Arts & Entertainment

"Failure to Communicate" by Pat Williams

'The Art is in the Cloth'

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Micala Sidore can still remember the time, back in the 1970s, when she met a weaver in Montpelier, Vt., when she was a college student. Sidore had been studying literature and languages, but from the moment she watched the weaver working on her loom, she was, well, hooked. Sidore, a Northampton weaver who made her first tapestry in 1979, has … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: March 26 to April 1

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Thursday 26 Dance DANCE GENERATORS present its annual concert of new works. 7 p.m. at the Arts Trust Building, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. Repeats Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m. Dance Generators is a multi-generational performance company consisting of dancers in their mid-20s to age 90. Tickets $15 adults, $12 … 0

Club Listings: March 26 - April 1

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Clubs Thursday 26 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Sweet 16 NCAA Games on 14 TVs starting at 7 p.m. Win Bud Light Basketball hats and shirts during the games plus get entered into the Grand Prize Bud Light giant basketball chair drawing. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. … 0

An emotional guide

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Battle of Antietam, fought during the American Civil War on Sept. 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, remains to this day the bloodiest single day of battle on American soil. In all, 22,720 soldiers — 12,400 Union and … 0

“The Bloody Lane,” and excerpt, by Rodger Martin

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Bloody Lane It is still early enough to try again at the front bank of a sunken road. The first shot opened Colonel Gordon’s lower calf. Certainly blood will make it awkward to back the honking to Lee, “These men will stay here until the sun … 0

‘Quabbin Valley’ releases flood of memories

Friday, March 27, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Quabbin Valley” by Elizabeth Pierce (Arcadia Publishing, 128 pages, $21.99) The lost towns of the Quabbin Valley — Prescott, Greenwich, Dana, and Enfield — hold a special fascination to residents of … 0

American Life in Poetry No. 522

Friday, March 27, 2015

By TED KOOSER U.S. Poety Laureate, 2004-2006 Poetry is a good way to capture epiphanies, and this poem by Penny Harter does just that. Harter lives and teaches in New Jersey. In the Dark At bedtime, my grandson’s breath rasps in and out of fragile lungs. Holding the … 0

Sounds Local: Nirvana cover night at The ’Voo

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

“With the lights out, it’s less dangerous Here we are now, entertain us I feel stupid and contagious Here we are now, entertain us — Kurt Cobain “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Nirvana just might be the most important … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: The multi-layered conjurings of Miwa Matreyek

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables … 0

Movie Times: March 25 to April 1

Wednesday, March 25, 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, • A View From the Bridge. Thursday, 7 p.m. • Family Films: “The Muppet Movie,” Saturday, 10 … 0


Friday, March 20, 2015

The package arrived mid-December, just as the boxes of presents from my more forward-thinking relatives began to arrive. It was addressed in the square, neat printing of a designer or architect. Inside the plain, brown wrapping was what … 0

‘ancient prayer for peace,” a poem by Andrea Moorhead

Friday, March 20, 2015

“ancient prayer for peace’ peace in the fur, in the sudden warmth, in the hollows of the heart and the long steady movement under rain, under night, under the burning dust of summer, the flat-edged corners we have … 0

The summer band

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Small Change Band was in the middle of a performance at the Heath Fair more than 30 years ago when the weather turned bad — that was before the pavilion was built there — so the band … 0