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Daedalus Quartet to Perform Haydn, Schumann and Dvorak at Music and More

Daedalus Quartet (clockwise from front) Min-Young Kim, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Ara Gregorian, violin; Jessica Thompson, viola (Photo credit: Janette Beckman)

(NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) – The award-winning Daedalus Quartet will perform music by Haydn, Schumann and Dvorak on Saturday, August 27, 2011, at the historic Meeting House in New Marlborough. The concert begins at 4:30 p.m. and is presented by the Music and More series, which this summer celebrates its 20th year hosting cultural events in…

Dishing About Contemporary Photography

CASSANDRA SOHN SPORTING MARTHA ARCHAMBAULT JEWELRY

(PITTSFIELD, Mass., August 19, 2011) – It was contemporary photography night in town on Friday night, beginning with a discussion of Gregory Crewdson’s work at the Berkshire Museum, and concluding with a themed dinner at Ferrin Gallery as part of the venue’s Dish + Dine series. The evening got off to a fascinating start with…

Are You Not Receiving Your BerkshireDaily?

Imagine if the U.S. Postal Service decided willy-nilly that it was no longer going to deliver your New Yorker magazine. Just arbitrarily picking on that magazine, for no reason at all. Something similar to this appears to be happening with some major ISPs – Internet Service Providers. According to MainStreetMail, the Lenox, Mass.-based company that…

Berkshire Cultural Highlights August 17-21, 2011

The cultural highlights of the Berkshire weekend include the long-awaited opening of this summer’s production by the Wharton Salon at The Mount in Lenox; a discussion of photographer Gregory Crewdson’s work at the Berkshire Museum; a concert by eclectic virtuoso guitarist Frank Vignola at the Mahaiwe; an experimental theater piece about divorce by the group…

Word X Word Kicks off with Words and Music

WORD X WORD FESTIVAL Pittsfield, Mass. Sunday, August 14, 2011 by Seth Rogovoy (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The first indoor event of this year’s Word X Word Festival took place on Sunday night in a raw space on the top floor of the Compuworks building, and featured two spoken-word performers – Taylor Mali and Iyeoka Ivie…

Mockumentary Lecture Portrays Split Between the Egremonts

Jeremy Goodwin at one of Egremont's historic sites

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) — It was a tea-time treat lauded not only for its delicious taste and distinct hint of citrus, but for its potential to launch an industry that could put a small community on the map. But the legendary “Egremont biscuit” instead became an enduring symbol of strife and lost opportunity. The little-understood episode…

(Dance Review) Trisha Brown Dance Company at Jacob’s Pillow

Laurel Jenkins Tentindo and Samuel Wentz of Trisha Brown Dance Company in 'Foray Forêt' (photo Karli Cadel)

Elena Demyanenko of Trisha Brown Dance Company in ‘Foray Forêt’ (photo Karli Cadel) JACOB’S PILLOW Trisha Brown Dance Company August 10-14, 2011 Review by Anna Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass., August 11, 2011) – For four decades, Trisha Brown Dance Company has held a place at the forefront of the modern dance world. Before starting her own ensemble,…

(Dance Review) Jodi Melnick and David Neumann at Jacob’s Pillow

David Neumann in Tough the Tough (redux) (photo by Cherylynn Tsushima)

JACOB’S PILLOW Jodi Melnick and David Neumann August 10-14, 2011 Review by Anna Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass., August 10, 2011) – Fanfare, choreographed and performed by Jodi Melnick with Dennis O’Connor, is a limpid, fluid work with an innovative set designed by Burt Barr. Barr places two chrome fans on pedestals several yards away from each…

Cousin Jerry: Soul Man

by Seth Rogovoy  I’ve been asking the questions of musicians over the course of my quarter-century career as a music journalist. But the question I’ve regularly been asked by musicians on the other end of the phone — as well as by fans, industry people, and music geeks — has been, “Are you by any…