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 “I love the reflection of the light by the water,” architect Tadao Ando said of the new Clark Center. “My philosophy is to have an element of nature in all my buildings.”

Reality from vision: At long last, The Clark has reopened, unveiling its transformation

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” — Frank Lloyd Wright, architect (1867 - 1959) On July Fourth, despite a steady downpour that threatened to transform Berkshire County into a navigable waterway, at Williamstown’s Clark Art Institute there was a brass band, a gaggle of local big wigs and fireworks, a decibel-shattering pyrotechnical display … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 31-Aug. 6

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thursday 31 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Roger Street Friedman, roots rock, with guest Sherman Ewing who performs his own unique mix. 8 p.m. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. 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, … 0

Clubs Calendar: July 31 - Aug. 6

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Clubs Thursday 31 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Stop in for all your games shown on 14 TVs in our Sports Bar. Enter to win one of our monthly prizes featured at the bar. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Blue Pearl. Blues/jazz. 8 to 10 p.m. 978-544-2739. … 0

Movie Times: July 17-23

Wednesday, July 16, 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 the theaters. Double checking a theater’s website beforehand will help … 0

Clubs Calendar: July 17-23

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Clubs Thursday 17 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Yuengling Beer tasting night. Try their Black and Tan, Lager, and Light beers from 8 to 10 p.m., with merchandise giveaways. British open plays on 14 TVs. … 0

Casting calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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

Yidstock 2014: The joy of oy!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

If the National Yiddish Book Center had just saved a million old Yiddish books from being destroyed, that would have been enough. And if the Amherst-based center had merely set up more than 600 Yiddish research libraries in … 0

Old Deerfield Productions: 'Frankenstein,' who is the real monster?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Editor's note: After this story originally ran, two Sunday performances were added to this production because it had sold out: July 20 and July 27. Here are the updated show notes: MARY SHELLEY’S “FRANKENSTEIN,” a new adaption by … 0

Green River Festival voluneers work hard so you can have a blast

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Every year in July, thousands of people return to the community college campus nestled in the hills that cradle Greenfield. They come from far and wide to western Massachusetts’ signature summer event to enjoy fine music, local fare … 0

Arts & Entertainment calendar: July 10 -16

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Thursday 10 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Dave Houghton’s Hootenanny! Houghton of Fancy Trash performs and hosts. 8 p.m. Free. Houghton explores new ways to bring out the folk for his anti-folk. Please tip the … 0

Clubs: July 10-16

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Clubs Thursday 10 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Last chance to win Jon Lester jersey. Watch the Red Sox take on the White Sox at 7 p.m. on 14 TVs. Enter a drawing that will … 0

Sounds Local: The Gas Light Tinkers — fusion that gets you moving

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Gaslight Tinkers hadn’t even taken the stage and the dance floor was already filling up, a sure sign that this crowd was familiar with the band and its danceable grooves. The group, which consists of Peter Siegel … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Ancient music rocks ... who knew?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

“As poetry is the harmony of words, so music is that of notes; and as poetry is a rise above prose and oratory, so is music the exaltation of poetry.” — Henry Purcell, considered England’s first great composer … 0