Arts & Entertainment

Edward Hopper (Men Seated at Café Table) 1906. Transparent and opaque watercolor, pen and ink, brush and ink, 
and graphite pencil on paper, Whitney Museum of American Art; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest) 
In a filmed interview, the artist Red Grooms said of Edward Hopper that “in the sense of a white wine … he certainly was a dry white wine…(His paintings are) very sparse. He didn’t do more than he had to.”

Eccentric & mysterious: Rockwell exhibits Edward Hopper, the reluctant illustrator

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

“I was a rotten illustrator — or mediocre, anyway ... what I wanted to do was paint sunlight on the side of a house.” — Edward Hopper (1882-1967) There’s a little-known film that even many friends of the actor Steve Martin, an avid admirer and collector of the works of the painter Edward Hopper, don’t know about. In 1981, he starred in “Pennies From Heaven,” a $19 million downbeat, Depression-era musical bomb that movie crowds stayed away from. Highly experimental and often brilliant, with over-the-top bawdiness and well deserving of an “R-rating,” several times key scenes began with famous Hopper paintings brought to life. Martin … 0

Arts & Entertainment calendar Oct. 2 - 8, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Thursday 2 Dance CELTIC HEELS SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE, 267 Main St., Greenfield: Free children’s trial class. 4:45 p.m. for ages 3 to 5; 5:30 for ages 6 to 8, and 6:15 for ages 9 to 12. Repeats Oct. 9. Films “A WILL FOR THE WOODS” will be shown at 7 p.m. at … 0

Club Calendar listings, Oct. 2 - 8

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Clubs Thursday 2 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Thursday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. Vikings at Packers. Purchase a Bud Light 32 ounce draft to win a tom Brady jersey. MLB playoffs on 14 TVs. 863-2882. DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. The Roosters, classic rock. … 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, 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.

Sounds Local: Parsonsfield at the Shea Friday

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

It’s a Wednesday afternoon and The five members of Parsonsfield are on their way to Nashville to take part in AmericanaFest 2014, a week-long celebration of American roots music that features showcases at clubs around the city. They … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Glory in song

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

“I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.” — Psalm 69:30 Upon every one of Bach’s immortal manuscripts, even the most seemingly secular, lies the penned inscription: “To the Glory … 0

Exhibits: Museums and galleries

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Editor’s note: These listings, which focus on local galleries and artists, are free. Email them to The deadline is the Thursday before publication, by 8 a.m. Photographs of the art being exhibited are always welcome and will … 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

Poets of Franklin County: Soul Chant

Friday, September 19, 2014

Editor’s note: this is the second in a series of columns by Trish Crapo on poetry that explores aspects of addiction. Readers can find links to her first column on our website: Ashley Sims died at the … 0

‘Sage, Ruin, Bits of Bone’: a poem by Paula Sayword

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sage, Ruin, Bits of Bone We wanted to give you something you could not lose something that would stun you, tear the sky wide open, take you in so you could begin again, this time with your sadness washed away. But it was not to be, clouds too … 0

Movie Times: Sept. 25 to Oct. 1

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Editor’s Note: The movie listing deadline is the Tuesday before publication, by 3 p.m. 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

Ashfield Film Festival showcases area filmmakers

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

You might think fledgling filmmakers don’t stand a chance at going toe-to-toe with Hollywood pros. If so, you probably haven’t been to the Ashfield Film Fest, where fancy equipment and decades of movie-making experience don’t make you a … 0

Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Sept. 18 - 24

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thursday 18 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 … 0

Club Calendar: Sept. 19 to Sept. 24

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Clubs Thursday 18 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Thursday Night Football on 14 TVs with Tampa Bay at Atlanta starting at 8:30 p.m. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Tommy Filiault Trio. Original … 0