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Recorder/Micky Bedell
The cast of “The Dixie Swim Club”:  Jackie Walsh of Shelburne Falls, Sue Davis of Haydenville, Sue Tracy of Ashfield, Julie Richardson of Deerfield and Louise Krieger of Sunderland.

‘The Dixie Swim Club’

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

TV sitcoms are rich in girlfriends — Ethel and Lucy, Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw and her 30-something pals, or the 20-somethings of “Friends” and HBO’s “Girls.” Now picture all those close gal-pals 20 to 40 years later and you could have the makings of “The Dixie Swim Club.” Five local actresses will give two readings of this play … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 29 to Feb. 3

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Thursday 29 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 or caregivers are invited. Free. GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Writer’s Lunch, noon … 0

Club Listings: 1-29 - 2-3

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Clubs Thursday 29 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Ski Promo Night. Win two passes to Wachusett Mountain, a snowboard and ski hats. Drawing at 11:30 p.m. UMass Minutemen vs. Dayton and Bruins vs. NY Islanders at 7 p.m. on 14 TVs. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Blue … 0

Book review: ‘Mending Horses’ by M. P. Baker

Friday, January 23, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Mending Horses” by M. P. Barker (Holiday House, 320 pages, $17.95) “Mending Horses” may be the best book I have reviewed in the past year. M. P. Barker’s young-adult novel is … 0

Sounds Local: Whiskey Treaty Roadshow

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Remember the Whiskey Treaty festivals at the Arts Block in Greenfield a couple of years ago? All that fine music and fine whiskey? Well the good news is that the Whiskey Treaty lives! The Whiskey Treaty Festival, which … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: "Roman Holiday," a sweet and tender tale

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Princess Ann (upon awakening in Joe Bradley’s garret room after an inadvertent overdose of sleep medication): Have I been here all night, alone? Joe Bradley: If you don’t count me, yes. Princess Ann: So I’ve spent the night … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Tuesday, January 20, 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

Power of the song: People's Music Network comes to Greenfield Jan. 23-25

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Whether it’s the civil rights struggle or movement to end the Vietnam War, the power of song to convey the power of the people is profound. But songwriters and song leaders at labor rallies, at Occupy protests, at … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 15 - 21

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Thursday 15 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 beginning today through Feb. 26. Young children of all ages and their … 0

Exhibits: Museums and Galleries

Wednesday, January 21, 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. BASE CAMP PHOTO, … 0

Club calendar: Jan. 15 - 21

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Clubs Thursday 15 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NHL action with Bruins vs. Rangers at 7 p.m. on 14 TVs. 863-2882. DEJA BREW CAFÉ & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Tommy Filiault Trio. Original … 0

Book review: ‘The Dyeing Room’

Friday, January 16, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “The Dyeing Room” by Robert T. McMaster (Unquomonk Press, 310 pages, $12.95) The decade of the 1910s offers riches to historians and novelists. Brutal war raged in Europe. Communism toppled a … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Valentine’s Day Poetry Event at the Co-op

Friday, January 16, 2015

Maybe you love chocolate. Or you love locally cultured cheeses, oranges shipped from organic groves in Florida, or leafy green kale grown in a hilltown right around the corner. Maybe you love sitting down with a friend for … 0