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‘Songs sometimes come at you’

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

When 23-year-old Tyler Conroy was a toddler, he didn’t use a blanket or binky to soothe himself — he used his “tapies.” Conroy, a Conway native who now lives in Sunderland, says he carried audio and video tapes around with him everywhere. “When I needed comforting, I’d watch one of my favorite movies or listen to a favorite song.” Conroy’s … 0

A woman’s place is in the band

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

When Kristen Henderson and her sister Cathy formed the alt-country band Antigone Rising back in the mid-nineties, the fact that they were an all-female band made them a rarity in the male-dominated music world. But they didn’t let that deter them. They toured constantly, embracing the philosophy “play better than the boys and … 0

One woman, one guitar, one passion

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The guitar is a wonderful instrument which is understood by few. Franz Schubert In the 1960’s, when I first became smitten with the classical guitar, women guitarists were few and far between. Since then, in what may be considered the third and fourth generation of performers coming of age in the late-20th century, … 0

Drama served up with brews Tuesdays at Mocha Maya’s

Monday, November 2, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Mocha Maya’s coffeehouse and pub is the place to go for live music, occasional poetry meetings and now weekly play readings in a series called “Taste of Theater Tuesdays” through Nov. 24. “This is part … 0

Image and line: Poet Alice Thomas dives in deep with visual art

Friday, October 30, 2015

Greenfield artist and poet Alice Thomas is interested in what she calls “the push-me, pull-you” dynamic between visual arts and language. Her poem, “braque’s eye,” was inspired by her study of 20th-century French artist George Braque’s paintings and … 0

Legends, myths and tumbleweeds

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

“I think the American West really attracts me because it’s romantic. The desert, the empty space, the drama.” — Ang Lee, film director As you enter the four galleries of Pittsfield’s Berkshire Museum exhibiting National Geographic’s “Greatest Photographs … 0

Casting Calls: creative opportunities

Wednesday, November 4, 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

Local artist going large

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — Over the years, local artist Karen Gaudette has donated her work to various auctions, charities and organizations. Now, with the opportunity to showcase her scratchboard drawings at two upcoming exhibits — including a solo exhibit at … 0

Mayor’s latest features a puzzling murder

Friday, October 30, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: “The Company She Kept” by Archer Mayor (Minotaur Books, 304 pages, $25.99) Politics, sexuality, and Vermont scenery intertwine with the search for a killer in “The Company She Kept.” The novel is the 26th police procedural … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Thursday 29 Dance CANDICE SALYERS, acclaimed choreographer and performer, performs at Keene State College’s Redfern Arts Center, Keene, N.H., with “A History of Levitation II.” 7 p.m. This is a unique concert of seven solo dances that explore … 0

Lit Bits

Friday, October 30, 2015

Wagon Wheel Word Gill, Wagon Wheel Restaurant, Route 2, Nov. 2, 6 p.m. Wagon Wheel Word presents a poetry evening open mic, featuring Candace Curran, followed by 5-minute open mic slots at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in Gill. … 0

Clubs: Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Clubs Thursday 29 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. ∎ Thursday Night Football with Patriots vs. Dolphins at 8:30 p.m.on 14 TVs. ∎ Win Patriots ticket with 24 ounce Bud LIght draft special, munchie bar, giveaways, … 0

Artbeat: 'Meat for Tea' leaps off the page

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

One of many compelling readings and performances that occurred in downtown Greenfield this past weekend as part of the Greenfield Annual Word Festival was a reading by writers whose work appears in the newest issue of the literary … 0