Arts & Entertainment

Kenneth Murphy, 33, of Greenfield works on a skateboard deck that will be up for auction Saturday to support the Unity Skate Park committee's dream of a permanent concrete skate park in Turners Falls.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

All decked out: Auction Saturday benefits proposed skateboard park

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Usually a medium for another kind of art — the wheel-clacking, soaring physical art of airborne flips and winding downhill courses — skateboards apparently work fine as canvases. Dozens of painters from the area and farther afield are supporting the plans to build Unity Skate Park by painting used and new skateboard decks, to be auctioned this weekend in support of the park. A permanent park is perhaps nearer than it has ever been to reality after more than 15 years of temporary parks or no park at all. The park needs a vote from town meeting members in May to fund construction and volunteers … 0

Symbols of pride: Greenfield Harmony concert Sunday

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Story by Richie Davis Merita Halili and Raif Hayseni may not exactly be household names in this country. But in Albania — and in the Albanian-American community in the U.S. — the wife-and-husband musical duo are very big as performers. And when they sing together with Greenfield Harmony chorus as part of its … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: April 24 - 30

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Thursday 24 Films “AFTER TILLER” will be screened at Next Stage Arts in Putney, Vt. 7 p.m. Filmmaker Lana Wilson will be in attendance for a Q&A session following the film. Donation of $10/$5 students at the door. The feature-length documentary film goes inside the lives of the last four doctors in America … 0

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Submit listings for The Recorder calendar by 8 a.m. Thursday the week before the requested publication. They may be emailed to features@recorder.com, sent via U.S. mail to Adam Orth, features editor, The Recorder, P.O. Box 1367, Greenfield, MA 01302, or faxed to 413-774-5020. Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. 276.

Review: Book captures a resonante time at Mount Holyoke College

Friday, April 4, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “A Male President for Mount Holyoke College” by Ann Karus Meeropol (McFarland, 258 pages, $45) Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley is the oldest ongoing institution of higher learning for women … 0

Stories within stories

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

“When I paint I’m just as innocent as ever. I am not letting go of that.” — Izhar Patkin, in a 2012 interview Visit the cavernous Building No. 5 gallery at North Adams’ Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art … 0

A & E calendar: April 3-9

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Thursday 3 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 7 p.m. the Collected Poets Series featuring Howie Faerstein and Barry Sternlieb. Live poetry reading. Faerstein’s debut full-length book of poetry, “Dreaming of the Rain in Brooklyn,” a … 0

A&E Clubs listing: April 3-9

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Editor’s note: As part of changes to our calender, we will be listing clubs separately. Thursday 3 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Red Sox vs. Orioles at 7 p.m.; Bruins vs. Maple Leafs at 7:30 … 0

Sounds Local: All Cooped Up concert will send winter packin’

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

It’s hard to believe that this year marks the 10th anniversary of the Franklin County Musicians’ Cooperative, more commonly known as the Coop. In case you aren’t familiar with this organization, the Coop consists of a diverse group … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Bringing the light to our children

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

“I can remember everything. That’s my curse, young man. It’s the greatest curse that’s ever been inflicted on the human race. Memory.” — Jedediah Leland, remembering Charles Foster Kane in “Citizen Kane” My thesis, friends, is this: that … 0

Movie Times: April 3-9

Wednesday, April 2, 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. Readers will find our movie capsules in the Arts & Entertainment section of our website: www.recorder.com Please note, these listings are … 0

Casting calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, April 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. The deadline is the previous Thursday, by 8 a.m. Email is the best way to submit, features@recorder.com. Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. … 0

Movie guide: Capsule listing of current releases

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Movie guide: Capsule listing of current releases Los Angeles Times (MCT) Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger … 0

Movie guide alt: Independent, limited release and foreign-language films

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Movie guide alt: Independent, limited release and foreign-language films Los Angeles Times (MCT) Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of … 0