Arts & Entertainment

John Pinard reads a poem during the second annual Poetry Slam held at the Franklin County House of Correction in December of 2012. The jail recently held its eighth slam. Recorder/Trish Crapo

Poets of Franklin County: ‘Dear Lady Heroin’

Friday, September 26, 2014

Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of columns by Trish Crapo on poetry that explores aspects of addiction. In her first column, Crapo wrote about the loss of her niece Aria to a heroin overdose. In the second column, Crapo focused on Leyden poet Paula Sayword, whose granddaughter Ashley Sims also died from an overdose. Readers can … 0

Book review: ‘Dune Shack’ by Trish Crapo

Friday, September 26, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to the Recorder “Dune Shack” by Trish Crapo (Collective Copies, 84 pages, $28) In May 2013, writer and photograph Trish Crapo spent two weeks at the Margo Gelb Shack on Cape Cod. Crapo, who lives in Leyden and writes about arts and poetry for the “Recorder,” had been awarded … 0

Flood the house with music

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What began as a memoir/scrapbook that Iron House founder Jordi Herold wanted to make for his young daughters is now available to anyone who has treasured memories of the Iron Horse Music Hall. “Positively Center Street: My 25 Years at the Iron Horse Music Hall (1979-2004) is filled with Herold’s stories — not … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar Sept. 25 to Oct. 1

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Thursday 25 Films “THE HUNGRY HEART,” a documentary film by Bess O’Brien. 7 p.m. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. The film provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction through the … 0

Club Listings Sept. 25 - Oct. 1

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Clubs Thursday 25 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Thursday Night Football on 14 TVs with Giants vs. Redskins at 8:30 p.m. Purchase Bud Light 32 ounce drafts to be entered into the season long TNF … 0

Sounds Local: Parsonsfield at the Shea Friday

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

It’s a Wednesday afternoon and The five members of Parsonsfield are on their way to Nashville to take part in AmericanaFest 2014, a week-long celebration of American roots music that features showcases at clubs around the city. They … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Glory in song

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

“I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.” — Psalm 69:30 Upon every one of Bach’s immortal manuscripts, even the most seemingly secular, lies the penned inscription: “To the Glory … 0

Exhibits: Museums and galleries

Wednesday, September 24, 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

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

Poets of Franklin County: Soul Chant

Friday, September 19, 2014

Editor’s note: this is the second in a series of columns by Trish Crapo on poetry that explores aspects of addiction. Readers can find links to her first column on our website: www.recorder.com Ashley Sims died at the … 0

‘Sage, Ruin, Bits of Bone’: a poem by Paula Sayword

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sage, Ruin, Bits of Bone We wanted to give you something you could not lose something that would stun you, tear the sky wide open, take you in so you could begin again, this time with your sadness washed away. But it was not to be, clouds too … 0

Movie Times: Sept. 25 to Oct. 1

Wednesday, September 24, 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 the theaters. Double checking a theater’s website beforehand will help … 0

Ashfield Film Festival showcases area filmmakers

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

You might think fledgling filmmakers don’t stand a chance at going toe-to-toe with Hollywood pros. If so, you probably haven’t been to the Ashfield Film Fest, where fancy equipment and decades of movie-making experience don’t make you a … 0