Arts & Entertainment

‘Songs sometimes come at you’

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

When 23-year-old Tyler Conroy was a toddler, he didn’t use a blanket or binky to soothe himself — he used his “tapies.” Conroy, a Conway native who now lives in Sunderland, says he carried audio and video tapes around with him everywhere. “When I needed comforting, I’d watch one of my favorite movies or listen to a favorite song.” Conroy’s … 0

A woman’s place is in the band

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

When Kristen Henderson and her sister Cathy formed the alt-country band Antigone Rising back in the mid-nineties, the fact that they were an all-female band made them a rarity in the male-dominated music world. But they didn’t let that deter them. They toured constantly, embracing the philosophy “play better than the boys and … 0

One woman, one guitar, one passion

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The guitar is a wonderful instrument which is understood by few. Franz Schubert In the 1960’s, when I first became smitten with the classical guitar, women guitarists were few and far between. Since then, in what may be considered the third and fourth generation of performers coming of age in the late-20th century, … 0

United Way Art & Leisure Auction

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


‘Last of Our Kind’ a history & fantasy treat

Friday, November 13, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: “The Last of Our Kind” by Gerald W. McFarland (Sunstone Press, 374 pages, $26.95) “The Last of Our Kind” is an imaginative work with heart and humor. It is the third and final volume in a series by Gerald W. McFarland of Leverett, an history professor … 0

Crafts of Colrain set for this weekend

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The autumn leaves may have fallen, but there’s still beauty in Colrain’s rural hills, where at least artists and artisans open their studios this weekend for the Crafts of Colrain self-guided tour, Nov. 14 through 15, from 10 … 0

Boxcar Lilies’ latest: ‘Knockout Rose’

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

And here on the ground You can still reach the stars We are all lost and found And we each play a part ... Knockout Rose Knockout Rose -The Boxcar Lilies (Jenny Goodspeed) It was a love of … 0

One Minute Festival Greenfield

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — Once again, the community will have the opportunity to watch one-minute videos created by their neighbors. Nate Longcope has received a $750 grant from the Greenfield Cultural Council, which he is using to show, he hopes, … 0

Entertainment Calendar: Nov. 12 - 18

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thursday 12 Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ■ Writer’s Lunch, noon to 2 p.m. the library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday for Writers’ Lunch. This is a self-directed free writing time. Bring your own lunch and beverage. For more details, contact … 0

Galleries and Exhibits: Nov. 12 - 18

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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

Club Listings: Nov. 12 - 18

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Clubs Thursday 12 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. ∎ Thursday Night Football with Bills vs. Jets at 8:25 p.m. Bruins vs. Avalanche at 7 p.m. on 14 TVs as well as college football and NBA action 863-2882. PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8 … 0

Tough stuff: Susie Patlove wins Wheeler Memorial Library’s Robert P. Collen Poetry of Place contest

Friday, November 6, 2015

Not many poets can pull off a poem about killing a rooster. Shelburne Falls poet Susie Patlove, long a serious student of Buddhism and a self-sufficient farmer who raises all of her household’s vegetables and most of its … 0

‘Shadows and acts’ appeals to theater, history lovers

Friday, November 6, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: “Shadows and Acts” by Wilson Roberts (Wilder Publications, 490 pages, $19.99) The Wild West, the American theater, and race relations after the Civil War are explored in “Shadows and Acts,” a fictionalized autobiography of George Berrell … 0