Monthly Archives: September 2016

FreshGrass tunes up

Sunny, breezy and Saturday morning — at the end of the picnic table, Tony Pisano plays the first run of a dance tune from Quebec. Lightly and rapidly on piano accordion he leads into La Bastringue, and fiddles, mandolin, guitars, standing bass and bodhran come in around him. I’m feeling for notes on tenor recorder. I…

Original quilts at Shire City Sanctuary

They come in sunlit leaves or a dark blue surface rippling like water in shade. They come in goldenrod-yellow butterfly wings with streaks of orange and blue or green and gold pinwheels against scarlet. On the walls of Shire City Sanctuary on Melville Street, Karen Pratt of Pittsfield is showing quilts she has made for…

Week ahead Sept. 6 to 11

A science opera with experiments from from baking-soda vinegar volcanoes to atomic orbitals? Pulitzer prizewinning novelist Richard Russo? A celebration of fermentation? These late summer days are full of variety … In the photo at the top, David Joseph and Elizabeth Aspenlieder appear in ‘The Consul, the Tramp and America’s Sweetheart’ at Oldcastle Theatre in Bennington,…