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“Heroes Among Us,” a poem about child abuse embroidered on a white christening gown, is among the pieces by Greenfield poet Laura Gail Grohe that has had “a strong visceral response” from viewers.

Poets of Franklin County: Laura Gail Grohe, The Linens Project

Friday, April 11, 2014

Late one afternoon, Laura Gail Grohe sat in the window light of a storefront in Greenfield, embroidering. To see a woman calmly embroidering in public is not an unusual sight perhaps, though embroidery seems more antiquated than knitting, which many people — mostly women — bring along to occupy their hands at lectures, meetings or even movies. What was unusual … 0

Something to live for

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sometimes the best ideas come almost unbidden. It’s hard to say where they come from. Do they originate from inside ourselves, where a notion might have been germinating unnoticed? Or, are we receiving them from some outside — dare we even say “divine” — source? Guitarist John Sheldon’s newest work, a performance he … 0

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Review: Book captures a resonante time at Mount Holyoke College

Friday, April 4, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “A Male President for Mount Holyoke College” by Ann Karus Meeropol (McFarland, 258 pages, $45) Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley is the oldest ongoing institution of higher learning for women … 0

Stories within stories

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

“When I paint I’m just as innocent as ever. I am not letting go of that.” — Izhar Patkin, in a 2012 interview Visit the cavernous Building No. 5 gallery at North Adams’ Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art … 0

A & E calendar: April 3-9

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Thursday 3 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 7 p.m. the Collected Poets Series featuring Howie Faerstein and Barry Sternlieb. Live poetry reading. Faerstein’s debut full-length book of poetry, “Dreaming of the Rain in Brooklyn,” a … 0

A&E Clubs listing: April 3-9

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Editor’s note: As part of changes to our calender, we will be listing clubs separately. Thursday 3 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Red Sox vs. Orioles at 7 p.m.; Bruins vs. Maple Leafs at 7:30 … 0

Sounds Local: All Cooped Up concert will send winter packin’

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

It’s hard to believe that this year marks the 10th anniversary of the Franklin County Musicians’ Cooperative, more commonly known as the Coop. In case you aren’t familiar with this organization, the Coop consists of a diverse group … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Bringing the light to our children

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

“I can remember everything. That’s my curse, young man. It’s the greatest curse that’s ever been inflicted on the human race. Memory.” — Jedediah Leland, remembering Charles Foster Kane in “Citizen Kane” My thesis, friends, is this: that … 0

Movie Times: April 3-9

Wednesday, April 2, 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. Readers will find our movie capsules in the Arts & Entertainment section of our website: www.recorder.com Please note, these listings are … 0

Casting calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, April 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. 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. … 0

Movie guide: Capsule listing of current releases

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Movie guide: Capsule listing of current releases Los Angeles Times (MCT) Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger … 0

Movie guide alt: Independent, limited release and foreign-language films

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Movie guide alt: Independent, limited release and foreign-language films Los Angeles Times (MCT) Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of … 0