Bridging art and athletics

Bridging art and athletics

Despite the rising temperatures throughout the region, a cold front is gliding into town this month. This cold spell is slated to take form as an isolated force sweeping in by way of Kittery, Maine to Jacob’s Pillow in Becket on Wednesday, July 17. For the first time in the history of the Berkshires-based venue, […]

Exploring the arts through music: Tanglewood’s new Linde Center for Music and Learning aims to create an immersive experience

Exploring the arts through music: Tanglewood’s new Linde Center for Music and Learning aims to create an immersive experience

Tanglewood, a place for community and artistic engagement, is deepening its roots. The musical resource and venue has curated generations of music with a focus on classical and orchestral ensembles for concert-goers over the last two decades. But now, that venue also has another purpose: learning. The new Linde Center for Music and Learning, the […]

Painting a picture of clarity: Norman Rockwell’s granddaughter shares research on the man she called ‘Pop’

Painting a picture of clarity: Norman Rockwell’s granddaughter shares research on the man she called ‘Pop’

Learning about family history and upbringing is often seen as a personal rite of passage along the road to self discovery and identity. But when your last name is Rockwell, it’s a different kind of experience. What started as an exploration into her family heritage following the release of a controversial biography has turned into […]

Tradition and culture take center stage in Sheffield

Tradition and culture take center stage in Sheffield

Swedish folk band Jaerv has shared its music in Japan, Scotland, Ireland, Japan and Spain. And on Thursday, June 27, the band will perform for a crowd in Sheffield. The concert, sponsored by Egremont-based wood supplier Berkshire Veneer and Berkshire Strings, a musical instruction school located in North Egremont, will provide patrons with a unique […]

BIFF toasts to another year

BIFF toasts to another year

GREAT BARRINGTON — A sea of lanyards swung through the crowded sidewalks as the downtown was transformed into a festival showcasing film over the past weekend. The Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF), now in its 14 year, offered movie-goers and filmmakers as well as artists on either end of the camera a look at 21 […]

Festival elevates the status of a spring crop with deep roots

Festival elevates the status of a spring crop with deep roots

LENOX — For many New Englanders, rhubarb is often considered synonymous with springtime. When the stalky plant reaches the surface and unfurls its substantial leaves by May or June, it’s not only a sign that spring has sprung, it’s also time for pies and jams. But the vegetable — and yes, despite the manner at […]

Springing into the season

Springing into the season

Filling in the Sandisfield Arts Center’s missing pieces hasn’t always been easy. For Hilde Weisert and Barbara Penn, the two co-presidents are looking to preserve the building’s cultural tale by making the center sustainable and accessible for people to come together and shine through performing arts. On May 18 at 6 p.m., the Sandisfield Arts […]