Arts & Entertainment

Pedro Pereira performs a piece by Bach on stage at the Guilford Community Church Tuesday, November 17. Pereira will be performing, with three other instrumentalists, music from Bolivian Baroque manuscripts collected by father Piotr Nawrot, a Catholic priest from Poland on February 20. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

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 a barn near his summer home just north of the Bernardston/Leyden line in Vermont,. And the series doesn’t shy away from offbeat material. But the Bolivian Baroque music that will highlight a series concert later this month, and again in February and May, is downright extraordinary. The idea for the Bolivian-accented program … 0

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 … 0

Finding the way through landscape

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

If you’ve ever seen a landscape painter working out in the world — en plein air, as the French expression has it — you might think that they are using paint, and perhaps a specialized set of skills they learned in art school, to reproduce or transcribe what they see in front of … 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

Everything - and the kitchen sink: Gloria Kegeles' photography is a study of beauty & distortion

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

When Wendell photographer Gloria Kegeles first started photographing back in 1981, she wanted to do work that was totally different than anything she’d ever seen. At the time, a lot of her friends were taking photography classes in … 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