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Daily Hampshire Gazette/Carol Lollis
Three days of events celebrating Signature Sound’s 20th anniversary will kick off Nov. 28 with a concert featuring Chris Smither and a number of supporting artists.

Chris Smither: 'What the hell was this kid doing?'

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It was almost 50 years ago that Chris Smither dropped his college studies in anthropology and, guitar in hand, headed north from his home in New Orleans. His destination was Boston and its burgeoning acoustic music scene. Smither, who’d been bitten by the blues and by the folk music boom led by Bob Dylan, didn’t have an exact plan in … 0

Signature Sounds marking 20th year with 3 days of music

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It was back in 1994 that Signature Sounds incorporated as a record label aimed at highlighting Pioneer Valley musicians specializing in Americana, folk and roots music. Now, with about 150 albums under its belt and a roster that’s grown to include many artists living outside the region, the label — which started in … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Nov. 20 - 26

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thursday 20 Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Noon to 2 p.m. Writer’s Lunch. The library’s meeting room will be open Monday through Thursday. This is a self-directed, free writing time open to any writer looking for a place to work through their lunch. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more … 0

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Submit listings for The Recorder calendar by 8 a.m. Thursday the week before the requested publication. They may be emailed to features@recorder.com, sent via U.S. mail to Adam Orth, features editor, The Recorder, P.O. Box 1367, Greenfield, MA 01302, or faxed to 413-774-5020. Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. 276.

Club Calendar, Nov. 20 - 26

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Clubs Thursday 20 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Thursday Night Football promo, win a Tom Brady jersey with purchase. Chiefs at Raiders 8:30 p.m. on 14 TVs. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. … 0

Sounds Local: Pat and Tex LaMountain

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It’s a cool November day but warm and cozy inside Pat and Tex LaMountain’s kitchen. The fire is burning, the tea kettle is on and the conversation flows easily. The members of this husband and wife singer-songwriting team … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Light in the heart of darkness

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Again I say, for art’s sake, think north at least as often as south, as both Brattleboro, Vt., and Keene, N.H., venues are virtually half the time and trouble as Amherst and Northampton ones and the quality of … 0

Adam’s email

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A note from Adam: Amid the hundreds of emails I get daily, there are some that I’d like to instantly share with readers. This is what you’ll find here. Basically, I am cutting and pasting them in the … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Receptions etc. ELEVEN SOUTH GALLERY, Routes 5 & 10, Bernardston. Annual exhibit of original, local art for the walls, art for the table and art to wear. Paintings from the estate of Elice Davis Pieropan, resident painters David … 0

Wednesday, November 19, 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

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, November 19, 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

Cameron's Winery: Wine, workshops & song

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

While many vintners pair their wines with entrees, cheeses and other foods, Paul and Leslie Cameron of Bernardston pair their wines with good times. Cameron’s Winery holds a variety of workshops throughout the year, showcases local artists and … 1

Cups of Kindness: opening reception Friday, Nov. 7

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

On any given day, there are roughly 600 children in Massachusetts living in foster care, waiting to be adopted, according to Janice Halpern, director of development at the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange, a private organization founded in 1957 … 0

A sweet, insightful, riveting adventure tale

Friday, November 14, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to the Recorder “Will Poole’s Island by Tim Weed (Namelos Editions; 184 pages; $18.95 in hardcover, $9.95 in paperback) Each November, we remember a brief time in 1621 when English settlers and Native Americans … 0