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Recorder/Paul Franz
It was the marvelous acoustics they encountered at the Federated Church in Charlemont that inspired Arnold and Ruth Black to create the Mohawk Trail Concerts series in 1970.

Mohawk Trail Concerts: Acoustic Intimacy

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

After 45 years, Mohawk Trail Concerts is getting ready for a re-tuning this season, with Montague cellist Mark Fraser taking on the role of executive artistic director. In a way, the series is experiencing something of a generational shift, with a tweaking of ticketing technology and an new approach that favors well established ensembles in the same vintage, acoustically divine … 0

Mohawk Trail Concerts: 2015 schedule

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June 26 and 27 — “Two Faces of the Violin” will bring together baroque violinist Emlyn Ngai of Adaskin and fiddling champion Liz Carroll displaying “the similarities, and differences, between early baroque violin music, and traditional fiddle music from the British Isles.” “I think it will be a lot of fun. There are … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: June 25 - July 1

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Thursday 25 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 Jane Buchanan at 772-1544. ∎ … 0

Lit Bits: Literary happenings in Franklin County

Friday, June 19, 2015

World Eye Bookshop, Greenfield, author events: Gayle Lauradunn, Saturday, June 20, 11 a.m. Will read from her book of poetry “Reaching for Air” poetry reading and signing David Brule, June 27, 11 a.m. Author of “West Along the River,” will read from and sign his new book “Looking … 0

Talk tonight on silver screens of Shelburne Falls

Thursday, June 18, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — During the Golden Age of Hollywood, movie theaters played an important role in communities across America, delivering a wide spectrum of film entertainment, says Fred deVecca, director of Pothole Pictures. The Shelburne Falls area had … 1

Encores & Curtain Calls: Alice B. Fogel sets a body of music to poetry

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

“Where does it come from — the material of the Beautiful? ... forever to be content, a soul at home, with a life like art ...” — Alice B. Fogel The word “structure” derives from the Latin “struere” … 0

Exhibits: Museums and Galleries, June 18, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 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. Opening reception LITTLE BIG HOUSE … 0

Movie Times: June 18-24

Wednesday, June 10, 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, www.amherstcinema.org • When Marnie Was There. English dubbed version: Friday through Wednesday, 1:40, 4:25. Saturday and Sunday matinee, … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Tuesday, June 16, 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

Book review: “Travels with Charlie” and “A Jewel in New England”

Monday, June 15, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder Travels with Cheryl” by Jan Atamian (Booksmythe Press, 69 pages, $10) and “A Jewel in New England” by Phil Billitz (4 Quarters Technology, 98 pages, $19.95). Two new books from Franklin … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Gayle Lauradunn

Monday, June 15, 2015

Gayle Lauradunn’s first full-length collection of poems, “Reaching for Air,” published by Mercury Heartlink in 2014, tells the story of a young girl moving from home to home in rural Kentucky and Texas in the late 1940s. The … 0

Full Disclosure Festival: Exit your comfort zone

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Linda McInerny thinks a lot about the brain. “I love neurology and I love the study of the brain and consciousness, and who we are as human beings,” McInerny said recently. The Old Deerfield Productions artistic director had … 0

Launch Party to rename Old Deerfield Productions June 20

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

After more than a decade of producing both new and classic theater offerings as Old Deerfield Productions, the theater company has moved its base to Greenfield and will be getting a new name. The public is invited to Old Deerfield Productions New Brand Launch Party on Sunday, June … 0