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Arts & Entertainment

Sounds Local: Here comes the Upper Valley Music Festival

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The past couple of weekends have been busy ones in Greenfield. First there was the Green River Festival and then last weekend the Summerfest. The festivities will continue when the Upper Valley Music Festival comes to Greenfield on Saturday, July 26. Now in its fourth year, the festival will include nearly 40 musical acts of various genres playing on eight … 0

Upper Valley Music Festival schedule

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Here is the schedule for the Upper Valley Music Festival, which is on Saturday, noon to around 10 p.m. Please note, this schedule could change, so it’s a good idea to double check the festival’s website to avoid disappointment: www.uppervalleymusicfest.com Greenfield Energy Park 50 Miles St. Noon: Celtic Heels Irish Dancers 1 p.m.: Mammal Dap 2 p.m.: Jamie Kent and the Options 3 … 0

Author Emily Arsenault will read from her latest mystery Thursday, Aug. 7, in Shelburne Falls

Friday, July 25, 2014

“What Strange Creatures” by Emily Arsenault (William Morrow, 384 pages, $14.99) “What strange creatures brothers are!” says a character in Jane Austen’s “Mansfield Park.” Emily Arsenault of Shelburne Falls takes the title of her fourth novel from this quotation because “What Strange Creatures” is fundamentally about brother-sister relations. Heroine Theresa Battle and her … 0

Movie Times: July 17-23

Wednesday, July 16, 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. Please note, these listings are based on information sent us by the theaters. Double checking a theater’s website beforehand will help … 0

Clubs Calendar: July 17-23

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Clubs Thursday 17 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Yuengling Beer tasting night. Try their Black and Tan, Lager, and Light beers from 8 to 10 p.m., with merchandise giveaways. British open plays on 14 TVs. … 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

Yidstock 2014: The joy of oy!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

If the National Yiddish Book Center had just saved a million old Yiddish books from being destroyed, that would have been enough. And if the Amherst-based center had merely set up more than 600 Yiddish research libraries in … 0

Old Deerfield Productions: 'Frankenstein,' who is the real monster?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Editor's note: After this story originally ran, two Sunday performances were added to this production because it had sold out: July 20 and July 27. Here are the updated show notes: MARY SHELLEY’S “FRANKENSTEIN,” a new adaption by … 0

Green River Festival voluneers work hard so you can have a blast

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Every year in July, thousands of people return to the community college campus nestled in the hills that cradle Greenfield. They come from far and wide to western Massachusetts’ signature summer event to enjoy fine music, local fare … 0

Arts & Entertainment calendar: July 10 -16

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Thursday 10 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Dave Houghton’s Hootenanny! Houghton of Fancy Trash performs and hosts. 8 p.m. Free. Houghton explores new ways to bring out the folk for his anti-folk. Please tip the … 0

Clubs: July 10-16

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Clubs Thursday 10 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Last chance to win Jon Lester jersey. Watch the Red Sox take on the White Sox at 7 p.m. on 14 TVs. Enter a drawing that will … 0

Sounds Local: The Gas Light Tinkers — fusion that gets you moving

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Gaslight Tinkers hadn’t even taken the stage and the dance floor was already filling up, a sure sign that this crowd was familiar with the band and its danceable grooves. The group, which consists of Peter Siegel … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Ancient music rocks ... who knew?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

“As poetry is the harmony of words, so music is that of notes; and as poetry is a rise above prose and oratory, so is music the exaltation of poetry.” — Henry Purcell, considered England’s first great composer … 0