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Weird Al Yankovic hits No. 1 for the first time

07/23/2014 04:34 PM EDT
'Mandatory Fun,’ featuring massive hit 'Tacky,’ grabs top Billboard spot with a barrage of video releases. 
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Rachel McAdams talks up Lindsay Lohan's talent
07/22/2014 04:03 PM EDT - 'The Notebook’ actress says she was 'in awe’ of Lohan’s abilities. Full Story

 
 
 
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Tanglewood: Festival of Contemporary Music makes big waves

07/19/2014 12:10 AM EDT
LENOX -- Moved by a newspaper photo of frightened fugitives huddling in the bottom of a boat, Jacob Druckman in 1979 composed "Bo" (Chinese for "waves") in honor of the Vietnamese caught up in the "boat people" crisis of that time. 
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Shakespeare's spirit invoked at Third Thursday
07/18/2014 06:39 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- Not often does one hear words like "wilt," "dost" and "whither" spoken in the city.
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Hubbard Hall auditioning for ‘Spelling Bee’
07/17/2014 10:12 PM EDT - CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts in Cambridge is producing the Tony Award-winning "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" in fall 2014 and looking to cast eight strong young actors who can sing and move. Rehearsals begin October 7 and run thereafter Tuesday through Friday from 6:30 to10:30 p. Full Story

Brazilian jazz concert on Saturday in Wilmington
07/17/2014 10:12 PM EDT - The Great American Songbook Concert Series continues at Memorial Hall in Wilmington on Saturday, July 19, beginning at 8 p.m. The monthly series began last month to call attention to and aid charitable organizations in and around the Deerfield Valley. This month the proceeds from the concert will benefit Rotary Club International. Full Story

Nataraja: Bennington Dance Community Gathering
07/17/2014 10:12 PM EDT - BENNINGTON Come dance at Nataraja, a monthly gathering for the local dance community on the third Friday of each month. The next gathering will be tonight, July 18, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Yoga Place, 532 Main Street in Bennington. The forming of Nataraja came out of a desire from and for dancers of any shape, size and ability to have a safe and fun place to find their Full Story

Young pianists converge in Bennington
07/17/2014 02:11 PM EDT -

BENNINGTON -- With accommodations for 42 campers and a staggering total of 30 pianos placed strategically in bedrooms, hallways, closets and even the laundry room, Polly van der Linde's home on Catamount Lane invites the students of her Summer Sonatina piano camp to completely immerse themselves in music for up to five weeks at a time. BENNINGTON -- With accommodations for 42 campers and a staggering total of 30 pianos placed strategically in bedrooms, hallways, closets and even the laundry room, Polly van der Linde's home on Catamount Lane invites the students of her Summer Sonatina piano camp to completely immerse themselves in music for up to five weeks at a time. Full Story

Craven’s Vt. film ‘Northern Borders’ showing at Bennington Museum
07/16/2014 10:13 PM EDT - Award-winning director Jay Craven will present his most recent Vermont film, "Northern Borders," at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 18 at the Bennington Museum. The screening will include an introduction and post-film discussion led by director Craven. "Northern Borders" stars Bruce Dern ("Nebraska") and Geneviève Bujold ("Anne of a Thousand Days," "King of Hearts"). Full Story

New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs. Full Story
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Stonestreet: Acceptance will grow for gay athletes

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Eric Stonestreet predicts that one day, it's not going to take an act of courage for an openly gay person to play in the NFL. Full Story