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Berkshires

Boston Symphony Orchestra: Musicians and Helpers

Stanley Ely | Posted 08.24.2015 | Arts
Stanley Ely

The BSO packs everyone, musicians, instruments and helpers, hundreds of folks and tons of equipment, and moves them to the Berkshire Mountains for two months in the summer. A tradition going back decades, the orchestra performs a packed schedule of outdoor concerts.

After 17 Years of Devotion, Ella Baff Exits Jacob's Pillow

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

But while Baff's physical imprint on the property has been huge, it's her realized vision of Jacob's Pillow as a breeding ground for art that has made the largest impact on dance.

A Tour of 'Mini-Beantowns' Shows the Sprouts From Boston's Seeds

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.20.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Did the towns have any links to New England -- maybe a special sense of history, a general store or central green? Could I find New Bostonians with a soft spot for the Celtics, or a taste for scrod? It would take a road trip to find out.

Top Six Things to Do in Williamstown and North Adams MA: Astounding Art and More in the Northern Berkshires

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

What is it about the extreme northwestern corner of Massachusetts, squeezed between Mt. Greylock and the Green Mountains of Vermont, that draws such exceptional art institutions?

Brooklynization of the Berkshires

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel
Find. Eat. Drink.

Cultural places in the Berkshires like Tanglewood, Mass MoCA, Jacob's Pillow and the Williamstown Theater Festival have traditionally stolen the headlines as the stars of this picturesque region, but the locavore food and drink movement is shifting the spotlight.

Our First Year: Opening a Gallery

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

This month marks the first anniversary of the Barbara Prey Gallery on Main Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Opening a gallery was not something I had honestly planned.

Jacob's Pillow Dance: Looking Forward To Summer 2014

Christopher Duggan | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

Every June, my wife, dance videographer Nel Shelby, and I move back into our cabin in the Berkshires to spend the summer filming and photographing the incredible artists who perform at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.

The Importance of Art Conservation: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The conservator can talk about the nuts and bolts while I try and figure out what was going on in the artist's head and eye. In this case, what did Homer see, how did he chose to paint it, why that and how did he execute it.

Last Weeks for Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 12.14.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

It is still not too late to see Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin -- a gem of a small exhibit which closes October 27th

PHOTOS: Breathing Lessons In The Berkshires

FATHOM | Laura House | Posted 11.13.2011 | Travel

We over-work and over-schedule, and sometimes we forget to breathe. The lack of air is more pronounced these days, as my husband and I are first-time ...

Fabulous Video, Baby

Cara Joy David | Posted 09.20.2011 | Home
Cara Joy David

As emphasis on new media continues to grow, "ordinary people" reviews are increasingly considered important. One indication of this is the Sister Act confessional in the Broadway Theatre lobby.

Design Sponge's Guide To The Berkshires

designspongeonline.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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The Faithful Shopper: My Favorite Things: Faith's April Adventures

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Now is the time to shop, dine and spa a little further afield in an April Adventure.

Fall Leaves: 10 Places For Vibrant Foliage

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With the autumn season in full swing, this means we'll be seeing leaves change color and carpet the ground. Check out the best places from the around...