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Arts & Entertainment

Steve Gougeon and Jennifer Williams with some cider apples.  Recorder/Paul Franz

CiderDays celebrate, bolster resurgent tradition

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Today, apples are primarily a healthy snack option or delicious pie filling, sitting year-round in shiny piles on supermarket display tables. More than 100 years ago, their smaller, uglier forebears also provided alcoholic solace through the short days and frozen nights of New England winters. “In North America, there are a lot of hard cider (apple) varieties that have basically … 0

Poets of Franklin County: ‘A threshold between the sky and the earth’

Friday, October 24, 2014

Much of Northampton builder Jonathan Wright’s work might be described as earthbound — designing and constructing eco-conscious buildings through his company, Wright Builders. But Wright is also a poet with a deep love for the ethereal world he discovers when he is out on the water, rowing. Wright’s new book of poems, “After … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 23 - 29

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday 23 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 Thursday. This is a self-directed, free writing time open to any writer looking for a place to work through their lunch. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for … 0

Trailer Park: smokey, saucy & spicy

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tom Mahnken remembers the first show he and his four buddies performed as Trailer Park in April 1994 at the Iron Horse in Northampton. “We were fair, at best,” said Mahnken. “But we had energy and that very … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 9-15

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Thursday 9 Dance CELTIC HEELS SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE, 267 Main St., Greenfield: Free children’s yoga class. 4:45 p.m. for ages 3 to 5; 5:30 for ages 6 to 8, and 6:15 for ages 9 to 12. Libraries … 0

Clubs Calendar: Oct. 9 - 15

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Clubs Thursday 9 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Thursday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. with Colts vs. Texans. Brady jersey giveaway. Watch TNF plus Bruins vs. Red Wings and MLP playoffs on 14 TVs. 863-2882. … 0

Sounds Local: Hitting the front burner

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tin Pan Valley Trio. You have to admit it’s a clever band name and one that is easy to remember. Musicians Lenny Zarcone and Bill Shontz came up with the name when they were talking about forming a … 0

Movie Times: Oct. 9-15

Wednesday, October 8, 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 … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, October 8, 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

Encores & Curtain Calls: The Song of Earth

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Let us imagine, just for a moment, that, like Superman, we also possess interstellar hearing. Returning to earth from heroic adventures in the deepest recesses of the … 0

Eccentric & mysterious: Rockwell exhibits Edward Hopper, the reluctant illustrator

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

“I was a rotten illustrator — or mediocre, anyway ... what I wanted to do was paint sunlight on the side of a house.” — Edward Hopper (1882-1967) There’s a little-known film that even many friends of the … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Daniel Hales

Friday, October 3, 2014

So begins the poem “: prayer” by Greenfield poet Daniel Hales: “Once we stop praying to anomalies and impossibilities is when bad luck starts.” And it continues: “The headlights lit up the backyard/climb the ailanthus/and for some reason … 0

‘: wicks,’ by Daniel Hales

Friday, October 3, 2014

: wicks After you found the second eyelash in your eggs we started looking for them. Greasy black wicks in our scrambled yolks. Maybe the cook was crying about something out back, I say, and begin looking for silvery drops. Now I think about them, too, the accumulation … 0