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  • Diversity at The Metropolitan Opera

    Composer Terrence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up In My Bones

    By: Susan Hall - Oct 14th, 2021

    The Metropolitan Opera got a public relations boost when they mounted Terrence Blanchard’s ""Fire Shut up in My Bones" as their season opener. An unusually packed theater sweetened the Met's premiere. No question "Fire" is a wonderful piece of orchestral work. Elements of black folk music like gospel, jazz, and stepping, fit seamlessly into the overall scheme.

  • Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds

    Rose Art Museum's Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence

    By: Rose - Oct 14th, 2021

    The Rose Art Museum named Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds (b. 1954, Cheyenne/Arapaho) its 2021-2022 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence. Since 2002, the Perlmutter Residency has been part of the Rose Art Museum’s longstanding tradition of promoting artists of extraordinary talent whose works address contemporary issues of vital urgency.

  • Facing Columbus

    Four Italian American Artists at NY's Museum of Arts and Design

    By: MAD - Oct 13th, 2021

    Italian American Artists Grapple with Christopher Columbus's Legacy at MAD Museum. The Museum of Arts and Design will host 4 NYC artists of Italian heritage for a discussion about the colonial legacy of Christopher Columbus and his importance to the Italian American community. 

  • Letter to the Editor

    Re: "Miroirs" by Wataru Iwata

    By: Erica H. Adams - Oct 13th, 2021

    This is Wataru Iwata emailing from Japan. I’ve been working as a pianist, music composer, visual artist and recently putting more time into digital art.  

  • Mahagonny, Komische Oper, Berlin

    Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

    By: Angelika Jansen - Oct 11th, 2021

    What startet 1930 as the first opera cooperation between the playwright Bertolt Brecht and the composer Kurt Weill may well turn out to be the last big opera in the 2021/22 season. Mahagonny is being presented at the Komische Oper Berlin with Barrie Kosky as director. 

  • Every Brilliant Thing

    Produced by Oakland Theater Project

    By: Victor Cordell - Oct 13th, 2021

    Duncan MacMillan’s award-winning, 60-minute, one-person play, “Every Brilliant Thing,” centers on a list reflective of obsessive compulsion.  The narrator/protagonist itemizes everything worth living for.  Remarkably, he starts the list at age seven. 

  • Lizard Boy

    Produced by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

    By: Victor Cordell - Oct 13th, 2021

    With “Lizard Boy,” youth is served and age is respected.  This is a big tent musical that will please anyone with an open mind and a caring heart.  The auteur, Justin Huertas who wrote the book, music, and lyrics, and who plays the lead role, has fashioned an absolutely riveting theater piece that pulsates with emotion and extracts enormous empathy.

  • The Helbing Mentorship Program

    For LGBTQIA+ Arts Writers

    By: Aaron Krause - Oct 11th, 2021

    The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) announces The Helbing Mentorship Program. Under the program, LGBTQIA+ arts writers will work with leading theater critics to imrpove their craft and publish their work. The year-long program, which will begin in September 2022, includes a $5,000 grant.

  • The Porch at Windy Hill

    At Ivoryton Playhouse

    By: Karen Isaacs - Oct 11th, 2021

    Blue grass and Appalachian music usually isn’t my thing, but my toes were tapping while enjoying the play-with- music, The Porch at Windy Hill now at Ivoryton Playhouse through Sunday, Oct. 17.

  • The Twentieth Century Way

    At Island City Stage, near Ft. Lauderdale

    By: Aaron Krause - Oct 11th, 2021

    Island City Stage's first-ever production was of Tom Jacobson's play, The Twentieth Century Way. To kick off its 10th anniversary season, Island City Stage is reviving The Twentieth Century Way. The play focuses on two out-of-work actors in 1914 who hired themselves out to the Long Beach, Calif. Police Department to entrap "social vagrants (homosexuals)".

  • The Mount Calendar

    Events Update

    By: Mount - Oct 08th, 2021

    Experience the beauty and splendor of Edith Wharton’s beloved estate. The Mount is currently open Wednesday – Sunday for tours. We are open on Saturdays and Sundays in November & December. See the mansion all dressed up for the Holidays! Holiday House tours start November 27. Tours can be booked online at EdithWharton.org. Please visit our website for the latest calendar of events.  

  • Clark Presents Zoom Lecture on Stockbridge-Munsee Community

    By Heather Bruegl, Director of Education at Forge Project

    By: Clark - Oct 07th, 2021

    On Saturday, October 16, Heather Bruegl, Director of Education at Forge Project, discusses the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, the indigenous people who once lived on these lands.

  • Scenes from a Marriage on HBO

    Remake of Ingmar Bergman Film

    By: Jack Lyons - Oct 06th, 2021

    Israeli filmmaker Hagai Levi decided he wanted to do a more modern updated version of Ingmar Bergman’s 1973 seminal film “Scenes from a Marriage” that originally starred Liv Ullman, Erland Joseph, Bibi Andersson, Jan Malmsjo, and Gunnel Lindblom.  However, writer/adaptor/director Levi trimmed several characters for his 2021 version.

