Yo-Yo Ma Gives a Surprise Concert at Vaccination Site

He used the 15-minute observation period after receiving his second dose to play “Ave Maria” and Bach’s Prelude in G Major.

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A Model and Her Norman Rockwell Meet Again

The illustrator’s paintings told his stories. Now a teenage subject reveals her own, 67 years later.

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Design Works Prints From Tillett Textiles are Back

In the late 1960s, Tillett Textiles teamed up with designers in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, for a historically significant collaboration. Now the prints are being reissued.

#bedford-stuyvesant-brooklyn-ny, #berkshires-mass, #design, #mcbride-patrick-1972, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #onassis-jacqueline-kennedy, #textiles, #tillett-textiles

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Director of Mass MoCA, Playground for Artists, Moves On

After three decades, Joseph C. Thompson feels ready to let go (sort of).

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New England’s Forests Are Sick. They Need More Tree Doctors.

Climate change is taking a toll on woodlands in the Northeast.

#berkshires-mass, #drought, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #invasive-species, #land-use-policies, #massachusetts, #new-england-states-us, #wildfires

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Leaf Peeping Is Not Canceled: 6 Drives and Hikes to Try This Fall

From the Berkshires to the Rockies, the vibrant colors of fall are popping, and nothing, not even a pandemic, can stop them. Six writers in six states reveal their favorite drives and hikes.

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For Gregory Crewdson, Truth Lurks in the Landscape

As the artist shot his cinematically constructed images in the Berkshires, he was afflicted by mysterious maladies. “I felt my body betrayed me,” he said.

#apnea-sleep-disorder, #art, #berkshires-mass, #crewdson-gregory, #gagosian-gallery, #photography

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Massachusetts Forces Two Theaters to Reduce Seating Capacity

Only 50 audience members apiece will be allowed to attend tent performances of “Godspell” and “Harry Clarke” in the Berkshires.

#actors-equity-assn, #barrington-stage-co, #berkshire-theater-group, #berkshires-mass, #godspell-play, #harry-clarke-play, #theater

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‘Godspell’ Review: Musical Theater Rises From the Dead

The Berkshire Theater Group put on the first professional musical in the U.S. since the pandemic lockdown, and it’s a revival in every sense.

#actors-equity-assn, #berkshire-theater-group, #berkshires-mass, #edwards-nicholas-actor, #filderman-alan, #godspell-play, #schwartz-stephen, #tebelak-john-michael, #theater

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Without Music, Tanglewood Is Empty, Eerie and Beautiful

The usually tourist-packed Berkshires confronts a season without the music festival that anchors its summers.

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Actors’ Equity Signs Off on Live Theater in the Berkshires

Theaters in the Berkshires are planning live shows, “Godspell” and “Harry Clarke,” with limited audiences and virus-related protocols in place. One will be indoors, and one outdoors.

#actors-and-actresses, #actors-equity-assn, #barrington-stage-co, #berkshire-theater-group, #berkshires-mass, #boyd-julianne, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dold-mark-h, #edwards-nicholas-actor, #godspell-play, #harry-clarke-play, #maguire-kate-theater-director, #mccoll-mary, #music, #organized-labor, #shindle-kate, #theater

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Taylor Mac’s Week: Watching Bond Movies on VHS and Discovering the Banjo

The playwright and performance artist is working on two new productions from the Berkshires, and is enjoying virtual cocktail hours.

#art, #berkshires-mass, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mac-taylor, #performance-art, #quarantines, #trickle-up

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