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“And so was the Turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston …

Posted on November 17, 2019

  By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   As Stockbridge, Massachusetts, tucked sweetly in the Berkshires mountains, prepares for its annual celebration of Norman Rockwell fame ~ made iconic by the American illustrator’s depiction of the Main Street at Christmastime ~ my thoughts drift to another iconic tale of Stockbridge. The village is a touchpoint in the James Taylor classic “Sweet Baby James”    “Now the first of December was covered with snow And so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston. Lord, the Berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that frostin’. With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go ….   Perhaps it is the lullaby melody or having been young when that song was young but for me, it is bittersweet.…

Beautiful Tanglewood Wraps 75th Anniversary Schedule

Posted on September 8, 2015

  Write-Up & Photo by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   Even those who are not classical music lovers want to visit Tanglewood. Tucked away off the country roads of Lenox village amid the thick, tangled trees of the Berkshires mountain range in western Massachusetts, Tanglewood has been the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937. The summer 2015 schedule that just wrapped up, marked Tanglewood’s 75th anniversary having hosted performances by the BSO every year except 1942-45, during World War II.   The drive to Tanglewood is refreshing. On concert nights the traffic can get heavy so the best approach is to prepare for a slowdown and take in the beauty of area. The closer one gets it’s typical to see folks carrying…