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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,…

Eclectic cult-rockers They Might Be Giants coming to Mahaiwe

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – One of the original and longest-running alternative rock bands, They Might Be Giants – formed as a duo by John Flansburgh and John Linnell nearly 30 years ago in 1982 – will perform at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Friday, September 9, at 8, in support of their new album,…

Authors to Sign Revised Edition of ‘Houses of the Berkshires’

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) –  Authors Cornelia Brooke Gilder and Richard S. Jackson, Jr. will be at The Bookloft on Saturday, June 11, from 10 until noon, signing copies of the new edition of Houses of the Berkshires, 1870 – 1930, published by Acanthus Press LLC. This revised edition of the award-winning volume Houses of the…

Kidd Pivot Director Crystal Pite to Receive 2011 Jacob’s Pillow Award

(Becket, Mass.) – The fifth annual Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award will go to Crystal Pite, an internationally renowned Canadian choreographer and artistic director of contemporary dance company Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM. The award honors outstanding visionary artists and carries a prize of $25,000, one of the largest cash awards in the dance industry, to be…