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Arts & Entertainment

Poets of Franklin County: Molly Scott

Friday, May 22, 2015

Molly Scott was singing folk music in Greenwich Village in New York City in the 1960s, performing at clubs and concert venues as part of the burgeoning folk music revival. She also worked in theater, film and television, hosting her own show for children on CBS, “Around the Corner.” Scott left all this in 1969, “To come up here and be a hippie,” she jokes, then describes the reasoning behind the move to Charlemont more seriously as, “A yearning for the land, and deeper things — poems!” Scott is well known in our area as a singer-songwriter with a passion for peace and social justice. … 0

'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' opens in Ashfield Friday

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Recorder photographer Matt Burkhartt captured these images during a recent rehearsal for Ashfield Community Theater’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” which opens Friday. A Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tennessee Williams, it is one of his best-known works and, reportedly, was his personal favorite. Here is the theater company’s description of the play: … 0

Sounds Local: Memorial Day weekend music

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer festival season, and here in Franklin County it all kicks off with the StrangeCreek Campout, a camping and music festival held at Camp Kee-wanee in Greenfield May 22 to 25. Now in its 13th year, StrangeCreek features over 60 musical acts performing on multiple … 0

The Great Leyendecker: Largely forgotten illustrator created iconic American images

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

He created the annual image of “The New Year’s baby,” introduced the idea of gifting wives and moms with flowers on Mother’s Day and designed what we know as the modern day chubby and red-cheeked Santa Claus. Through … 1

Sounds Local: Jim Armenti: unplugged & solo

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jim Armenti is as solid a fixture on the local music scene as you’ll ever find. He’s an accomplished singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who, for the past 30 years, has been the guitarist/vocalist in the popular alt-country band … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: New classical guitar series begins

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

“Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart.” — Andres Segovia There is no end to the myriad faces of the guitar — … 0

Book review: “The Place: A Story About Dwelling” by Alice Scheffey

Friday, May 15, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “The Place: A Story About Dwelling” by Alice Scheffey (Levellers Press, 220 pages, $18.95) It’s almost impossible to live in our beautiful part of the world and not experience a strong … 0

Artist Elle Luna: 'Find and Follow Your Passion'

Friday, May 15, 2015

By CONNIE OGLE Miami Herald Artist Elle Luna believes that aligning our lives with what we think we should do — as opposed to what we must do to be happy — is a trap to which we’re … 1

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: May 14 - 20

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Thursday 14 Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: Writer’s Lunch, noon to 2 p.m. the library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday for Writers’ Lunch. This is a self-directed free writing time. Bring … 0

Club Listings: May 14-20

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Clubs Thursday 14 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Stop down to catch the Red Sox vs. Mariners at 10 p.m. on 14 TVs. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. The Surly Temple & … 0

Movie Times: May 14-20

Wednesday, May 13, 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, www.amherstcinema.org Show times were not available at press time. Cinemark Hampshire Mall, Hadley, 1-800-FANDANGO, code 1118. www.cinemark.com • … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, May 13, 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 be happily run, space permitting. Opening reception GALLERY A3, 28 … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, May 13, 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