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BIFF Wraps Sixth Season, Announces Awards

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) announced the winners of the annual BIFF Juried Prize Award and the BIFF Audience Award. In the Juried Documentary category, the winner was Yoav Potash’s Crime After Crime, about the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, a woman imprisoned for over a quarter century due…

Williams Names Interim Museum Director

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Katy Kline, former director of Bowdoin College Museum of Art (1998-2008), has been named interim director of the Williams College Museum of Art. She will serve from early August until the permanent director is in place. Current director Lisa Corrin steps down from her position on June 30. Deputy director John Stomberg…

Shaker Village Hosts Farm-to-Table Dinner

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) — Hancock Shaker Village will present a Shaker Farm-to-Table Dinner on Thursday, June 16, 2001, to benefit the living history museum’s agricultural education programs. Guest chefs from Mezze Restaurant Group, Mission Bar + Tapas, Red Lion Inn, Route 7 Grill, and Savory Harvest Catering will celebrate the beauty and bounty of the Shaker…

Bobby Sweet Celebrates New Recording with Pittsfield Concert

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) –  Singer-songwriter Bobby Sweet will celebrate the release of his latest recording, Cowboys and Poets, with a concert on Saturday, June 18, at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Mass. Sweet’s new folk/Americana style has drawn comparisons to John Prine, Jackson Browne, Guy Clark, and “a countrified Bruce Springsteen.” An engaging storyteller and dynamic…

Artist Transforms Gilded Age Room into Meditation Garden

(LENOX, Mass.) – Artist and designer Karen Beckwith explains the challenges and triumphs she faced in turning a room in a Gilded Age mansion into “a flexible space for meditation, yoga, journaling and drawing, reading, napping, and occasionally hiding…”   Ventfort Hall, the Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, has been transformed room by room by…

Jacob’s Pillow Doc to Screen at the BIFF

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Never Stand Still, a new documentary about Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Mass., is receiving a preview screening at the Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) on Saturday, June 4, at 7, at the Triplex Cinema, in advance of the film’s official West Coast premiere.

They Might Be Giants at Mahaiwe Tickets Go on Sale Today

They Might Be Giants perform at the Mahaiwe on Friday, Sept 9, 2011

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Tickets to the previously announced They Might Be Giants concert at the Mahaiwe on Friday, September 9 at 8 pm go on sale to Mahaiwe members today,  Thursday, June 2 at noon, and to the general public on Saturday, June 4 at noon. They Might Be Giants tickets ($27 to $34)…

BIFF Presents Mini Human Rights Film Festival

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – This year’s Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) contains a mini-festival within the greater festival focusing on human rights, featuring screenings of six films that address issues of human rights and panel discussions on the subject. In partnership with the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, BIFF presents three filmmakers and six documentaries,…