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Poets of Franklin County:

Friday, August 28, 2015

Anyone who has walked much in the New England woods has come upon the remnants of stone walls wending through the trees, delineating former fields and pastures. After studying such walls on walks near his Hinsdale, home, poet Dennis Pollock became curious about the men who had built them. A psychotherapist for his entire career before embarking upon a second one in home repair and renovation, Pollock is clearly uncomfortable using the word “men,” though we decide to put feminism aside for the moment and agree that, in the 1700s and 1800s, it would most likely have been men who built stone walls. “What were … 0

MASS MoCA: making a night of it

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

It’s an easy one-hour drive out Route 2 to North Adams. You exit the Greenfield rotary toward Route 2 West and climb up, following the historic Mohawk Trail as it passes through Shelburne and Charlemont and wends along the Deerfield River through the Mohawk Trail State Forest. Here, bright yellow or orange tents … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 27 - Sept. 2

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thursday 27 Coffeehouses MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 8 p.m. Belle of the Fall. Tracy Walton: 2014 and 2015 New England Music Award nominee for Best Male Performer. He is an accomplished bassist and songwriter who has written for Alfred Books and taught at the National Guitar Workshop. Julia Autumn Ford … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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

Book review: “The Inner Sea” by Zane Kotker

Friday, August 28, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLATT For the Recorder “The Inner Sea” by Zane Kotker (Levellers Press, 270 pages, $19.95) Stories about the Roman Empire often focus on extravagantly dramatic emperors like Nero, Julius Caesar, or Caligula. Drama can be found … 0

Clubs listings

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Clubs Thursday 27 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Catch all the NFL pre-season action on 14 TV’s, and MLB and Little League World Series Games. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. ∎ Meet … 0

Sounds Local: Rise of the Amourasaurus!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Everyone has heard of a tyrannosaurus rex, a stegosaurus and a brontosaurus, but what about the Amourasaurus? That fictional beast, invented by members of the band Lake Street Dive, will rear its head on Sunday, Aug. 30, at … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Raptures of a summer afternoon

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

And the night shall be filled with music, And the cares that infest the day Shall fold their tents like the Arabs And as silently steal away. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “The Day Is Done” There’s something about … 0

Movie Times: Aug. 27-Sept. 2

Wednesday, August 26, 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 • Phoenix. Friday through Wednesday, 2:05, 4:35, 7:10, … 0

Capsule reviews of feature films

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) AMY. 4 stars. An extraordinary documentary about Amy Winehouse, the British singer who died in 2011, at age 27, a victim of too much drink, too many drugs and too much fame. Soul-stirring, heartbreaking, the film uses a trove of archival film, much of … 0

Exhibits: galleries and museums

Wednesday, August 26, 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

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 20-26

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Thursday 20 Films “INTO THE WOODS” will be shown at sunset on the grass in Riverfront Park in Orange as part of Friendly Town Movies. Free. Parents are asked to accompany their children. “TENDER MERCIES” will be shown … 0

Roz Chast: a born cartoonist

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

“When I’m drawing I’m thinking ‘What do I think is funny? What is making me laugh? What’s getting to me?” — Roz Chast July, 2015 With a range of vocal intonations and a conjuring of brilliantly imaginative drawings, … 0