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Sounds Local: Here comes the Upper Valley Music Festival

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The past couple of weekends have been busy ones in Greenfield. First there was the Green River Festival and then last weekend the Summerfest. The festivities will continue when the Upper Valley Music Festival comes to Greenfield on Saturday, July 26. Now in its fourth year, the festival will include nearly 40 musical acts of various genres playing on eight … 0

Upper Valley Music Festival schedule

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Here is the schedule for the Upper Valley Music Festival, which is on Saturday, noon to around 10 p.m. Please note, this schedule could change, so it’s a good idea to double check the festival’s website to avoid disappointment: www.uppervalleymusicfest.com Greenfield Energy Park 50 Miles St. Noon: Celtic Heels Irish Dancers 1 p.m.: Mammal Dap 2 p.m.: Jamie Kent and the Options 3 … 0

Author Emily Arsenault will read from her latest mystery Thursday, Aug. 7, in Shelburne Falls

Friday, July 25, 2014

“What Strange Creatures” by Emily Arsenault (William Morrow, 384 pages, $14.99) “What strange creatures brothers are!” says a character in Jane Austen’s “Mansfield Park.” Emily Arsenault of Shelburne Falls takes the title of her fourth novel from this quotation because “What Strange Creatures” is fundamentally about brother-sister relations. Heroine Theresa Battle and her … 0

'This is a party': Signature Sounds is gearing up to run its first Green River Festival

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The countdown is on! In less than three weeks, the Green River Festival, one of the most highly anticipated events of the summer, will take place on the weekend of July 12-13 on the grounds of Greenfield Community … 0

Arts & Entertainment calendar: June 26-July 2

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Thursday 26 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Pete Donnelly of the Figgs and NRBQ. Musician/songwriter. Special guest MaryLeigh Roohan. 8 p.m. $8 cover; please tip the bartenders. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main … 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

Clubs: June 26-July 2

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Clubs Thursday 26 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. World Cup Soccer this afternoon with USA vs. Germany. Win World Cup prizes during the game. World Cup Official soccer polo grand prize. 863-2882. THE O’S, Route … 0

Two kids’ books, both worthy of your child

Friday, June 27, 2014

“The Elephant Boy’s Dilemma” by Robert Kracauer, illustrated by Rhys Davies (Lulu, 34 pages, $9.95). Elephants are known for their intelligence, their longevity and, of course, their prodigious memories. Robert Kracauer of Northampton has woven an imaginative, colorful … 0

Aritst Susan Valentine fills big works with tiny details

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Light streams through the windows of Susan Valentine’s new studio in the Leverett Crafts and Arts Center on a recent afternoon early in June, though the day is hot, the sky steamy and nondescript. Ranged on a long … 0

Susan Valentine exhibit notes

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Susan Valentine is holding a gallery exhibit and open studio hours at the Leverett Crafts and Art Center, 13 Montague Road, Leverett Center, from noon to 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. This started June 19 and runs through July 3, with a “Windup Shindig” open house on Thursday, … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Mohawk Trail Concerts opens new season

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

“For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.” — Reba McEntire The rich harvest of early summer is … 0

Movie Times: June 26 - July 2

Wednesday, June 25, 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 … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, June 25, 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. SHELBURNE ARTS COOPERATIVE, … 0