A&E Archive

  • By Rachel Fitterman Jonathan Secor, arts management professor and director of the Berkshire Cultural Resources Center (BCRC), will be leaving the College in November. “I’ve been here ten years—longer than I’ve ever been anywhere,” Secor said. “I’ve done some great stuff with some great people, but I believe strongly in...

    Secor to Leave Berkshire Cultural Resource Center

    By Rachel Fitterman Jonathan Secor, arts management professor and director of the Berkshire Cultural Resources Center (BCRC), will be leaving the College in November. “I’ve been here ten years—longer than I’ve ever been anywhere,” Secor said. “I’ve done some great stuff with some great people, but I believe strongly in…

  • By Christopher Johnson It is very easy to pay attention solely to sex in Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac,” but the exploration of the human condition through a novelistic narrative is almost more interesting. The story is narrated by Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), who tells her life story through scenes and chapters...

    ‘Nymphomaniac’ Explores Human Sexuality

    By Christopher Johnson It is very easy to pay attention solely to sex in Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac,” but the exploration of the human condition through a novelistic narrative is almost more interesting. The story is narrated by Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), who tells her life story through scenes and chapters…

  • By Nicole L’Etoile The annual North Adams Fall Foliage Parade will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m.  The parade will start near Ocean State Job Lot on Route 8 and continue on to Main Street and Ashland Street. “The parade typically has the same participants each year, but it’s...

    Fall Foliage Parade to Celebrate Community

    By Nicole L’Etoile The annual North Adams Fall Foliage Parade will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m.  The parade will start near Ocean State Job Lot on Route 8 and continue on to Main Street and Ashland Street. “The parade typically has the same participants each year, but it’s…

  • By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.—While the popular image of the college food situation involves students shriveling away in their dorm rooms eyeing empty wrappers, healthy food alternatives abound in this small college town. Brewhaha and The Parlor Café serve a variety of “home-cooked” meals for the exhausted student, and...

    Healthy Alternatives Abound in North Adams

    By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.—While the popular image of the college food situation involves students shriveling away in their dorm rooms eyeing empty wrappers, healthy food alternatives abound in this small college town. Brewhaha and The Parlor Café serve a variety of “home-cooked” meals for the exhausted student, and…

  • By Nicole L’Etoile EDM, or Electronic Dance Music, has become very popular in recent years. EDM festivals are hosted for people to become one with the music and experience it with others around them. Many believe that drugs need to be involved at an EDM festival for the audience to...

    EDM Gains Popularity on College Campuses

    By Nicole L’Etoile EDM, or Electronic Dance Music, has become very popular in recent years. EDM festivals are hosted for people to become one with the music and experience it with others around them. Many believe that drugs need to be involved at an EDM festival for the audience to…

  • By Nicole L’Etoile Berkshire County is well known for its multitude of art museums and exhibits that attract tourists from all over the country and the world.  The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown is quietly nestled near the end of Williams College with a long, winding driveway leading up to it....

    Clark Renovations Bring New Exhibits

    By Nicole L’Etoile Berkshire County is well known for its multitude of art museums and exhibits that attract tourists from all over the country and the world.  The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown is quietly nestled near the end of Williams College with a long, winding driveway leading up to it….

  • By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.— c’s works in Gallery 51’s exhibit “Things You See” exist less in terms of figure and shape and more in terms of new dimensions, seen through the different layers of his work. Sara Farrell Okamura’s works, on the other hand, exist in a world...

    Gallery 51 Hosts Two Artists With Contrasting Visions

    By Christopher Johnson North Adams, Mass.— c’s works in Gallery 51’s exhibit “Things You See” exist less in terms of figure and shape and more in terms of new dimensions, seen through the different layers of his work. Sara Farrell Okamura’s works, on the other hand, exist in a world…

  • By Shannen Adamites   Main Street will be closed from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. this Sunday as a citywide festival with vendors, concerts, and endless creativity line the street. Rock the Block 2.0, a revitalization of Spring 2012’s highly successful block party presented by the Advanced Performing Arts Management...

