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Recorder/Paul Franz
These photos were taken during a recent rehearsal of "Shahrazad" which is being performed through Aug. 24 by  Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield.

Summer Spectacular: Double Edge Theatre celebrates 20 years in Ashfield

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

To commemorate its 20th anniversary in Ashfield, Double Edge Theatre will re-imagine “Shahrazad, A Tale of Love and Magic” during this year’s annual Summer Spectacle. The last of two previews is on Thursday, July 17, and performances run July 18 through Aug. 24. All shows are at 8 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, rain or shine. These performances routinely sell out, … 0

Sounds Local: Hats off to Signature Sounds!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Green River Festival 2014 is over and what a festival it was. The festivities got off to a strong start when it was announced last Wednesday that for the first time in its 28 years, the entire weekend had sold out in advance. This was a giant feather in the cap for Signature … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Theater, music and laughter

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Never mind June, the July summer arts scene is bustin’ out all over and it seems only fair to at least touch upon some of the less-known possibilities lest they go unnoticed in the sheer abundance of riches. Original musical theater Happening right under our noses — indeed, opening this evening — is … 0

Exhibits: galleries & museums

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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, July 1, 2014

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

'This is a party': Signature Sounds is gearing up to run its first Green River Festival

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The countdown is on! In less than three weeks, the Green River Festival, one of the most highly anticipated events of the summer, will take place on the weekend of July 12-13 on the grounds of Greenfield Community … 0

Arts & Entertainment calendar: June 26-July 2

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Thursday 26 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Pete Donnelly of the Figgs and NRBQ. Musician/songwriter. Special guest MaryLeigh Roohan. 8 p.m. $8 cover; please tip the bartenders. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main … 0

Casting calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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

Clubs: June 26-July 2

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Clubs Thursday 26 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. World Cup Soccer this afternoon with USA vs. Germany. Win World Cup prizes during the game. World Cup Official soccer polo grand prize. 863-2882. THE O’S, Route … 0

Two kids’ books, both worthy of your child

Friday, June 27, 2014

“The Elephant Boy’s Dilemma” by Robert Kracauer, illustrated by Rhys Davies (Lulu, 34 pages, $9.95). Elephants are known for their intelligence, their longevity and, of course, their prodigious memories. Robert Kracauer of Northampton has woven an imaginative, colorful … 0

Aritst Susan Valentine fills big works with tiny details

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Light streams through the windows of Susan Valentine’s new studio in the Leverett Crafts and Arts Center on a recent afternoon early in June, though the day is hot, the sky steamy and nondescript. Ranged on a long … 0

Susan Valentine exhibit notes

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Susan Valentine is holding a gallery exhibit and open studio hours at the Leverett Crafts and Art Center, 13 Montague Road, Leverett Center, from noon to 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. This started June 19 and runs through July 3, with a “Windup Shindig” open house on Thursday, … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Mohawk Trail Concerts opens new season

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

“For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.” — Reba McEntire The rich harvest of early summer is … 0