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Audit Finds Cultural Council Dedicated COVID-19 Funds Without Verification
12:00PM / Sunday, June 26, 2022
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BOSTON — In an audit of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), the Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump (OSA) found that MCC did not verify artists' eligibility prior to issuing grants totaling $1,456,000 from MCC's COVID-19 pandemic relief funding.    The audit also found that MCC's Internal Control Plan (ICP) was not updated with a COVID-19 component. Additionally, the OSA found that MCC did not ensure all employees completed the required annual cybersecurity awareness training. The audit was conducted March 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021.   "It is critical that state agencies and state-funded organizations, like MCC, have policies in place to

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Indoors Out! Free Kids' Paint and Sip in Pittsfield
03:46PM / Friday, June 24, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. will present Indoors Out! Free Kids' Paint & Sip on Friday, July 1, 5-7:30 pm, at the parklet and outdoor seating area at The Marketplace Café, 53 North Street.    This event will be held in conjunction with the July 1st First Fridays Artswalk which will take place in a dozen locations in downtown Pittsfield from 5 to 8 pm.    This free event is best suited for ages 5 to 12, although older children are welcome.    All materials, instruction, snacks, and juice will be provided.    July's painting theme will be fireworks. Children must be accompanied by an adult and masks are

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Downtown Pittsfield Photo Challenge
03:55PM / Wednesday, June 22, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. is holding a photo challenge to find the photo that best captures the theme downtown Pittsfield "Heart of the Berkshires."    Entrants are encouraged to capture photos that showcase the beauty and personality of downtown Pittsfield, keeping in mind the theme "Heart of the Berkshires". Creativity is encouraged.    The first-place winner, as determined by a panel of local judges, will have their photo featured in Pittsfield's 2023 Downtown Guide and a Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. social marketing campaign. The first and second place winners will take home a prize package donated by local downtown

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BMS Summer Youth Program: Adventures in Music
11:55AM / Wednesday, June 22, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Music School (BMS) announced the return of Adventures in Music, a program for youth this summer.    Designed for young music lovers, Adventures in Music gives budding musician a foundation in making music in a fun, engaging atmosphere. Participants will enjoy group classes in world music, chorus, puppetry, and creative movement on the tented lawn of BMS's historic campus, as well as small group workshops in piano, percussion, opera, and visual arts interpretation.   BMS faculty member Daniel Ariel will be one of the teachers working with our students this summer.    "I can't think of anything more enjoyable than

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Weekend Outlook: Fairies, Classic Cars, Concerts & More
By Sabrina Damms, iBerkshires Staff
01:00PM / Thursday, June 16, 2022
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This warm cloudy weekend is offering a variety of indoor and outdoor events including car shows, concerts, fairy festival Juneteenth, hikes, plays, weaving demonstrations, and farmer's markets.      Bowe Field, 371 Old Columbia St., Adams   The fairy realm reappears in Adams on Saturday after a three-year absence. The Berkshire Mountain Faerie Festival at Bowe Field features music, drumming, dancing, circus tricks, fire performances, archery demonstrations, puppet shows, and dragon egg painting.   This year's theme is "Whimsical Fantasy Celebrating the Arts" in honor of director, artist and fairy forest creator Phil Sellers, who

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Pittsfield's Third Thursday to Celebrate Frontline Workers
12:45PM / Tuesday, June 14, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Third Thursday returns for its second event on Thursday, June 16 from 5-8pm at the Common on First Street.   This month will be celebrating all frontline workers including schools, healthcare, non-profits, emergency services, retailers, and city staff.   The evening will highlight entertainment on the mainstage while activities, food and vendors fill the park.   Whiskey Treaty Roadshow will be headlining the evening, playing music from 5:30-7:30pm.     Wandering Star and Hot Plate Brewing will host a beer garden with food trucks and more.   General Dynamics will conduct an interactive slime experiment to explore the chemical

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'Swept: This Work I Will Do' Opens At Hancock Shaker Village
05:28PM / Monday, June 13, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In "Swept: This Work I Will Do," artist and broom squire Cate Richards presents a series of broom-inspired sculptures alongside Shaker brooms, connecting Shakers to contemporary craft practices and exploring the Shakers' influence on American craft and art today.   "In Swept: This Work I Will Do" (the subtitle is from a Shaker hymn), Richards makes sculptural objects using established broom making techniques in a discursive manner to explore issues of craft, social inequity, environment, and other topics. Richards' works are made of materials both expected (broomcorn, twine, and wood) and unconventional (plastic and

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Reading of 'Thirty-Five Days To Baltimore' at Arrowhead
12:00PM / Friday, June 10, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County Historical Society Writer-In-Residence Emeritus, Jana Laiz and co-author Alexis Portillo will celebrate the release of their new bilingual book, "Thirty-Five Days To Baltimore" on Friday, June 24 at 5:30 p.m.   This free event takes place at Herman Melville’s historic Arrowhead and is part of the Berkshire County Historical Society’s Underrepresented Voices initiative.    Laiz and Portillo will read from their book and be available to sign copies purchased that evening. Refreshments will be served.   According to the press release, this book examines topics of migration, immigration,

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Berkshire Music School Welcomes Four New Faculty Members
08:15AM / Thursday, June 09, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Music School announced four new faculty members: Carl Bowlby on piano and organ; Abby Daggett on vocal instruction; Ashley Paradis on clarinet; and Julia Rousse Shippee on guitar and ukulele.    Headquartered in Pittsfield, the Berkshire Music School is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the love and pursuit of music for all ages through quality music education activities, community collaborations, and performance opportunities.   "We are pleased to welcome some of the best teaching musicians in our community to the BMS faculty to help fulfill the increased demand for private lessons and group classes in some of the

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Weekend Outlook: Celebrating Pride Month
By Sabrina Damms, iBerkshires Staff
08:59AM / Saturday, June 04, 2022
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Berkshire County will be kicking off Pride month this warm sunny weekend with a variety of indoor and outdoor events including festivals, parades, crafts, art walks, and farmers markets.    The Common Park, Pittsfield   Pittsfield will be celebrating Pride Month this Saturday with a Berkshire Pride Festival and Parade from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.    Participants are encouraged to bring their friends and family, that includes pets, to watch Pittsfield’s first ever pride parade which will start at 11:30 on Eagle Street.    This rain or shine event will be hosted by Boxxa Vine and will provide “live entertainment, vendors, resource fair, food, and

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