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The Classical Beat: Visit Tanglewood For Classical Music Heaven
By Stephen Dankner, Guest Column
08:11AM / Wednesday, July 14, 2021
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Tanglewood is again open to the public at last, as the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) returns to concertizing with audiences in attendance. The BSO enters its second week, and the world-class summer music festival, though abbreviated, runs until ; the Popular Artist series continues for an additional week, from . The festival's outstanding events are many; indeed, every concert will be memorable. Here's an overview of the highlights:   BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons leads six BSO concerts. Daniil Trifonov is the soloist in Brahms' First Piano Concerto in D Minor, Op. 15 onand duo-pianists Lucas and Arthur Jussen will perform Mozart's Concerto in E-flat for two

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Williamstown Theatre Festival Playwright Explores Theme of Loss
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
06:12AM / Saturday, July 10, 2021
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Ngozi Anyanwu has been part of Berkshire County theater history before, and she returns this month to make some more.   In 2005, Anyanwu helped Barrington Stage Company make the transition from South County to the former Berkshire Music Hall in Pittsfield.   Sixteen years later, she is helping break in a new stage for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, which this week kicked off its all outdoor 2021 season with a collection called "Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays."   It is the first time Anyanwu has worked in the region since '05, but she has fond memories of the experience.   "My first

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July 2 First Fridays Artswalk
08:26AM / Monday, June 28, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — For the month of July, First Fridays Artswalk will present the first Artswalk of 2021 which will encompass a variety of indoor and outdoor locations in and around the downtown Pittsfield area.    The walk will offer brand new indoor art shows, murals, and Artscape's Pittsfield Paintboxes during the First Fridays Artswalk on Friday, July 2, 5 to 8 pm, and all month long. Locations can be viewed at www.FirstFridaysArtswalk.com, and new this year, the PocketSights app that allows users to follow a virtual walking tour on their cell phone.    Community Access to the Arts (CATA) will present its annual art show, "I Am a Part of Art," at

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Clark Art Announces Research And Academic Program Fellowships
10:26AM / Thursday, June 17, 2021
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Clark Art Institute's Research and Academic Program (RAP) announces the appointment of its 2021–2022 class of fellows for the upcoming academic year.   The Clark is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Through RAP, the Clark hosts a residential fellowship program that welcomes top international scholars for periods ranging from two to nine months. To date, the community of Clark Fellows numbers more than 400 individuals hailing from thirty countries, forming a global network of scholars united through the shared

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Hancock Shaker Village Debuts Contemporary Art Installations Inspired by Shakers
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
05:57AM / Saturday, May 29, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Hancock Shaker Village will be featuring four prominent artists in upcoming installations influenced by the Shakers' superior eye for functional design.

Opening on Monday, May 31, is a work by American fashion designer Tory Burch, who launched her brand in 2004 and has since grown to a global business with boutiques all around the world, and artist/designer Gary Graham.  

On June 25, textile artist Laura Sansone and sculptor Thomas Barger will debut their installations. These are simultaneous with the previously announced opening of "James Turrell and Nicholas Mosse: Lapsed Quaker Ware."

These exhibits pay homage to the Shaker values of

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Berkshire Museum Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions Starting May 29
12:06PM / Thursday, May 27, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — This Saturday, May 29, the Berkshire Museum will begin to welcome walk-in visitors and shoppers and allow groups of more than six individuals for the first time since it reopened in August 2020. This move follows Governor Charlie Baker's announcement last week ending state COVID-19 restrictions on May 29.   Starting Saturday, vaccinated guests will not be required to wear masks. However, museum staff will continue to wear face coverings and strongly encourage all visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to do the same to create the safest possible environment for all patrons; and especially the museum's many visitors under age 12 who are not yet

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Arrowhead Announces 2021 Season
12:02PM / Thursday, May 20, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire County Historical Society (BCHS) at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead is now open for guided tours through October.     Throughout the summer special events and exhibitions will be presented in the newly renovated historic barn and on the grounds.    Tours are available Thursday through Monday beginning at 10 am, with the last tour beginning at 3 pm. Rates for guided tours of Melville’s house are: adults $16.00, seniors $14.00, students $10.00, children 12 and under, free. Members of the BCHS receive free admission. BCHS participates in the Card to Culture program extending free admission to EBT, WIC, and Connector Care

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MCLA Receives Grant from National Endowment for the Arts
03:52PM / Thursday, May 13, 2021
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) has been approved for a $20,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the MCLA Institute for the Dismantling of Racism.    This project will educate and support staff members of historically White art institutions in creating and implementing an anti-racist agenda within the arts, one person at a time. BCRC's project is among the more than 1,100 projects across America, totaling nearly $27 million, that were selected during this second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2021 funding.    "As the country and the arts sector begin to imagine returning to a post-pandemic

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Mass MoCA Readies for Summer Restaurant, Season
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:35AM / Friday, May 07, 2021
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A conceptual image of the restaurant. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A Georgian restaurant out of New York City is planning a pop-up eatery at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art this summer.   The Mass MoCA Commission on Wednesday approved the seasonal restaurant to occupy the former Gramercy space, specifically the courtyard near the museum entrance. The restaurant would operate from Memorial Day until some time September.   "The operators for this pop-up restaurant are coming to us from Manhattan, where they run two restaurants with Georgian — as in, over-in-Europe Georgian — style food, and they recently, last year pre-COVID, hosted a dinner event for

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Images Presents Annual 'Fresh Fest' on Food, Farming
04:09PM / Thursday, May 06, 2021
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Images Cinema presents Fresh Fest: A Food and Farming Film Festival, Friday, May 7 through Thursday, May 13.    Produced by Images Cinema, in collaboration with Storey Publishing and the Williams College Center for Environmental Studies, this annual film festival explores the ways farming and food culture impacts our lives in rich and varied ways, and makes links to local farmers and food producers.   This year Fresh Fest will happen virtually this year, on Images' Virtual Cinema platform, watch.eventive.org/imagesvirtual. All films are free to view and will be available for the full week with the exception of Gather, which will be available

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