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New Recording Studio Opens at BCC
04:25PM / Wednesday, November 03, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) recently completed construction of a new recording studio in the Koussevitzky Arts Center.   "The studio was a long time coming. It's an amazing space that will transform the Music Production Certificate program, the college as a whole, and the community," said Ellen Cooper Shanahan, Professor of Music and Department Chair, Fine & Performing Arts. "It will support the training of future and current professional musicians in the Berkshires." Shanahan explained that the studio will eventually be available for use by members of the public.   BCC is in the planning stages of building a curriculum

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Eagles Band Returns To The Colonial Stage
By Jack Guerino,
04:00PM / Wednesday, November 03, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Eagles will perform a free community concert at the Colonial on Friday, Nov. 5 at 7 P.M.   "I encourage people to go. People get there and they realize how much they missed the opportunity to just get out of the house to see something new," Conductor Carl Jenkins said. "It is so much better to see and hear things live."   The concert will feature music by John Philip Sousa. Serendipitously this is not the first time many of these arrangements have been brought to the Berkshires.   "We did a little research on Sousa and found that he did play with his band here when he was on tour. He played at the Colonial in 1916 and in

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Barrington Stage Founder Announces Retirement
03:13PM / Wednesday, November 03, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Julianne Boyd, founder and artistic director of the award-winning Barrington Stage Company, has announced plans to retire at the end of the 2022 season.    Under Boyd's leadership, BSC has produced 41 world premieres, 17 of which have moved on to New York or major regional theatre productions, including three on Broadway and 10 Off Broadway. It has been credited with helping to revitalize the downtown area and energizing the city's theatrical culture.   The board of trustees is conducting a national search for her successor, who will assume leadership next fall.    "Seeing Barrington Stage Company grow from humble beginnings to

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Berkshire Museum's 'MoMUs' to Be Rolled Out Countywide
04:21PM / Monday, October 25, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Lee Bank Foundation has awarded the Berkshire Museum with a grant of $13,500 in support of the museum's Mobile Museum Unit (MoMU) program.    The investment will fund community testing, roll-out to community sites, and quarterly refreshes and location changes. The bank's support of the MoMU program comes in addition to funding from the Feigenbaum Foundation, which underwrote the construction of the thirty inaugural MoMUs that will roll out to the Berkshire Museum's galleries and locations throughout the Berkshires by 2022.   "MoMUs demonstrate our commitment to serve the region by bringing objects and stories outside our walls to

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Artist Dorothy Sabean Opens Show at BCC
04:15PM / Thursday, October 21, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC)'s Koussevitzky Arts Center welcomes artist Dorothy Sabean's show, "From Street to Elite and the Curiosities in Between."    The exhibit is on view through Nov. 16. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.   Sabean's, a visual artist who works with mixed media, art was first publicly displayed in the early 2000s at the Sarasota Chalk Festival in Florida, one of many such large street painting festivals held throughout the southern and western parts of the United States.    Trained in the public eye among talented madonnari (street painters) and muralists from all over the

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Seven Berkshire County Organizations Receive SHARP Grants
12:50PM / Tuesday, October 12, 2021
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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Mass Humanities has announced grants to 90 organizations across Massachusetts to support the response and recovery of the cultural sector from the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus.    "The SHARP grants are another significant step in the journey to sustain the humanities at the local level," said Brian Boyles, Executive Director of Mass Humanities. "As we continue to combat COVID-19, these funds will save jobs, build capacity, and allow organizations to develop new programs to serve their communities."    Berkshire County recipients include: Norman Rockwell Museum: $15,000 Clinton Church Restoration:

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Fall Festival In Pittsfield
04:28PM / Thursday, October 07, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — CozQuest, Downtown Pittsfield, Inc., and the City of Pittsfield's Office of Cultural Development will combine combine forces with the last Pittsfield Farmers Market of the season for a Fall Festival.   The event will be held on the Common from 9 am to 1 pm. There will be different vendors, a makers market, food, music, and crafts.   According to a press release:   Makers, bakers, curators, creators, and farmers will be there to get you geared up for fall! We'll have yoga with Maya Papaya, arts and crafts with Berkshires Macaroni KID and TG's Clubhouse, train rides with the Roaming Railroad, beer tasting with Hot Plate Brewery

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Gregory Crewdson Filming in Pittsfield: Final Week
08:05AM / Tuesday, October 05, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Photographer Gregory Crewdson's filming in the City of Pittsfield continues with one final shoot this week scheduled for Oct. 6.   From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Crewdson will be shooting at the intersection of Onota and Linden streets.    There will be some intermittent traffic control throughout the day with a road closure at the Onota and Linden intersection from 4:30-6:30 p.m.    Additionally, there will be various road closures in the following locations: Linden Street at King Street, Linden Street just west of the Crossroads Cafe, Onota Street at Chestnut Street and Onota Street at Monroe Street.   Traffic will be routed

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Barrington Stage's Founder To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
12:04PM / Wednesday, September 29, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) announced Julianne Boyd, Founder and Artistic Director of the Barrington Stage Company, will be a recipient of the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award.   The awards will be presented at MNN's annual conference on Wednesday, Oct. 6 and Thursday, Oct. 7 at the virtual event.   "We're delighted to honor Julianne with MNN's Lifetime Achievement Award," said MNN CEO Jim Klocke. "The need for, and value of, their work has become even more apparent over the past year.  Julianne's examples of service, commitment and creativity make Massachusetts a better place."   Boyd

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BAAMS Appoints New Board, Expands Programming
04:00PM / Friday, September 24, 2021
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. The Berkshires' Academy for Advanced Musical Studies, Inc. (BAAMS) announced the addition of a new Board of Directors and eBAAMS PLUS.    Richard Boulger, Founder, Executive and Artistic Director of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, said he is delighted with the new leadership change.   "I could not be more thrilled to have a new board that is impassioned and truly understands the value, mission, and importance of BAAMS. Having a board that brings the same level of heart and commitment as our faculty is truly inspirational," Boulger said.   The new board is Edward "Ted" Wesley, President, Michelle Daunais, Secretary, and Maria Isotti,

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