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Jacob’s Pillow Doc to Screen at the BIFF

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Never Stand Still, a new documentary about Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Mass., is receiving a preview screening at the Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) on Saturday, June 4, at 7, at the Triplex Cinema, in advance of the film’s official West Coast premiere.

They Might Be Giants at Mahaiwe Tickets Go on Sale Today

They Might Be Giants perform at the Mahaiwe on Friday, Sept 9, 2011

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Tickets to the previously announced They Might Be Giants concert at the Mahaiwe on Friday, September 9 at 8 pm go on sale to Mahaiwe members today,  Thursday, June 2 at noon, and to the general public on Saturday, June 4 at noon. They Might Be Giants tickets ($27 to $34)…

BIFF Presents Mini Human Rights Film Festival

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – This year’s Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) contains a mini-festival within the greater festival focusing on human rights, featuring screenings of six films that address issues of human rights and panel discussions on the subject. In partnership with the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, BIFF presents three filmmakers and six documentaries,…

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…