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When war comes home: Frontier to stage student-written play on PTSD

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It’s a story that’s become all too familiar for many families with members serving in the military: a son, daughter, husband or wife joins the armed forces and is deployed overseas, ready to fight and defend the nation’s interests and those they left at home. Some don’t come back. Others do, but they may seem to those who know them … 0

'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' opens in Ashfield Friday

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Recorder photographer Matt Burkhartt captured these images during a recent rehearsal for Ashfield Community Theater’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” which opens Friday. A Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tennessee Williams, it is one of his best-known works and, reportedly, was his personal favorite. Here is the theater company’s description of the play: … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: May 28 to June 3

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Thursday 28 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Break the Silence. Live poetry reading. 6:30 p.m. Started at Mohawk Regional High School, young poets and artists speak out and share their artistry with the community. A spoken word showcase featuring Mohawk’s students. All welcome. Free; please tip the bartenders. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: Writer’s Lunch, … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: May 7 - 13

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Thursday 7 Coffeehouses MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 8 p.m. The Collected Poets series featuring Peter Marcus and Diana Whitney. Live Poetry Reading. 7 p.m. Marcus’ first poetry collection, “Dark Square,” was published in 2012. He … 0

Club Listings: May 7 - 13

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Clubs Thursday 7 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NBA and NHL playoff action on 14 TVs. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. The Roosters, classic rock dance music by Bruce Scofield and Mark … 0

American Life in Poetry No. 528

Friday, May 8, 2015

By TED KOOSER U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-2006 A couple I know adopted three very small children from a distant country, and the children had never been constrained in any way. The airliner’s seatbelts were so fearful for them … 0

Sounds Local: Colorway: ‘Why doesn’t anyone make records like this anymore?’

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

“Then it began. Rockets, Stars, Flowers blooming The Black Sky Sequined. Reds, yellows, blues, greens. Silver and gold. Fireworks and the cheers of spectators.” The above poem was written by Judith Johnson, the mother of F. Alex Johnson, … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Mandolins assemble!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

“Symmetry is only a property of dead things. Did you ever see a tree or a mountain that was symmetrical? It’s fine for buildings, but if you ever see a symmetrical human face, you will have the impression … 0

Movie Times: May 7 - 13

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Please note, these listings are based on information sent us by the theaters. Double checking a theater’s website beforehand will help avoid disappointment. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst, 253-2547, www.amherstcinema.org • Family Films: “Howl’s Moving Castle,” Saturday, 10 a.m. • NET Live: “The Hard Problem,” Saturday, 1. … 0

Exhibits: Museum and Galleries

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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

Tuesday, May 5, 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

“How To Deliver A Toast,” a poem by Daniel Hales of Greenfield, adult, first place

Friday, May 1, 2015

“How To Deliver A Toast”    To those who live in houses on streets named after shady trees with those that they share meals, genes, and germs with.   And to the very old man at a lake’s edge trying to reach the stick his golden refused to … 0