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Arts & Entertainment

When war comes home: Frontier to stage student-written play on PTSD

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It’s a story that’s become all too familiar for many families with members serving in the military: a son, daughter, husband or wife joins the armed forces and is deployed overseas, ready to fight and defend the nation’s interests and those they left at home. Some don’t come back. Others do, but they may seem to those who know them … 0

'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' opens in Ashfield Friday

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Recorder photographer Matt Burkhartt captured these images during a recent rehearsal for Ashfield Community Theater’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” which opens Friday. A Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tennessee Williams, it is one of his best-known works and, reportedly, was his personal favorite. Here is the theater company’s description of the play: … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: May 28 to June 3

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Thursday 28 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Break the Silence. Live poetry reading. 6:30 p.m. Started at Mohawk Regional High School, young poets and artists speak out and share their artistry with the community. A spoken word showcase featuring Mohawk’s students. All welcome. Free; please tip the bartenders. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: Writer’s Lunch, … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, May 20, 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

Poets of Franklin County: Carol Potter

Friday, May 15, 2015

Abecedarium: an inscription that uses the letters of the alphabet in order. Board books you might have read as a child or read to your children, designed to teach the letters of the alphabet, are one example. Carol … 0

The Great Leyendecker: Largely forgotten illustrator created iconic American images

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

He created the annual image of “The New Year’s baby,” introduced the idea of gifting wives and moms with flowers on Mother’s Day and designed what we know as the modern day chubby and red-cheeked Santa Claus. Through … 1

Sounds Local: Jim Armenti: unplugged & solo

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jim Armenti is as solid a fixture on the local music scene as you’ll ever find. He’s an accomplished singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who, for the past 30 years, has been the guitarist/vocalist in the popular alt-country band … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: New classical guitar series begins

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

“Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart.” — Andres Segovia There is no end to the myriad faces of the guitar — … 0

Book review: “The Place: A Story About Dwelling” by Alice Scheffey

Friday, May 15, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “The Place: A Story About Dwelling” by Alice Scheffey (Levellers Press, 220 pages, $18.95) It’s almost impossible to live in our beautiful part of the world and not experience a strong … 0

Artist Elle Luna: 'Find and Follow Your Passion'

Friday, May 15, 2015

By CONNIE OGLE Miami Herald Artist Elle Luna believes that aligning our lives with what we think we should do — as opposed to what we must do to be happy — is a trap to which we’re … 1

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: May 14 - 20

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Thursday 14 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 … 0

Club Listings: May 14-20

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Clubs Thursday 14 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Stop down to catch the Red Sox vs. Mariners at 10 p.m. on 14 TVs. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. The Surly Temple & … 0

Movie Times: May 14-20

Wednesday, May 13, 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 Show times were not available at press time. Cinemark Hampshire Mall, Hadley, 1-800-FANDANGO, code 1118. www.cinemark.com • … 0