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Recorder/Paul Franz
It was the marvelous acoustics they encountered at the Federated Church in Charlemont that inspired Arnold and Ruth Black to create the Mohawk Trail Concerts series in 1970.

Mohawk Trail Concerts: Acoustic Intimacy

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

After 45 years, Mohawk Trail Concerts is getting ready for a re-tuning this season, with Montague cellist Mark Fraser taking on the role of executive artistic director. In a way, the series is experiencing something of a generational shift, with a tweaking of ticketing technology and an new approach that favors well established ensembles in the same vintage, acoustically divine … 0

Mohawk Trail Concerts: 2015 schedule

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June 26 and 27 — “Two Faces of the Violin” will bring together baroque violinist Emlyn Ngai of Adaskin and fiddling champion Liz Carroll displaying “the similarities, and differences, between early baroque violin music, and traditional fiddle music from the British Isles.” “I think it will be a lot of fun. There are … 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

MASS MoCA: From surreal to sexual

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

This season, visitors to North Adams’ Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) may find themselves inspired, mildly hypnotized or even spellbound by exhibits currently on display. Creations range from a dreamlike fountain of pages bursting from a … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: June 11 - 18

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Thursday 11 Films “A LIFE WELL LOVED,” a film about Felice Yeskel, GLBT activist, former director of the Stonewall Center at UMass and Class Action, will be shown at 7 p.m. Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main St, … 0

Club Listings: June 11 - 17

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Clubs Thursday 11 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Stop in for game 4 of the NBA finals, Golden State vs. Cleveland at 9 p.m. on 14 TVs in the Sports Bar. 863-2882. IRON HORSE, 20 … 0

Exhibits: galleries and museums

Wednesday, June 10, 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

Sounds Local: Happy anniversary Mocha Maya’s!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Everybody’s favorite coffee shop/music venue in Shelburne Falls officially marked its 10th year in business Wednesday. Mocha Maya’s, which is operated by brothers Chris and Bruce King, holds a very special and important place in our local music … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Brahms’ masterpiece — a requiem for living

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

In recent times, it seems earth has experienced more than its fair share of disasters and catastrophes, from the earthquakes of Nepal to the floods of Texas, and we feel that the quota of human suffering and death … 0

Movie Times: June 11-17

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 • Saint Laurent. Friday through Wednesday, 1:30, 4:55, 8. Saturday and Sunday matinee, 11. Baby-friendly show, Tuesday, … 0

Apple wants a lead role in streaming music

Sunday, June 7, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s iTunes helped change the way music-lovers bought their favorite songs, replacing plastic discs with digital downloads. Now the maker of iPods and iPhones wants to carve out a leading role in a revolution well … 0

Entertainment Calendar: June 4 - 10

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Thursday 4 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: The Collected Poets Series featuring Paul Richmond, author and performance artist, and Becky Sakellariou, published poet. Live poetry reading. 7 p.m. Richmond is the author of three books.  He organizes … 0

Club Listings: June 4 - 10

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Clubs Thursday 4 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Stop in to catch all your favorite games on 14 TVs in the Sports Bar. Red Sox vs. Twins at 4 p.m.. NBA finals and Stanley Cup … 0