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'Sully': Down to Earth Ace
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
01:04PM / Thursday, September 15, 2016
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Director Clint Eastwood's "Sully," detailing the little-told backstory of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's "Miracle on the Hudson," is a competently dramatized paean to a very deserving hero, and much more entertaining than I had anticipated.

Sure, Tom Hanks is going to be as good as ever, and Eastwood will bring his journeyman skill to the work. But in capturing the idea of a human being functioning at his very best, Todd Komarnicki's swell adaptation of the book, "Highest Duty," by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow, puts it all across.

As you may have surmised by now in your traipse on this mortal Earth, our species is capable of

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Growing Common Folk Collective Seeks Permanence
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:20AM / Monday, September 12, 2016
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Common Folk is ready to expand and bring a sustained creative energy downtown.    Jessica Sweeney, co-founder and creative director of the North Adams-based artist collective, has seen the group grow and fluctuate through its early beginnings as a small collection of creative people to a force capable of hosting music festivals.   She noted that although the group is much stronger, it still struggles with becoming financially stable and has yet to find a permanent home to support its mission.   "At the end of the day, we aren’t just a club and we aren’t a group of people. We are here for the community and we want to do things

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'Southside with You': A Sensible Romance
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
01:13PM / Thursday, September 08, 2016
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My Dad, a kindly stoic whose inner romanticism made a poignant appearance when the occasion stirred him, was fond of pointing out, if seeing, let us say, a very large woman and a very small man strolling down the street, "See, there's someone for everyone." All of which is my nostalgic, roundabout way of noting the kismet that writer-director Richard Tanne captures in "Southside with You," a chronicle of Michelle Robinson and Barack Obama's first date in 1989.

The thought here is that the odds of two such socially incisive and committed people finding one another is perhaps even greater than the serendipitous meeting of the big gal and the little guy. The given

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Berkshire Tibits: Fermentation Festival
By Judith Lerner, Special to iBerkshires
05:43PM / Wednesday, September 07, 2016
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For the month of September, Rachel Alves, the registered dietitian and nutritionist for , 760 South Main St./Route 7 in Great Barrington and 1020 South St./Routes 7 and 20 in Pittsfield, will be offering the followingon the remaining Thursdays and Fridays.

On Sept. 8 and 9 she will be rethinking risotto. On Sept. 15 and 16 she will be doing a wow-worthy whole grain dessert yet-to-be-decided. There will be no tasting demos on Sept. 22 and 23. On Sept. 29 and 30 she will be offering a pumped up pasta e fagioli, normally a homey Italian bean and noodle soup but, in this case, who knows?   She is in Great Barrington on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with

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Adams' Art on the Trail Initiative Unveils First Mural
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:04PM / Wednesday, September 07, 2016
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ADAMS, Mass. — Walkers and bikers along the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail have a view of the first of what's hoped to be many art installations along its several miles.

"Crows Local," a murder of crows taking flight against a deepening sky, was unveiled on Friday evening at 13 1/2 Grove Art Works.

"This is one of the first experimental murals," said the artist, Patricia Fietta. "We wanted to try it out on our building first. But the next one is going to be at the water treatment plant in Adams."

The 24-by-7-foot triptych was blown up from a smaller work created by Fietta. The artworks building, a former mill at 13 1/2 Grove being renovated by

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'Playing With Fire' Merges Music, Mystery With Flair
By Stephen Dankner, Special to iBerkshires.com
12:43PM / Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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Often, when we think of our greatest musicians – performers who spend countless hours practicing their instrument, and leading up to that, years perfecting their craft to attain the highest levels of virtuosic and interpretive artistry - we may assume that their lives are fully taken up by mastering their art.

So, it may come as a surprise that occasionally, a maestro ("master") can find the time and passion to dedicate her/himself to a completely different art form – and to, over the years, excel equally at that "secondary" activity. Such is the case with Boston Symphony violinist Gerald Elias.

A graduate of Yale University, Elias has been a Boston

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'Sausage Party": Food Orgy
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
11:57AM / Friday, August 26, 2016
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Contemplating "Sausage Party," an R-rated, animated food orgy in more ways than one, I'm reminded of what a fellow journalist once opined at a block party: "You know what's wrong with you film critics? You see so many movies that when you chance upon something different, you just go crazy."

Thus, I'm proud to report that while the very bawdy, irreverent, sometimes hilarious and ultimately overcooked "Sausage Party" is certainly different, I'm managing to contain myself. While featuring some fine writing and direction from a gaggle of popular, Hollywood humorists, perhaps it's the cartoon venue that inspires some of the deleterious

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DownStreet Art: Aug. 25
11:46AM / Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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Participatory Art & Entertainment:  Throughout Downtown Mortal Beasts & Dieties 5:00 - 8:00PM  Connecticut-based Mortal Beasts and Deities stilt dancers, frequent performers in the city over recent years, will bring their unique artistry to the streets of downtown North Adams,
from 5 to 8 pm. Always a crowd-favorite, look for this trio of stilt walkers as they roam the streets, bringing their signature ‘controlled mayhem and earnest frivolity’ to DownStreet Art

Gallery 85, 85 Main St. Community Art Project, 5:30

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Post-Tanglewood, Area Chamber Concerts Blossom
By Stephen Dankner, Special to iBerkshires.com
11:30AM / Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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The approach of Labor Day marks the conclusion of the summer music festival season, and so the local classical music scene coalesces, as regional presenters favor intimate spaces for chamber music during the upcoming fall.
This will become the dominant genre of music making to be found until next June, when the warm late spring weather invites us to share massed performances outdoors at Tanglewood and other venues, large and small.

Looking ahead, you'll find a variety of concerts presented in churches, chapels, small auditoriums, halls and the like throughout the region. Even Tanglewood's acoustically superb Ozawa Hall is really too big for a string quartet or piano trio to be

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'Indignation': A Fine Sadness
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
11:46AM / Friday, August 19, 2016
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If you need a very literate affirmation that life can sometimes be brutal, sad, mocking, unfair and heartrending, then director/screenwriter James Schamus' diligent adaptation of Philip Roth's "Indignation" awaits you at the Bijou. You can't help but be mesmerized by the searing, incisive realities Roth mines in his chronicle of a Jewish young man's experiences, circa early 1950s, at a small college in Ohio. The messages, either blatant or frighteningly violent in their subtlety, are delivered with righteous indignation, suggesting a modern addendum to the Greek tragedies.

If you're familiar with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's body of work,

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