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Year-Round Sound–Well-known musicians in the Berkshire

Contrary to public opinion, you don’t have to wait for summer to experience live musical performances in the Berkshires. Those who stay put in the county come winter through Memorial Day are fortunate to have an abundance of musical talent… Read More

Tanglewood Flourishes–A diverse lineup draws thousands to the new TLI

On a clear night, the sun sets behind a hundred-year-old oak tree. From inside this new concert hall, the audience can look west into the massive branches and out across the Tanglewood campus. The space is an open room of… Read More

Nexus of Innovation

The angular steel structure perched at the southern edge of the William Stanley Business Park in Pittsfield has been quietly looming for over 12 months. It’s not so quiet anymore, though. Contractors put the finishing touches on the Berkshire Innovation Read More

Ten Minutes With a Modern Dance Scholar–Paul Scolieri

Paul Scolieri’s new book, Ted Shawn: His Life, Writings, and Dances (Oxford University Press), tells the story of how Jacob’s Pillow was a place where modern dance was tested on small, local audiences. It not only recasts the history of… Read More

Exploring Democracy–poets confront obstacles—and possibilities

In this presidential election year, 100 years after women won the right to vote, what does a government of the people, by the people, and for the people look like? Williams College is taking on questions like these—what it means… Read More

Indoor Play–Beat the winter slog in the Berkshires with a game of trivia

If April is the cruelest month, as poet T.S. Eliot wrote, then March takes a close second as winter in the Berkshires makes its slow departure. As the snow wanes and it feels like the lawn at Tanglewood will never… Read More

Houses of worship find their place—and purpose—in today’s world

Some 130 houses of worship are found in the Berkshires. That may seem like a lot for a predominantly rural region with a declining population, but there were once many more. Among Catholic churches alone, upwards of ten have closed… Read More

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Get a front row seat to all the terrific events and happenings in the area. From theater productions to concerts to outdoor activities and more, we let you know what’s going on. Subscribe to our free newsletter that’s emailed to… Read More

James Taylor: Rockin’ a Country Road

(In light of James Taylor’s just-released 2020 audio book, Break Shot, we revisit our in-depth interview with him and his wife Kim. A number of topics he discusses here in an article from the July 2015 issue of Berkshire… Read More

Real Estate: You Build It, They Will Come

Having helped put North Adams on the map some 20 years ago, Porches Inn has upped the design ante with Studio 9 (pictured above), a private event space where “music and discussion and art can all converge,” says Sarah Eustis,… Read More
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