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'Star Trek Beyond': Once More Into the Allegory
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
06:09PM / Monday, August 01, 2016
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Justin Lin's "Star Trek Beyond" has a built-in likability factor, just a few notches below Mom and apple pie. Therefore, in the never-ending quest for objectivity in film criticism, the question must be posed: If one had been in a coma since before Gene Roddenberry created the "Star Trek" phenomenon, and upon awakening were shown this latest venture to where no one has gone before, what would he or she think of it?

Don't dwell on the inherent sadness of how young our viewer must have been when lapsing into a coma. It's hypothetical. But his name is Billy.

The contention here is that, more than likely, while dining on the requisite graham crackers and

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Galleries, Music Set for DownStreet Art on Thursday
03:53PM / Thursday, July 28, 2016
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — DownStreet Art kicks off its second session on Thursday night with the openings of four new visual art exhibits, live podcasting, musical and theatrical performances, and a night market that features local food and craft vendors.

"This year's 'Meet Your Neighbors' theme spotlights not only the amazing institutional resources available to us, but also the talented artists living and working alongside us here in North Adams and the surrounding community," said Jennifer Crowell, director of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center. The center, part of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, coordinates the summerlong event.

Part of that

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Classical High Season Approaches Its Zenith
By Stephen Dankner, Special to iBerkshires.com
12:27PM / Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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During late July into early August, the classical music festival high season, anchored by concerts at Tanglewood and at other regional venues, approaches its zenith, with sure-fire programming.

Offerings at Tanglewood this week include Beethoven's Seventh Symphony and Mahler's Ninth, concertos by Mozart, Brahms and Sibelius, with solo star turns by world-renowned soloists, and much more.

Not to be outdone, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) in North Adams is concluding its on-going three-week Summer Music Festival of new music - Bang on a Can (BOAC), curated by 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Luther Adams.

Hungry for still more musical options?

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Circus Animal Ban Heads to Pittsfield City Council
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:56AM / Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Dan McGinnis refuted the claims that the animals are being treated poorly. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council will be asked to decide whether to ban elephants and other non-domesticated animals from being used for entertainment.   Animal advocacy group Berkshire Voters for Animals has proposed the ban, aimed primarily at circuses. While there hasn't been a circus in the city since 2008, the advocates hope to make sure one never returns.   The group had previously pushed for a ban in Dalton, where a circus is held annually, but voters there rejected the ban.   "While Pittsfield does not have an annual circus event, the city has hosted circus events in

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Local Theater Group Brings the Arctic to the Berkshires
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:24AM / Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It might be nearly 90 degrees outside, but inside the Shire City Sanctuary this week, it's going to seem downright chilly.

That's because the Kickwheel Ensemble Theater (the creative arm of The Berkshire Fringe) is staging an original work called "Passage," which weaves together two parallel story lines of survival: the tale of Sir John Franklin's doomed 19th expedition to conquer the famed Northwest Passage and the story of a modern-day couple on a luxury wellness cruise through the now-melting Arctic.

In a news release, Kickball describes "Passage" as "a dark comedy exploring themes of a changing climate, love and

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Jae's Asian Bistro Eyes Move to Pittsfield
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
06:36PM / Monday, July 25, 2016
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Jae's Asian Bistro is moving to Pittsfield.   Attorney Jeff Lynch told the Licensing Board on Monday that he expects to have a change in name and manager soon for the former 7 Winter Grille on Winter Street. The building is owned by Susan Chung, who with her husband, Jae Chung, owns multiple restaurants. The Chungs plan to close the Lenox location of Jae's Asian Bistro and reopen on Winter Street under the name Jae's Grille, according to Lynch.   "The restaurant underwent renovations and it has been closed for more than a year," Lynch said of 7 Grille.   The location was once Mazzeo's Ristorante until more recently operating

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Documentary Explores Good Life in the Berkshires
By John Seven, Special to iBerkshires
06:34AM / Sunday, July 24, 2016
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NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — A documentary film examining what it takes for a life well-lived has focused on several Berkshires residents to illustrate its ideas.

"A Small Good Thing" won best documentary at this year's Boston International Film Festival. Among director Pamela Tanner Boll's previous credits is as a producer on the Oscar-winning documentary "Born Into Brothels." "A Small Good Thing" has a screening at the

Her path to making "A Small Good Thing" began with questions and concerns about her own life. Despite doing exactly what she should have done, worked hard and found success, there was this nagging feeling that there

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Barrington Stage Names New Trustees
11:29AM / Friday, July 22, 2016
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PITTSFIELD, Mass.— Barrington Stage Company has welcomed Warren C. Dews Jr.,  Isanne Fisher and Eleanore Velez to the Board of Trustees.

"I am thrilled to welcome three dynamic new board members to the Barrington Stage family.  They will give our board and our organization a richer, deeper understanding of our Berkshire community and how we can serve it more effectively," said ​Artistic Director Julianne Boyd.

Dews Jr. has worked in the media industry for close to two decades. Dews’ ascent in the field is evident by his former roles. Initially, he held positions such as Telemarketing Supervisor, Single Copy Sales Manager, Sales & Marketing

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Pittsfield Celebrates 10 Years of Third Thursday
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
12:39AM / Friday, July 22, 2016
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Attendees helped hold out the banner while a drone flew overhead to snap photos. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city has had its ups and downs over the last decade but one thing has remained constant — Third Thursday.   Put on by the city's Office of Cultural Development, the street fair is held monthly throughout the summer is still going strong. At July's event, the organizers celebrated the 10 year anniversary.   "They come out through all of it and says 'this is our city.' It uplifts the community. It brings the city together. It's a great showing of community spirit in a half-mile radius," Director of Cultural Development Jen Glockner

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'Ghostbusters': The Graces of Wraith
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
04:35PM / Thursday, July 21, 2016
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"Ghostbusters," the third film in the franchise originated by Aykroyd, Ramis and Reitman in 1984, reboots the saga of paranormal booga booga with four funny ladies starring in what is essentially a séance gone wild. Asserting that anything the male Ghostbusters could do, they can do wackier, it is a movie of moments and ideas, most of them witty, some of them hilarious.

Unfortunately, the thinnest of refurbished plots is unable to meld the cerebral with the onslaught of special effects. It gets a bit out of hand.

Still, when isolated from the obligatory Sturm und Drang, the sketch comedy crafted by the endearingly enthusiastic Ghostbusters wins our affection. Each

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