Duncan Hannah - "20th Century Boy: Notebooks of the Seventies"
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Duncan Hannah - "20th Century Boy: Notebooks of the Seventies"

In his new memoir, celebrated New York City painter, Duncan Hannah gives a rollicking and vividly immediate account of his life amid the city's glamorous demi-mondes in their most vital era as an aspiring artist, roaring boy, dandy, cultural omnivore, and far-from-obscure object of desire. DUNCAN HANNAH attended Bard College from 1971 to 1973 and Parsons School of Design from 1973 to 1975. In the seventies, he became associated with New York's avant-garde and glam and punk rock scenes, acted in a number of underground movies, and showed several of his figurative portraits in 1980's infamous Times Square Show. His work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum and the Minneapolis Art Institute. He lives in New York with the designer Megan Wilson.

 

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Allen Blagden- "Marking the Moment: The Art of Allen Blagden"
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Allen Blagden- "Marking the Moment: The Art of Allen Blagden"

We kick off a new season of our Speaker Series on Thursday February, 8th with Allen Blagden "Marking the Moment: The Art of Allen Blagden"

 

"There was a long bench in the living room of our house. And it was full of paper, crayons, watercolors all the essentials for creating art."
And so begins watercolor artist Allen Blagden's account of his career, training with his father, an art teacher at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut. From his earliest days, art informed his life, taking him to the National Serengeti Park in Kenya, to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, to the South of France, England, and Ireland, and to his beloved Adirondacks and Maine. His watercolors, renowned for their color, compositions, and technique, are held in permanent museum collections across the United States and by countless private collectors.

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An Evening for SWSA
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening for SWSA

Come join us on Thursday, December 21st for our 3rd Annual Pot Pie Dinner! $30 includes pot pie with mashed potatoes, dessert, beverage (alcohol not included), and a performance by The HousaTonics. Dinner is served at 6 o'clock, and reservations are required. All proceeds will benefit the Salisbury Winter Sports Association

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David Tanis - "Market Cooking: Recipes and Revelations, Ingredient by Ingredient"
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

David Tanis - "Market Cooking: Recipes and Revelations, Ingredient by Ingredient"

A masterwork of recipes, approach, technique, and philosophy, David Tanis Market Cooking is as inspiring as it is essential. This is how to become a more intuitive and spontaneous cook. This is how to be more discerning in the market and freer in the kitchen. This is how to transform the freshest ingredients into one perfectly delicious dish after another, guided by the core beliefs that have shaped David Tanis’s incomparable career: Food doesn’t have to be fussy to be satisfying. Seasonal vegetables should be central to a meal. Working with food is a joy, not a chore.

 

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Gene Dattel - "Reckoning with Race: America's Failure"
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Gene Dattel - "Reckoning with Race: America's Failure"

Reckoning with Race confronts America's most intractable problem and why the nation cannot have a frank discussion about race. It examines racial issues through black voices. The book outlines in a provocative, novel manner the black America’s experience from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. It explodes myths about the South as America's exclusive racial scapegoat. The book moves to the Great Migration north, the urban ghettos, and current events and conditions.

The evergreen topics of identity, assimilation, and separation come to the fore in Dattel's balanced, uncompromising, and unflinching narrative. Despite civil rights legislation, the racial divide between the races remains a chasm. A plethora of reports, commissions, conferences, and other highly visible gestures, purporting to do something have generated publicity, but educational and economic gaps persist.

The major task persists – how to bring the mass of black Americans into the economic mainstream.

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Justin Spring - "The Gourmand's Way: Six Americans in Paris and the Birth of a New Gastronomy"
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Justin Spring - "The Gourmand's Way: Six Americans in Paris and the Birth of a New Gastronomy"

In his new biography THE GOURMAND'S WAY: Six Americans in Paris and the Birth of a New Gastronomy Justin Spring focuses on the most joyful, exciting, formative, and dramatic moments in the lives of six pre-eminent writers, many of which were intimately connected to the exploration and discovery of fine French food and drink―whether they experienced it at top Michelin-starred restaurants or straight from a hot plate in an artist’s garret. The Gourmands’ Way leads us through both the fabled world of haute cuisine and the vibrant bohemian and artistic haunts of the Left Bank during the 1950s.

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Ann Hood - "Morningstar: Growing Up With Books"
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Ann Hood - "Morningstar: Growing Up With Books"

In her admired works of fiction, including the recent The Book that Matters Most, Ann Hood explores the transformative power of literature. Now, with warmth and honesty, Hood reveals the personal story behind these works of fiction.

Growing up in a mill town in Rhode Island, in a household that didn’t foster the love of literature, Hood nonetheless learned to channel her imagination and curiosity by devouring The Bell JarMarjorie MorningstarThe Harrad Experiment, and other works. These titles introduced her to topics that could not be discussed at home: desire, fear, sexuality, and madness. Later, Johnny Got His Gun and The Grapes of Wrath influenced her political thinking as the Vietnam War became news; Dr. Zhivago and Les Miserables stoked her ambition to travel the world. With characteristic insight and charm, Hood showcases the ways in which books gave her life and can transform―even save―our own.

