Arts & Entertainment

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The cast of “The Dixie Swim Club”:  Jackie Walsh of Shelburne Falls, Sue Davis of Haydenville, Sue Tracy of Ashfield, Julie Richardson of Deerfield and Louise Krieger of Sunderland.

‘The Dixie Swim Club’

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

TV sitcoms are rich in girlfriends — Ethel and Lucy, Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw and her 30-something pals, or the 20-somethings of “Friends” and HBO’s “Girls.” Now picture all those close gal-pals 20 to 40 years later and you could have the makings of “The Dixie Swim Club.” Five local actresses will give two readings of this play … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 29 to Feb. 3

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Thursday 29 Library CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Avenue A, Turners Falls: Music and Movement. 10 a.m. This weekly series with Tom Carroll and Laurie Davidson takes place Thursdays through Feb. 26. Young children of all ages and their parents or caregivers are invited. Free. GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Writer’s Lunch, noon … 0

Club Listings: 1-29 - 2-3

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Clubs Thursday 29 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Ski Promo Night. Win two passes to Wachusett Mountain, a snowboard and ski hats. Drawing at 11:30 p.m. UMass Minutemen vs. Dayton and Bruins vs. NY Islanders at 7 p.m. on 14 TVs. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Blue … 0

Book review: “Bitter Crossing” by D.A. Keeley

Friday, January 30, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Bitter Crossing” by D.A. Keeley (Midnight Ink, 408 pages, $14.95) We are in the ideal time of year to curl up by the fire with a good mystery novel and in … 0

Sounds Local: CD releases — from basement music, to middle age, to a one-man band, to cutting-edge bluegrass to lyrical lullabies

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The year has just begun and here at Sounds Local we have already seen the arrival of some excellent new music. There are even more releases on the horizon, so read on to get the lowdown on these … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Songs of beauty, heartache, love

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sing again, with your dear voice revealing A tone Of some world far from ours, Where music and moonlight and feeling Are one. — Percy Bysshe Shelley, “To Jane: The Keen Stars were Twinkling” While scheduled a bit … 0

Movie Times: Jan. 29 to Feb. 4

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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 … 0

Movie Reviews

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

AMERICAN SNIPER 3 stars. Bradley Cooper delivers a powerful turn as Chris Kyle, the real-life Navy SEAL credited with the most kills of any sniper in U.S. military history. Clint Eastwood directs this taut Iraq War-era drama, although the sequences with Kyle returning stateside are diminished by textbook … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Tuesday, January 27, 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

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, January 28, 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

Roadside attractions: Base Camp Photo's exhibit of Mohawk Trail images opens Sunday

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

In this world of high-speed travel, when you can hop on a plane and be halfway around the world in half a day, there’s still an allure to the good, old-fashioned road trip. There’s something appealing about a … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 22 - Jan. 28

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Thursday 22 Films “ART AND CRAFT” shown in Club B-10, MASS MoCA, 87 Marshall Street, North Adams. North Adams. 7:30 p.m. Deception, undeniably, is an art. It’s also the subject of MassMOCA’s new documentary series. The film follows … 0

Club listings: Jan. 22 - 28

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Clubs Thursday 22 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Bud Light Thursday Night Ski Pass and Snowboard Promo. Win two ski passes to Wachusett Mountain and qualify to win a snowboard with your Bud Light purchases. … 0