Albany, NY – Before you know it, theatre lovers from all over the Northeast will be flocking to Stockbridge for the Berkshire Theatre Festival's newest productions. BTF's Executive Director Kate McGuire and Brandeis professor Eric Hill, who will be directing BTF's production of The Glass Menagerie, tell us about BTF's 2007 season.
Albany, NY – One of the more recent arrivals on the Hudson Valley's summer arts scene is the Marbletown Chamber Arts Festival, which is attracting many chamber and cabaret music devotees. WAMC's Paul Elisha speaks with festival director, David Alpher.
Albany, NY – Now on the tail end of spring, animals have been busy all season constructing their summer dwellings. But how closely do we really look at these everyday animals? Professor James Gould has investigated the fascinating buildings made my animals, birds and insects in his book Animal Architects.
Animal Architects: Building and the Evolution of Intelligence. By James Gould and Carol Grant Gould. Published by Basic Books.
Albany, NY – When Pulitzer Prize winning playwright August Wilson passed away in 2005, the final chapter in his "Pittsburgh Cycle" had not yet arrived on Broadway. Titled "Radio Golf," this frank exploration of Black America in the '90s has finally made it to Broadway's Cort Theatre. Our downstate theatre critic Wally Rubin has a review.
Albany, NY – Many of us know Barbara Kingsolver for her amazing fiction-- The Poisonwood Bible and Prodigal Summer. But her latest-- Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life-- is a chronicle of how she and her family vowed to spend a year eating a locally produced diet. She speaks about how she came to this project.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. By Barbara Kingsolver. Published by Harper Collins.
Albany, NY – Anita Shreve is the best-selling author of such novels as A Wedding in December, Eden Close, The Pilot's Wife and Light on the Snow. Her newest novel is titled, Body Surfing, which looks at the jealousies that can explode within a family and how they can tear it apart. She speaks about how she came to write this novel.
Body Surfing by Anita Shreve. Published by Little Brown.