Matt Wilson reports on the disastrous Mass Cultural Council budget cuts from the Ways and Means Committee. MASS Creative urges immediate action to prevent draconian funding cuts.
The Bible vs. free speech. The Constitution loses again. This time in a South Carolina college.
From hosting the Lenox Farmer’s Market to the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence celebration, there is a lot more going on at the Shakes&Co campus than rehearsals and performances.
The grossly maligned actor has his defenders in the LGBT community…and elsewhere. Lady Bunny offers an analysis of the actor’s real intentions.
One of Berkshire County’s four key economic sectors is the creative sector which embraces far more than just art and artists. It also includes writers, designers, planners and hundreds of entrepreneurial businesses.
Best season yet? With eight shows and a youth production announced, Barrington Stage’s 20th season is full of delightful surprises and a bit of the unknown, too.
A flat year for Broadway despite – or perhaps because of – increasingly expensive theatre tickets priced for tourists, not working people.
As Trey McIntyre reaches a decade of leading a dance company, he announces a stunning change of direction.
A look ahead at the changing world of entertainment and the way we access it.
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.