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Williamstown Theatre Festival Aims for Safe, Outdoor Season
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:55PM / Thursday, April 08, 2021
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mandy Greenfield's innate pessimism paid off for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the theater going public and the town.   On Thursday, the WTF's artistic director met with the town's Board of Health to discuss the summer season that the festival officially unveiled on Wednesday night.   Greenfield, who told the board that she always presumes "we're on the brink of disaster," said she committed to the idea of an outdoor 2021 season way back in August.   "At that time, I got some pushback from people saying, 'By next summer, we'll be ready to be back indoors,' " Greenfield said. "I

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BAAMS Holding Fundraiser
12:07PM / Monday, April 05, 2021
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ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshires' Academy For Advanced Musical Studies is holding a spring fundraising drive.   Berkshires' Academy For Advanced Musical Studies (BAAMS) is holding an online fundraising drive with a goal of $50,000.   Currently, the academy has raised a little over $3,389.13 to provide free online music programming for Berkshire County youth.    The music academy has been largely pushed online through the pandemic. Instead of offering in-person education, the BAAMS team has created eBAAMS.   The online version of the academy offers live-streamed music lessons for ages 12-18 as well as a library of original play-along tracks and musical

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CARE SYLLABUS Project Receives Cultural Council Grant
08:06AM / Friday, April 02, 2021
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — CARE SYLLABUS, a joint project of MCLA's The Mind's Eye and MASS MoCA, has received a $3,200 grant from the Cultural Council of the Northern Berkshires.     By engaging with artists, educators, and academics, CARE SYLLABUS hopes to facilitate critical discussion and strengthen cultural relationships in Western Massachusetts and beyond. Through a combination of public digital programming and online exhibitions, CARE SYLLABUS has mimicked a classroom syllabus to create five modules, guided by guest curators, which examine the theme of care from different perspectives.     The Cultural Council grant will support the development

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Images Cinema Open For Theater Rentals
03:51PM / Thursday, April 01, 2021
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Images Cinema has entered the first phase of its reopening plan with Private Theater Rentals.    The theater is available for private rentals for quarantine pods or other groups.    The rental price starts at $350, with a discounted price of  $275 for Images members. The schedule is flexible, so any night of the week can be a night out at the movies.   Plus, people can also enter Images' raffle for a 1-in-35 chance to win a Private Theater Rental. To buy a $10 raffle ticket, visit Images Cinema's online store, images-cinema.square.site.   All current guidelines will be followed, meaning groups can be no larger than 20

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Berkshire, Barrington Stage Companies Look Forward to Summer Return
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
04:04AM / Monday, March 29, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The past year of pandemic was a markedly difficult year for the arts, but local theaters are looking forward to COVID-19-friendly programming in the new year.   "It's been a year of trying to understand what a government's role is in taking care of us, not only in terms of our health but in terms of society, justice, and for all of these things to be happening at once," Berkshire Theatre Group's Artistic Director Kate Maguire said. "The only thing I know is that when we do start leaving our houses, we're going to be faced with different realities, and I think we should all be trying to create something really better for the

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Cultural Grants Awarded To Northern Berkshire Communities
08:09AM / Friday, March 26, 2021
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — State Representative John Barrett III and the Northern Berkshire Cultural Council jointly announced the award of 63 grants totaling $72,500.00, for cultural programs in Northern Berkshire Communities.    These eleven communities are comprised of ; Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, Hancock, Lanesborough, Monroe, New Ashford, Savoy, Williamstown, and the City of North Adams. A complete list of recipients and grant amounts can be found here. http://Www.mass-culture.org/ccnb   "It's the local volunteers who really make this system work," said State Representative Barrett. "They make limited resources go as far as possible, and

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Clark Art: Virtual Artist Conversation
12:58PM / Monday, March 22, 2021
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Artist Jennie C. Jones discusses her site-specific installation in the Clark's "Ground/work" exhibition with Dr. Kimberly Juanita Brown, associate professor at Dartmouth College and author of "The Repeating Body: Slavery's Visual Resonance in the Contemporary" (Duke University Press), on Tuesday, March 23.    This free program takes place over Zoom at 6 pm.   "Ground/work," the Clark's first outdoor exhibition, consists of newly commissioned site-responsive installations by six  contemporary artists set throughout the woodland trails and open meadows of the  140-acre campus.    Working

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Clark Art Lecture: Making Visible/Rachel Ruysch
08:09AM / Thursday, March 18, 2021
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. —Class of 1974 Curatorial Fellow Robert Schindler will present the talk "Making Visible/Rachel Ruysch" as part of the Clark's Research and Academic Program's lecture series.    The lecture will be recorded and made available on the Clark website from March 19 through June 15.   According to a press release, Schindler introduces the career, work, and legacy of Rachel Ruysch (1664–1750), considered one of the foremost still-life painters of her time. Research on Ruysch's life and work lags behind that of many of her male contemporaries, which stands in stark contrast to the fame and fortune she achieved during her long

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Berkshire Museum Temporarily Closes After Positive COVID-19 Test
12:18PM / Monday, March 15, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. The Berkshire Museum has temporarily closed  after becoming aware of a positive COVID-19 case within the building.   Museum staff made the decision to close Sunday after learning someone who had recently been on site had tested positive for the Coronavirus. All visitors with reservations during the closure will be contacted by the museum to reschedule or refund their tickets.   The Museum will reopen Thursday, March 18   Museum staff were notified the afternoon of Sunday, March 14 that an individual who had recently been on site tested positive for COVID-19. Visitors, staff, and contractors who may have interacted with the individual will be contacted

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EfoolsAll and FunBerkshire Comedy Event
08:02AM / Friday, March 12, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) Berkshire County is collaborating with 1Berkshire for an April Fool's Comedy program to benefit the Berkshire County COVID-19 Relief Fund run by Berkshire United Way and the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.   Punnily named "EfoolsAll and FunBerkshire," the event will be presented by the Laugh Dealers, recent graduates of EforAll Berkshire County's Business Accelerator program.  The show will include the duo's "digital impersonations" and four nationally-known stand-up comedians: Steven Rogers (Late Show with Stephen Colbert) Seth Brown (High Mud Comedy Fest at MassMOCA) Isabel

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