Arts & Entertainment

Kenneth Murphy, 33, of Greenfield works on a skateboard deck that will be up for auction Saturday to support the Unity Skate Park committee's dream of a permanent concrete skate park in Turners Falls.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

All decked out: Auction Saturday benefits proposed skateboard park

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Usually a medium for another kind of art — the wheel-clacking, soaring physical art of airborne flips and winding downhill courses — skateboards apparently work fine as canvases. Dozens of painters from the area and farther afield are supporting the plans to build Unity Skate Park by painting used and new skateboard decks, to be auctioned this weekend in support of the park. A permanent park is perhaps nearer than it has ever been to reality after more than 15 years of temporary parks or no park at all. The park needs a vote from town meeting members in May to fund construction and volunteers … 0

Symbols of pride: Greenfield Harmony concert Sunday

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Story by Richie Davis Merita Halili and Raif Hayseni may not exactly be household names in this country. But in Albania — and in the Albanian-American community in the U.S. — the wife-and-husband musical duo are very big as performers. And when they sing together with Greenfield Harmony chorus as part of its … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: April 24 - 30

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Thursday 24 Films “AFTER TILLER” will be screened at Next Stage Arts in Putney, Vt. 7 p.m. Filmmaker Lana Wilson will be in attendance for a Q&A session following the film. Donation of $10/$5 students at the door. The feature-length documentary film goes inside the lives of the last four doctors in America … 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.

Sharpie Queen

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

F or Degas it was pastel. For Rodin, it was stone. But for Suzanne Conway of Colrain, the humble Sharpie is the tool of choice: A simple, felt marker yielding up a bright swoosh of color, in whatever … 0

A&E Calendar: April 24-30

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thursday 17 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 looking for … 0

A&E Calendar, Clubs: April 17-23

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Clubs Editor’s note: As part of changes to our calender, we will be listing clubs separately. Thursday 17 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NHL playoffs and Red Sox vs White Sox at 7 p.m. on … 0

Sounds Local: Green River Festival lineup

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

During the past few weeks, there has been a lot of teasing going on as Signature Sounds, the organizer of this year’s Green River Festival, has been announcing the lineup of this year’s festival ... one artist at … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Howard Brofsky tribute concert April 19

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit expresses through them all. — Corinthians 12:14 In the end, it really doesn’t seem to matter very much at all whether one’s instrument in life is a … 0

Movie Times: April 17-23

Wednesday, April 16, 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. Readers will find our movie capsules in the Arts & Entertainment section of our website: Please note, these listings are … 0

Casting calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, February 12, 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, Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. … 0

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, … 0

Exhibits: April 17-23

Wednesday, April 16, 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. We happily run photos given the room. Receptions etc. HOPE & … 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 — … 0