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 “I love the reflection of the light by the water,” architect Tadao Ando said of the new Clark Center. “My philosophy is to have an element of nature in all my buildings.”

Reality from vision: At long last, The Clark has reopened, unveiling its $120 million transformation

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” — Frank Lloyd Wright, architect (1867 - 1959) On July Fourth, despite a steady downpour that threatened to transform Berkshire County into a navigable waterway, at Williamstown’s Clark Art Institute there was a brass band, a gaggle of local big wigs and fireworks, a decibel-shattering pyrotechnical display … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 31-Aug. 6

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thursday 31 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Roger Street Friedman, roots rock, with guest Sherman Ewing who performs his own unique mix. 8 p.m. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Noon to 2 p.m. Writer’s Lunch. The library’s meeting room will be open Monday through Thursday. This is a self-directed, … 0

Clubs Calendar: July 31 - Aug. 6

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Clubs Thursday 31 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Stop in for all your games shown on 14 TVs in our Sports Bar. Enter to win one of our monthly prizes featured at the bar. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Blue Pearl. Blues/jazz. 8 to 10 p.m. 978-544-2739. … 0

Double Edge Theatre's 'Shahrazad; awakens all the senses

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

With “a tale of love and magic” known as “Shahrazad,” Double Edge Theatre celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer on its 105-acre farm turned performance area. It seems fitting, given the theater company’s absolutely magical transformation of a … 0

Sounds Local: Northern Routes New Music Festival, unafraid to test the limits

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We are fortunate to live in an area where we can enjoy all types of music, even music that is considered unconventional and far removed from the mainstream. This weekend, listeners will have the opportunity to experience a … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Actors Theater Playouse opens musical review Thursday

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

“When we die, we will turn into songs, and we will hear each other and remember each other.” — Rob Sheffield There’s a reason the gods invented music and that is, very simply, because words weren’t up to … 0

Movie Times: July 31-Aug. 6

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Editor’s Note: The movie listing deadline is the Tuesday before publication, by 3 p.m. Features@recorder.com or fax to 774-5020. Questions? Call Adam Orth at 413-772-0261, ext. 276. Please note, these listings are based on information sent us by the theaters. Double checking a theater’s website beforehand will help … 0

Sounds Local: Here comes the Upper Valley Music Festival

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The past couple of weekends have been busy ones in Greenfield. First there was the Green River Festival and then last weekend the Summerfest. The festivities will continue when the Upper Valley Music Festival comes to Greenfield on … 0

Upper Valley Music Festival schedule

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Here is the schedule for the Upper Valley Music Festival, which is on Saturday, noon to around 10 p.m. Please note, this schedule could change, so it’s a good idea to double check the festival’s website to avoid disappointment: www.uppervalleymusicfest.com Greenfield Energy Park 50 Miles St. Noon: Celtic … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Pioneer Valley Symphony, the little orchestra that could!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

“I’m not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself. I want it to sound like the composer.” — Leonard Bernstein The Pioneer Valley Symphony, which is soon to turn a venerable 76, has released its 2014-2015 season … 0

Author Emily Arsenault will read from her latest mystery Thursday, Aug. 7, in Shelburne Falls

Friday, July 25, 2014

“What Strange Creatures” by Emily Arsenault (William Morrow, 384 pages, $14.99) “What strange creatures brothers are!” says a character in Jane Austen’s “Mansfield Park.” Emily Arsenault of Shelburne Falls takes the title of her fourth novel from this … 0

Casting calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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