Arts & Entertainment

John Pinard reads a poem during the second annual Poetry Slam held at the Franklin County House of Correction in December of 2012. The jail recently held its eighth slam. Recorder/Trish Crapo

Poets of Franklin County: ‘Dear Lady Heroin’

Friday, September 26, 2014

Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of columns by Trish Crapo on poetry that explores aspects of addiction. In her first column, Crapo wrote about the loss of her niece Aria to a heroin overdose. In the second column, Crapo focused on Leyden poet Paula Sayword, whose granddaughter Ashley Sims also died from an overdose. Readers can … 0

Book review: ‘Dune Shack’ by Trish Crapo

Friday, September 26, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to the Recorder “Dune Shack” by Trish Crapo (Collective Copies, 84 pages, $28) In May 2013, writer and photograph Trish Crapo spent two weeks at the Margo Gelb Shack on Cape Cod. Crapo, who lives in Leyden and writes about arts and poetry for the “Recorder,” had been awarded … 0

Flood the house with music

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What began as a memoir/scrapbook that Iron House founder Jordi Herold wanted to make for his young daughters is now available to anyone who has treasured memories of the Iron Horse Music Hall. “Positively Center Street: My 25 Years at the Iron Horse Music Hall (1979-2004) is filled with Herold’s stories — not … 0

Clubs calendar: Sept. 11 - 17

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Clubs Thursday 11 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Bud Light Thursday Night Football at BTU with Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore on 14 TVs. 32-ounce Bud Light drafts every Thursday night for the game will enter you … 0

Poets of Franklin County: What if I were inconsolable?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Editor’s note: this is the first of a series of columns by Trish Crapo on poetry that explores aspects of addiction. Showing your poems to other people can be tricky. What if whoever’s reading your poem hates it? … 0

"Aria," a poem by Trish Crapo

Friday, September 12, 2014

Aria What if I were inconsolable? What if what happened in this life were too much for one life? Who’s to say I wouldn’t shoot that sweetness into my own veins because I know you, Aria. I know the need that lies coiled at the base of our … 0

Nell Lake’s book is for all of us

Friday, September 12, 2014

By Tinky Weisblat “The Caregivers” by Nell Lake (Scribner, 320 pages, $26.00) Former first lady Rosalynn Carter says, “There are four kinds of people in this world: those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those … 0

Movie times: Sept. 11-17

Wednesday, September 10, 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

Sounds Local: The Stone Coyotes set to rock the Iron Horse

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Stone Coyotes, is howling again having just released its 13th album, “Rock Another Day,” this past Tuesday. This disc, which we told you about last week, is the follow up to 2012’s “A Wild Bird Flying.” Two … 1

Encores & Curtain Calls: The multifaceted UMass

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” — Martin Luther While fall is not legally here until the 21st, the dazzling fall arts offerings throughout the region … 0

Braving the Limelight: Franklin County Fair's Got Talent

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Jan Morris of Northfield says she has always considered her talent to be writing and singing parodies. She tried several times to get her one-woman act off the ground, but her dreams always fell through because she found … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Sept. 4 to 10

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Thursday 4 Fairs & Festivals FRANKLIN COUNTY FAIR, fairgrounds, Wisdom Way, Greenfield. Thursday, Sept. 4, through Sunday, Sept. 7. Today, the gates open at 3 p.m. Thursday has a special admission of $5. A parade — starting on … 0

Club Calendar: Sept. 4 - 10

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Clubs Thursday 4 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NFL opening night at BTU. Bud Light 32 oz. drafts $4.25 during every Thursday Night Football game. Chance to win season-long TNF prize with each purchase. Green Bay at Seattle at 7:30 p.m. on 14 TVs. 863-2882. … 0