  • A.R. Gurney's Sylvia in Arvada Colorado

    Brilliant Production of an Odd Love Triangle

    By: Susan Hall - Oct 03rd, 2021

    A. R. Gurney’s Sylvia had a 1995 production in New York featuring Charles Kimbrough, Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker.  It is one of Gurney’s most frequently produced plays.  A husband in mid-life crisis would prefer the compansionship of a dog to a mistress.

  • Little Girl by Sebastien Lifshitz

    French Film About a Trans Child

    By: Nancy Bishop - Oct 06th, 2021

    Little Girl, a 2020 documentary about a young French trans girl, would be a good introduction to what it means to feel you were born in the wrong body. It’s an exquisite film, a sweet story of 7-year-old Sasha, who lives in rural France with her incredibly devoted and supportive family. Unfortunately, not everyone around her is equally as understanding.

  • Arnie Reisman Journalist, Playwright, Poet at 79

    Resident of Martha’s Vineyard

    By: Charles Giuliano - Oct 05th, 2021

    Arnie Reisman, a Martha Vineyard resident died suddenly. He was 79. Starting as editor of the Brandeis University Justice he was later editor of the weekly Boston After Dark/ Phoenix. He was a prolific documentary filmmaker and playwright as well as publisher of several books of poetry. With his wife Paula Lyons, he was also a panelist on NPR’s Says You!, the long-running comedy quiz show. His documentary The Powder and the Glory was the basis of the Broadway show War Paint.

  • Eclipse Mill Artists Annual Exhibition

    Reconnections 2021

    By: Eclipse - Oct 03rd, 2021

    Eclipse Mill Artists Annual Exhibition, Reconnections 2021, will present the work of 24 artist residents of the North Adams complex. The Annual is a long standing tradition for the artists loft building.

  • Hang at Shakespere & Company

    By Debbie Tucker Green

    By: Sarah Sutro - Oct 03rd, 2021

    In the playbill for Hang by Debbie Tucker Green, the setting is described as ‘Nearly now.’ How prescient the playwright is, to recognize old and new layers of fascism, terribly becoming everyday.

  • Performance Artist Tim Youd

    100 Novels Project

    By: Nancy Bishop - Oct 03rd, 2021

    Tim Youd has been at work on his 100 Novels Project for about 10 years. The Jungle is #71 and he just finished retyping Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, on a early Remington typewriter at the Arts Club on Ontario Street. Anderson lived nearby (at the corner of what is now Wabash and Superior) when he was writing the book (a short story cycle), published in 1919.

  • A Crossing: A Dance Musical

    Barrington Stage Presents Powerful New Work for All of America

    By: Charles Giuliano - Oct 02nd, 2021

    While focused on a group of migrants this is the story of all of us. It conveys an America rooted in exclusion, violence and intolerance. This is a stunning new musical for all Americans.

  • Steel Magnolias Blooms in Denver

    Robert Harling's Classic Perfetly Produced

    By: Susan Hall - Oct 02nd, 2021

    Steel Magnolias is staged by the Cherry Creek Theater in Denver, Colorado. This comic tragedy comes alive in a beauty parlor, whose window frames look out on the talk of the town parading by. In the South, men sit under a pecan tree and talk about affairs as if they all had PhDs from Harvard.  The women hunker down to have their hair and nails done.

  • Honoring Jazz Entrepreneur George Wein

    In Tribute Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

    By: Rosenfeld - Oct 03rd, 2021

    Michael Rosenfeld Gallery had a long and personal relationship with George Wein and we remember and celebrate his kindness and spirit. In a recent letter to Michael Rosenfeld on the occasion of the gallery’s 30th anniversary, he wrote: “30 plus years ago, by chance I walked into a brownstone building on the Upper East Side. There was a sign outside that said: Michael Rosenfeld Gallery. That was the day I met you. And to say it changed my life, is putting it mildly.”

  • Gateways Inn in Downtown Lenox

    Announces Jazz Series

    By: Gateways - Oct 01st, 2021

    The Gateways Inn in downtown Lenox has announced a new jazz series, starting in October and running Thursdays through Saturdays, with a special concert on Sunday, Oct. 24. Presented in association with Berkshires Jazz, Inc., the series underscores the venue’s ongoing dedication to live music.

  • Yehuda Hanani and Close Encounters Return

    Classic, Jazz, Whimy and Bee Bop in One Splendid Evening

    By: Susan Hall - Sep 30th, 2021

    An invitation to a close encounter with very special music.  Paul Schoenfield’s runaway classical hit, Café Music for piano trio, sets the tone for a celebratory re-opening. Combining elements of classical, jazz, klezmer and whimsy, Café Music is caffeine-fueled and irresistible.

  • Haunted Hancock Shaker Village

    Spooky Tours

    By: Hancock - Oct 01st, 2021

    Peer into hidden spaces, with guides sharing tales of ghosts that dwell here and the Shakers' participation in the Spiritualist Movement.

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