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GREENFIELD (April 10, 2015) — As a winner of the Helen Creeley Student Poetry Prize, Shelburne Falls poet and activist Sequoia LeBreux will be opening for Jorie Graham and Stephen Burt on Sunday, May 3rd at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival in Salem. Recorder/Trish Crapo

Poets of Franklin County: Sequoia LeBreux

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sequoia LeBreux admits she has long been obsessed with the story of Peter Pan. The Mohawk junior says she read the book, written by Scottish novelist and playwright J.M. Barrie, when she was younger, “And I loved the sort of mystical boy character who’s romanticized but he’s also kind of a horrible person.” Most of us are probably familiar with … 0

Acoustic dream: Conway's Field Memorial Library is violinist's favorite concert hall

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Approaching the middle of the mosaic sunburst on the tiled floor of Conway’s Field Memorial Library, Kenny Butler nestled the bottom of a 200-year-old violin under his chin. For a moment, he hesitated, gazing around at the building’s intricately carved walls and marble columns before stepping into its dead center. Steeling himself with … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: April 16 - 23

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thursday 16 Dance STEPHEN PETRONIO CO., Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 7:30 p.m. Hampshire College alum Stephen Petronio returns to Amherst as both a dancer and choreographer in a one-night performance that will include a full-company work and a solo piece danced by Petronio. Ticket-holders are invited to a pre-show … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: April 2 - 8

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Thursday 2 Libraries MONTAGUE CENTER LIBRARY, 17 Center St., Montague: Music and Movement. 10 a.m. This weekly series with Tom Carroll and Laurie Davidson takes place at Montague Center Library on Thursdays through June. Young children of all … 0

Exhibits: galleries and museums

Wednesday, April 8, 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

Club Listings: April 2 - 8

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Clubs Thursday 2 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NIT championship game tonight. Get your entries in to win our a giant basketball chair. Burins vs. Red Wings at 7:30 p.m. on 14 TVs. t863-2882. DEJA … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Jim Culleny

Friday, April 3, 2015

Back in the mid-1970s, when Shelburne Falls poet and carpenter Jim Culleny was working as a counselor at the Turners Falls Youth Center, he often went into the Shady Glen Diner for coffee or lunch. He usually had … 0

‘Sure Thing,’ a poem by Jim Culleny

Friday, April 3, 2015

Sure Thing Expect nothing and nothing will come bearing something — sure thing -Roshi Bob This is how the world began: expecting nothing but see how something (a brilliant blazing ball caroming off the tip of Kepler’s cue) breaks the horizon, trails a crimson veil of light which … 0

Book Review:

Friday, April 3, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Finding God in the Verbs” by Jennie Isbell and J. Brent Bill (IVP Books, 192 pages, $16) I should state out the outset that I am not a person who prays … 0

Movie Times: April 2-8

Wednesday, April 1, 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 • Family Films: “The Land Before Time,” Saturday, 10 a.m. • Art Theft. “Five Days, Five Nights,” … 0

Sounds Local: Green River Festival Lineup; fundraiser for DJ Ryan Interlande

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Yesterday was not only April Fool’s Day, it was also the day that Signature Sounds rolled out the lineup for this year’s Green River Festival — and they weren’t joking when they promised it would be a good … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Listening for spring

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.” — Doug Larson Hard though it may be to believe, it is spring, illusions of still falling snow to the contrary. It’s spring not … 0

Exhibits: Galleries and Museums

Wednesday, April 1, 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