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Recorder/Paul Franz
It was the marvelous acoustics they encountered at the Federated Church in Charlemont that inspired Arnold and Ruth Black to create the Mohawk Trail Concerts series in 1970.

Mohawk Trail Concerts: Acoustic Intimacy

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

After 45 years, Mohawk Trail Concerts is getting ready for a re-tuning this season, with Montague cellist Mark Fraser taking on the role of executive artistic director. In a way, the series is experiencing something of a generational shift, with a tweaking of ticketing technology and an new approach that favors well established ensembles in the same vintage, acoustically divine … 0

Mohawk Trail Concerts: 2015 schedule

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June 26 and 27 — “Two Faces of the Violin” will bring together baroque violinist Emlyn Ngai of Adaskin and fiddling champion Liz Carroll displaying “the similarities, and differences, between early baroque violin music, and traditional fiddle music from the British Isles.” “I think it will be a lot of fun. There are … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: June 25 - July 1

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Thursday 25 Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Writer’s Lunch, noon to 2 p.m. the library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday for Writers’ Lunch. This is a self-directed free writing time. Bring your own lunch and beverage. For more details, contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544. ∎ … 0

Book review: ‘As You Write it, Volume V’

Friday, June 26, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “As You Write it, Volume V’ edited by Laura Rodley. (Violet Fields, 123 pages, $12). For a number of years, a dedicated group of writers has met weekly at the Montague/Gill … 0

Book review: ‘Looking for Judah by David Brule

Friday, June 26, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Looking for Judah” by David Brule (Booklocker.com, 194 pages, $16.95). At one point or another, most of us become curious about the generations that preceded us in our families. Few of … 0

Club Listings: June 25 - July 1

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Clubs Thursday 25 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Stop in for the Red Sox vs. Orioles game on 14 TVs in the Sports Bar. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. 8 to 10 … 0

Sounds Local: Wendell Wildcat Blues Festival Saturday, June 27

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

“In a world where only three percent of Americans actively listen to blues music, the Wildcat O’Halloran Band will always answer the call.” You will find these words printed on the back of The Wildcat O’Halloran Band’s new … 0

ArtBeat: Lisa M. Henry, ‘Ablution’

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Editor’s note: This week, we introduce a new column, which will run every other week on these pages. Called ArtBeat, it is written by freelance writer and photographer Trish Crapo of Leyden, whose work should be familiar to … 0

Silverthorne Theater: Summer run begins with a classic

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A not-so-average, dysfunctional family survives life by the skin of its teeth. Sound familiar? Real life? Sure! But not this time. Silverthorne Theater Co., which is based in Sloan Theater in Greenfield Community College, will perform “The Skin … 1

Exhibits: museums & galleries

Wednesday, June 24, 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 be happily run, space permitting. Ending soon 11 SOUTH GALLERY, … 0

Movie Times: June 25-July 1

Wednesday, June 24, 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 • A Little Chaos. Friday through Wednesday, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:25. Saturday and Sunday matinee, 11:30. Baby-friendly … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Ann McNeal

Friday, June 19, 2015

Sometimes you have to stand back to really see something. Then again, sometimes you have to zoom right in. Ann McNeal, Pelham poet, photographer and painter, takes the second approach, using a point-and-shoot camera to isolate elements of … 0

Biography a vivid picture of yoga pioneer

Friday, June 19, 2015

Millions of Americans practice yoga as a workout, a spiritual exercise or a combination of the two. Those who wonder if their pigeon pose or sun salute carry centuries of Hindu tradition from India to their sleek modern gym can relax. Change, adaptation and a dialogue between East … 0