Arts & Entertainment

When war comes home: Frontier to stage student-written play on PTSD

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It’s a story that’s become all too familiar for many families with members serving in the military: a son, daughter, husband or wife joins the armed forces and is deployed overseas, ready to fight and defend the nation’s interests and those they left at home. Some don’t come back. Others do, but they may seem to those who know them … 0

'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' opens in Ashfield Friday

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Recorder photographer Matt Burkhartt captured these images during a recent rehearsal for Ashfield Community Theater’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” which opens Friday. A Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tennessee Williams, it is one of his best-known works and, reportedly, was his personal favorite. Here is the theater company’s description of the play: … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: May 28 to June 3

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Thursday 28 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Break the Silence. Live poetry reading. 6:30 p.m. Started at Mohawk Regional High School, young poets and artists speak out and share their artistry with the community. A spoken word showcase featuring Mohawk’s students. All welcome. Free; please tip the bartenders. 625-6292, Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: Writer’s Lunch, … 0


Friday, May 22, 2015

Fiction 1. “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss (Random House) 2. “14th Deadly Sin” by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 3. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 4. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr (Scribner) 5. “Memory Man” by David Balducci … 0

Arts & Entertainment: May 21 - 27

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Thursday 21 Coffeehouses MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 8 p.m. Lissa Kiernan, book reading. 7 p.m. Kiernan’s first book of poetry, “Two Faint Lines in the Viole” is a Foreword Reviews’ 2014 Indiefab Book of the … 0

Club Listings: May 21 - 27

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Clubs Thursday 21 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Catch all the NBA and NHL Semi Final games and Red Sox vs. Rangers at 7 p.m. on 14 TVs. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, … 0

Movie Times: May 21-27

Wednesday, May 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, Show times were not available at press time. Cinemark Hampshire Mall, Hadley, 1-800-FANDANGO, code 1118. • … 0

Exhibits: Museums and Galleries

Wednesday, May 20, 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

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, May 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

Poets of Franklin County: Carol Potter

Friday, May 15, 2015

Abecedarium: an inscription that uses the letters of the alphabet in order. Board books you might have read as a child or read to your children, designed to teach the letters of the alphabet, are one example. Carol … 0

The Great Leyendecker: Largely forgotten illustrator created iconic American images

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

He created the annual image of “The New Year’s baby,” introduced the idea of gifting wives and moms with flowers on Mother’s Day and designed what we know as the modern day chubby and red-cheeked Santa Claus. Through … 1

Sounds Local: Jim Armenti: unplugged & solo

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jim Armenti is as solid a fixture on the local music scene as you’ll ever find. He’s an accomplished singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who, for the past 30 years, has been the guitarist/vocalist in the popular alt-country band … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: New classical guitar series begins

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

“Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart.” — Andres Segovia There is no end to the myriad faces of the guitar — … 0