By Nancy Oliveri
Summertime, and the living is easy on a misty June evening in Lenox, Mass.
A strolling Garrison Keillor, cordless microphone in hand, circles the reserved seating section in the cavernous Music Shed at Tanglewood. He moseys onto the huge lawn, picking his way between folding chairs, picnic baskets and foldable tarps, singing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess, just moments before he takes the stage for what may be his last Tanglewood performance.
My son and I traveled to Cooperstown this past Tuesday (July 30) for a wonderful day of visual and performing arts (with a yummy lunch in between). Our agenda: the Hudson River School and Wyeth exhibits at the Fenimore Art Museum, an alfresco repast at The Blue Mingo Grill and Glimmerglass Festival's strong, well-sung production of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman. (Performances continue this month for those of you wishing to follow in our path.) What...