House of Cards is returning for a second season, and several new top quality series are making their debut via streaming. The times they are a’changing.
Today, most viewers have numerous options other than pay-TV. Their customers can now watch TV on wireless laptops, tablets and smartphones, and use other devices like the Roku set=top box and Smart TV’s.
Roast Turkey with Matzo stuffing anyone?
Pittsfield’s Megan Whilden applauds Gov. Patrick’s initiative as “far reaching and visionary.”
Smart devices are outwitting the greedy and unresponsive cable companies.
The era of the video store has ended. Someone put a stake in Blockbuster’s heart so we don’t ever have to deal with them again.
This season, The Met’s “Tosca” (Live in HD November 9) features Patricia Racette though two of the finest sopranos to ever sing the title role can be heard on the radio.
A superb story about high school days that rings true, this film is as good as any from the mainstream studios.
the fine line between mutual exploitation and genuine love is David Goldstein’s play about a thoughtful gay man and a puppy-like hustler.
A great new series of opera telecasts will begin in the states on October 24, but not (yet) in the Berkshires. Let’s hope someone picks up the ball.
Turtle Hill, Brooklyn is a colorful if subtle film about life, family and friends when you are gay and in love, but not quite ready to make the big commitment, even if you are now 30.
Alan Brown’s lovely new film Five Dances has some incredible choreography by Jonah Bokaer, vivid and authentic moments that any dance student will find can bring back a lifetime of memories. The film has a gentle documentary approach to dancers, and the special sort of relationships those who dance for a living develop with each…
Gail loved Mott’s infectious smile and laugh while Larry enjoyed seeing Maguire on stage again.
“The show must go on,” they say, so Burns and Murray talk about problems that beset a not-quite-ready production.
“I didn’t realize how far out I’d gone…” – Olympia Dukakis
In the course of this two hour play you will meet just about every human prejudice that exists in America today.
New York CIty becomes a one opera company town.
Playing now to November 10 is “Accomplice” at ShakesCo. Gail Burns reviews this head-scratcher, saying:”If you love a good whodunnit, you will adore this show”
The story behind the collaboration that brings three major and monumental works of Anselm Kiefer to North Adams is almost as interesting as the art itself.
24 Berkshire Cultural Councils encourage more arts and culture in our communities,
Henson’s first iteration of Kermit the Frog used material from one of his mother’s old coats and a couple of ping pong balls for eyes.
Mass MoCA and North Adams welcomed thousands who ventured to the FreshGrass Festival for a stompin’ good time.
Ironically, those attending The Met Opera’s opening night which was “not to be used for political action” found this political message in their programs.
Previewing Clybourne Park we find it fiercely provocative yet wickedly funny. This alternately entertaining and infuriating play is a balancing act between race, real estate, and the volatile values of a confused nation.
You might call The Black Suits a garage band musical, but there’s a lot more to it than just that. It’s the direction musical theatre is headed in.
This star-cast Romeo and Juliet sets pretty high expectations,. Handsome (Bloom) and pretty (Rashad) meet the critics some of whom praise them, but others seem to resent their good looks.
A pleasant enough evening at the theatre, but memorable would have been better,
“Kiss Me Kate” is a classic musical about Shakespeare and show business, though its portrayal of women is dated..
“I Do” is a sweet, sincere, yet ultimately tepid story about Jack and impossible choices.
When a complicated traditional relationship is interrupted by the guy deciding he wants to live as a women “Laurence Anyways” takes us on a fascinating journey.
A very informal video review of a film you might want to avoid.
Most critics continue to fault ANNA CHRISTIE for its happy ending, but the playwright patiently explained to Alexander Woollcott why it isn’t at all that way…who is right?