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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, info@mochamayas.com. Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: Writer’s Lunch, … 0

Book review: “The Place: A Story About Dwelling” by Alice Scheffey

Friday, May 15, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “The Place: A Story About Dwelling” by Alice Scheffey (Levellers Press, 220 pages, $18.95) It’s almost impossible to live in our beautiful part of the world and not experience a strong … 0

Artist Elle Luna: 'Find and Follow Your Passion'

Friday, May 15, 2015

By CONNIE OGLE Miami Herald Artist Elle Luna believes that aligning our lives with what we think we should do — as opposed to what we must do to be happy — is a trap to which we’re … 1

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: May 14 - 20

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Thursday 14 Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: Writer’s Lunch, noon to 2 p.m. the library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday for Writers’ Lunch. This is a self-directed free writing time. Bring … 0

Club Listings: May 14-20

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Clubs Thursday 14 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Stop down to catch the Red Sox vs. Mariners at 10 p.m. on 14 TVs. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. The Surly Temple & … 0

Movie Times: May 14-20

Wednesday, May 13, 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 Show times were not available at press time. Cinemark Hampshire Mall, Hadley, 1-800-FANDANGO, code 1118. www.cinemark.com • … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, May 13, 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 be happily run, space permitting. Opening reception GALLERY A3, 28 … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, May 13, 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

‘Light & Shadow’: Ashfield cellist & Wendell pianist create a study in contrasts

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A set of two notes twice, each second tone extended across the bow, opens “Light & Shadow,” a new recording by Ashfield cellist Rebecca Hartka and Wendell pianist Alys Terrien-Queen. The work is a sonata for cello and … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Paula Sayword

Friday, May 8, 2015

Leyden poet Paula Sayword’s new full-length collection, “Canticle of Light and Dark,” published by the Synthesis Center Press of Amherst, can be read as a series of prayers for our world and the people in it. In the … 0

‘The Perfect Fit’ strategies hit pay dirt

Friday, May 8, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “The Perfect Fit” by Sandra K. Woods (iUniverse, 98 pages, $16.95) We live in a world of personalities and relationships yet we don’t always understand either how our personalities are shaped … 0