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Arts & Entertainment

At right, Su Hoyle of Wendell, as Doctor Armstrong, examines the latest victim during a rehearsal. Also pictured, from left: Ted Trobaugh of Amherst, Mark Hildreth of Northampton and Joshua Mason of Westfield. (We are leaving the “victim” unidentified) Recorder/Tom Relihan

Country Players' 'And Then There Were None' opens Friday

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

What do you get when you put 10 strangers on an island together, accuse each of them of a crime and then start knocking them off one by one? The answer: Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None,” which The Country Players, one of Franklin County’s resident theater companies, will present in a two-week run that starts Friday. The play’s … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: March 5 to 11

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Thursday 5 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. The Collected Poets Series featuring poets Howard Levy and Margaret Lloyd. Live poetry reading. 7 p.m. Levy is the author of “A Day This Lit” and the newly released “Spooky Action at a Distance.” His work has also appeared in such journals as … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Bach turns 330. Rejoice!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” — Johann Sebastian Bach Turning 330 is nothing to be sneezed at, especially when you’re Johann Sebastian Bach. The event has no doubt inspired thousands of celebrations worldwide, including two … 0

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Submit listings for The Recorder calendar by 8 a.m. Thursday the week before the requested publication. They may be emailed to features@recorder.com, sent via U.S. mail to Adam Orth, features editor, The Recorder, P.O. Box 1367, Greenfield, MA 01302, or faxed to 413-774-5020. Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. 276.

Sounds Local: The Snaz celebrates ‘Running Away From Home’

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

“When you’re only 15 with nothing to do/Your eyes are all red and watering, too/All they ever tell you is/You’re too young, too old/Missing out on all the fun,” sings Dharma Ramirez on the song “Only 15.” That … 0

‘Only connect’: Silverthorne director Lucinda Kidder a hands-on leader of community theater

Thursday, February 26, 2015

When Silverthorne Theater Company co-founder and managing director Lucinda Kidder arrives to talk about the company’s full-length play competition and its spring and summer lineup, she’s still got smudges of black paint on her hands. “I’ve been painting … 0

Club listings: March 5 to 11

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Clubs Thursday 5 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Bud Light March Madness begins at BTU, conference tournament games on 14 TVs all day and night. Win basketball gear. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, … 0

Movie Times: March 5 to 11

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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

Exhibits, museums and galleries: March 5 to 11

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Editor’s note: These listings, which focus on local galleries and artists, are free. Email them to features@recorder.com. The deadline is the Thursday before publication, by 8 a.m. Photographs of the art being exhibited are always welcome and will be happily run, space permitting. Receptions etc. ARTSPACE, 15 Mill … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 26 to March 4

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thursday 26 Films “AL-HELM (THE DREAM), Martin Luther King in Palestine” will be screened at GCC in Room C208 in the Main Building. The documentary follows a group of black gospel singers as they bring their version of … 0

Movie Times: Feb. 26 to March 4

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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

‘Hurricane Island’ offers tense mix of political critique, gripping narrative

Friday, February 27, 2015

“Hurricane Island” by Ellen Meeropol (Red Hen Press, 314 pages, $16.95) I’m not really a thriller reader. Nevertheless, I have to admit that I read the political thriller “Hurricane Island” in one day. This second novel by Ellen … 0

Sounds Local: Pushing in a new direction, JD McPherson’s 2nd CD explores new musical sounds

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Recording the follow-up to a successful debut album can be a rather daunting task. Just ask JD McPherson. The Oklahoma rocker won great acclaim for his 2012 debut “Signs & Signifiers,” a disc that was originally released on … 0