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Brendan Mathews - "The World of Tomorrow: A Novel"
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Brendan Mathews - "The World of Tomorrow: A Novel"

From the smoky jazz joints of Harlem to the Plaza Hotel, from the garrets of artists in the Bowery to the shadowy warehouses of mobsters in Hell's Kitchen, Brendan Mathews brings prewar New York to vivid, pulsing life, while the sweeping and intricate storytelling of this remarkable debut reveals an America that blithely hoped it could avoid another catastrophic war and focus instead on the promise of the World's Fair: a peaceful, prosperous "World of Tomorrow."

It's June 1939. Francis Dempsey and his shell-shocked brother Michael are on an ocean liner from Ireland bound for their brother Martin's home in New York City, having stolen a small fortune from the IRA. During the week that follows, the lives of these three brothers collide spectacularly with big-band jazz musicians, a talented but fragile heiress, a Jewish street photographer facing a return to Nazi-occupied Prague, a vengeful mob boss, and the ghosts of their own family's revolutionary past.

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Tom Schactman - "How the French Saved America"
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Tom Schactman - "How the French Saved America"

Americans today have a love/hate relationship with France, but in this illuminating new history, Tom Shachtman shows that without France, there might not be a United States of America.

To the rebelling colonies, French assistance made the difference between looming defeat and eventual triumph. Even before the Declaration of Independence was issued, King Louis XVI and French foreign minister Vergennes were aiding the rebels. After the Declaration, that assistance broadened to include wages for our troops; guns, cannon, and ammunition; engineering expertise that enabled victories and prevented defeats; diplomatic recognition; safe havens for privateers; battlefield leadership by veteran officers; and the army and fleet that made possible the Franco-American victory at Yorktown. 

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Colm Tóibín, in conversation with WAMC's Joe Donahue- "House of Names"
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Colm Tóibín, in conversation with WAMC's Joe Donahue- "House of Names"

Bestselling, award-winning author Colm Tóibín ill talk with Joe Donahue of WAMC about his spectacularly audacious, violent, vengeful, lustful, and instantly compelling new novel - HOUSE OF NAMES - a retelling of the story of Clytemnestr nd her children.

“I have been acquainted with the smell of death.” So begins Clytemnestra’s tale of her own life in ancient Mycenae, the legendary Greek city from which her husband King Agamemnon left when he set sail with his army for Troy. Clytemnestra rules Mycenae now, along with her new lover Aegisthus, and together they plot the bloody murder of Agamemnon on the day of his return after nine years at war.

Colm Tóibín is the author of seven novels, including The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; The Testament of Mary, and Nora Webster, as well as two story collections. Three times shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Tóibín lives in Dublin and New York.

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David Grann- "Killers of the Flower Moon:: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI"
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

David Grann- "Killers of the Flower Moon:: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI"

From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances. 

In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the “Phantom Terror,” roamed—many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection.  Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

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Memorial Day Parade!
May
29
10:00 AM10:00

Memorial Day Parade!

Come out and join us on Monday, May, 29th for the Salisbury Memorial Day Parade! We will be serving lemonade popsicles, and will have a Cold Brew bar. Salisbury Visiting Nurse's Association will serve ice cream, and members from the Salisbury Youth Hockey will be selling hot dogs. We hope to see you there!

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Dani Shapiro- "Hourglass​: Time, Memory, Marriage"
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Dani Shapiro- "Hourglass​: Time, Memory, Marriage"

The best-selling novelist and memoirist delivers her most intimate and powerful work: a piercing, life-affirming memoir about marriage and memory, about the frailty and elasticity of our most essential bonds, and about the accretion, over time, of both sorrow and love.

Hourglass is an inquiry into how marriage is transformed by time--abraded, strengthened, shaped in miraculous and sometimes terrifying ways by accident and experience. With courage and relentless honesty, Dani Shapiro opens the door to her house, her marriage, and her heart, and invites us to witness her own marital reckoning--a reckoning in which she confronts both the life she dreamed of and the life she made, and struggles to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become.

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May
17
6:30 PM18:30

TRIVIA!

Join our special guest Trivia Masters on Wednesday, May, 17th. We will have food and drink specials, and please try to bring a donation for the Corner Food Pantry. RSVP to reservations@whitehartinn.com, or call us at 860-435-0030

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Samin Nosrat- "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: The Elements of Good Cooking"
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Samin Nosrat- "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: The Elements of Good Cooking"

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is a visionary new master class in cooking that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple elements, from the woman Alice waters has declared "America's next great cooking teacher."

