Arts & Entertainment

Casting calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, July 2, 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. The deadline is the previous Thursday, by 8 a.m. Email is the best way to submit, features@recorder.com. Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. 276. Artists THE ARTISANS OF WMASS are accepting applications for its Fall Craft Show. We are seeking a variety of artists and fine crafters in every genre. In order to avoid duplication and to ensure that all work is handmade, this will be a juried show. … 0

Summer Spectacular: Double Edge Theatre celebrates 20 years in Ashfield

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

To commemorate its 20th anniversary in Ashfield, Double Edge Theatre will re-imagine “Shahrazad, A Tale of Love and Magic” during this year’s annual Summer Spectacle. The last of two previews is on Thursday, July 17, and performances run July 18 through Aug. 24. All shows are at 8 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, rain … 0

Sounds Local: Hats off to Signature Sounds!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Green River Festival 2014 is over and what a festival it was. The festivities got off to a strong start when it was announced last Wednesday that for the first time in its 28 years, the entire weekend had sold out in advance. This was a giant feather in the cap for Signature … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Theater, music and laughter

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Never mind June, the July summer arts scene is bustin’ out all over and it seems only fair to at least touch upon some of the less-known possibilities lest they go unnoticed in the sheer abundance of riches. … 0

Story of intrigue also examines moral issues

Friday, July 18, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT “The Risk of Returning” by Shirley and Rudy Nelson (Wipf and Stock, 372 pages, $18) Shirley and Rudy Nelson of Amherst have created a suspenseful novel with an original premise in “The Risk of Returning.” … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 17-23

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Thursday 17 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., open mic night with Pamela Means, 7 p.m. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. Dance SOUTHERN VERMONT DANCE FESTIVAL, Brattleboro, Vt. Today through Sunday, the festival offers dance classes, … 0

Movie Times: July 17-23

Wednesday, July 16, 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

Clubs Calendar: July 17-23

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Clubs Thursday 17 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Yuengling Beer tasting night. Try their Black and Tan, Lager, and Light beers from 8 to 10 p.m., with merchandise giveaways. British open plays on 14 TVs. … 0

Casting calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, July 2, 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

Yidstock 2014: The joy of oy!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

If the National Yiddish Book Center had just saved a million old Yiddish books from being destroyed, that would have been enough. And if the Amherst-based center had merely set up more than 600 Yiddish research libraries in … 0

Old Deerfield Productions: 'Frankenstein,' who is the real monster?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Editor's note: After this story originally ran, two Sunday performances were added to this production because it had sold out: July 20 and July 27. Here are the updated show notes: MARY SHELLEY’S “FRANKENSTEIN,” a new adaption by … 0

Green River Festival voluneers work hard so you can have a blast

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Every year in July, thousands of people return to the community college campus nestled in the hills that cradle Greenfield. They come from far and wide to western Massachusetts’ signature summer event to enjoy fine music, local fare … 0

Arts & Entertainment calendar: July 10 -16

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Thursday 10 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Dave Houghton’s Hootenanny! Houghton of Fancy Trash performs and hosts. 8 p.m. Free. Houghton explores new ways to bring out the folk for his anti-folk. Please tip the … 0