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Culture To Do From Your Couch Week 15 Edition

John Lewis

Remembering John Lewis

John Lewis — Get in the Way follows the courageous journey of the civil rights hero, congressional leader, and human rights champion whose unwavering fight for justice spanned more than 50 years. This 2017 documentary will open with a new introduction by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Watch Thursday, July 23 at 8 p.m. on NEPM.


PLUS! Listen to a Fresh Air interview with John Lewis and Terry Gross, recorded on January 19, 2009 on Martin Luther King Day and the day before the inauguration of America's first African American president, Barack Obama.


PBS Short

PBS Short Film Festival

Celebrate independent film and filmmaking. The 2020 PBS Short Film Festival features 25 short films covering topics such as race, sexuality, activism, family, mental illness, music, and more. One film will win the “Most Popular” prize, decided by your votes and likes, and one will receive the “Juried Prize,” decided by the jury of eight film professionals. All 25 films are available for viewing now.

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John and Bonnie

John & Bonnie: First Rate Pops

Enjoy another iconic concert from the Evening at Pops archive. In this 1992 performance father and daughter John (Carousel, The Pajama Game) and Bonnie (“Nick of Time,” “Luck of the Draw”) Raitt, sang together for their first joint television performance. Nashville fiddler Mark O’Connor joined them. Watch on NEPM Friday, July 24 at 9 p.m.


Springfield Symphony Orchestra Homegrown Series

Each week, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra brings you a new performance in the Homegrown series. Hear from maestro Kevin Rhodes, SSO musicians, youth musicians and more. Along with music, enjoy conversation about instruments, pieces and composers. Webcasts are uploaded weekly.

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WAM Theater Virtual Exhibit

WAM Theater Virtual Exhibit

WAM Theatre is a professional theatre company based in Lenox MA that creates theatre for gender equity and has a vision of theatre as philanthropy. This summer, the WAM theater presents a virtual exhibit of pieces centered around the themes of suffrage and citizenship created by WAM ensemble members while in isolation across the region. Register for a free virtual gallery opening on Sunday, July 26 at 3 p.m.

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The Berkshire Drive In

The Berkshire International Film Festival and Shakespeare and Company present the Berkshire Drive In. Located on the Shakespeare and Company campus in Lenox, 40 curated films will be shown Thursday through Sunday evenings, starting July 23, continuing through September 13. The first showing will be Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple’s new film, Desert One.

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