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Jon Boilard's new novel, "The Castaway Lounge," brings readers back to the fictional world spun from his years growing up in South Deerfield. Recorder/Trish Crapo (July 14, 2015)

For love of the castaways

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Writer Jon Boilard and I meet in a downtown Northampton bar in the middle of the day, on the very day — July 14 — that his second novel, “The Castaway Lounge,” published by Dzanc Books of Ann Arbor, Mich., hits bookshelves across the country. Hoping to create a good photo-op to tie in with the title and setting of … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 30 - Aug. 5

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thursday 30 Libraries ARMS LIBRARY, 60 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: “Animal Heroes to the Rescue” is part of the Every Hero Has a Story craft and story time for children and their families. 10 a.m. to noon. The craft this week is animal masks. 625-0306. GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ … 0

Movie Times: July 30 to Aug. 5

Wednesday, July 29, 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 • The Stanford Prison Experiment. Friday through Wednesday, 4:10, 7:20, 9:30. • Lego: A Brickumentary. Friday through Wednesday, 4:40. Saturday and Sunday matinee, … 0

Art, with no qualifying terms

Friday, July 31, 2015

As an artist with over half a century’s experience, Gerry Biron of Saxtons River, Vt., never quite knew why he was so drawn to producing pieces that depicted Native Americans and their lives. That was, until his mother … 0

Fictional ‘Miss Emily’ feels true to Dickinson’s character

Friday, July 31, 2015

Emily Dickinson, whose poetry was known by very few in her lifetime, has probably never been more popular than she is today, perhaps because her poetry seems more modern than that of many of her contemporaries. Among my … 0

Sounds Local: ‘The Giantness of Little Things’

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

“I’m coming from this place where my three core values are beauty, healing and community, and basically I want everything I do to be a manifestation of those values” said singer-songwriter Katie Sachs in a recent phone conversation … 0

Encores and Curtain Calls: When less is more

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What, you may wonder, is the most challenging kind of music both for composers to create and listeners to follow? Vast works for symphony orchestra or full chorus? — or a grand blending of both, like Handel’s “Messiah” … 0

Club Listings: July 30 - Aug. 5

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Clubs Thursday 30 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. White Sox vs Red Sox game at 7 p.m., plus get ready for some football with CFL action, BC Lions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers at 8:30 p.m. … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, July 29, 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 … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, July 29, 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

Celebration of nature: The Clark unveils unique Vincent van Gogh exhibit with rarely seen paintings

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” Vincent van Gogh (1853– 1890) If you’re indifferent about van Gogh’s works, or have only seen his creations in books, the Clark Art Institute’s spirited exhibit of the Dutchman’s … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 23 - 29

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Thursday 23 Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Writer’s 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

Sounds Local: Festival with a cause — The Upper Valley Music Festival returns with acts known and new to help fight cancer

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

When you’re planning a birthday celebration and you have a lot of musician friends who want to play at your party, maybe it would make sense to turn the party into a music festival. Such was the thinking … 0