Pittsfield’s Megan Whilden applauds Gov. Patrick’s initiative as “far reaching and visionary.”
24 Berkshire Cultural Councils encourage more arts and culture in our communities,
Forgiving a gunman for the murder of five girls is not a simple undertaking, even for the Amish.
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.
In this rare revival of the Pulitzer winning O’Neill play, the sexual politics have hardly changed in almost a century since it was written.
Blood Play has a unique combination of the good, the bad and the absolutely maddening for the literal mind.
Bringing the state’s Cultural Council back up to where it was before the recession has been a priority for cultural advocates like Berkshire on Stage.
It’s time the Brits got over Bunker Hill, Concord and Lexington, and gave their former colony a little credit.
The tug-of-war over the state’s Cultural Council funding had a shirt today, in the direction of increased funding.
Thanks to all who asked their local legislators for a restoration of funding for the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Thanks to you the funding for next year is back on track.
With tax day approaching, remember contributions to cultural organizations are tax deductible, too.
Once again the short sighted legislators opt to cut the state’s meager cultural budget, but the savings will be offset by a drop in state tax revenues, and nothing is gained.
Watching, talking, sharing and enjoying each others ideas are in the spotlight during the third week of the Women Writers Festival.
Diversity seems to the overarching theme in Pittsfield this week. Seen here: Memory Lane March 9-10.
Beginning a series on the arts and its vital role in the American economy.
Government support for the arts has declined as the economy tanked, and the demonizers gained influence, but it will bounce back.
“Sweet Dreams” will be screened as part of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers in March 2013.
The Berkshires received some special recognition this week at the Commonwealth Awards.
A worldwide movement begins at home.
If this tax credit makes it into the Commonwealth’s budget, it could – in just a few shows – equal the whole state arts council budget.
Here’s our guess as to what the mystery statue for the Pittsfield Common will look like.
Without transportation, the cultural and economic life of the Berkshires would grind to a halt.
FDR becomes a womanizer and a drunk in this artless polemic about the 32nd President.
Almost two dozen websites will be stream live video coverage of today’s election. Plan to stay up late.
Can looks influence an election? You bet they can. And do. The Ford Hall Forum has picked a great topic.
In 2013, Massachusetts will invest an additional $462,100 to some thirty locally based cultural organizations. It is an investment that is returned to the state many times over by increased tax revenues.
The much anticipated play with music, the WAM production of The Old Mezzo, will get its world premiere at the Berkshire Museum in October with an all-regional cast. Read More…
How well do we do our arts advocacy job? They don’t mind funding military bands so why do the Republicans seem to despise government funding of the arts? Are we giving the public what we promise in return for our nonprofit status? Read More…
The Berkshire Fringe is back, and Gail Burns takes a look at three of 2012′s innovative works. Read More…
President Woodrow Wilson’s wife Edith kept the country running during the months and years following his stroke. It is a compelling and dramatic story, reaching the stage in a full production in Stockbridge. Read More…
The annual reading of the Declaration of Independence just got more interesting, with the announcement that actor Richard Dreyfuss will take part in the Lenox reading. Read More…