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  • Travel with a classic touch, and a picnic blanket, to Massachusetts' Tanglewood

     Travel with a classic touch, and a picnic blanket, to Massachusetts' Tanglewood
    Lenox, Mass. — Travelers come to the Berkshires in western Massachusetts for the mountains and the museums, the camping and the theater, the just-off-the-boil summer days that fade into cool evenings and single-blanket nights. But most of all they come for Tanglewood, the classical music festival that is one of America's most beloved excuses for a starlit picnic. This year, it's particularly important to pack the champagne glasses. The mother of all classical-paloozas is turning 75.
  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?

    William Hamilton dies at 87; theologian questioned God's existence

    William Hamilton dies at 87; theologian questioned God's existence
    Theologian William Hamilton, a member of the Death of God movement of the 1960s that reached its peak with a Time magazine cover story, has died. He was 87. Hamilton died Tuesday at his home in Portland, Ore., of complications from congestive heart...

    Ben Heppner cancels 'Moby-Dick' performance in San Diego

     
    Ben Heppner has canceled his Tuesday appearance in "Moby-Dick" at San Diego Opera. The company said in a statement that the tenor is ill and that the role of Captain Ahab will be sung by Jay Hunter Morris on that night.

    Theater review: 'And God Created Great Whales' at REDCAT

     
    Mark Swed reviews Rinde Eckert's stunningly effective "Moby Dick" theater piece, "And God Created Great Whales" at REDCAT.