Arts & Entertainment

Jon Boilard's new novel, "The Castaway Lounge," brings readers back to the fictional world spun from his years growing up in South Deerfield. Recorder/Trish Crapo (July 14, 2015)

For love of the castaways

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Writer Jon Boilard and I meet in a downtown Northampton bar in the middle of the day, on the very day — July 14 — that his second novel, “The Castaway Lounge,” published by Dzanc Books of Ann Arbor, Mich., hits bookshelves across the country. Hoping to create a good photo-op to tie in with the title and setting of … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 30 - Aug. 5

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thursday 30 Libraries ARMS LIBRARY, 60 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: “Animal Heroes to the Rescue” is part of the Every Hero Has a Story craft and story time for children and their families. 10 a.m. to noon. The craft this week is animal masks. 625-0306. GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ … 0

Movie Times: July 30 to Aug. 5

Wednesday, July 29, 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, • The Stanford Prison Experiment. Friday through Wednesday, 4:10, 7:20, 9:30. • Lego: A Brickumentary. Friday through Wednesday, 4:40. Saturday and Sunday matinee, … 0

Calendar listings »
Submit listings for The Recorder calendar by 8 a.m. Thursday the week before the requested publication. They may be emailed to, 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.

Club Listings: July 16 - 22

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Clubs Thursday 16 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Stop in for a chance to win Kenny Chesney concert tickets and Red Sox Bud Roof Deck tickets by purchasing Corona and Budweiser beers. One chance with … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, July 15, 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

Movie Times: July 16 to 22

Wednesday, July 15, 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, • Mr. Holmes. Friday through Wednesday, 1:45, 4:45, … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Tuesday, July 14, 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

Acclaimed poet, UMass prof. James Tate dies

Thursday, July 9, 2015

AMHERST — Acclaimed poet James Tate, a distinguished professor in the English department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, died Wednesday evening after a long illness, according to a university spokesman. He was 71. Tate is the author … 0

Double Edge: 'Let's dig down deeply'

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Sleight of hand, aerial routines, walking houses, fountains and waterwheels, puppets that turn into costumes and all the farm for a stage; if there’s a stop to pull out, Double Edge Theatre does. Then, it makes it dance. … 0

Green River Festival: reaching new heights

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Over the past 29 years, the Green River Festival has become an institution in western Massachusetts, the go-to outdoor musical event of the summer. What started as a modest two-band concert in 1986 has grown into a three-day … 0

Poets of Franklin County: When poets come out to play

Friday, July 10, 2015

It was a dark and stormy night. No really, it was. Rain poured steadily as we wended our way from Leyden to Ashfield on Thursday for Lakehouse Poetry, a new open mic in the newly open Ashfield Lakehouse. … 0

Book review: “Fallen Sparrow” by D.A. Keeley

Friday, July 10, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Fallen Sparrow” by D.A. Keeley (Midnight Ink, 384 pages, $14.99). I confess to a partiality to the mystery novel as a genre. Mysteries present a puzzle readers love to solve — … 0

Sounds Local: Don't miss these lesser-known acts at the Green River Festival

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

If you are heading to the Green River Festival this weekend ,chances are you purchased your tickets because you wanted to hear well-known acts such as alt-country artist Steve Earle or the funky dance band Rubblebucket. But don’t … 0