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Arts & Culture
3:51 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Audrey Kupferberg: Big-Screen And Small-Screen Entertainment

Since last month, big-screen viewing has been a mix of awesome and disappointing.  The two films I most was looking forward to were Wes Anderson’s THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL and Darren Aronofky’s NOAH.  Both were outstanding visually but in need of script doctoring.

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Sports
3:50 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Keith Strudler: The Return Of Michael Phelps

Welcome back Michael Phelps. After a year or two on dry land, it seems you’ve reentered your natural habitat.

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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Rob Edelman: Coming to Terms

How does one reconcile the past when that past is crammed with the worst kind of memories? One way would be to write a memoir. Another would be to make a film. Both approaches apply to THE RAILWAY MAN, a newly-released film that is a screen adaptation of a book by Eric Lomax.

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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Rogovoy Report For April 11, 2014

This weekend in the greater Berkshire region you can hear a string quartet, a jazz quintet, a world-pop ensemble, a retro-funk outfit, art songs, and a Brahms symphony, among many other cultural attractions.

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Arts & Culture
3:51 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Bob Goepfert Reviews "The Price" At Curtain Cal Theatre

Great playwrights do not always write great plays.  However, even in minor works by great playwrights there is usually something of value to be found.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Keith Strudler: Masiello Limps Back To Manhattan

The last few weeks have been rocky for Steve Masiello, to say the least. It started back in early March, when the Manhattan College head men’s basketball coach led the Jaspers to a berth in the NCAA tournament, where they almost upended the highly regarded Louisville Cardinals. On the backs of that, Masiello was offered the head coaching spot at the University of South Florida, a step into the big leagues for the high rising 36-year-old.

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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Rob Edelman: Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez is one of American history's legendary union organizers and workers' rights activists. Back in the 1960s, he was at the forefront of the effort to unionize California farmworkers. CESAR CHAVEZ also is the name of a new biopic: a simple, sincere chronicle of a decade in the life of Chavez (who is played by Michael Peña).

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Arts & Culture
12:55 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Rogovoy Report For April 4, 2014

This weekend brings jam-band music, folk-rock singer songwriters, and an all star trio of new-music virtuosos to the greater Berkshire region.

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Sports
3:50 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Keith Strudler: Tiger Surgery

Not to complain, but I’ve got a bad back right now. It’s nothing terrible, but just another reminder that I’m not 25 anymore. And that I shouldn’t carry either televisions nor four year old boys several city blocks.

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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Audrey Kupferberg Reviews "The Importance Of Being Earnest"

To celebrate their 50th anniversary season, Performing Arts of Woodstock is presenting Oscar Wilde’s play, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, at the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center right in the town on Rock City Road.

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