Albany, NY – It just wouldn't be summer without Tanglewood, and none of it would be possible without two very special people who keep Tanglewood running all year round- Managing Director of the Boston Symphony Mark Volpe, and BSO Artistic Administrator Tony Fogg.
Albany, NY – John Oliver is director of Tanglewood Festival Chorus, which is the official year-round chorus of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Not only has he worked at Tanglewood with the BSO, Oliver has conducted the techies over at MIT and he's prepared choruses to sing orchestral works in Japan.
Albany, NY – It is not every day that you can view a Picasso, a Warhol, and two incarnations of Elizabeth Taylor all without leaving the Berkshires. But The Loring Gallery in Sheffield, Massachusetts has gathered up several of these iconic works for their latest exhibition titled The Big Boys. The man who made it possible, Gary Bruder of Gary Bruder LLC Gallery in New York City, tells us all about it.
Albany, NY – Dogs have been with people for a long time, for thousands of years they aided us in our survival, and they now serve as valued companions for many dog owners. Jennifer Hicks has completed a series of works which explore the relationship between humans and dogs. Founder and owner of the BE Gallery, Barbara Esmark, talks about the exhibit, and all of the exciting happenings at the gallery.
Albany, NY – Travel writer Patricia Schultz made travel guides cool again with her bestselling book 1000 Places To See Before You Die. Now she turns her eye to our continent with 1000 Places to See In The USA and Canada Before You Die. Her first book has sold over 2.3 million copies and spawned a television show on the Travel Channel. She is a veteran journalist who has written for Frommer's, Berlitz and Access Travel Guides. She speaks with Joe Donahue about how the new volume came about and if it was always her intention to do a second volume.
Albany, NY – In his new book, The Fabric of America, Historian Andro Linklater argues that the Founding Fathers understood citizenship and country in different terms. Linklater writes that since the very beginning, democracy has been tied to property and ownership, and our unalienable rights to the establishment of government, laws and borders.
The Fabric of America: How Our Borders Shaped the Country and Forged Our National Identity, by Andro Linklater. Published by Walker.
Albany, NY – It's a summer of Dutch Arts in the Berkshires, with six different venues hosting exhibitions, installations, concerts, and theater and dance performances from the Netherlands. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details on the programming running through August.