AMHERST, Mass. — When cellist Astrid Schween joins the Juilliard String Quartet, she'll be the first woman and first African American member in its nearly 70 year history.
In Fall of 2013, Mark Schand walked out of court in Springfield, Massachusetts, a free man - after 27 years in prison for a murder he says he did not commit. Two years later, Schand is still getting his bearings. He's living with the wife who stood by him -- and is trying to find a way forward with little help from the system that locked him up.
Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg says only one of his colleagues has accepted a politically risky position on a special committee investigating the possible regulation of marijuana in the state.
Word has arrived of the passing of Phil Woods. The great saxophonist wrote earlier this year that "my improv powers are declining along with my breathing,” and he announced that a concert he played a few weeks ago in Pittsburgh would be his last. Alas, he died today at the age of 83.
The young woman who founded Iraq's youth orchestra believes in the enduring spirit of her musicians. The group planned to bring its act overseas until it was forced into hiatus by ISIS.
Our first in a series of short previews for Live Arts Magazine on October 23rd. Jedediah Berry is author of "The Family Arcana: A Story in Cards", and will be performing excerpts from his latest work at the Academy of Music in Northampton later this month.
Our commentator will miss many things about the region, from its plethora of festivals to maple syrup.
The Supreme Court returns Monday for its new session, with cases pending that could limit access to abortion, restrict unionizing among public employees and alter voter participation.
A couple miles of river have already been cleaned up. The EPA’s latest plan covers about 10 miles from Pittsfield to Lenox as well as four dams south of there.
"AB InBev is very substantially undervaluing SABMiller," says the chairman of SABMiller, Jan du Plessis.
Gov. Peter Shumlin says six people were transported to Central Vermont Medical Center in nearby Berlin, where they’re expected to recover quickly from minor injuries. A seventh person, who officials are not identifying pending notification of family, was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, where the person is being treated for undisclosed injuries.
Even if an employer contributes to a health savings account, the money belongs to the worker, who can move it to find better services or lower fees.