Jazz Blog

Junior Cook

Horace Silver says that his father was “greatly offended” the first time he saw the term “funky” applied to his son in Downbeat. ...

Classical Blog

Welcome to the Berkshires, Ms. Fleming!

Renée Fleming, though she doesn’t appear to acknowledge it on her own website, is currently at the Williamstown Theater Festival; making her first appearance in a staged play rather than an opera. Not that this is too far a stretch for her to make, since she is playing a diva not totally....

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Atkins Flats & Grassland Birds

Proliferating development is destroying grasslands and the species that thrive within. Pete Westover, conservation planner for Amherst, is working to preserve one such grassland called Atkins Flats. In this segment, Westover gives Laurie a tour of the area.