|Future of WTBR-FM Remains Uncertain|
|By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff|
03:43AM / Monday, August 22, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The future of WTBR-FM is still uncertain. The radio station "Brave FM," stationed at Taconic High School, was once under threat of being silenced because of budget and interest. It is now facing the challenge of the new high school project's impacts on the tower location. In 2014, the idea of ending operations because of shrinking interest was floated but community members overwhelmingly voiced support and it stayed on the air. Now, with the construction of a new Taconic High School, Superintendent Jason McCandless is trying to find a solution as to where to put the tower. "We could be looking at $125,000
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|'Indignation': A Fine Sadness|
|By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic|
11:46AM / Friday, August 19, 2016
If you need a very literate affirmation that life can sometimes be brutal, sad, mocking, unfair and heartrending, then director/screenwriter James Schamus' diligent adaptation of Philip Roth's "Indignation" awaits you at the Bijou. You can't help but be mesmerized by the searing, incisive realities Roth mines in his chronicle of a Jewish young man's experiences, circa early 1950s, at a small college in Ohio. The messages, either blatant or frighteningly violent in their subtlety, are delivered with righteous indignation, suggesting a modern addendum to the Greek tragedies.
If you're familiar with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's body of work,
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|As Tanglewood Season Wanes, Music Still Fills the Mountains|
|By Stephen Dankner, Special to iBerkshires.com|
12:39PM / Wednesday, August 17, 2016
During this penultimate week of the Tanglewood Festival, the spotlight will focus on a wide range of both standard and unusual fare in varied genres: from Stravinsky, Mozart and Verdi, to Berlioz, Saint-Saëns, Prokofiev and contemporary composer George Tsontakis (b. 1951).
Come late August, classical aficionados are saddened to acknowledge the waning Tanglewood season – a cornucopia of musical riches presented in an incomparably bucolic setting. Many of those superlative concerts will reside in our collective memory for a long time.
There's no cause, though, for dismay. Looking ahead, these last two months of magnificent music making are but a prelude to the fall array of
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