In the tradition of The Joy of Cooking and How to Cook Everything comes Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, an ambitious new approach to cooking by a major new culinary voice. Chef and writer Samin Nosrat has taught everyone from professional chefs to middle school kids to author Michael Pollan to cook using her revolutionary, yet simple, philosophy. Master the use of just four elements—Salt, which enhances flavor; Fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture; Acid, which balances flavor; and Heat, which ultimately determines the texture of food—and anything you cook will be delicious. By explaining the hows and whys of good cooking, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will teach and inspire a new generation of cooks how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen and cook delicious meals with any ingredients, anywhere, at any time. 

Samin Nosrat is a writer, teacher, and chef. Called “a go-to resource for matching the correct techniques with the best ingredients” by The New York Times, and “the next Julia Child” by NPR’s All Things Considered, she’s been cooking professionally since 2000, when she first stumbled into the kitchen at Chez Panisse restaurant. She lives, cooks, surfs, and gardens in Berkeley, California. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is her first book.

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Celebrate J.S. Bach's Birthday
Apr
8
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrate J.S. Bach's Birthday

As the oldest continuing member-based non-profit music organization in Berkshire County, Berkshire Bach enriches audiences with concerts that range from solo instrumental recitals to large choral works with full orchestra. Berkshire Bach seeks to reach the broadest possible audience for the works of J.S. Bach and his musical peers, mentors and followers, engaging the finest musicians available.

Celebrate J. S. Bach’s Birthday

Saturday, 6:00 pm

April 8, 2017

Bach’s Birthday Dinner
at The White Hart Inn
15 Undermountain Road Salisbury, CT

$75 per person

Advance reservations required

Cocktails | Recital | Dinner | Party Games and Prizes
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Berkshire Bach Society
PO Box 1002
Great Barrington, MA 01230

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Joan Osofsky and Abby Adams-Entertaining in the Country: Love Where You Eat
Mar
26
4:00 PM16:00

Joan Osofsky and Abby Adams-Entertaining in the Country: Love Where You Eat

Entertaining in the Country: Love Where You Eat: Festive Table Settings, Favorite Recipes, and Design Inspiration is an indispensable guide to casual home entertaining filled with imaginative ideas, practical tips, and delicious recipes from well-known chefs, restaurateurs, and tastemakers. Author Joan Osofsky owns Hammertown Barn, the three Hudson Valley– and Berkshires– based independent lifestyle stores, which have been featured in many publications.  Author Abby Adams is the author of several books including Love Where You Live: At Home in the Countryand The Gardener’s Gripe Book. RSVP to see Joan Osofsky & Abby Adams.

The White Hart Inn will offer a prix fixe dinner inspired by the book after the signing. Dinner reservations are required. To make a dinner reservation, call The White Hart Inn at (860) 435-0030.

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Third Annual Benefit Dance for The Jane Lloyd Fund with The Harlem Line
Mar
25
8:30 PM20:30

Third Annual Benefit Dance for The Jane Lloyd Fund with The Harlem Line

One of our favorite traditions since we re-opened is to host The Jane Lloyd Fund for their annual benefit dance.  The fund was founded by the Lloyd family shortly after Jane's valiant struggle with the disease ended. The family wanted to respond to the generosity of the community who reached out when Jane was in need so that others in the community might experience the same sense of well-being in their own time of great sadness and need. The Jane Lloyd fund was established through Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation in 2006 to benefit cancer patients and their families in our area. Join us Saturday night, March, 25th along with The Harlem Line, to help raise money for a great cause. Music starts at 8:30pm, tickets are available at the door and are $15,  and all proceeds go directly to the foundation. Click here for more information.

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Min Jin Lee with Thelma Adams- Pachinko
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Min Jin Lee with Thelma Adams- Pachinko

Profoundly moving and gracefully told, Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea. A new tour de force from the bestselling author of Free Food for Millionaires, Min Jin Lee will appear in conversation with film critic and author Thelma Adams.

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TRIVIA!
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

TRIVIA!

Our trivia master's Donald and Peter are back for another trivia night on Tuesday, March, 14th. We will have food and drink specials, and please try to bring a donation for the Corner Food Pantry. RSVP to reservations@whitehartinn.com, or call us at 860-435-0030

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TRIVIA!
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

TRIVIA!

Our trivia captains Donald Anselmi and Peter Feen are back for another trivia night! Bring a team or find a team when you arrive but either way, join us for some friendly, competitive fun. We'll have special menu items and drinks - just for trivia. Please let us know if you plan to attend, so that we can be sure to be ready for you. RSVP to reservations@whitehartinn.com.

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TRIVIA!
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

TRIVIA!

Our trivia masters Donald Anselmi and Peter Feen are back for another trivia night! Bring a team or find a team when you arrive but either way, join us for some friendly, competitive fun. We'll have special menu items and drinks - just for trivia. Please let us know if you plan to attend, so that we can be sure to be ready for you. RSVP to reservations@whitehartinn.com.

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