James Taylor returns to Tanglewood July 4, 2015

James Taylor plays Tanglewood July 3 & 4, 2014

James Taylor returns to Tanglewood July 4, 2015 Dec. 8, 2014 Article by Dave Read James Taylor has announced that he and his All-Star Band have been added to the 2015 Tanglewood schedule, for once show only, on Saturday, July 4. The JamesTaylor.com presale begins Wednesday, December 10 at 10 am EDT. There will be  Read more…

Watching Andris Nelsons conduct

Anne-Sophie Mutter and Andris Nelsons perform Dvorak's Violin Concerto with the BSO (Hilary Scott)

Watching Andris Nelsons conduct Dec. 6, 2014 Article by Dave Read Reading the New Yorker is always an entertaining and edifying activity, and sometimes more, such as when I got a rush of sympatico from an article by Alex Ross in the Dec. 1, 2014 issue, Brushfires; Andris Nelsons energizes the Boston Symphony. The caption  Read more…

Christmas 2014 in the Berkshires

A Christmas Carol at The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA; photo: Christina Riley

Christmas 2014 in the Berkshires Dec. 5, 2014 Article by Dave Read The Berkshires at Christmas is something easily imagined, thanks especially to the nostalgia-inducing work of Norman Rockwell and the ubiquity of his painting Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas, which the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce has appropriated into a destination weekend: December 5, 6  Read more…

Jacob’s Pillow 2015 season preview

Martha Graham, Erick Hawkins and the Martha Graham Dance Company in Martha Graham's "Appalachian Spring" Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Jacob’s Pillow 2015 season preview Nov. 22, 2014 Article by Dave Read The recently released Jacob’s Pillow 2015 season preview includes four dance companies and lists performances in the Doris Duke Theatre and Ted Shawn Theatre at the organizations popular campus in Becket, MA. Full details will be available in December. Jacob’s Pillow Executive and  Read more…

2015 Tanglewood schedule

Andris Nelsons for BSOPhoto: Marco Borggreve

2015 Tanglewood season schedule highlights Nov. 13, 2014 Article by Dave Read The 2015 Tanglewood season, which runs from June 20 through Labor Day weekend, celebrates both the inaugural season of Boston Symphony Orchestra music director Andris Nelsons and the 75th anniversary of the BSO’s summer music academy, the Tanglewood Music center. Highlights on the  Read more…

James Taylor schedules Fenway Park gig

James Taylor sings How Sweet It Is at Tanglewood

James Taylor schedules Fenway Park gig Article by Dave Read Tanglewood and James Taylor both announce schedules for summer 2015 concerts on Nov. 13, 2014, but Taylor talks about an Aug. 6, 2015 show at Fenway Park (with his All-Star Band and special guest, Bonnie Raitt) while the Tanglewood calendar has a big fat TBA  Read more…

Berkshires MA hotels

Berkshires hotels - book rooms at the Red Lion Inn or elsewhere

Berkshires MA hotels Article by Dave Read Berkshires, MA is a popular place for cultural tourism and family vacations. Hotels located in cities and towns of Berkshire county, such as Pittsfield, Lenox, North Adams, and Great Barrington represent a variety of national brands, including Holiday Inn, Marriott, Hampton, Crowne Plaza, and Days Inn. They fill  Read more…