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Berkshire Theatre Festival Kicks off Summer Season with Sixties Drama

Miriam Silverman

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – The seminal 1971 drama, Moonchildren, by playwright Michael Weller, kicks off the Berkshire Theatre Festival’s Unicorn Stage season this week, in a production directed by actress Karen Allen. The play, often regarded as one of the definitive dramatic portrayals of young American life in the mid-1960s, runs June 28 through July 16.…

Comedy duo headlines PS21 with old-time variety show

Pat Ferri and Dave Cox are Those Two Guys

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Those Two Guys, a comedy duo featuring Pat Ferri and Dave Cox, bring their unique act, “Comedy for A New Depression,” to the tent at PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century on Saturday, July 2, at 7 pm. Incorporating juggling, unicycling, tumbling, outrageous physical feats, and dangerous stunts, this family-friendly show will…

Wagnerian Soprano to Tackle American Art Songs

Soprano Christine Brewer and pianist Craig Rutenberg

(NEW LEBANON, N.Y.) – Soprano Christine Brewer, best known for singing Wagnerian opera, will let her musical hair down when she performs a recital of American songs by the likes of Charles Ives, Virgil Thomson, Ernest Charles, Walter Kramer and Harold Arlen, accompanied by pianist Craig Rutenberg, on July 2 at 8 in the Concerts…

Blockbuster Art Show Commemorates Gallery’s First Decade

Paul's Rocket at First Light #141

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Harrison Gallery celebrates its tenth anniversary starting Saturday, July 2, with a retrospective exhibition featuring artists whose work has been shown in the gallery over the past ten years, including such prominent names as Stephen Hannock, John MacDonald, Hale Johnson, Nick Patten, Wayne Thiebaud and Susie Cronin. All four rooms of the…

The Clark’s Stone Hill Café Honored

Dining at The Clark's Stone Hill Café

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) — The Clark’s Stone Hill Terrace Café has been honored with Yankee magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for “Best Museum Lunch Spot.” Offering a stunning view of the Berkshires, the Stone Hill Café is open seasonally for lunch, weather permitting. Outdoor patio-style seating is available on the terrace overlooking the Taconic Range and the…

Lincoln Mayorga and Nina Fine in Cabaret at PS21

Nina Fine

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Pianist Lincoln Mayorga and vocalist Nina Fine will perform a cabaret of theater music by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and many of their contemporaries on Saturday, June 25 at 8 at PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century in Chatham, N.Y. “The tone of the evening will be contemporary theatrical, rather than…

Karin Stack’s ‘The Grass is Green’ at MCLA Gallery 51

Karin Stack's "Pool Astroturf"

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – “The Grass is Green,” a solo exhibition by Williamstown, Mass., artist Karin Stack, opens Thursday, June 23, 2011, at MCLA Gallery 51. The exhibition, which investigates the idealized, unnatural, fake landscape, remains on view through Sunday, July 24. An opening reception, free and open to the public, takes place on Thursday,…

Pittsfield Church Slates Architectural Tour, Organ Demonstration

First Church of Christ, Congregational, in Pittsfield, Mass.

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) — First Church of Christ, Congregational will open its doors on Saturday, June 25 at 11 a.m. for a special tour highlighting the architectural history of its building and sanctuary, along with an exhibit of historic artifacts and a demonstration of the church’s organ.  Church historian Martin Langeveld, who has researched the history…

Michael McDonald, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves and Bad Plus Headline Jazz Festival at SPAC

Michael McDonald

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.) –  On Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) marks its 34th year with  a dynamic lineup of more than 20 acclaimed artists and ensembles on two stages, including five-time Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter Michael McDonald; the gritty gospel, soul and…