Arts & Entertainment

"Failure to Communicate" by Pat Williams

'The Art is in the Cloth'

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Micala Sidore can still remember the time, back in the 1970s, when she met a weaver in Montpelier, Vt., when she was a college student. Sidore had been studying literature and languages, but from the moment she watched the weaver working on her loom, she was, well, hooked. Sidore, a Northampton weaver who made her first tapestry in 1979, has … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: March 26 to April 1

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Thursday 26 Dance DANCE GENERATORS present its annual concert of new works. 7 p.m. at the Arts Trust Building, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. Repeats Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m. Dance Generators is a multi-generational performance company consisting of dancers in their mid-20s to age 90. Tickets $15 adults, $12 … 0

Club Listings: March 26 - April 1

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Clubs Thursday 26 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Sweet 16 NCAA Games on 14 TVs starting at 7 p.m. Win Bud Light Basketball hats and shirts during the games plus get entered into the Grand Prize Bud Light giant basketball chair drawing. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. … 0

Book review: ‘The Nightingale Bones’ by Ariel Swan

Friday, March 20, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “The Nightingale Bones” by Ariel Swan (Bell Bridge Books, 256 pages, $14.95) In “The Nightingale Bones” Ariel Swan of Greenfield has woven a supernatural tale that will keep readers riveted. The … 0

American Life in Poetry No. 521

Friday, March 20, 2015

BY TED KOOSER U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-2006 Amanda Strand is a poet living in Maryland. I like this poem for its simplicity, clarity and directness. No frills to decorate it, just the kind of straightforward accounting of an experience that Henry David Thoreau said he looked for in … 0

Patrick Donnelly appointed seventh poet laureate in Northampton

Thursday, March 19, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Patrick Donnelly once studied classical singing and acting, with an eye to becoming an opera singer. Although those plans did not work out, he also had a deep interest in writing that he subsequently developed — … 0

Sounds Local: All COOP’ed Up Concert will help you thaw out

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Been feeling cooped up all winter? Are you desperate to get out of the house to hear some live music? The members of the Franklin County Musicians Cooperative, better known as the Coop, know just how you feel … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Bread & Puppet comes to Brattleboro, Vt., Turners Falls

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

While there’s much intriguing music and theater afoot in the days ahead, perhaps what promises to be the most socially urgent of these is a revival, by Bread and Puppet Theater, of its 1966 production “Fire.” While the … 0

Movie Times: March 19-25

Wednesday, March 18, 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 • Family Films: “The Adventures of Prince Achmed,” Saturday, 10 a.m. • Godard Spring Series. “Alphaville” Sunday, … 0

Exhibits, museums and galleries: March 19 to 25

Wednesday, March 18, 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 … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Tuesday, March 17, 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

‘Arsenals Under Attack!’

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” — Thomas Jefferson, 1787, referring to Shays’ Rebellion in a letter. A little more than two and a quarter centuries … 0

Country Players' 'And Then There Were None' opens Friday

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

What do you get when you put 10 strangers on an island together, accuse each of them of a crime and then start knocking them off one by one? The answer: Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None,” … 0