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Through intricate quilts, The Muppets live on in this costume designer's closet
HILLSDALE, N.Y. -- With winter arriving early this year, you may have recently found yourself digging through drawers or a closet for that much-needed extra layer of warmth -- a sweater, a blanket or, perhaps, a quilt.
Nov 30 7:27PM BE Berkshires Lifestyles

The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow's recording begins with the rhythm
DALTON -- For much of the time he spent recording bass parts for The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow's first full-length album, Pat Sansone sat with a Sharpie tucked between his fingers. As each of the ..
Nov 30 6:45PM BE Berkshires Lifestyles

James and Jerome's "Piano Tales" span time and cultures
NORTH ADAMS -- James Harrison Monaco describes his "Piano Tales" performances with Jerome Ellis as "hyper-literary, live-music story spectacles for the theater." They are also experiences in time travel.
Nov 30 5:06PM BE Berkshires Lifestyles

Finding America: In Florida
Note: This is a regular series by freelance photojournalist Elodie Reed. Each month, she travels to a different Berkshire County town in search of images that convey the "American Spirit" that ..
Nov 30 5:06PM BE Berkshires Lifestyles

And the winner is ...
Congratulations to Katie Doherty of Lenox who won a copy of The Berkshire Eagle Book Club's copy of "Where the Crawdads Sing." Katie said she would like to see more activities for kids in future ..
Nov 30 12:39PM BE Berkshires Lifestyles

Buy your wreaths for great price, great cause
Tuesday afternoon, while a light snow drifted down outside, it was downright Christmas-y at the North Adams Public School's Greenhouse Program in North Adams.The students and staff members were ..
Nov 21 5:36PM BE Berkshires Lifestyles

Meet The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow's newest member, a 1980s 24-track Studer
DALTON -- "This is amazing."David Tanklefsky had just entered the third-floor storage room at The Stationery Factory where he and the rest of The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow would begin recording ..
Nov 20 7:48PM BE Berkshires Lifestyles

Javanese gamelan music, puppetry returns to Williams
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble returns to Williams College on Sunday, Dec.2, bringing traditional music, singing and puppetry of the Indonesian island of Java to the stage in ..
Nov 20 6:51PM BE Berkshires Lifestyles

Preproduction house calls and brainstorming
WASHINGTON -- On a chilly Friday night in mid-October, a group of adults lounged in a rustic Berkshire home, pizza boxes open on the kitchen table, beer and whiskey at the ready. A couple of ..
Nov 16 6:48PM BE Berkshires Lifestyles

Move over for the Oscar contenders
We've already seen some Academy Award contenders -- "First Man," "A Star is Born," and unless Hollywood has its occasional short-term memory problem -- "BlacKkKlansman." Now we'll see the ..
Nov 16 6:27PM BE Berkshires Lifestyles

A reflective, homemade breakfast with Matthew Penn
STOCKBRIDGE -- When the world is too much for him, stage and TV director Matthew Penn finds shelter riding his tractor, tending to the leaf-carpeted, wooded acreage, complete with two large ...
Nov 16 5:36PM BE Berkshires Lifestyles