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Virtual Lecture: 'The Ritchie Boys'
08:11AM / Saturday, March 19, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — On Monday, March 21 at 6:45 p.m., the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires and Berkshire Hills Hadassah welcome Dr. Al Miller, who will speak about his experiences as a "Ritchie Boy" during World War II.    "The Ritchie Boys" were young German Jews whose families sent them out of Nazi Germany to safety in America, and who returned as soldiers to Europe. These young men served as members of an elite U.S. Army unit trained at Camp Ritchie, Maryland, and played a key role in the Allied victory.   Dr. Al Miller, now in his mid-90s, witnessed the rise of Nazism in Germany and attended the 1936 Olympic Games. He and his family settled in

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IS183 Art School Celebrates Youth Art Month
08:11AM / Saturday, March 12, 2022
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STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — IS183 Art School celebrates Youth Art Month with a new exhibition now on display at the Brothership Building Gallery Window of 141 North Street entitled "We Are Pittsfield."    "We Are Pittsfield" is a Pittsfield Public Schools district wide artistic collaboration with fourth grade students in each of Pittsfield's eight elementary schools.   Organized by the Visual Arts Teachers from each of Pittsfield's Elementary Schools, students created a self-portrait during their art classes with the artistic intent of self-representation. Every participating fourth grade student represented themselves in the

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Camp Arrow Wood Summer Camp for Young People
12:46PM / Thursday, March 10, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Camp Arrow Wood, a 130-acre newly-renovated camp located on Richmond Pond, is launching a sports-centric co-ed sleepaway camp for children in addition to lodging and event rentals on the property.    Set on the 218-acre freshwater pond, Camp Arrow Wood will offer two and three week sessions this summer in addition to a leadership week for 16 – 18 year-olds and a one-week Arrow Wood Outdoor Adventure Camp.    The site has operated as a camp for over 100 years, first in 1904 by the Boys Club of Pittsfield and next in 1933 by Camp Allegro, a Jewish summer camp for girls. For the last 40 years, Lakeside Christian Camp offered summer camps,

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Shakespeare & Company Hosts Comedy Fundraiser for Riotous Youth
03:36PM / Monday, March 07, 2022
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LENOX, Mass. — Shakespeare & Company and the Berkshire Mountain Comedy Arts Festival will feature "Kevin Bartini & Friends" in an evening of comedy to be staged on Saturday, March 26, at 8 p.m. The festival's Artistic Director Kevin Bartini will be master of ceremonies and the evening will include headlining acts Rick Younger and Kerri Louise.   The event is a fundraiser for Riotous Youth, Shakespeare & Company's summer theater program for children and teenagers and one of several programs administered by the company's Education Department.   "I've been very fortunate in my life," he said. "I have met amazing people and

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Berkshire Museum Drops Pandemic Restrictions
01:45PM / Monday, March 07, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Museum has suspended its mask and vaccine requirements for visitors. Starting Monday, guests will not be required to wear masks nor show proof of vaccination.   This move follows guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and state and city health officials, who are no advising that indoor masking is no longer required because positive cases of COVID-19 have dramatically declined since the holidays.    The museum is among the first to drop all pandemic restrictions; a number of Berkshire institutions are still requiring masks and/or proof of vaccination, at least as of Monday. Public schools have already dropped their masking

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Stevenson Named Marketing Director at Shakespeare & Company
03:27PM / Thursday, March 03, 2022
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LENOX, Mass. — Jaclyn C. Stevenson of Richmond has been appointed director of marketing and communications at Shakespeare & Company, a non-profit theater performance, education, and actor-training organization.   In her position, Stevenson directs all marketing and communications efforts for the company and supervises the graphic design and patron services departments — including in the areas of audience engagement, retail operations, and concessions. She also serves as co-chair of the Communications subcommittee of the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) Committee, and as liaison to the Lenox Cultural District steering committee.   Stevenson

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Black Legacy Project World Premiere at Colonial Theatre
12:07PM / Tuesday, March 01, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Music in Common announces the world premiere of The Black Legacy Project, a musical celebration of Black history to advance racial solidarity, equity, and belonging.    On March 6, the Black Legacy Project will make its world premiere at  the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. The evening includes a preview screening of the documentary short about the Project produced by OUTPOST, a concert, and a community conversation. Wanda Houston, Billy Keane, Gina Coleman, Matt Cusson, Rufus Jones, Annie Guthrie, Diego Mongue, and Eric Reinhardt are just a few of the artists who will be performing.    Tickets for this free event, including VIP tickets,

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BMS Announces Talent and Merit Scholarship Auditions
01:14PM / Friday, February 25, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Music School continues its enhanced scholarship program to support musicians of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of experience.    For the 2022-2023 academic year, BMS will offer increased need-based financial aid for private lessons, as well as competitive talent- and merit-based scholarships to attract the most talented and promising musicians in the region.   Students accepted into BMS Talent & Merit Scholarship Program will benefit from: financial assistance (up to 100 percent tuition); invitations to participate in masterclasses with guest artists; audition coaching and workshops; complimentary tickets to performances at BMS

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10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival Continues
12:35PM / Wednesday, February 23, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The 11th annual 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival continues this week with ice sculpting moved to Thursday Feb. 24.   The festival features a live array of music, art, theatre, dance, play, ice sculpting, outdoor fun, fireworks and more from February 17-27, 2022 in the heart of the Berkshires.    Artists Peter Vacchina and Robert Markey will be creating works of art made from ice in front of the Berkshire Museum on Thursday, Feb. 24.  Look for Facebook and Instagram updates and live footage of this event. Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC) and Berkshire Running Center all have 10x10 events.    Most events are back in person,

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Jacob's Pillow Hosts Free West African Dance Workshop
08:11AM / Wednesday, February 16, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Jacob's Pillow will be hosting a free West African dance workshop with artist Iddrisu Saaka at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield on Sun., Feb. 20, as part of Love Pittsfield's 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival.   This workshop is being held in partnership with the NAACP Berkshire County Branch and The Town of Great Barrington W.E.B. Du Bois Legacy Festival. The event will take place in the Common Room of the church at 74 First St. in Pittsfield, from 2-3:30 p.m.   Jacob's Pillow has partnered with Love Pittsfield's 10×10 Festival for over 5 years, supporting their mission to provide accessible, family-friendly cultural programming

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