American Idol finalist to perform at Helsinki Hudson

American Idol finalist Elise Testone grew up in a houseful of jukeboxes (her father collected them), and was exposed to a broad expanse of hit music including Motown, the British Invasion, Janis Joplin, and James Brown. Her appearance on “Idol” launched her career as a soulful R&B belter, and she has appeared on such popular […]

In the cold of winter the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus looks to heat up their local audiences

The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus continues its wintertime tradition of hosting a monthly cabaret, featuring a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers. Each month this winter, Bindlestiff Cirkus will bring a new lineup, with acts including trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty turns. The Bindlestiff stage is one […]

“Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Speckled Band”, live-action “radio” drama at Ventfort Hall

“Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Speckled Band”,  live-action “radio” drama at Ventfort Hall

Remember when “The Lone Ranger,” “Grand Central Station!” and “The Green Hornet” kept us riveted to the radio with the actors’ expressive voices and, of course, the sound effects? Artistic Director Kandie Carle returns to Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum with members of her East Haddam Stage Company presenting “Sherlock Holmes and the […]

Metal, folk, sex, and industrial art collide at Basilica Hudson

Basilica Soundscape returns for its 5th year for another weekend filled with music and art. This year’s lineup will be much heavier than the last, featuring black metal groups “Wolves in the Throne Room” and “Cobalt,” sludge/doom metal band “Bell Witch” and post-rock outfit “Explosions in the Sky.” “It is a very heavy lineup, lots […]

Chatham SummerFest celebrating its 40th anniversary!

Chatham SummerFest celebrating its 40th anniversary!

In Chatham, the locals know how to usher in the summer season right. On July 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the town will be transformed, from Main Street, Park Row, and Hudson Avenue, into a panoply of artisans showcasing their craft, delicious food vendors, non-profit presentations, and free performances of theatre, music, and […]

TEDx Berkshires returns to the Kripalu Center

TEDx Berkshires returns to the Kripalu Center

On June 13, come sink your teeth into a smorgasbord of ideas at the 6th annual TEDx Berkshires event. This day of lectures, conversations, and activities is being held at the Kripalu Center in Stockbridge. The local, independently-organized event brings speakers from all disciplines and backgrounds together for a day of intellectual engagement and activities, […]

Tamarack Hollow Wildflower arts and music fest

The Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center Spring Wildflower Full Moon Arts & Music Fest will be held on Saturday May 21st from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Mt. Greylock State Reservation Visitor’s Center, 30 Rockwell Rd in Lanesboro, MA (at the base of the mountain). This family friendly, all ages event will feature: Gaia […]

Bartholomew’s Cobble ushers in spring with wildflower festival

Bartholomew’s Cobble, the gorgeous natural wonder of Sheffield, is hosting a spring wildflower festival from April 16 to May 6, open 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. The Cobble’s trusty tour guides will be available for walking tours three times a day, answering your questions and guiding you through a sensory floral experience. The landscape of the Cobble […]