Guthrie Center Article by Dave Read. Arlo Guthrie founded the Guthrie Center in 1991, housing it in the former Trinity Church made famous by the song The Alice’s Restaurant Massacree and the movie Alice’s Restaurant. It is located on Van Deusenville Road in Housatonic, a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Great Barrington, MA…. read more
July 3, 2012 Article by Dave Read Just as Tanglewood is important to the Berkshires, so too is it important to Garrison Keillor, who told the audience in 2000 during the first live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood that it was where he and his wife had their second date. Keillor and… read more
Arlo Guthrie and family concert review Colonial Theatre Pittsfield, MA Nov. 19, 2011 concert reviewed by Dave Read Arlo Guthrie and Family entertained a near-capacity audience at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield on the Saturday before Thanksgiving; he’ll play his annual Thanksgiving concert at Carnegie Hall next Saturday. The show was an ad hoc reprisal… read more
Things to do in the Berkshires during November 2011 include a great variety of entertainment at venues in Berkshire county towns such as Pittsfield, Lenox, Williamstown, North Adams, and Great Barrington. Every performing arts organization with access to a big enough screen seems to have gone decidedly high brow lately with “Live” presentations of opera…. read more
The annual Labor Day Tanglewood Jazz Festival is the most noteworthy event on the Berkshires performing arts schedule, which also inludes plays at Barrington Stage, Shakespeare & Co., Berkshire Theatre Festival and the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. September marks the transition to the always fabulous Berkshires Fall Foliage season, celebrated in Lenox and Lee with… read more
Listed first are events outside the regular programming of established performing arts organizations and/or venues: LGBT Weekend at Jacob’s Pillow – August 5 -7 The 37th Adams Agricultural Fair will be held August 4, 5, 6, 7, 2011 on Old Columbia St. – Bowe Field in Adams, MA. Adult $ 5 Children $1; Three Day… read more
July 2011 schedule in the Berkshires includes some of the most popular attactions and events that help make Berkshire county a top destination for cultural tourism. If you want a reservation at one of the Berkshires’ hotels, Inns, or Bed and Breakfasts (B & Bs), you’re well-advised to book early. There will be one hundred… read more
By June, the Berkshires are host to an array of events than span the entertainment and performing arts spectrum. Summer theatre, which first put Berkshire county on the nation’s cultural map when the Berkshire Playhouse opened in the Stockbridge Casino on June 4, 1928, is in full swing with productions at Barrington Stage Co. in… read more
Berkshires schedules for May 2011 show a great variety of events at arts and cultural venues throughout Berkshire county. There is live theatre and two simulcasts at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield; Gala benefits and an eclectic mix of musical genres in concerts at both the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield and Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center… read more
The world famous Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is located in Becket, an upland town that once supported a prosperous lumber industry and now is noted for its many summer camps and second homes. (Driving directions to Becket, Mass.) The West Branch of the Westfield River, which forms part of the northern boundary of Becket, is… read more
Review of June 27, 2009 live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor at Tanglewood, with guests Arlo Guthrie, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, Heather Masse, and Martin Sheen.
Arlo Guthrie talks about his former plans for developing his business in downtown Pittsfield in the late 1990s, being named Arlo, and introducing Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue to Mama Frasca and the Dream Away Lodge.