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Berkshire Grown Hosts Holiday Farmers’ Markets

(GREAT BARRINGTON and WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Berkshire Grown will host six Holiday Farmers’ Markets on Saturdays November 19, December 17, January 14 and February 18 at Monument Valley Middle School in Great Barrington, and on Sundays, November 20 and December 18, at Williams College Towne Field House, from 10am to 2pm. These festive events feature…

Mose Allison’s Idiosyncratic Blues

by Seth Rogovoy (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass., April 24, 2001) – Mose Allison’s songs have been recorded by everyone from the Who to Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, the Yardbirds, the Clash, and Van Morrison. From the point of view of the 73-year-old singer/pianist, it all goes back to their shared musical roots. “It all comes from…

Leonard Cohen’s Mystical Midrash

by Seth Rogovoy This article was originally published in Hadassah Magazine in the April/May 2015 issue. Subsequently, I was awarded a 2016 Simon Rockower Award from the American Jewish Press Association for excellence in arts and criticism for this piece.   ARTIST OF THE YEAR, songwriter of the year, and “fan choice” of the year. Katy Perry?…

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…