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Fri October 11, 2013

Rogovoy Report for October 10, 2013

Plume Giant, the Brooklyn-based chamber-folk trio that favors pop melodies, a miniature orchestra of sounds and textures, and Beatlesque whimsy, performs in Club B-10 at MASS MoCA in North Adams on Saturday, at 8 p.m. The group’s eclectic approach has drawn comparisons to Bowerbirds, Dirty Projectors, Sea Wolf, and Dan Hicks.

The third annual Made in the Berkshires Festival, showcasing new works of theater, music, film, fiction, poetry and dance by Berkshire artists, takes place today through Sunday at three Berkshire Theatre Group venues: the Colonial Theatre and the Garage in Pittsfield, and the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Highlights of this year's festival include a new play by acclaimed playwright Chris Newbound; a short story from bestselling author Kevin O'Hara; the premiere of an original composition by Gerard Burney; and Mary and Edith: Musings by Women a Century Apart, with Kate Maguire, Mary Mott and Kim Taylor. Mary Mott shares stories of her life in her one-woman show, From Where I Sit, and Maguire and Taylor will perform a stage adaptation of Roman Fever, a short story by Edith Wharton.

Comedian Bill Cosby headlines the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 2013 Gala in Great Barrington on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Over the past half century, few entertainers have achieved the legendary status of Bill Cosby. His successes spans five decades and virtually all media, including cartoons, comedy albums, stand up performances, movies, books, and of course his legendary TV shows -- remarkable accomplishments for a kid who emerged from humble beginnings in a Philadelphia housing project.

An Infinite Odyssey, a four-part series of illustrated talks by international photographers Dan Mead and Sally Eagle, kicks off on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield. The photographers will share their stunning images of wildlife, nature, and foreign cultures along with fascinating tales of their extensive travels to some of the most majestic and breathtaking locations in the world.

Interior designer Mario Buatta, affectionately known as the “Prince of Chintz” because of his affinity for incorporating the glazed, bold fabric into his work, will deliver a talk on his expansive career decorating the homes of the rich and famous in the drawing room at The Mount in Lenox on Sunday at 4 p.m. A book signing and reception will follow Buatta’s talk.

A series of four one-acts called Q W E R T Y; Typewriter Plays by Joan Ackermann is receiving its world premiere staging at Mixed Company in Great Barrington, running Thursdays through Sundays at 8 p.m. now through Sunday, October 27. “Q W E R T Y” is comprised of four one-acts that delve into the charms, strengths and beauty of manual typewriters. 

SETH ROGOVOY IS EDITOR OF BERKSHIRE DAILY AND THE ROGOVOY REPORT, AVAILABLE ONLINE AT ROGOVOYREPORT.COM

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