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Arts & Entertainment

Daily Hampshire Gazette/Carol Lollis
Three days of events celebrating Signature Sound’s 20th anniversary will kick off Nov. 28 with a concert featuring Chris Smither and a number of supporting artists.

Chris Smither: 'What the hell was this kid doing?'

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It was almost 50 years ago that Chris Smither dropped his college studies in anthropology and, guitar in hand, headed north from his home in New Orleans. His destination was Boston and its burgeoning acoustic music scene. Smither, who’d been bitten by the blues and by the folk music boom led by Bob Dylan, didn’t have an exact plan in … 0

Signature Sounds marking 20th year with 3 days of music

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It was back in 1994 that Signature Sounds incorporated as a record label aimed at highlighting Pioneer Valley musicians specializing in Americana, folk and roots music. Now, with about 150 albums under its belt and a roster that’s grown to include many artists living outside the region, the label — which started in … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Nov. 20 - 26

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thursday 20 Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Noon to 2 p.m. Writer’s Lunch. The library’s meeting room will be open Monday through Thursday. This is a self-directed, free writing time open to any writer looking for a place to work through their lunch. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more … 0

Movie Times: Nov. 13-19

Wednesday, November 12, 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, November 12, 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

Wednesday, November 12, 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

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Nov. 6 - 12

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Thursday 6 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: the Collected Poets Series featuring Terry S. Johnson and January Gill O’Neil. 7 p.m. Live poetry. The first born of a Chicago World War II airman and a … 0

Club Calendar: Nov. 6 - 12

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Clubs Thursday 6 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Thursday Night Football, Cleveland at Cincinnati at 8:30 p.m. Win a Bud Light Tom Brady jersey with purchase of a 32 ounce Bud Light Draft. Bruins vs. … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Claire Blatchford

Friday, November 7, 2014

Shelburne writer, poet and teacher Claire Blatchford lost almost all of her hearing suddenly at age 6, as a result of the mumps. “Imagine your hearing being switched off with one quick flick of fate,” she writes in … 0

“Green” and “Yellow,” two poems by Claire Blatchford

Friday, November 7, 2014

Green No other color has so many tones. Hear the thrilling young greens in the spring, then the song deepens as the days grow longer: buds, leaves, grasses, vines, shrubs, trees. On and on goes the round, till emerald darkens and becomes amber, the song fades out first … 0

Both useful and interesting

Friday, November 7, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Fifteen Minutes with…” by G. Michael Dobbs (Bear Manor Media, 327 pages, $24.95) Our culture often appears obsessed by celebrities — or at any rate, by the people who are characterized … 0

Sounds Local: Rubblebucket — ready, set, dance!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Rubblebucket is one of the most energetic indie-rock pop dance bands working today and even lead singer and saxophonist Kalmia Traver’s recent bout with cancer couldn’t keep them down. Instead, the group has emerged from a difficult time … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: A life worth singing

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

We are all swimming slowly toward the man with Mozart flowing from his hands. I want nothing but to put my fingers inside his mouth, let that prayer hum through my veins. I want to crawl into the … 0