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BSO to Build New State-of-the-Art Educational Complex at Tanglewood

(LENOX, Mass.) – This summer, the Boston Symphony Orchestra will break ground for a new four-building educational complex at Tanglewood to support the performance and rehearsal activities of the Tanglewood Music Center and to serve as the home of a new Tanglewood Learning Institute for visitors to the summer music festival. The year-round, climate-controlled buildings…

Andy Statman, Alicia Svigals Make Yidstock Debuts This July

(AMHERST, Mass.) – Andy Statman, widely regarded as the world’s greatest klezmer clarinetist and the individual perhaps most solely responsible for the klezmer revival, and Alicia Svigals, a cofounder of the Klezmatics, widely regarded as the world’s great klezmer fiddler, will make their Yidstock debuts this summer during the sixth annual Yidstock: The Festival of…

‘Music Man,’ ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ Top Season of American Classics at Berkshire Theatre Group

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – “The Music Man,” “Arsenic and Old Lace,” and the jukebox musical “Million Dollar Quartet” top a 2017 summer season heavy on entertainment classics at Berkshire Theatre Group venues including Pittsfield’s Colonial Theatre and the former Berkshire Theatre Festival campus in Stockbridge. The season is rounded out by two plays by Pulitzer Prize-winning…

‘Ragtime’ and Sondheim’s ‘Company’ Top Barrington Stage 2017 Season

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) –  Tony Award-winning musicals “Ragtime” and “Company” top a rich season planned by Barrington Stage Company, which also includes plays by Alan Ayckbourn, Conor McPherson, and Melissa James Gibson, and “Kunstler,” a new play starring BSC veteran Jeff McCarthy as the self-described “radical lawyer” and civil-rights activist William Kunstler. Several of the plays…

Bob Dylan to Release New Triple-Album of Pre-Rock Pop Songs

by Seth Rogovoy A three-disc studio album from Nobel Prize-winning rock poet Bob Dylan called “Triplicate” will be released by Columbia Records on March 31, 2017, featuring 30 brand-new recordings of classic American tunes from the pre-rock era and marking the first triple-length set of the artist’s illustrious career. While it’s been almost five years…

Natalie Merchant and Avett Brothers to Play Tanglewood 2017

(LENOX, Mass.) – Folk-rock singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant and American folk-rock group The Avett Brothers have been added to Tanglewood’s summer 2017 schedule. Merchant, perhaps best known as lead singer and primary lyricist of 10,000 Maniacs, will make her Tanglewood debut on Sunday, July 2, in the Shed. The Avett Brothers, who play a unique blend…

Jacob’s Pillow 2017 Season Boasts Exclusive Programs, International Artists

(BECKET, Mass.) – A tap dance extravaganza curated by MacArthur “Genius” Michelle Dorrance, a new site-specific work by Pilobolus, a collaboration between modern dance artist John Heginbotham and acclaimed author and illustrator Maira Kalman, the return of Paul Taylor and Trisha Brown, and programs by Israeli, Cuban, Japanese, and Canadian artists, are some of the…

Wynonna Judd, Wynton Marsalis Heading to Mahaiwe in 2017

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Grammy Award-winning country music star Wynonna Judd and Grammy Award-winning jazz artist Wynton Marsalis will undoubtedly draw crowds to the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center when they perform next year, along with a variety of other acts drawn from roots music, bluegrass, and Chinese acrobatics. In addition, the Mahaiwe will continue to…

Andris Nelsons to Lead 10 Programs at Tanglewood 2017

(LENOX, Mass.) – In the summer of 2017, Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) music director Andris Nelsons will lead 10 programs over four weeks at Tanglewood, including the opening and closing BSO concerts, in a major expansion of his commitment to Tanglewood – what the New York Times calls “Bayreuth’s loss [and] Tanglewood’s gain.” Nelsons will…