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"Clybourne Park" performances coming to Vermont and Massachusetts

The Dorset Theatre Festival is gearing up for their fourth and final play of 2013.

Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris will be performed in Dorset August 15th though August 31st, then move to the Barrington Stage in the Berkshires for September.

For more information and times, call the box office at (802) 867-2223, or click here.

Southern Vermont Arts Center hosts second artist talk

Mara Williams, Chief Curator of the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, will speak at the Southern Vermont Arts Center.

Williams’ talk is the second in a series of artist talks being held at the museum.

It takes place Sunday, August 4, at 2 p.m.

For more information, please call (802) 362-1405 or click here.

"Funk in the Trunk" to perform in Bennington

"Funk in the Trunk" to perform in Bennington

Get ready to get funky in Bennington!

The Bennington based band, “Funk in the Trunk” will perform a free concert, on July 16th at 6 p.m.

The concert is part of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s free outdoor concert series.

For more information on “Funk in the Trunk” you can visit their Facebook page, by clicking here.

Local artists to paint carved owls

Local artists to paint carved owls

HOOSICK FALLS – In celebration of ‘Summer of the Owl’ local artists will paint fifteen different carved wooden owls starting in August. Following is more information:

Look for the finished painted owls at various locations around town starting August 28th, the same day the Owl Mural will be unveiled.

They will be auctioned off following the Pumpkinpalooza 5 festival at the Fifth Annual Harvest Moon Dinner on September 21st. The Summer of the Owl is inspired by the legend that our name, “Hoosick,” comes from a Native American word meaning “valley of the owls.”

Hoosick Falls Summer of the Owls Community Celebration has been made possible by generous funding from the Arts Center of the Capital Region.

Arts Weekend coming to Vermont in August

August 2-4 has been designated as Arts Weekend in Vermont.

The weekend will include several concerts, a farmer’s market, and the 35th annual Southern Vermont Arts and Crafts Festival.

The weekend also includes the last couple days of the Hills Alive festival, which ends on August 3rd.

To get more information, on these events, you can call the Bennington Chamber of Commerce toll free at 1-800-229-0252.

You may also visit any of the following websites: www.Bennington.com www.HillsAlive.org www.CatamountProwl.com www.CraftProducers.com.

Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival returns


NORTH ADAMS – The Second Lift Ev’ry Voice Festival is back for its second year celebrating African-American heritage and culture in the Berkshires through a lineup of events and performances throughout Berkshire County from June 15-August 4.

The inaugural Lift Ev'ry Voice festival was first held in 2011. It featured over fifty different events from Great Barrington to North Adams attended by over 30,000 people, ranging from free street festivals to Earth Wind & Fire at Tanglewood.

Something WICKED returns to Proctors

Something WICKED returns to Proctors

SCHENECTADY – As the lights go down on the Mainstage a roar of the crowd erupts. A crowd of young and old, delighted and energetic about the show they are about to see. A show of friendship and the trials everyone must face to be accepted and do what we feel is right.

WICKED, the Tony-Award winning musical began its second run at Proctors on Wednesday.

Highly entertaining for all ages the show is packed full of laughs and emotion.

Everyone knows the story of Dorothy and Toto. Twister comes, house falls, and the Witch of the East is dead. But what do you know really?  Was Glinda as “Good” as she seems. What made the Wicked Witch so, well, Wicked?