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Arts & Entertainment

Poets of Franklin County: Paul Richmond, "You Might Need a Bigger Hammer."

Friday, April 24, 2015

If you don’t know Wendell poet and spoken word artist Paul Richmond yet, chances are you soon will. He’s that long-haired guy with the wild laugh who tirelessly organizes poetry and spoken word events all over the valley — from Greenfield’s monthly Third Tuesday open mic readings at 9 Mill St. and its multi-venue Greenfield Annual Word Festival in October, to the long-running but now defunct All Small Caps open mic series at the Déja Brew in Wendell, and the popular spoken word stage at the North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival in Orange. Richmond is also working with the Easthampton arts council to produce … 0

Beautiful comfort: Lucy Fagella's urns honor loved ones and their memories

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The clay, wet and gray, stretches out as Lucy Fagella’s strong fingers manipulate the spinning mass on her potter’s wheel. Magically, it seems, the spinning shape is molded by Fagella’s will. In a matter of minutes, the Greenfield potter turns a 4-pound lump of Sheffield clay into what begins to look like a … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Sequoia LeBreux

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sequoia LeBreux admits she has long been obsessed with the story of Peter Pan. The Mohawk junior says she read the book, written by Scottish novelist and playwright J.M. Barrie, when she was younger, “And I loved the sort of mystical boy character who’s romanticized but he’s also kind of a horrible person.” … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: April 23 - 29

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thursday 23 Dance PART IV by UMass Alive with Dance. 8 p.m. Bowker Auditorium, Amherst. Part IV brings light to the individualistic sensations and artistry of 13 choreographers that will be performing on stage. Repeats Friday and Saturday. … 0

Sounds Local: Heather Maloney's new CD; uplifting songs of faith, hope & joy; Signature Sounds' new music festival

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

We are not even half way through the year and already 2015 is turning out to be an amazing one for local music. Not since the early ’90s when Billboard magazine predicted that Northampton would be the next … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls : Muhamed Shams, a young master from an ancient world

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

“The art of interpretation is not to play what is written.” — Pablo Casals Long gone are the days of “east is east and west is west.” Through the increasing infusion of the western classical musical tradition into … 1

Book review: ‘The Six-Year-Old Hobo’ by David W. Goodwin

Friday, April 24, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “The Six-Year-Old Hobo” by David W. Goodwin (Xlibris, 324 pages, $19.99) “The Six-Year-Old Hobo” will leave a smile on the face of just about any reader. David Goodwin of Shutesbury has … 0

Acoustic dream: Conway's Field Memorial Library is violinist's favorite concert hall

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Approaching the middle of the mosaic sunburst on the tiled floor of Conway’s Field Memorial Library, Kenny Butler nestled the bottom of a 200-year-old violin under his chin. For a moment, he hesitated, gazing around at the building’s … 0

Club listings: April 23 - 29

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Clubs Thursday 23 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Yuengling CHEERSMASS Promo Night. Yuengling Lager is celebrating one year in Mass. with tonight’s promo from 8 to 10 p.m. Win a Yuengling Salute to our Troops … 0

Movie Times: April 23-29

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Please note, these listings are based on information sent us by the theaters. Double checking a theater’s website beforehand will help avoid disappointment. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst, 253-2547, www.amherstcinema.org • Family Films: “Charlotte’s Web,” Saturday, 10 a.m. • Jean-Luc Godard: “Pierrot le Fou,” Sunday, 2. Tuesday, … 0

Exhibits: Museums and Galleries

Wednesday, April 22, 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. A more complete listing of … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, April 22, 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: April 16 - 23

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thursday 23 Dance PART IV by UMass Alive with Dance. 8 p.m. Bowker Auditorium, Amherst. Part IV brings light to the individualistic sensations and artistry of 13 choreographers that will be performing on stage. Repeats Friday and Saturday. … 0