A day of thought-provoking insights and discussions with noted experts in local, national and international issues. Featured speakers include Adam Segal, Ph.D., Senior Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations; Polina Vlasenko, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow at AIER, and State Representative William “Smitty” Pignatelli, the dean of Berkshire County’s state legislative delegation.
Two critics – a Republican and a Democrat – saw this show about politics and both had a good time.
Charlie Baker’s cuts to the arts puts Massachusetts in league with states such as Nebraska and South Dakota in per capita support for arts and culture. The proposed cut of $7.7 million was included in a larger set of $256 million in vetoes out of a $39 BILLION budget. It seems these days the Republicans hate the arts more than ever.
In “Boston Creates” a cultural development plan for the City of Boston there are a lot of words, created by consultants who moderated hundreds of community meetings. The creators of art were often concerned with the nitty gritty problems of survival and affordable spaces in which to create new work. The fancy “experts” wanted to…
A mother sees the real problem.
From Donald Trump miming putting on a veil, to a version of Cats as a political spoof, is politics becoming more like entertainment . . . or vice versa?
Nothing is likely to move the vacant Mohawk Theatre in North Adams into an actual facility until it is no longer a political football to be tossed around at election time. It can be done, and there’s a new round of Mass. Cultural Facilities grants that offer a real possibility to get the project moving again.