by Fred Baumgarten* Weeks after most other summer music festivals have wrapped, Music Mountain continues well up to the cusp of autumn. Music Mountain is one of the longest-running summer classical music festivals in the world – longer than Marlboro, Mostly Mozart, Aspen, and Tanglewood. Now concluding its 89th year, Music Mountain was founded in 1930…
On January 7 the Berkshires will reaffirm America’s commitment to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.
Nasty women are far from a hashtag of elections past. And on January 7-8-9 you will find 38 established and emerging playwrights contributing one-minute (or less) plays that 12 area directors will stage as we begin a new political year.
Both could be called “celebrity foundations” but there is a big difference. All told, the facts suggest that the Clinton family has—at least over the last several years—donated more money (and at a far higher proportion of their wealth) than the Trump family.
Charlie Baker’s cuts to the arts puts Massachusetts in league with states such as Nebraska and South Dakota in per capita support for arts and culture. The proposed cut of $7.7 million was included in a larger set of $256 million in vetoes out of a $39 BILLION budget. It seems these days the Republicans hate the arts more than ever.
In “Boston Creates” a cultural development plan for the City of Boston there are a lot of words, created by consultants who moderated hundreds of community meetings. The creators of art were often concerned with the nitty gritty problems of survival and affordable spaces in which to create new work. The fancy “experts” wanted to…
A mother sees the real problem.