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A tethered balloon rises with the super moon at the Green River Festival Saturday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Green River Festival: reaching new heights

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Over the past 29 years, the Green River Festival has become an institution in western Massachusetts, the go-to outdoor musical event of the summer. What started as a modest two-band concert in 1986 has grown into a three-day affair with dozens of bands and solo artists — not to mention the hot-air balloon rides the festival offers. So what’s new in 2015, you ask? In a word: the rest of the country, or at least some national media, has begun to notice. In the past several weeks, Rolling Stone magazine, The New York Times and USA Today all put the Greenfield festival, which takes place … 0

Sounds Local: Franklin County Night at the Green River Festival

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The wait is almost over! A week from tomorrow the Green River Festival will kick off on Friday, July 10, and run through Sunday, July 12, on the grounds of Greenfield Community College. Last year the local music label Signature Sounds of Northampton took over the full operation of the festival from the … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: June 25 - July 1

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Thursday 25 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. Bring your own lunch and beverage. For more details, contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544. ∎ … 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.

Poets of Franklin County: Eric Wasileski

Thursday, July 2, 2015

For some, fireworks are big, gorgeous displays of color and sound that celebrate our country’s independence. But for Eric Wasileski, Greenfield poet and veteran, they are a nightmare. Wasileski joined the military at 18, after graduating from Greenfield … 0

Book review: “Corsair” by James L. Cambias

Thursday, July 2, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to the Recorder “Corsair” by James L. Cambias (Tor Books, 336 pages, $25.99). Now that summer has officially arrived, many readers are pining for light fare to take to the beach. “Corsair,” by James … 0

Writing that’s brilliant, short

Thursday, July 2, 2015

By CAROLYN KELLOGG Los Angeles Times (TNS) “The Seven Good Years: A Memoir” by Etgar Keret; Riverhead (172 pages, $26.95) If I could get you to read one writer, it would be Etgar Keret. His impossible blend of … 0

Mohawk Trail Concerts: Acoustic Intimacy

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

After 45 years, Mohawk Trail Concerts is getting ready for a re-tuning this season, with Montague cellist Mark Fraser taking on the role of executive artistic director. In a way, the series is experiencing something of a generational … 0

Mohawk Trail Concerts: 2015 schedule

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June 26 and 27 — “Two Faces of the Violin” will bring together baroque violinist Emlyn Ngai of Adaskin and fiddling champion Liz Carroll displaying “the similarities, and differences, between early baroque violin music, and traditional fiddle music … 0

Club Listings: July 2 - 8

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Clubs Thursday 2 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Stop down for the Red Sox vs. Blue Jays game at 7 p.m. on 14 TVs. New July drink specials.. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 2 - 8

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thursday 2 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: The Collected Poets Series featuring Jeff Friedman and Dzvinia Orlowsky Live poetry reading. 7 p.m. Friedman’s sixth collection of poetry, “Pretenders,” was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press … 0

Exhibits: museums & galleries

Wednesday, July 1, 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

Encores & Curtain Calls: Summer music festivals

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Editor’s note: Encores & Curtain Calls now runs every other week. “Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” — Henry James With such a plethora of … 0

Movie Times: July 2-8

Wednesday, July 1, 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 Overnight. Friday through Wednesday, 4:50, … 0