MEMBER SIGN IN
Not a member? Become one today!
         iBerkshires     Williamstown Chamber     Williams College     Your Government     Land & Housing Debate
Search
    Movie Times | Movie Reviews | Theater Reviews
Clark Unveils 'Whistler's Mother' on Saturday
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
06:00PM / Thursday, July 02, 2015
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- For his last show as director of the Clark Art Institute, Michael Conforti did not get what he wanted.   He got something better.   The retitring director on Thursday morning met with the media to talk about "Whistler’s Mother: Grey, Black, and White," which opens at the Clark on Saturday, July 4.   The show is centered on James McNeill Whistler's "Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 1 (Portrait of the Artist's Mother)," as the work was formally titled, and puts the iconic painting in an historical context.   Conforti wanted that context to play out a little differently when the show was

0 Comments
>> Read More

'Tragic' Director Stages 'Comedy' at Shakespeare & Company
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
06:47AM / Thursday, July 02, 2015
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

LENOX, Mass. -- In terms an Elizabethan would understand, the gauntlet has been thrown down - by the Bard of Avon himself.   Taibi Magar, somewhat to her own surprise, came to Shakespeare & Company to pick it up.   "He sets up a big challenge for a director," Magar said during a recent pre-rehearsal interview at the Tina Packer Playhouse. "He puts 'Comedy' in the title. It's like, 'A Comedy of Errors.' No hiding.   "It's really scary, actually. If you don't make the audience laugh, you have failed completely."   The laughter starts on Thursday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m., when Magar's

0 Comments
>> Read More

The Classical Beat: All Systems Go At Tanglewood
By Stephen Dankner, Special to iBerkshires
01:34PM / Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

Tanglewood, the nation’s largest and most prestigious summer music presenter, officially opens its 75th classical festival season.

Here’s a rundown of the concerts that will take center stage during the coming week. Why go? Read below for all the stellar music making, with superstar performers interpreting great music from across historical eras – much of it beloved favorites by audiences worldwide.

The Cleveland-based Baroque chamber orchestra Apollo’s Fire will present a program titled “A Night at Bach’s Coffee House.” A veritable festival of Baroque hits, the musical masterpieces include Bach’s thrilling Brandenburg

0 Comments
>> Read More

Curtain Rises on Williamstown Theatre Festival
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
11:30AM / Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Regional theater companies are always a good place to discover new work.

Usually, those works do not come from one of America's best known playwrights, much less one who has been dead for more than 40 years.

But this week the Williamstown Theatre Festival offers the world premiere of "Off the Main Road," a previously lost play by Pulitzer Prize winner William Inge.   Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress Kyra Sedgwick headlines Director Evan Cabnet's production, with previews Tuesday and Wednesday leading to Thursday's opening night on the Main Stage of Williams College's '62 Center.   "Off

2 Comments
>> Read More

Local Trumpet Player To Play With The Eagles Band
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
03:04AM / Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — North Adams native and Drury High School graduate Steven Felix will join the Eagles Band as a featured soloist for performances in early July.

With Felix, the Eagles Band will play Carl Hahne’s “Slavonic Fantasy” at Windsor Lake on Wednesday, July 1, and at the Veterans Home Park in Bennington, Vt., on Wednesday, July 8.

Both concerts are free and they begin at 6:30.

Felix graduated from Drury in 2007 and received his bachelor's degree in trumpet performance and music education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

He received his master's degree in trumpet performance from the Eastman School of Music in

1 Comment
>> Read More

The Mom Review: Fairy Tales Come True at Jacob's Pillow
By Rebecca Dravis,
12:23PM / Friday, June 26, 2015
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0



BECKET, Mass. — One of the most amazing things about the New York Theatre Ballet's production of "Cinderella" was revealed after the show during a post-show question-and-answer session at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival on Thursday evening.

In a response to an audience question about the company's outreach in New York City Schools, founder and artistic director Diana Byer explained that the company had expanded a program that took children living in homeless shelters and introduced them to dance for two weeks to a scholarship program for children with talent and passion for continuing beyond.

And one of those students, she revealed, was the

0 Comments
Read More >>

The Classical Beat: Tanglewood Defines Summer Music in the Berkshires
By Stephen Dankner, iBerkshires Staff
01:18PM / Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

For many music lovers, Tanglewood in Lenox virtually defines music in the Berkshires. It is the largest summer presenter, with the most comprehensive schedule of performances across the full spectrum of musical styles and genres.

Before getting into imminent opening events, bookmark the Boston Symphony’s websites, bso.org or tanglewood.org for the full summer concert schedule, season highlights, tickets and general information.

During the opening week’s events, from Thursday, June 25, through Wednesday, July 1, Tanglewood celebrates the opening of their celebratory 75th Music Festival with a sampling of both popular and classical concerts that are sure to

0 Comments
>> Read More

Berkshire Museum Awarded Grant For Playground Equipment System
12:20PM / Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Dr Pepper Snapple and national nonprofit KaBOOM! have awarded the Berkshire Museum a $13,200 Let’s Play Improvement Grant to use toward the purchase of an Imagination Playground in a Cart, an innovative playground equipment system.

The grant, which will allow the Berkshire Museum to install the system at the museum, is part of Let’s Play, a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple to get kids and families active nationwide. Imagination Playground in a Cart is an innovative design in play equipment that encourages creativity, communication, and collaboration in play. With a collection of custom-designed, oversized blue foam parts, Imagination

0 Comments
>> Read More

Berkshire Cultural Venues Join 'Free Fun Fridays' Schedule Again
02:57PM / Monday, June 22, 2015
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

BOSTON — The Highland Street Foundation's seventh annual “Free Fun Fridays” initiative, a summer program that offers visitors no cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts, kicks off this Friday, June 26, with three Berkshire County institutions joining the fun.
 
Since its inception in 2009, “Free Fun Fridays” has drawn more than 800,000 visitors to venues throughout the commonwealth. Last year alone, the program reached 150,000 people and according to Executive Director Blake Jordan, the Highland Street Foundation expects that those numbers will increase again this year with the expansion of the

0 Comments
>> Read More

'Jurassic World': Just When You Thought it was Safe
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
09:26PM / Friday, June 19, 2015
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

Popcorn Column
by Michael S. Goldberger  
Universal Pictures

I haven't given all that much thought to director Colin Trevorrow's "Jurassic World" since seeing it, at least not in the usual sense; you know how you mull a film that impresses you. Rather, I've been considering this 4th rendering of the modern horror classic in the involuntarily sense, like at the diner the other night.

Sitting by the window, I suddenly feared a Stegosaurus' tail might come crashing in at me. Happily, it didn't. Even more fortunate, the story's hybrid Indominus Rex didn't come loping after me as I walked to my car.

0 Comments
>> Read More

Page 1 of 31 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11 ... 31  
Williamstown.com is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Sreet, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2011 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved