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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…

Trustees Plan Hikes, Events for National Trails Day

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.)  – While the official date of National Trails Day (NTD) is on June 4 this year, The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s oldest statewide land trust, have events planned at multiple locations – including Monument Mountain in Great Barrington and Field Farm in Williamstown — for all ages throughout the month June.  Events…

WTF Casting Includes Donna McKechnie, Maura Tierney and Steven Weber

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Maura Tierney (ER; Some Girl(s)) and Steven Weber (Brothers and Sisters; Design for Living at WTF) will star as Barbara and Kenneth Hoyle in Jon Robin Baitz’s Three Hotels, the first Main Stage production of the Williamstown Theater Festival’s 2011 season (June 29 – July 24, 2011), the company’s 57th season and…

June Drama at the Mahaiwe

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center kicks off the summer theater season with three dramatic productions: The hit public radio series Symphony Space’s Selected Shorts will perform Readings on Fatherhood on Saturday, June 11 at 8 pm. The Mahaiwe will present an encore “Live in HD” broadcast of Roundabout Theatre Company’s critically…

Clark Exhibition Catalogs Garner Honors

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) — The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s exhibition catalogues Picasso Looks at Degas and Eye to Eye: European Portraits 1450-1850 have been recognized in the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards. In the Fine Art category, Picasso Looks at Degas was awarded the silver medal, and Eye to Eye received the bronze. Books…

Shaker Village Displays Pittsfield Paintings by Scott Taylor

(Pittsfield, Mass.) — Hancock Shaker Village, in conjunction with Pittsfield 250, presents Painting the Town: A Downtown Pittsfield Retrospective, an exhibition of paintings by Scott Taylor. The show will run from Saturday, May 28 through Sunday, July 31 from noon to 4 daily in the Poultry House. The acrylic-on-canvas paintings depict 44 historic Pittsfield buildings, including the Colonial…

Tanglewood Names Replacement Conductors for Levine

(LENOX, Mass.) – The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced a new conductor lineup for five of the BSO’s 21 concerts to take place during the 2011 Tanglewood season. Charles Dutoit will lead the BSO’s July 8 Opening Night Gala Concert — an all-Italian program with excerpts from Bellini’s Norma and Verdi’sI lombardi, plus music of Rossini and Respighi…