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PHOTO COURTESY OF ALICIA HUNSICKER
"Convergence" by Alicia Hunsicker

When art and science collide in UMass exhibit

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Art is not the antithesis of science — at least, not the way artist Alicia Hunsicker does it. Hunsicker, 47, uses natural fractals, patterns that repeat over and over again on all scales, from tiny particles all the way out into the cosmos, to create her artwork. “Synergy,” a new exhibit on view through June 2 at the Science and … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 11 to 17

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Thursday 11 Libraries CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Avenue A, Turners Falls: Music and Movement with Tom Carroll and Laurie Davidson at 10 a.m. Thursday through February. For more information, call 413-863-3214. GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ■ Writers’ Lunch, noon to 2 p.m. The library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday for Writers’ Lunch. This is a self-directed free-writing time. … 0

Movie Times: Feb. 12 to 18, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Amherst Cinema 28 Amity St., Amherst, 253-2547, www.amherstcinema.org • Where to Invade Next. Friday through Thursday, 1:30 4:30, 7:20, 9:40. Saturday through Monday matinee, 11:05 a.m. • Carol. Friday through Tuesday, 4:05, 9:45. Wednesday, 4:05. Thursday, 4:05, 9:45. • 45 Years. Friday through Thursday, 1:45, 4:15, 7:05, 9. Saturday through Monday matinee, 11:15 a.m. • Brooklyn. Friday, 1:25, 6:50. Saturday and Sunday, 6:50. … 0

‘The Center of the World’ is a fast-paced, historical read

Friday, February 12, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: “The Center of the World” by Jacqueline Sheehan (Kensington Books, 336 pages, $15) Jacqueline Sheehan of Florence delivers a history lesson, a moving narrative and a tribute to the power of motherly love all at … 0

Sounds Local: Singer-songwriter David Fersh to perform peace and protest songs in Turners Falls

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Two and a half years. That’s how long it took Charlemont resident, David Fersh to complete his recently released recording, “Songs of Peace, Protest, & Spirit.” You can tell by the album’s title that this is a big project that explores big themes. “Songs of Peace, Protest, & … 0

Encores and Curtain Calls: The man inside Big Bird flying into the Academy of Music

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

“Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.” — Jim Henson Although they may be reluctant to admit it, there are few living mortals, young or old, who have not had the opportunity of … 0

Club Listings: Feb. 11 to 17

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Clubs Thursday 11 DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. 8 to 10:30 p.m. The Surly Temple. The great sound of Jim Henry, Guy DeVito and Doug Plavin. They will rock your night away! 978-544-BREW. IRON HORSE, 20 … 0

Casting Calls: creative opportunities

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

CASTING CALLS is a free listing of creative opportunities in our area that runs on a weekly Entertainment page. Items must include relevant dates to be run and MUST have an ending date. Items run as space allows. … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Anne Yeomans

Friday, February 5, 2016

About midway through Colrain poet Anne Yeomans’ small chapbook, “People Die, But Not Your Brother,” there’s an unassuming poem called “The Third Day.” The moment described is simple, almost mundane: a woman sitting down to breakfast. And the … 0

Books to inspire both runners and non-runners

Friday, February 5, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: “Route 1 Rendezvous” (CreateSpace, 204 pages, $10) and “Running with Asthma” (CreateSpace, 114 pages, $10), both by John Terry McConnell I have never thought much about either asthma or running, since I haven’t had a relationship … 0

Call for entries: 25th Annual Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest

Friday, February 5, 2016

Don’t forget to enter the 25th Annual Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest! Franklin County poets may submit up to three previously unpublished poems to this contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library. There are three categories: Adult; Youth ages 12–14; and Youth ages 15–18. Entries must … 0

American Life in Poetry: No. 567

Friday, February 5, 2016

A friend told me recently that he tries to keep in touch with people he’s known even though they don’t put any effort into doing that themselves. Here’s William Trowbridge, who lives in Missouri, making an effort. His most recent book is “Put This On, Please,” (Red Hen … 0

Up close and personal

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Up close and personal: that’s the way some music was meant to be played. Not that there’s anything wrong with hearing a lone cellist or guitarist play a piece as sublime and sensual as Bach’s unaccompanied suites in … 0