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Jimmy Just Quit, a local cover band best known for its Saturday night shows at Between the Uprights in Turners Falls, performs on the Community Stage Saturday, Sept. 6, at 8:30 p.m. Pictured, bass player Adam Kelley of Greenfield.
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Franklin County Fair's Community Stage puts spotlight on local talent

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

On a typical Saturday night on Avenue A, dozens of local residents, friends and music enthusiasts gather at the sports pub Between The Uprights to drink beer and dance to the old 1990s pop-rock songs of the millennial generation. At the center of it all is Jimmy Just Quit, one of the up-and-coming cover bands in Franklin County. On stage at The Extra Point Nightclub, the dance-floor section of the bar, singer Danny Hescock of Gill encourages the crowd before him as he cracks a joke between sets. With his signature long, ginger-colored beard, Adam Kelley of Greenfield jams out on bass. Paul “Chuck” Tacy … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 28 - Sept. 3

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Thursday 28 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. The Grownup Noise and special guest Carolyn Walker. 8 p.m. The Grownup Noise’ engaging and unpredictable live show is truly a unique experience, say promoters, who tell us to expect a tasteful use of dynamics and varying instruments, including a lead cellist, and … 0

Clubs Calendar: Aug. 21-27

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Clubs Thursday 21 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Catch all your sports on 14 TVs: Steelers vs Eagles in preseason NFL action and Red Sox vs. Angels, both at 7 p.m. Win a Michelob Ultra backpack with draft purchase. 863-2882. IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Ruthie … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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

Sounds Local: Andean fusion

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Throughout the 1990s, Viva Quetzal was one of the most popular bands on the local music scene. Its uplifting brand of Andean fusion music not only appealed to area audiences but won it a following throughout the country. … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: The Little Theater that Could

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

“The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.” — Niels Bohr The Actors Theatre Playhouse is fast becoming “The Little Theater That Could.” Housed in … 0

Movie Times: Aug. 28 - Sept. 3

Wednesday, August 27, 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 … 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

Legacy of our lives

Thursday, August 21, 2014

“ Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 21 - 27

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thursday 21 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Open mic night hosted by Pamela Means. 7 p.m. Come in and perform your own originals. (No covers please). Free; please tip the bartenders. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. Dance ABENE … 0

‘Days and Moments’ like a good story told by a neighbor

Friday, August 22, 2014

Reading “Days and Moments, Moments and Days” is like sitting on a friendly neighbor’s porch listening to stories of, and musings on, days gone by. The book collects prose and poetry by the Well Done Writers. The members … 0

Sounds Local: Transperformance maps out its future

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A sure sign that summer is fast coming to an end is the arrival of the annual Transperformance concert held every year for the past 24 years at the Pines Theater at Look Park in Florence on the … 0

Encores and Curtain Calls: The wake-up call of the trumpet

Thursday, August 21, 2014

“Music was the one thing I could control. It was the one world that offered me freedom. When I played music, my nightmares ended. My family problems disappeared. I didn’t have to search for answers. The answers lay … 0