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A tethered balloon rises with the super moon at the Green River Festival Saturday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

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 affair with dozens of bands and solo artists — not to mention the hot-air balloon rides the festival offers. So what’s new in 2015, you ask? In a word: the rest of the country, or at least some national media, has begun to notice. In the past several weeks, Rolling Stone magazine, The New York Times and USA Today all put the Greenfield festival, which takes place … 0

Sounds Local: Franklin County Night at the Green River Festival

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The wait is almost over! A week from tomorrow the Green River Festival will kick off on Friday, July 10, and run through Sunday, July 12, on the grounds of Greenfield Community College. Last year the local music label Signature Sounds of Northampton took over the full operation of the festival from the … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: June 25 - July 1

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Thursday 25 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 your own lunch and beverage. For more details, contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544. ∎ … 0

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Submit listings for The Recorder calendar by 8 a.m. Thursday the week before the requested publication. They may be emailed to features@recorder.com, 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.

Biography a vivid picture of yoga pioneer

Friday, June 19, 2015

Millions of Americans practice yoga as a workout, a spiritual exercise or a combination of the two. Those who wonder if their pigeon pose or sun salute carry centuries of Hindu tradition from India to their sleek modern gym can relax. Change, adaptation and a dialogue between East … 0

Lit Bits: Literary happenings in Franklin County

Friday, June 19, 2015

World Eye Bookshop, Greenfield, author events: Gayle Lauradunn, Saturday, June 20, 11 a.m. Will read from her book of poetry “Reaching for Air” poetry reading and signing David Brule, June 27, 11 a.m. Author of “West Along the River,” will read from and sign his new book “Looking … 0

Silverthorne Theater: Summer run begins with a classic

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A not-so-average, dysfunctional family survives life by the skin of its teeth. Sound familiar? Real life? Sure! But not this time. Silverthorne Theater Co., which is based in Sloan Theater in Greenfield Community College, will perform “The Skin … 1

Talk tonight on silver screens of Shelburne Falls

Thursday, June 18, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — During the Golden Age of Hollywood, movie theaters played an important role in communities across America, delivering a wide spectrum of film entertainment, says Fred deVecca, director of Pothole Pictures. The Shelburne Falls area had … 1

Encores & Curtain Calls: Alice B. Fogel sets a body of music to poetry

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

“Where does it come from — the material of the Beautiful? ... forever to be content, a soul at home, with a life like art ...” — Alice B. Fogel The word “structure” derives from the Latin “struere” … 0

Exhibits: Museums and Galleries, June 18, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 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 LITTLE BIG HOUSE … 0

Movie Times: June 18-24

Wednesday, June 10, 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 • When Marnie Was There. English dubbed version: Friday through Wednesday, 1:40, 4:25. Saturday and Sunday matinee, … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Tuesday, June 16, 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

Book review: “Travels with Charlie” and “A Jewel in New England”

Monday, June 15, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder Travels with Cheryl” by Jan Atamian (Booksmythe Press, 69 pages, $10) and “A Jewel in New England” by Phil Billitz (4 Quarters Technology, 98 pages, $19.95). Two new books from Franklin … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Gayle Lauradunn

Monday, June 15, 2015

Gayle Lauradunn’s first full-length collection of poems, “Reaching for Air,” published by Mercury Heartlink in 2014, tells the story of a young girl moving from home to home in rural Kentucky and Texas in the late 1940s. The … 0