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New England News
6:24 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

MassDOT Buys Housatonic Rail Line To Establish Passenger Service To NYC

Governor Patrick joined state officials and others in Pittsfield after riding the rails from the Connecticut border along the Housatonic Railroad last July.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has purchased 37 miles of railroad line from Pittsfield to the Connecticut border. The state is calling it a major step toward establishing passenger rail service from western Massachusetts to New York City.

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Arts & Culture
12:54 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Rogovoy Report for July 11, 2014

The summer cultural scene in the greater Berkshire region is in full flower, so whether it’s theater, dance, chamber music, classical, jazz, blues, rock, comedy, visual arts, or what have you – it’s happening. So go out and have fun this weekend. Here are a few ideas of things to do.

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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Rogovoy Report for June 20, 2014

It’s a big weekend in the greater Berkshire region for the performing arts, with a panoply of chamber music, folk-rock, dance and musical theater, just for starters.

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Arts & Culture
3:50 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Rogovoy Report for May 30, 2014

Well the big story in the Berkshire this weekend is undoubtedly the 9th annual Berkshire International Film Festival. The BIFF takes place primarily at the Triplex Cinema in Great Barrington, but also at the Mahaiwe, the Beacon in Pittsfield, and at the Mount in Lenox, through Sunday. This year, the festival boasts over seventy-five films, including many features of international origin and numerous documentaries.

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Arts & Culture
1:17 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Rogovoy Report for May 23, 2014

As you’ve probably heard by now, MASS MoCA in North Adams will mark its 15th anniversary on Saturday, beginning at 4pm with a series of events culminating in a huge dance party featuring the Bhangra funk of Red Baraat. The hours leading up to the dance concert, which takes place at 8:30pm, will feature pop-up performances by the likes of Mark Mulcahy, Cynthia Hopkins, and Bang on a Can’s Mark Stewart, and an opening reception for As Above So Below, a series of dynamic and immersive new works by Brooklyn-based artist Teresita Fernández.

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The Roundtable
11:45 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Berkshire Community Action Council - Grown in the Berkshire Gala 3rd Annual Fundraiser

    

  The Berkshire Community Action Council was incorporated in 1966 as a non-profit human service organization was designated the anti-poverty Community Action Agency for Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

They are presenting their “Grown in the Berkshire Gala” 3rd Annual Fundraiser in collaboration with Northern Berkshire United Way on Tuesday May 6th - sponsored by The Orchards and their Executive Chef, Chris Bonnivier along with several other of Berkshire County’s finest chefs.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Berkshire Grown March Maple Dinner

   Berkshire Grown supports and promotes local agriculture as a vital part of the Berkshire community, economy, and landscape. They are the “go to” network linking farmers and the Berkshire community; through events, workshops, promotions, advocacy, and education highlighting locally grown and produced food.

This year’s Berkshire Grown March Maple Dinner will take place on March 24 at Cranwell Resort in Lenox, MA. Area chefs will celebrate the first harvest of the season with a five-course dinner created using maple products from regional maple producers.

Here to tell us more about Barbara Zheutlin, the Executive Director of Berkshire Grown and Melissa Leab from Ioka Valley Farm.

Commentary & Opinion
12:30 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Rogovoy Report for February 21, 2014

This weekend brings surrealist games, a downtown arts festival, a festival of new short plays, Americana performers and a whole lot more to the greater Berkshire region.

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Arts & Culture
12:46 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Rogovoy Report for January 10, 2014

This weekend brings a Jamaican-born singer-guitarist who only comes with a D-String; a soul singer who finally caught the spotlight after 50 years in the trenches; and several art exhibitions, including one focusing on the art of the nude, and another on endangered species of animals.

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Arts & Culture
3:50 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Rogovoy Report for December 27, 2013

This last weekend of the year leading into New Year’s Eve suggests that 2013 still has plenty of life in it yet and will not go gently into that good night, with jazz, pop, classical, folk, and funk music, plus several holiday-themed theatrical events, on area stages.

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