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Shakespeare & Company was founded in 1978 and since then they’ve been presenting world-class classical and contemporary theater with a focus on none other than The Bard of Avon in Lenox, MA.

The season includes three Shakespeare plays: The Merchant of Venice, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Twelfth Night, plus Regional Premieres by three women playwrights: of Or, by Liz Duffy Adams; The Taming by Lauren Gunderson and Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino, a bracing drama fresh from an acclaimed Off-Broadway production.

Additional titles include Sotto Voce by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz, and the return of Stephan Wolfert in Cry "Havoc!", and a new adaption of Aphra Behn’s Emperor of the Moon by Jenna Ware.

Ariel Bock and Jonathan Croy are serving as co-interim Artistic Directors at Shakespeare & Company. They join us along with Daniella Varon who is directing Ugly Lies the Bone

The Mount
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  The Mount is a turn-of-the-century home, designed and built by Edith Wharton in 1902 in Lenox, MA. A National Historic Landmark, today The Mount is a cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton.

The Mount’s executive director, Susan Wissler, joins us now to tell us what they have coming up this summer. 

 

Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden by James Schlett
The Silenced Child by Claudia Gold, M.D.
Young Once by Patrick Modiano
The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction by M.A. Orthofer
Jewish Noir edited by Kenneth Wishnia

Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
Ostend: Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth and the Summer Before the Dark by Volker Weidermann
Conversations with a Masked Man: My Father, the CIA and Me by John Hadden
In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a 30 Year Journey Through Romania by Robert Kaplan
Bob Dylan: All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track by Phillipe Margotin and Jean-Michel Guesdon
Paris Nocturne by Patrick Modiano
The Dot and the Line by Norton Juster

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox, MA.

List:
The Mulberry Bush by Charles McCarry
The Occupation Trilogy by Patrick Modiano
Eating the Colors of a Lineup of Words by Bernadette Mayer
The Cretan Runner by George Psychoundakis; translated by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It by Daniel Klein
Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
Simon Says: Tales Told by the Red Lion Inn Ambassador by Jana Laiz and Jayne Church

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox, MA.

List:
Fast Shuffle: A Novel by David Black
A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin
Pedigree by Patrick Modiano
So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighborhood by Patrick Modiano
Confessions of an Imaginary Friend by Michelle Cuevas

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
Encyclical on Climate Change & Inequality: On Care for Our Common Home by Pope Francis
Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession by Ian Bostridge
Dylan Goes Electric: Newport, Seeger, Dylan and the Night that Split the Sixties by Elijah Wald
Moment of War by Laurie Lee
A Complex Fate: William L. Shirer and the American Century by Ken Cuthbertson
Sage of Waterloo: A Tale by Leona Francombe

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tennenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
Women of Will by Tina Packer
Danger in the Darkest Time (Magic Tree House Super edition) by Mary Pope Osborne
Dora Bruder by Patrick Modiano
The Getaway Car by Donald Westlake
Collected Poems by Michael Gizzi

UPDATE: As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Town Lenox Town Manager Christopher Ketchen says service has been restored. 

Lenox public works employees are attempting to fix a water main break that has left some 200 customers without water. Town Manager Christopher Ketchen says the leak was discovered Tuesday night around 10 when the town shut off water. Workers found the source near the intersection of Housatonic Street and High Street around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon. 

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
Suspended Sentences by Patrick Modiano
Missing Person by Patrick Modiano
Honeymoon by Patrick Modiano
The Georgetown Set by Gregg Herken
Get in Trouble by Kelly Link
Publishing by Gail Godwin
Music Under the Moon by John G. W. Mahanna

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has just over a month left in office. The Democrat made his way out to westernmost portion of the commonwealth for what may his last visit as governor Monday.

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Selectmen in the town of Stockbridge, Mass. have given the go-ahead to developers looking to build a resort using a 19th century mansion.

    

  The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying.

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A western Massachusetts native with state and town government experience has returned to the area to serve as town manager of Lenox

Christopher Ketchen says he always had the goal of becoming a town manager. And it just so happened that a chance to accomplish that popped up half an hour from where he grew up.

   Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
The Broken Road by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Orfeo by Richard Powers
The Visionist by Rachel Urquhart
The Cool School edited by Glenn O’Brien
The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell
Inspiring Generosity by Barbara Bonner

Lenox Public Schools

A Berkshire school district will begin a planning initiative this summer to find new solutions to common problems including declining government funding and student population.

The school committee for Lenox public schools recently voted to begin work on a strategy that will look for ways the district can plan for current and future issues.

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A Marine from Connecticut who was killed in a training exercise explosion in Nevada will be laid to rest later this week in western Massachusetts.

More than 200 singers from throughout the Northeast will converge on the picturesque village of Lenox, MA this coming weekend to participate in the second Lenox Caroling Festival.

Choirs and choruses will perform al fresco on porches of businesses throughout the village. The groups, from the Berkshires, the Boston area and as far away as Delaware, will compete for cash prizes.