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Berkshire Tidbits: From the Top of Mount Greylock
By Judith Lerner, Special to iBerkshires
03:32PM / Wednesday, June 01, 2016
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, 413-743-1591, at the top of Mount Greylock in Adams will have itsof this year's season on Wednesday, June 1, at 6 in the Lodge lobby. This, as most events at the Lodge at the top of Mount Greylock, is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary.

, a local Berkshires all-male a cappella/without instrumental accompaniment quintet — tenors Al Thorp, Jay Wise and Jim McMenamy and bass/baritones Steve Dahlin and David Anderegg — will be new to the Lodge.

However, "the men are all veteran performers who have appeared with other local musical groups, including the Berkshire Bach Society, the Berkshire Concert Choir, the Berkshire Opera, Earth Angels, Great

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Musical Festival Season Appears on the Horizon
By Stephen Dankner, Special to iBerkshires.com
12:40PM / Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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With the upcoming summer music festival season almost upon us, music lovers in droves will soon flock to the Berkshires and southern Vermont to immerse themselves in classical music.

Call it a reward for enduring a long, though relatively mild winter, or a yearly renewal of the soul via the musical preachments of the great masters. Whatever the reason, the classical canon, plus a few surprises consisting of some unfamiliar works and premieres, nurture and inspire us anew at this special time and in this magical place: a “cultural capital” indeed.

Music lovers, ravenous as they are for great performances of beloved, favorite masterworks, want still more: the lives of the

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'The Nice Guys': The Case of the Dueling Detectives
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
08:54PM / Thursday, May 26, 2016
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First of all, you should know that most of the people who meet their untimely and often gruesome demise in director Shane Black's wacky combination of comedy and murder are bad.

Still, it takes a little getting used to the seesaw temperament in this throwback buddy movie dialed up to today's cynicism. But thanks to Black's smart tempo and the fine chemistry Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling conjure as nuttily contrasting private eyes, it works.

Debating if it's OK to laugh as the body count rises, you ultimately decide in favor of mirth. Set in that "L.A. Confidential" (1997), "Chinatown" (1974) kind of West Coast, film noir nihilism, things in "The

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Berkshire Tidbits: Rhubarb Festival Returns
By Judith Lerner, Special to iBerkshires
05:40PM / Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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This week is the hoped-for time for thein Great Barrington under its new owners, partners Laura Shack of Firefly Gastropub in Lenox and Ben Downing — not the state senator but a 32-year-old Great Barrington native.

Downing, with longtime good relationships in town, will manage the pub.

"We see ourselves as bringing back an icon," he said of the work he and Laura are doing on the restaurant previously known as 20 Railroad Street. "But we don't want to undo what's worked."

He said they will emphasize craft cocktails, craft beers and a wine list and, in January, when it will be quieter, they plan to add a wood fired pizza oven.

Their meats will all be hormone

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'The Meddler': Mommy Nosiest
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
06:34PM / Thursday, May 19, 2016
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If you believe that contemporary movies are too full of gratuitous violence, non-stop action and inundating special effects, then you might call director-writer Lorene Scafaria's "The Meddler" the exception that proves the rule.

Starring Susan Sarandon as Marnie Minervini, the loving helicopter mom who just can't keep out of her thirty-something daughter's business, it is a sweet cupcake of a movie, drizzled with just enough sour strife to make it satisfyingly real. We all know these characters. Some of them are us, and happy to indulgently play out our anxieties.

Act 1, scene 1, Mrs. Minervini, an attractive, recently widowed woman in her 60s, has jettisoned her

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Berkshire Tidbits: Farmers Markets Opening
By Judith Lerner, Special to iBerkshires
01:33PM / Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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Eat! Drink! Thursday dining, cooking demo, wine pairing series at , 150 Main St. in Lee, 413 243-6397, is ending its run until the end of October and it is going out with a bang!

This last evening, chef-owners Franck Tessier and Rachel Portnoy are taking their guests on a culinary journey to New Caledonia, a French outpost in the South Pacific.

Dinner will start with coconut-marinated fish as an appetizer followed by pork with caramel and spring rolls. Franck will demonstrate these courses and Rachel will make a Pavlova/crisp meringue cake filled with housemade lychee sorbet for dessert and will create the recipe sheets for diners to take home. And, as always, dinner will be paired with

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Clark Curator Explores 'Enigmatic' Artist in New Book
By Phyllis McGuire, Special to iBerkshires
07:30AM / Saturday, May 14, 2016
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Lara Yeager-Crasselt's enthusiasm was palpable as she gestured to an image of a painting in her newly published book "Michael Sweerts (1618-1664): Shaping the Artist and the Academy in Rome and Brussels."

"This is called 'A Painter's Studio,' " Yeager-Crasselt said. "It was done when Sweerts was in Rome and shows how he approached the subject of artists at work 'with an exceptional degree of immediacy and complexity,' which distinguished him from his contemporaries."

Asked what motivated her to write a book about Sweerts, Yeager-Crasselt replied, "It happened by accident. In a graduate class, I

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'Captain America: Civil War': This Isn't Your Father's Superhero
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
04:09PM / Thursday, May 12, 2016
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It wasn't just because "Captain America: Civil War" was unnecessarily convoluted that I grew despondent as I sat through its 147 minutes of confusion. Later I would also be miffed by the lack of clues leading to the surprise conclusion. But I am beside the point. With nary a Smartphone a-texting, the kids around me seemed to love it, totally welcoming the cacophony and esoteric story details. Such is what Father Time wreaks.

A new generation's ascendancy first begins with the confiscation of popular culture. Anyway, who's to argue with someone who's pinned a small ball bearing to the tip of their tongue?

But hey, wait a minute now. Most of the superheroes who

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Berkshire Tibits: Israeli Holiday, Cooking Demos
By Judith Lerner, Special to iBerkshires
03:08PM / Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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This Tuesday evening, May 10, from 7:30 to 10, thewill celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day with Tastes of Israel at the Gateways Inn, 51 Walker St. in Lenox, 413-637-2532. The public is invited to come, take part in and enjoy this free event which will feature Israeli music, cooking demos and tastings — while they last — of Israeli food specialties.   Federation executive director Dara Kaufman said this celebration will kick off the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires new partnership with the Afula-Gilboa region of Israel. Michele Gazit, chef and owner of Gateways Inn, will assist visiting Israeli chefs Tamar Salemeh Digmi and Israel Noah Odles who are

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'Keanu': Puss & Galoots
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
07:36PM / Thursday, May 05, 2016
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More misses than hits in director Peter Atencio's "Keanu," a rambunctious action-comedy starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, suggest that the effort might best be enjoyed by fans of the duo's Comedy Central sketch series, "Key & Peele." Oddly, though, while unaware of the pair's cable TV fame and thus essentially a representative of the Great Unwashed, this admittedly easy chortler laughed much more than the supposed target audience with whom I viewed the movie.

While it behooves to academically note that the essence of comedy hasn't changed since Oog tripped Grouk as he exited his cave, the art of making folks chuckle, titter and hopefully

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