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Arts & Entertainment

At right, Su Hoyle of Wendell, as Doctor Armstrong, examines the latest victim during a rehearsal. Also pictured, from left: Ted Trobaugh of Amherst, Mark Hildreth of Northampton and Joshua Mason of Westfield. (We are leaving the “victim” unidentified) Recorder/Tom Relihan

Country Players' 'And Then There Were None' opens Friday

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

What do you get when you put 10 strangers on an island together, accuse each of them of a crime and then start knocking them off one by one? The answer: Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None,” which The Country Players, one of Franklin County’s resident theater companies, will present in a two-week run that starts Friday. The play’s … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: March 5 to 11

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Thursday 12 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Please tip the baristas. 413-625-6292. www.mochamayas.com. Library CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Avenue A, Turners Falls: Music and Movement. 10 a.m. This weekly series with Tom Carroll and Laurie Davidson takes place Thursdays through today. Young children of all ages and their parents or caregivers are … 0

Book review: ‘The Secret History of Wonder Woman’

Friday, March 6, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “The Secret History of Wonder Woman” by Jill Lepore (Knopf, 432 pages, $29.95) “The Secret History of Wonder Woman” discusses the genesis and the “life” of the world’s most popular female superhero. It also tells the story of the man who created Wonder Woman in 1941, … 0

Sounds Local: Pushing in a new direction, JD McPherson’s 2nd CD explores new musical sounds

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Recording the follow-up to a successful debut album can be a rather daunting task. Just ask JD McPherson. The Oklahoma rocker won great acclaim for his 2012 debut “Signs & Signifiers,” a disc that was originally released on … 0

Encores and Curtain Calls: Stranger than science fiction

Thursday, February 26, 2015

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. “Hamlet,” William Shakespeare Hold on to your hats. This one’s going to be a doozy ... The University of Cambridge Institute of … 0

Club listings: Feb. 26 to March 4

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Clubs Thursday 26 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Blue Pearl. Jazz/blues. 8 to 10:30 a.m. 978-544-BREW. IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet. $22.50, $25. www.iheg.com. THE O’S, Route 116, Sunderland: Hip … 0

Exhibits, museums and galleries: Feb. 26 to March 4

Thursday, February 26, 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. Receptions etc. DEERFIELD VALLEY ART … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Thursday, February 26, 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

Painting the finer brush strokes of American history

Thursday, February 19, 2015

“I loved painting, I didn’t care what it was. It kept me off the streets.” — Mort Kunstler, 2014 Having a hand that, at times, bleeds from an afternoon of book signings and autographing prints is a passing … 0

Sounds Local: Keep an eye on these ‘Kids’

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Wall Street Journal recently included the Northampton-based indie-pop trio And the Kids in an article titled, “2015’s Next Big Things: 8 Musical Acts to Watch.” That’s not really surprising news for music fans here in western Massachusetts … 0

Encores and Curtain Calls: Of blackbirds, wanderers and musical liaisons

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Among twenty snowy mountains, The only moving thing Was the eye of the blackbird. — Wallace Stevens Forty-five years ago, in 1969, pianist Estela Olevsky mounted the stage of Bowker Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts for her … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 19 to 25

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thursday 19 Library CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Avenue A, Turners Falls: ∎ Music and Movement. 10 a.m. This weekly series with Tom Carroll and Laurie Davidson takes place Thursdays through Feb. 26. Young children of all ages and their parents … 0

Movie Times: Feb. 19-25

Thursday, February 19, 2015

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. Please note, these listings are based on information sent us by the theaters. Double checking a theater’s website beforehand will help … 0