    Rock the Block returns

    By Shannen Adamites   Main Street will be closed from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. this Sunday as a citywide festival with vendors, concerts, and endless creativity line the street. Rock the Block 2.0, a revitalization of Spring 2012’s highly successful block party presented by the Advanced Performing Arts Management…

  • By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “The Chronicles of the Rose” is returning for its latest episode tongiht at 6 p.m. The show, part of “MCLA Presents! Inaugural Puppet Fest!,” tells the continued story of Rose Valland, a real life curator at the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris under Nazi reign...

    Final installment of ‘Rose’ to premiere tonight

    By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “The Chronicles of the Rose” is returning for its latest episode tongiht at 6 p.m. The show, part of “MCLA Presents! Inaugural Puppet Fest!,” tells the continued story of Rose Valland, a real life curator at the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris under Nazi reign…

  • By Nicole L’Etoile   The Student Activities Council (SAC) will hold a pageant for Mr. and Miss MCLA in the Quad at 3 p.m, Saturday.  This event has not happened since 2012, when only a Mr. MCLA was chosen for that year. “We have so many different clubs, sports teams,...

    SAC amps up school spirit with pageant

    By Nicole L’Etoile   The Student Activities Council (SAC) will hold a pageant for Mr. and Miss MCLA in the Quad at 3 p.m, Saturday.  This event has not happened since 2012, when only a Mr. MCLA was chosen for that year. “We have so many different clubs, sports teams,…

  • The College has announced that its Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) initiation, DownStreet Art, was awarded a $10,000 NEA Art Works grant by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The funding, for this year’s DownStreet Art effort, will be used to increase marketing efforts, revive the mural project, and...

    Downstreet Art receives $10,000 grant

    The College has announced that its Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) initiation, DownStreet Art, was awarded a $10,000 NEA Art Works grant by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The funding, for this year’s DownStreet Art effort, will be used to increase marketing efforts, revive the mural project, and…

  • By Rachel Fitterman   The senior art show “Elemental Connections,” which features the thesis work of graduating art majors, opened last week with a diverse and imaginative range of pieces. Stephanie VanBramer’s mixed media paintings aim to mix words and images to create “pieces of stories the viewer can lose...

    Seniors display imaginative pieces at G51

    By Rachel Fitterman   The senior art show “Elemental Connections,” which features the thesis work of graduating art majors, opened last week with a diverse and imaginative range of pieces. Stephanie VanBramer’s mixed media paintings aim to mix words and images to create “pieces of stories the viewer can lose…

  • By Jenna O’Connor   Opening tonight at 5:00 p.m., the seventh annual senior art show Elemental Connections at Gallery 51 holds promising pieces of art made by nine graduating seniors, who were awarded the 2014 Berkshire Art Association Fellowship. The show will be on display until May 25. The exhibition...

    Senior art show opens tonight

    By Jenna O’Connor   Opening tonight at 5:00 p.m., the seventh annual senior art show Elemental Connections at Gallery 51 holds promising pieces of art made by nine graduating seniors, who were awarded the 2014 Berkshire Art Association Fellowship. The show will be on display until May 25. The exhibition…

  • By Shannen Adamites   This Saturday, the Parlor café brings three highly distinctive Western Mass. Bands to perform a free show at 8:00 p.m. The show features the artful, Northampton-based, electropop duo, Home Body, as well as Northampton’s And the Kids, an indie band with a unique shimmering sound. Opening...

    Northampton indie bands to headline at The Parlor Cafe

    By Shannen Adamites   This Saturday, the Parlor café brings three highly distinctive Western Mass. Bands to perform a free show at 8:00 p.m. The show features the artful, Northampton-based, electropop duo, Home Body, as well as Northampton’s And the Kids, an indie band with a unique shimmering sound. Opening…

  • By Raanan Sarid-Segal   The poetry of Agha Shahid Ali will be read aloud today at 6 p.m. The reading will be held at Mass MOCA, in Izhar Patkin’s exhibit “The Wandering Veil.” This reading is intended not only to showcase the work of Shahid Ali, but also to explore...

    Renowned poet to be celebrated at MoCA

    By Raanan Sarid-Segal   The poetry of Agha Shahid Ali will be read aloud today at 6 p.m. The reading will be held at Mass MOCA, in Izhar Patkin’s exhibit “The Wandering Veil.” This reading is intended not only to showcase the work of Shahid Ali, but also to explore…

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