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Arts & Entertainment

Ebenezer Scrooge, played by Michael Haley of Conway. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Old Deerfield Production's 'A Christmas Carol' opens Thursday

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hunched over and propped up only by a long wooden cane, the tall, bearded man hobbled toward a concerned-looking Ebenezer Scrooge. The long crimson robe that covered his decrepit figure depicted a family of minks crawling up the front. “Ghost, it seems you’ve grown older since first we met,” said Scrooge. Slowly, the specter lifted his gaze to meet Scrooge’s … 0

‘A Christmas Carol’ cast in order of appearance

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Narrator/Ebenezer Scrooge: Michael Haley Mrs. Dilber: Moe McElligot Mrs. Buttwinker: Joanie Haley Nephew Fred: Tom Kokonowski Gentlewoman No. 1: Emma Roderick Gentlewoman No. 2: Marese Hutchinson Gentlewoman No. 3: Su Hoyle Bob Cratchit: Lindel Hart Street Carolers: Mark Tidswell. Ken Samonds, Tom Smith, Abby Rosner, Carol Gray, Susan Loehn, Dawn Mayo, Susanna Lowry, … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Dec. 18-24

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thursday 18 Dance HOLIDAY RECITAL “SONGS AND CAROLS OF THE SEASON.” Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School, 75 Mechanic St., Shelburne Falls. 6:30 p.m. Ninth annual Ballet Renverse Holiday Recital. Free. Donations welcome. Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Noon to 2 p.m. Writer’s Lunch. The library’s meeting room will be open Monday through … 0

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Submit listings for The Recorder calendar by 8 a.m. Thursday the week before the requested publication. They may be emailed to features@recorder.com, sent via U.S. mail to Adam Orth, features editor, The Recorder, P.O. Box 1367, Greenfield, MA 01302, or faxed to 413-774-5020. Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. 276.

Encores & Curtain Calls: musical stocking stuffers

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

One nutcracker dancin’ Just ahead loom the Pioneer Valley Ballet’s six performances — two per day — of a traditional Christmas favorite, “The Nutcracker,” Dec. 12, 13, and 14 at the Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. … 0

Movie Times: Dec. 11-17

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Editor’s Note: The movie listing deadline is the Tuesday before publication, by 3 p.m. Features@recorder.com or fax to 774-5020. Questions? Call Adam Orth at 413-772-0261, ext. 276. Please note, these listings are based on information sent us by the theaters. Double checking a theater’s website beforehand will help … 0

Exhibits: Museums and Galleries

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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 … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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

‘Readiness is all’

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” — William Shakespeare, “As You Like It.” Along with an expanded vocabulary and an edge in English class, several actors in Young Shakespeare Players East … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Dec. 4 - 10

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Thursday 4 Coffeehouses MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: The Collected Poets Series featuring Charlie Bondhus and Corrie Williamson. 7 p.m. Live poetry reading. Bondhus’ second poetry book, “All the Heat We Could Carry,” won Main Street … 0

Club Calendar: Dec. 4 - 10

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Clubs Thursday 4 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Thursday Night Football in the Sports Bar with Dallas at Chicago. Bud Light 32 ounce drafts get you entered into the Tom Brady jersey drawing. Game begins … 0

At its core, book eloquently pays homage to apples

Friday, December 5, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Apples of New England” by Russell Steven Powell, with photographs by Bar Lois Weeks (Countryman Press, 224 pages, $19.95) The apple trees here in Franklin County have lost most of their … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Fred Pelka

Friday, December 5, 2014

In Easthampton poet Fred Pelka’s poem “Clots,” pricked fingertips toughen as they heal until they are “hard as elevator buttons,” allowing an unusual transcendence in the poem’s last lines. “You’re nothing without your scars,” the poem asserts. Pelka’s … 0

“Clots,” a poem by Fred Pelka

Friday, December 5, 2014

“Clots” You say stitches limit a person but dig deeper. You’ll see how they release as well as bind. Isn’t there a tranquility in that — a lovely still presence of wounds, salty as the moon ascending, drawing each tide behind it like a skirt? You’re nothing without … 0