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Arts & Entertainment

Poets of Franklin County:

Friday, August 28, 2015

Anyone who has walked much in the New England woods has come upon the remnants of stone walls wending through the trees, delineating former fields and pastures. After studying such walls on walks near his Hinsdale, home, poet Dennis Pollock became curious about the men who had built them. A psychotherapist for his entire career before embarking upon a second one in home repair and renovation, Pollock is clearly uncomfortable using the word “men,” though we decide to put feminism aside for the moment and agree that, in the 1700s and 1800s, it would most likely have been men who built stone walls. “What were … 0

MASS MoCA: making a night of it

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

It’s an easy one-hour drive out Route 2 to North Adams. You exit the Greenfield rotary toward Route 2 West and climb up, following the historic Mohawk Trail as it passes through Shelburne and Charlemont and wends along the Deerfield River through the Mohawk Trail State Forest. Here, bright yellow or orange tents … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 27 - Sept. 2

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thursday 27 Coffeehouses MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 8 p.m. Belle of the Fall. Tracy Walton: 2014 and 2015 New England Music Award nominee for Best Male Performer. He is an accomplished bassist and songwriter who has written for Alfred Books and taught at the National Guitar Workshop. Julia Autumn Ford … 0

Guest rooms should say welcome!

Friday, August 14, 2015

By CATHY HOBBS Tribune News Service Guest bedrooms in many homes are discarded spaces. Sometimes they are filled with clutter and only cleared just hours before a guest arrives, while in other instances, guest bedrooms are left dark … 0

Book review: ‘Lighten Up Y’all’ by Virginia Willis

Friday, August 14, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Lighten Up Y’all” by Virginia Willis (Ten Speed Press, 232 pages, $24.99) I have spent much of my life on diets. Experience tells me that the greatest pitfall for the dieter … 0

‘The Shepherd’s Life’

Friday, August 14, 2015

By MICHIELA THUMAN Star Tribune (Minneapolis) “The Shepherd’s Life” by James Rebanks; Flatiron Books (288 pages, $25.99) James Rebanks began tweeting anonymously a couple of years ago (as the “Herdwick Shepherd”) about day-to-day life in the land of … 0

‘The Fellowship’

Friday, August 14, 2015

By JEFFREY WEISS The Dallas Morning News “The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams” by Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski; Farrar, Straus and Giroux (656 pages, $35) There’s a … 0

This week’s best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Friday, August 14, 2015

Tribune News Service Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Aug. 9, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan © 2015, The Nielsen Co. … 0

Sounds Local: Gaslight Tinkers to headline Heath Fair

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Since forming in 2012, The Gaslight Tinkers has been delighting audiences with a danceable brand of music that draws from a wild mix of influences. Reggae beats, funky bass lines, Celtic jigs and traditional folk are just some … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Music for the silver screen

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

“Film composing is a splendid discipline, and I recommend a course of it to all composition teachers.” — Ralph Vaughan Willams, English composer While a lion’s share of the summer’s musical and theatrical crops have been harvested, there … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, August 12, 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 … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Tuesday, August 11, 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

Fred Marcellino: an artist and a scholar

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fred Marcellino knew from an early age that he wanted to be an artist and, as a young man, he imagined he’d make his way as a painter. As it turned out, he didn’t — but the publishing … 0