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Arts & Entertainment

When war comes home: Frontier to stage student-written play on PTSD

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It’s a story that’s become all too familiar for many families with members serving in the military: a son, daughter, husband or wife joins the armed forces and is deployed overseas, ready to fight and defend the nation’s interests and those they left at home. Some don’t come back. Others do, but they may seem to those who know them … 0

'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' opens in Ashfield Friday

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Recorder photographer Matt Burkhartt captured these images during a recent rehearsal for Ashfield Community Theater’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” which opens Friday. A Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tennessee Williams, it is one of his best-known works and, reportedly, was his personal favorite. Here is the theater company’s description of the play: … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: May 28 to June 3

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Thursday 28 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Break the Silence. Live poetry reading. 6:30 p.m. Started at Mohawk Regional High School, young poets and artists speak out and share their artistry with the community. A spoken word showcase featuring Mohawk’s students. All welcome. Free; please tip the bartenders. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: Writer’s Lunch, … 0

Club Listings: May 28 to June 3

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Clubs Thursday 28 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Stop in for the Red Sox vs. Rangers game at 7 p.m. NHL Stanley Cup playoffs and NBA playoffs on 14 TVs in the Sports Bar. 863-2882. … 0

Sounds Local: Dan Kennedy’s CD release concert comes to Arts Block Saturday

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

When you listen to Dan Kennedy’s latest release, “Bloom Road,” you will hear evidence that he is a classically trained musician. But you will also hear elements of rock, pop, jazz and new age in his music. With … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: A poet’s glimpse of paradise

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.” — Emily Dickinson The Da Camera Singers “Women’s Voices Through the Ages” will feature … 0

Movie Times: May 29-June 3

Wednesday, May 27, 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 • Far From the Madding Crowd. Friday through Wednesday, 1:40, 4:25, 7:05, 9:35. Saturday and Sunday matinee, … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, May 27, 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

Poets of Franklin County: Molly Scott

Friday, May 22, 2015

Molly Scott was singing folk music in Greenwich Village in New York City in the 1960s, performing at clubs and concert venues as part of the burgeoning folk music revival. She also worked in theater, film and television, … 0

Sounds Local: Memorial Day weekend music

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer festival season, and here in Franklin County it all kicks off with the StrangeCreek Campout, a camping and music festival held at Camp Kee-wanee in Greenfield May 22 to … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Film documents musical genius Justin Kauflin and his mentor

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

“This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble ... I shall seize Fate by the throat, it shall certainly never wholly overcome me.” — Ludwig van Beethoven While none of my … 0

Book review: “Murder in Coral Bay” by Wilson Roberts

Friday, May 22, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Murder in Coral Bay” by Wilson Roberts (Wilder Publications, 268 pages, $16.99) Mystery novels work best when they make us care about the characters involved; threat of murder must in some … 0

American Life in Poetry No. 530

Friday, May 22, 2015

By TED KOOSER U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-2006 Poets often do their best work when they’re telling us about something they’ve seen without stepping into the poem and talking about themselves. Here’s a lovely poem of observation by Terri Kirby Erickson, who lives in North Carolina. Hospital Parking Lot … 0