Bob Dylan talks about Christmas in the Heart, in an exclusive interview with Bill Flanagan for Street News Service.
Archives for November 2009
The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA is exhibiting a recent acquisition, the 19th century landscape painting, Farm in the Landes (House of the Garde), by Pierre Étienne Théodore Rousseau, which has been held in private collections and has not been widely exhibited since 1946. Rousseau worked on Farm in the Landes for nearly twenty-five… read more
Berkshires Christmas holiday entertainment schedule is highlighted by the annual production by Berkshire Theatre Festival of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, which runs this year Dec. 12 through Dec. 30 at BTF’s Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA. Eric Hill will return to direct and star for the fourth year in a row; co-directed by… read more
The Berkshires Christmas and holiday entertainment schedule now includes two performances of Matt Cusson and Friends: Home for Christmas, presented by Barrington Stage Company, on Saturday, December 19 at 7pm and Sunday, December 20 at 3pm at BSC’s Mainstage Theatre, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA. The concerts will include special guests Shoshana Bean (vocals), Tyron… read more
From the Why-didn’t-they-think-of-that-sooner dept., comes news that there will be farmers’ markets in Great Barrington and Williamstown on Nov. 21, 2009, the Saturday before Thanksgiving, adding options to the schedules of Christmas and holiday shoppers and planners throughout the Berkshires. Can anyone think of a more welcome stocking stuffer than a festive tin of pure… read more
Drawn Together, a group art exhibition, is scheduled for display at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in downtown Pittsfield, MA from November 13, 2009 through January 9, 2010. Running in sync with the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, Drawn Together includes the work of Linda Baker-Cimini, Betsy Dovydenas, Julie Edmonds, Paul Graubard, Barbeio Barros-Gizzi, Susan… read more
The Christmas entertainment schedule in the Berkshires will include music and dance from Ireland, provided by Tomáseen Foley’s “A Celtic Christmas”in performance at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown on Friday, December 4, at 8 pm. Tickets are $28 ($25 for members and children) and can be purchased by calling 413-458-0524 or online clarkart.edu. Advanced… read more
By Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-2006 There are lots of poems in which a poet expresses belated appreciation for a parent, and if you don’t know Robert Hayden’s poem, “Those Winter Sundays,” you ought to look it up sometime. In this lovely sonnet, Kathy Mangan, of Maryland, contributes to that respected tradition. The Whistle… read more
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Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and WTF Board member Tom Fontana will be honored at the Williamstown Theatre Festival’s 2009 Gala, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. at the Prince George Ballroom in New York City. Tom joined the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 1978, first as self-described “General Factotum” to Artistic Director Nikos Psacharopoulos, and served as… read more
By Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-2006 I love poems in which the central metaphors are fresh and original, and here’s a marvelous, coiny description of autumn by Elizabeth Klise von Zerneck, who lives in Illinois. Like Coins, November We drove past late fall fields as flat and cold as sheets of tin and, in… read more