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Sounds Local: Here comes the Upper Valley Music Festival

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The past couple of weekends have been busy ones in Greenfield. First there was the Green River Festival and then last weekend the Summerfest. The festivities will continue when the Upper Valley Music Festival comes to Greenfield on Saturday, July 26. Now in its fourth year, the festival will include nearly 40 musical acts of various genres playing on eight … 0

Upper Valley Music Festival schedule

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Here is the schedule for the Upper Valley Music Festival, which is on Saturday, noon to around 10 p.m. Please note, this schedule could change, so it’s a good idea to double check the festival’s website to avoid disappointment: Greenfield Energy Park 50 Miles St. Noon: Celtic Heels Irish Dancers 1 p.m.: Mammal Dap 2 p.m.: Jamie Kent and the Options 3 … 0

Author Emily Arsenault will read from her latest mystery Thursday, Aug. 7, in Shelburne Falls

Friday, July 25, 2014

“What Strange Creatures” by Emily Arsenault (William Morrow, 384 pages, $14.99) “What strange creatures brothers are!” says a character in Jane Austen’s “Mansfield Park.” Emily Arsenault of Shelburne Falls takes the title of her fourth novel from this quotation because “What Strange Creatures” is fundamentally about brother-sister relations. Heroine Theresa Battle and her … 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, 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.

Encores & Curtain Calls: Pioneer Valley Symphony, the little orchestra that could!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

“I’m not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself. I want it to sound like the composer.” — Leonard Bernstein The Pioneer Valley Symphony, which is soon to turn a venerable 76, has released its 2014-2015 season … 0

Summer Spectacular: Double Edge Theatre celebrates 20 years in Ashfield

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

To commemorate its 20th anniversary in Ashfield, Double Edge Theatre will re-imagine “Shahrazad, A Tale of Love and Magic” during this year’s annual Summer Spectacle. The last of two previews is on Thursday, July 17, and performances run … 0

Clubs calendar: July 24-30

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Clubs Thursday 24 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Harpoon merchandise giveaways with purchase. Red Sox vs. Blue Jays on 14 TVs. 7 p.m. 863-2882. IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Whiskey Treaty Roadshow. … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 24-30

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thursday 24 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Singer-songwriter Mya Elaine performs with Andy Cavanaugh. 8 p.m. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Noon to 2 … 0

Movie Times: July 24-30

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Editor’s Note: The movie listing deadline is the Tuesday before publication, by 3 p.m. 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

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

Sounds Local: Hats off to Signature Sounds!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Green River Festival 2014 is over and what a festival it was. The festivities got off to a strong start when it was announced last Wednesday that for the first time in its 28 years, the entire weekend … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Theater, music and laughter

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Never mind June, the July summer arts scene is bustin’ out all over and it seems only fair to at least touch upon some of the less-known possibilities lest they go unnoticed in the sheer abundance of riches. … 0

Story of intrigue also examines moral issues

Friday, July 18, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT “The Risk of Returning” by Shirley and Rudy Nelson (Wipf and Stock, 372 pages, $18) Shirley and Rudy Nelson of Amherst have created a suspenseful novel with an original premise in “The Risk of Returning.” … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 17-23

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Thursday 17 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., open mic night with Pamela Means, 7 p.m. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, Dance SOUTHERN VERMONT DANCE FESTIVAL, Brattleboro, Vt. Today through Sunday, the festival offers dance classes, … 0