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BNRC to Unite Berkshires with Town-to-Town Walking Trail

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – A countywide town-to-town trail system called the Berkshire High Road has been plotted by the Berkshire Natural Resources Council, which has launched a $5 million High Road Campaign to fill in the “missing pieces” in the county’s patchwork of conserved lands to create walking trails through nature linking town and village centers…

Magnetic Fields, Dinosaur Jr, Benjamin Clementine, Artist Nick Cave Headline MASS MoCA Fall 2016 Season

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Art, music, and comedy fans will be well-served this fall season at MASS MoCA with a two-concert “50 Song Memoir” of new songs by Magnetic Fields, the return of 1990s power-grunge outfit Dinosaur Jr., Mercury Prize-winner Benjamin Clementine, and a massive, site-specific installation by artist Nick Cave in MASS MoCA’s football…

Eugenia Zukerman Named Artistic Director of Classics on Hudson

Eugenia Zukerman (photo Angela Jimenez)

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Internationally renowned flutist Eugenia Zukerman has been named artistic director of Classics on Hudson, a classical music series based at the Hudson Opera House. Zukerman wil begin her tenure with the 2016-2017 season. She will remain in her position as music director of Clarion Concerts’ Leaf Peeper Concerts, based in Chatham, N.Y.…

Allyn Burrows Named New Artistic Director at Shakespeare & Company

(LENOX, Mass.) – Renowned actor and director Allyn Burrows, a long-time member of Shakespeare & Company, has been named the company’s new artistic director, putting to an end a long period of uncertainty at the top of the theater company that began with the resignation of company founder Tina Packer as artistic director in 2009.…

Equal Vote Initiative to Appear on November Ballot in Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y., September 6, 2016) – The Fair & Equal Campaign will present to City Clerk Tracy Delaney a petition to establish wards of equal population and equal voting power in Hudson tomorrow (September 7) at 10am, guaranteeing that the measure will be placed on the ballot for Election Day, November 8, 2016. In a…

One-Time Berkshire Poets Team Up for NYC Reading

(NEW YORK, N.Y.) – Former Berkshire resident Taylor Mali and Amy Clampitt Fellow Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz will be holding a reading together on Thursday, October 6, at 8 pm (doors 7:30) at The Sheen Center, at 18 Bleecker St., in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, as part of its “2: The Art of the Duo” series. The reading will take…

Seth Rogovoy Honored by American Jewish Press Association

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Seth Rogovoy was honored by the American Jewish Press Association with a Simon Rockower Award for “Excellence in Arts and Criticism” for his portrait of musician Leonard Cohen published in Hadassah Magazine in its April/May 2015 issue. The article, “Leonard Cohen’s Mystical Midrash,” traces the deep Jewish affinities in Cohen’s life and…

WAM Theatre Announces Benefit Night at Hilltop Orchards July 14

(RICHMOND, Mass.) – “Stars in the Orchard: A magical midsummer night’s cocktail party” to benefit WAM Theatre will be held at Hilltop Orchards on Thursday, July 14, at 6:30pm. The rain or shine event includes live entertainment, the announcement of WAM’s 2016 beneficiary, a sneak peak at WAM’s fall show and WAM’s education work, and…