Arts & Entertainment

Roger Saloom will be performing with Charles Neville Saturday, Nov. 28 at The Arts Block in Greenfield. Contributed photo

Sounds Local: Salloom & Neville at Arts Block

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving! Once you get done with all the cooking and feasting today you will start thinking about your plans for the weekend, especially if you have family and/or friends visiting that you need to entertain. But no need to worry! Here at Sounds Local we have a few suggestions for you that are guaranteed to add to the enjoyment … 0

Impossible not to root for narrator in Alzheimer’s diary

Friday, November 27, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: “My Life at 82” by Helen Hills (Haley’s, 420 pages, $24.95) November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, an ideal time in which to review a book about living with someone who suffers from that disease. Alzheimer’s claims more victims each year as our population ages. The disease has no known treatment. So … 0

Baroque treasure

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It’s hardly one of those countries you’d ever expect to find reflected on a classical music program, but Bolivia is the centerpiece for nearly the entire 50th season of Friends of Music at Guilford. The series, which originated when a New Jersey teacher moved a tracker organ from Maine and brought it to … 0

Jane Smiley’s ‘Golden Age’ concludes trilogy

Friday, November 27, 2015

Jane Smiley’s timing couldn’t be better, coming to the Midwest to discuss her trilogy about 100 years of family in that month of holiday land mines between Thanksgiving and Christmas. A hundred years. Of family. Her latest novel, “Golden Age,” concludes a “Last Hundred Years” trilogy that spans … 0

ArtBeat: Finding the way through landscape

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

If you’ve ever seen a landscape painter working out in the world — en plein air, as the French expression has it — you might think that they are using paint, and perhaps a specialized set of skills … 0

American Life in Poetry: Column 557

Friday, November 27, 2015

Debra Marquart, who teaches at Iowa State, is a poet, a memoirist, a writer of stories and a singer with her own R & B group, The Bone People. She knows the musician’s life, and here’s a road poem from her most recent book from New Rivers Press, … 0

LitBits: Short stories in literary news

Friday, November 27, 2015

3 books by Nobel winner Alexievich coming out in US NEW YORK — Three books by Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich will be released in the U.S. by Random House. The publisher announced Monday that it had acquired rights to the Belarusian journalist’s “Second-Hand Time,” to come out in … 0

For your consideration: A panel of editors

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

If you are a writer who aims to get published, then it is likely you know what it feels like to work up the courage to send out a piece of fiction, an essay or poem to a … 0

Moonlight Magic lights up Shelburne Falls

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The day after Thanksgiving may be “Black Friday” but not in Shelburne Falls, where a “festival of lights” and an evening of late-night shopping are highlights of the annual Moonlight Magic, on Nov. 27 from … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Nov. 26 - Dec. 2

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thursday 26 Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: Closed today and Friday for Thanksgiving. Music BOK CHOY QUARTET performs jazz every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. at One Bar and Grill at Pearl and Pleasant … 0

Club Listings: Nov. 26 to Dec. 2

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Clubs Thursday 26 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. ∎ Happy Thanksgiving. Sports Bar open at 6 p.m. Watch NFL and college football on 14 TVs. Panthers at Cowboys 6 p.m.; Bears vs. Packers at 8 … 0


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Editor’s note: These listings, which focus on local galleries and artists, are free. Email them to 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. Receptions etc. ROZZ TOX ART … 0

‘Songs sometimes come at you’

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

When 23-year-old Tyler Conroy was a toddler, he didn’t use a blanket or binky to soothe himself — he used his “tapies.” Conroy, a Conway native who now lives in Sunderland, says he carried audio and video tapes … 0