Arts & Entertainment

Poets of Franklin County: Paul Richmond, "You Might Need a Bigger Hammer."

Friday, April 24, 2015

If you don’t know Wendell poet and spoken word artist Paul Richmond yet, chances are you soon will. He’s that long-haired guy with the wild laugh who tirelessly organizes poetry and spoken word events all over the valley — from Greenfield’s monthly Third Tuesday open mic readings at 9 Mill St. and its multi-venue Greenfield Annual Word Festival in October, to the long-running but now defunct All Small Caps open mic series at the Déja Brew in Wendell, and the popular spoken word stage at the North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival in Orange. Richmond is also working with the Easthampton arts council to produce … 0

Beautiful comfort: Lucy Fagella's urns honor loved ones and their memories

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The clay, wet and gray, stretches out as Lucy Fagella’s strong fingers manipulate the spinning mass on her potter’s wheel. Magically, it seems, the spinning shape is molded by Fagella’s will. In a matter of minutes, the Greenfield potter turns a 4-pound lump of Sheffield clay into what begins to look like a … 0

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.” … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: April 9 - 15

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Thursday 9 Films “A WEAVERLY PATH — THE TAPESTRY OF SILVIA HEYDEN” will be shown at Sheep & Shawl in the Tibetan Plaza, Routes 5 & 10, South Deerfield. This documentary shows a lively, personal and stunning portrait … 0

Book review: “The Heart Has Many Doors” by Susan Snively

Friday, April 10, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “The Heart Has Many Doors” by Susan Snively (White River Press, 288 pages, $21.00) Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) never fails to interest readers and writers, particularly here in her home in the … 0

Taking flight in Charlemont

Friday, April 10, 2015

I stood high in a tree at the edge of a platform, my toes over the edge like a surfer hanging 10, looking out at waves of fall foliage. Then, I took a step forward. Gravity took over, … 0

Club listings: April 9 - 15

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Clubs Thursday 9 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Bud Light Bruins mirror promo, watch the game vs. Panthers at 7 p.m. Purchase Bud Light and be entered to win a Bruins mirror Saturday. Red Sox … 0

Sounds Local: Seth Glier's made for radio sound

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, marked the release of Seth Glier’s new album “If I Could Change One Thing,” his fourth release for the MPress label. This disc finds the Shelburne Falls native moving away from the folk-influenced sound of … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls -- Stravinsky: liar? thief?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

“I am in the present. I cannot know what tomorrow will bring forth. I can know only what the truth is for me today. That is what I am called upon to serve and I serve it in … 0

Movie Times: April 9-15

Wednesday, April 8, 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, • Family Films: “The King and the Mockingbird,” Saturday, 10 a.m. • Stratford HD. “King John,” Thursday, … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Tuesday, April 7, 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

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 The deadline is the Thursday before publication, by 8 a.m. Photographs of the art being exhibited are always welcome and will … 0