Arts & Culture
11:40 am
Thu October 30, 2014

16th Annual Williamstown Film Festival


  The Williamstown Film Festival was founded in 1998 to fill a cultural gap in a part of Massachusetts known for its world-class museums, theater, music, and dance – the Berkshires. Because film seemed the missing link in an artistically rich region, some two dozen local residents and graduates of Williams College felt strongly that a film festival could bridge the gap.

Now in its 16th year, The Williamstown Film Festival will present films, parties, and panels November 5th through the 9th in Williamstown and North Adams, MA.

Here to tell us more are Williamstown Film Festival director Steve Lawson and Program Consultant, Sandra Thomas.

New England News
11:01 am
Wed October 15, 2014

North Adams Council Approves Hospital Resolution; Similar Effort On Hold In Williamstown

Berkshire Health Systems owns the hospital campus in North Adams where the Pittsfield-based company operates a satellite emergency facility.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

At its meeting Tuesday night, the North Adams City Council joined five other Berkshire County communities in passing resolutions that call for a full-service hospital in the region. 

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New England News
8:05 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Meet Doug Jones, New Executive Director Of Images Cinema

Credit Helene Armet / Facebook: Images Cinema

Images Cinema in Williamstown, Massachusetts recently announced it has landed a new executive director who has worked in the film business for 30 years, most recently in Los Angeles. Having spent time in San Francisco and Minneapolis, Doug Jones most recently served as associate director of programming at the Los Angeles Film Festival and Film Independent. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis spoke with Jones who takes over in September. 

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New England News
6:28 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Images Cinema Names New Executive Director

Credit Helene Armet / Facebook: Images Cinema

Images Cinema in Williamstown, Massachusetts has landed a new executive director who has worked in the film business for 30 years, most recently in Los Angeles.

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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Thu July 10, 2014

The Clark: Re-Thought And Re-Opened

  The Sterling and Francine Clark Institute in Williamstown re-opened on the Fourth of July after being closed since March for a major construction project over a decade in the making.

The Clark houses a noted collection of 18th and 19th century artwork. The $145 million project includes a new building, another building rebuilt and a complete rethinking of the Clark’s 140-acre campus, with three new reflecting pools, 2 miles of hiking paths and more than 1,000 new trees.

And then there is the amazing art. To tell us more we welcome Clark Director Michael Conforti and senior curator Richard Rand.

New England News
6:26 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Website Aims To Be Online Hub For Williamstown

Credit http://destinationwilliamstown.org/

A new website aims to provide potential tourists a one-stop shop for all they need to know about what’s happening in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

The Destination Williamstown website took less than a year to go live. Barbara McLucas is one of a handful of residents who met on a porch in July 2013 and decided it was time to better showcase their town online.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Williamstown Nears Cultural District Designation

Williamstown, Mass.
Credit wikipedia.org

Already considered so by many, Williamstown, Massachusetts is looking to be officially designated as a cultural destination.

Home to The Clark Art Institute, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Williams College Museum of Art and other attractions, the northern Berkshire town is not home to one of the 19 officially designated cultural districts in the commonwealth. Fran Lapidus set out to change this.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Honeyhoney In Williamstown And North Adams

    The duo Honeyhoney - Ben Jaffe and Suzanne Santo - is playing two shows in the region next weekend.

On April 11th they’ll play a benefit concert for Arts Programs at Mt. Greylock Regional High School where Ben attended and graduated from as a mediocre student (his words). For that show, they’ll play WITH Mt. Grelock’s high school band.

They are also playing a Billsville House Concert at the Elks Lodge in North Adams, MA on April 12th.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon October 21, 2013

15th Annual Williamstown Film Festival

The Williamstown Film Festival's 15th season will run October 30th through November 3rd. On the schedule: 30 films (many of them premieres) more than a half-dozen parties, and events at MASS MoCA, Williams College, the Clark Art Institute, and Images Cinema.

To tell us more we welcome Steve Lawson - the executive director of the Williamstown Festival and Joe Finnegan, President of the WFF Board and Sandra Thomas of Images Cinema.

New England News
6:00 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Williamstown To Apply For Cultural Designation

A view of Main Street in Williamstown
Credit Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

The selectboard of Williamstown recently voted to allow the town to pursue a Cultural District Designation from the state of Massachusetts designed to promote economic development through the arts.

On Wednesday evening, the Williamstown selectboard gave the go-ahead for town residents to seek out a Cultural District Designation from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The designation is not a monetary award but includes signage and serves as a badge of honor in recognition of community efforts to promote the arts and humanities.

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