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Battle of the Beetles headed to Berkshires

Over the past few decades we have seen one species of tree after another wiped out in our industrialized society, and the causes are many. Sometimes it is acidity in our rain, and in others the spread of non-native predators due to the globalization of world trade and travel. The prolific American Chestnut tree has…

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Spectral Music in a Darkened Concert Hall at EMPAC Nov. 12

Leave it to the inspired programmers at RPI’s EMPAC to come up with something this unique. It’s a contrast of light and dark, harmony and dissonance. Shown above,composer Georg Friedrich Haas’ “in vain” first startles, then captivates the senses. Performed by the 24-member Argento chamber orchestra, Michel Galante conductor, it cycles between light and darkness.…

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How the internet is changing the marketing of the arts

Around the turn of the century, online blogs and digital magazines began to serve as a bridge between traditional cultural organizations and the computer age. Often begun as places where former newspaper critics, journalists and wannabes could continue to work, they have largely found acceptance from both cultural organizations and their audiences. Now a new…

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Boston Ballet Premieres Classic La Bayadère at the Opera House

With an army of dancers, lavish sets and costumes and high hopes, the Boston Ballet unveils a world premiere production of the classical masterpiece La Bayadère November 4-14, 2010 at The Boston Opera House this week. The production is choreographed by Florence Clerc, former étoile with Paris Opera Ballet, after Marius Petipa. “La Bayadère is…