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The Classical Beat: Summer 2017 Music Festival Begins
By Stephen Dankner, Special to iBerkshires
12:48PM / Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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The summer concert season is virtually upon us, and how lucky are we music lovers to be living right here, in the Berkshires, at what can only be described as "Music Central"?

With programs in Lenox and in Manchester, Vt., concertgoers will have a wide selection of music in a multiplicity of styles to enjoy in venues large and small: from solo jazz piano to the stellar Chris Botti with the Boston Pops, followed by a celebration of beloved show tunes by Rodgers and Hammerstein at Tanglewood. Added to this, Taconic Music offers a feast of chamber music by Strauss and Ravel, and a master class with the distinguished classical cellist/mentor Sharon Robinson.

Scanning the upcoming

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Free Fun Fridays Return This Summer
02:25PM / Monday, June 19, 2017
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Two Berkshire County museums bookend the Highland Street Foundation's ninth annual Free Fun Fridays initiative, a summer program that offers visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts.

Eighty-five institutions, from art museums to zoos, will join the program, an increase from the 80 venues that took part in 2016. This summer, each week for 10 consecutive Fridays — beginning June 23 and continuing through Aug. 25 — multiple venues will welcome visitors, free-of-charge.

"Free Fun Fridays provides access to the best exhibits, programs and experiences that the city and the commonwealth have to

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Berkshire Mountain Faerie Festival Returns This Saturday
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
07:28PM / Thursday, June 15, 2017
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ADAMS, Mass. — The Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival has grown beyond the town of Adams and is drawing magic from throughout Berkshire County.   And the festival set this Saturday, June 17, from 10 to 10 at Bowe Field is expected to double attendance.    "We have taken from last year what worked really well and went, poof!" Adams Arts Advisory Board member and organizer Gail Sellers said. "Last year, we had 2,000 people so we are hoping to double that and we are getting people from outside the immediate area and it is not just an Adams event."   The event features more than 40 artists, crafters, performers and vendors from Cheshire, North

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'My Cousin Rachel': Relatively Mysterious
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
05:21PM / Thursday, June 15, 2017
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I kept thinking, "It can't be that ... it's too obvious." Thus were my incredulous musings while trying to figure if Rachel Weisz's title character in director Roger Michell's "My Cousin Rachel" was the husband-murderer her newest suitor initially thought she was. You see, I'm terrible at unraveling mysteries. I've been trying to solve the meaning of life for decades, and still nothing.

So I had to question my suspicion, which in turn became the main reason why this otherwise average motion picture held my interest. That said, Weisz sure can sow the doubt.

Granted, it's possible that, like Sam Claflin's 24-year- old Philip, the wealthy

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DownStreet Art Prepping for 10th Season in North Adams
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:32PM / Thursday, June 15, 2017
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BCRC's Michelle Daly explains the upcoming events for the 10th season of DownStreet Art.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — DownStreet Art launched in the summer of 2008 with the goal of bringing people back to a deserted downtown with offerings of art, music and celebration.    In the decade since, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts-sponsored program has drawn more than 150,000 people to Main Street for the once a month receptions and performances and has supported the work of 237 artists. The number of empty storefronts has dropped, forcing the project, in a good way, to utilize more outdoor and public space.    MCLA President Jamie Birge said at

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The Cassical Beat: Tanglewood, Tannery Pond, Taconic Music Prepare to Open
By Stephen Dankner, Special to iBerkshires
12:25PM / Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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Finally! It's that longed-for time again: the summer "high season" of classical music is about to begin. After an arduous winter, the summer's musical offerings will be balm to both popular music and classical aficionados, who anticipate the cornucopia of music these diverse festivals and series present.

This week, I'll focus on the three "T"s - Tanglewood, Tannery Pond and Taconic Music. Together, they make the region a cultural capital, drawing thousands to hear great music – chamber, symphony, choral, opera, musical theater, film music, contemporary classical, pop, rock, jazz- to experience masterworks within the verdant hills and dales we call

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'Wonder Woman': You Go Girl
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires film critic
02:44PM / Friday, June 09, 2017
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With Gal Gadot's depiction of the title character in director Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman," we at long last have a superhero who is, well, really super. The beauty breathes revivifying life into a genre that has of late become contrived, overburdened with character minutiae only zealots care about, and saddled with storylines that mistake convolution for ingenuity. While doubtless the merchandisers will make a fortune selling the lunchboxes, pajamas and other tchotchkes celebrating the franchise, for once the commercial hype can't approach the artistic triumph.   Harking back to the original, uplifting purpose of superheroes, Jenkins' superbly directed meld

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'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales': Many Asleep in the Deep
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires film critic
06:01PM / Thursday, June 01, 2017
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I'm not going to do it. I'm not going to over-analyze "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales." I do that whenever I can't fathom for the love of me why someone would want to see the second-rate movie in question. After all, directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg's rambling, rambunctious and dysfunctionally repetitious absurdity should spell an easy day for the critic. The temptation is to write, "It's lousy and that's that. Trust me. I've been writing film criticism for years. This is strictly for those possessing the bad movie gene."   But of course I can't. Besides the fact that such short shrift would put my

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Unpublished Edith Wharton Play Discovered by Scholars
12:55PM / Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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LENOX, Mass. — Two scholars have made a new archival discovery: a previously unknown, original, full-length play by Edith Wharton called "The Shadow of a Doubt."

The location of the discovery at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin was unexpected. Wharton scholars have been traveling to the Ransom Center for more than three decades to research Wharton's papers. The source of their interest, however, was the author's correspondence to her lover, Morton Fullerton. What scholars missed was hidden, in plain sight, in the center's Playscripts and Promptbooks Collection (Performing Arts): two typescript copies of "The Shadow of a

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Mass MoCA Holds Grand Opening for Massive Building 6
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:01PM / Sunday, May 28, 2017
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Museum director Joseph Thompson listens to speakers at the grand opening event in Courtyard D.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art on Sunday officially became the largest contemporary art museum in the world when it opened its doors to another 120,000 square feet of gallery and event space.    With the clipping of an abstract (invisible) yet "shiny and glittery" ribbon, Executive Director Joseph Thompson ushered the crowd gathered in Courtyard D into Building 6 — the Robert W. Wilson Building.   Thompson's brevity on this day is understandable. He's been talking about what the doubling of gallery space at

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