the trip itself – or if they even live in the Berkshires. The proposal, which will cost $614,000 and is supposedly nearing reality, is…

Seth Rogovoy to Produce Yiddish Concert at Carnegie Hall

(NEW YORK CITY) – Author and Yiddish music expert Seth Rogovoy is producing an evening of Yiddish music and culture for Carnegie Hall featuring top artists from the classical, Broadway, and Yiddish music worlds, including pianist Evgeny Kissin, violinist Gil Shaham, Tony Award-winning musical actress Katrina Lenk (“The Band’s Visit,” “Indecent”), and clarinetist David Krakauer.…

Berkshire Museum Names Floridian Jeff Rodgers to Top Post

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Jeff Rodgers has been named executive director of the Berkshire Museum effective April 1, 2019. Rodgers succeeds Van Shields — who left the museum amidst the turbulence surrounding the deaccession of the institution’s valuable art collection in favor of a now-defunct “new vision” — in the top post. Rodgers, who has never…