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Arts & Entertainment

Jimmy Just Quit, a local cover band best known for its Saturday night shows at Between the Uprights in Turners Falls, performs on the Community Stage Saturday, Sept. 6, at 8:30 p.m. Pictured, bass player Adam Kelley of Greenfield.
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Franklin County Fair's Community Stage puts spotlight on local talent

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

On a typical Saturday night on Avenue A, dozens of local residents, friends and music enthusiasts gather at the sports pub Between The Uprights to drink beer and dance to the old 1990s pop-rock songs of the millennial generation. At the center of it all is Jimmy Just Quit, one of the up-and-coming cover bands in Franklin County. On stage at The Extra Point Nightclub, the dance-floor section of the bar, singer Danny Hescock of Gill encourages the crowd before him as he cracks a joke between sets. With his signature long, ginger-colored beard, Adam Kelley of Greenfield jams out on bass. Paul “Chuck” Tacy … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 28 - Sept. 3

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Thursday 28 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. The Grownup Noise and special guest Carolyn Walker. 8 p.m. The Grownup Noise’ engaging and unpredictable live show is truly a unique experience, say promoters, who tell us to expect a tasteful use of dynamics and varying instruments, including a lead cellist, and … 0

Clubs Calendar: Aug. 21-27

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Clubs Thursday 21 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Catch all your sports on 14 TVs: Steelers vs Eagles in preseason NFL action and Red Sox vs. Angels, both at 7 p.m. Win a Michelob Ultra backpack with draft purchase. 863-2882. IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Ruthie … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Opportunities worthy of grasping

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

My life flows on in endless song; Above earth’s lamentation I hear the sweet though far off hymn That hails a new creation: Through all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an … 0

Movie Times: Aug. 14-20

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Editor’s Note: The movie listing deadline is the Tuesday before publication, by 3 p.m. Features@recorder.com or fax to 774-5020. Questions? Call Adam Orth at 413-772-0261, ext. 276. Please note, these listings are based on information sent us by the theaters. Double checking a theater’s website beforehand will help … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, August 13, 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 be happily run, space permitting. Receptions etc. BLUE ROCK RESTAURANT, … 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

Ashfield artist's retrospective celebrates women and spotlights the abuse they face

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

“The act of drawing is the act of seeing. When I draw people, I see such beauty in them. If everyone of us could see this beauty in each other, there would be no more violence on this … 0

Book Review: “Remember Boston”

Friday, August 8, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT “Remember Boston”; photographs by Douglas Potoksky, text by Gail Cleare (Green Circle Press, 96 pages, $39.95) For most of my life, I have had trouble seeing the point of the memorial tributes that seem to … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 7-13

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Thursday 7 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Echo Bloom with guest Paul Weinfield of Tam Lin. 8 p.m. Echo Bloom’s founder, Kyle Evans, drew on his diverse background, including a stint focusing on electro-acoustic recording, … 0

Clubs Calendar: Aug. 7 - 13

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Clubs Thursday 7 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NFL pre-season football. Patriots vs. Redskins at 7:30 p.m. Red Sox vs Cardinals at 7:15 p.m. on 14 TVs in the Sports Bar. 863-2882. IRON HORSE, 20 … 0

American Life in Poetry No. 489

Friday, August 8, 2014

BY TED KOOSER, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-2006 Jonathan Greene, who lives in Kentucky, is a master of the short poem, but while he prunes them down to their essentials he never cuts out the wonder and delight. Here’s a good example from his most recent book. Can you … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, August 6, 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