Arts & Entertainment

Roger Saloom will be performing with Charles Neville Saturday, Nov. 28 at The Arts Block in Greenfield. Contributed photo

Sounds Local: Salloom & Neville at Arts Block

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving! Once you get done with all the cooking and feasting today you will start thinking about your plans for the weekend, especially if you have family and/or friends visiting that you need to entertain. But no need to worry! Here at Sounds Local we have a few suggestions for you that are guaranteed to add to the enjoyment … 0

Impossible not to root for narrator in Alzheimer’s diary

Friday, November 27, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: “My Life at 82” by Helen Hills (Haley’s, 420 pages, $24.95) November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, an ideal time in which to review a book about living with someone who suffers from that disease. Alzheimer’s claims more victims each year as our population ages. The disease has no known treatment. So … 0

Baroque treasure

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It’s hardly one of those countries you’d ever expect to find reflected on a classical music program, but Bolivia is the centerpiece for nearly the entire 50th season of Friends of Music at Guilford. The series, which originated when a New Jersey teacher moved a tracker organ from Maine and brought it to … 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 … 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 … 0

New ‘Hansel & Gretel’ stark and true

Friday, November 20, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: “Hansel & Gretel” by Holly Hobbie (Little Brown, 32 pages, $17.00) I’m always surprised when I revisit fairy tales. I loved reading them (and having them read to me) as a child. I do not in … 0

The Unlabeled: Open Mic devoted to young artists

Friday, November 20, 2015

Our area is hopping with open mics. On the first Monday of every month, you can attend Wagon Wheel Word in Gill; third Tuesdays there’s Spoken Word Greenfield at 9 Mill Street; and in Shelburne Falls, there’s the … 0

Pulitzer-winning author’s ‘The Witches’ revisits Salem

Friday, November 20, 2015

Stacy Schiff has read more Cotton Mather treatises than any modern soul should have to endure. The shocker is, she did so eagerly. “You know you’re a goner,” said the prizewinning nonfiction author, “when your idea of a … 0

Movie Times

Friday, November 20, 2015

Please note, these listings are based on information sent us by the theaters. Double-checking a theater’s website beforehand will help avoid disappointment. Amherst Cinema 28 Amity St., Amherst, 253-2547, • Brooklyn. Wednesday and Thursday, 2, 4:35, 7:20, 9:30. • Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict. Friday, 2:05, 4:45, 7:05, … 0

Galleries & Exhibits

Wednesday, November 18, 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

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Nov. 19 - 25

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thursday 19 Dance SMITH COLLEGE Fall Faculty dance concert. 8 p.m. Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA, Green Street, Northampton. New works by dance faculty member Rodger Blum. Artists in Residence Jennifer Nugent formerly of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance, … 0

Club Listings: Nov. 19 - 25

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Clubs Thursday 19 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. ∎ Thursday Night Football with Titans vs. Jaguars at 8:25 p.m. and Bruins vs. Wild at 7 p.m. on 14 TVs. ∎ Purchase a 24 ounce Bud … 0

Common ground: Ashfield poet Sarah Sousa responds to voices across centuries in a shared landscape

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

ASHFIELD — The poem “Independence Day, 1886” is about the life of a woman Sarah Sousa first met in a faded 1886 pocket diary in an antiques store. But that was many years and three books ago for … 0