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Tim de Christopher 
The Fruit of Our Labors, 2014 
mixed media 
dimensions variable 
Courtesy of the artist 
Photograph by Anchor Imagery

Legacy of our lives

Thursday, August 21, 2014

“ Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.” — Henry David Thoreau Spend some time talking with Turners Falls artist Tim de Christopher and you … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 21 - 27

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thursday 21 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Open mic night hosted by Pamela Means. 7 p.m. Come in and perform your own originals. (No covers please). Free; please tip the bartenders. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. Dance ABENE AFRICAN DANCE AND DRUM FESTIVAL presented by African Dance Vermont and the Arts Council of … 0

Clubs Calendar: Aug. 21-27

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Clubs Thursday 21 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Catch all your sports on 14 TVs: Steelers vs Eagles in preseason NFL action and Red Sox vs. Angels, both at 7 p.m. Win a Michelob Ultra backpack with draft purchase. 863-2882. IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Ruthie … 0

Sounds Local: The Heath Fair's musical soul

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

When you think about country fairs, music is probably not the first thing that comes to your mind; unless, of course, you are thinking about the Heath Fair! This small agricultural fair, which kicks off tomorrow, offers an … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Opportunities worthy of grasping

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

My life flows on in endless song; Above earth’s lamentation I hear the sweet though far off hymn That hails a new creation: Through all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an … 0

Movie Times: Aug. 14-20

Wednesday, August 13, 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, August 13, 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 be happily run, space permitting. Receptions etc. BLUE ROCK RESTAURANT, … 0

Casting calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, July 2, 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

Ashfield artist's retrospective celebrates women and spotlights the abuse they face

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

“The act of drawing is the act of seeing. When I draw people, I see such beauty in them. If everyone of us could see this beauty in each other, there would be no more violence on this … 0

Book Review: “Remember Boston”

Friday, August 8, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT “Remember Boston”; photographs by Douglas Potoksky, text by Gail Cleare (Green Circle Press, 96 pages, $39.95) For most of my life, I have had trouble seeing the point of the memorial tributes that seem to … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 7-13

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Thursday 7 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Echo Bloom with guest Paul Weinfield of Tam Lin. 8 p.m. Echo Bloom’s founder, Kyle Evans, drew on his diverse background, including a stint focusing on electro-acoustic recording, … 0

Clubs Calendar: Aug. 7 - 13

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Clubs Thursday 7 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NFL pre-season football. Patriots vs. Redskins at 7:30 p.m. Red Sox vs Cardinals at 7:15 p.m. on 14 TVs in the Sports Bar. 863-2882. IRON HORSE, 20 … 0

American Life in Poetry No. 489

Friday, August 8, 2014

BY TED KOOSER, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-2006 Jonathan Greene, who lives in Kentucky, is a master of the short poem, but while he prunes them down to their essentials he never cuts out the wonder and delight. Here’s a good example from his most recent book. Can you … 0