Arts & Entertainment

Jon Boilard's new novel, "The Castaway Lounge," brings readers back to the fictional world spun from his years growing up in South Deerfield. Recorder/Trish Crapo (July 14, 2015)

For love of the castaways

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Writer Jon Boilard and I meet in a downtown Northampton bar in the middle of the day, on the very day — July 14 — that his second novel, “The Castaway Lounge,” published by Dzanc Books of Ann Arbor, Mich., hits bookshelves across the country. Hoping to create a good photo-op to tie in with the title and setting of … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 30 - Aug. 5

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thursday 30 Libraries ARMS LIBRARY, 60 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: “Animal Heroes to the Rescue” is part of the Every Hero Has a Story craft and story time for children and their families. 10 a.m. to noon. The craft this week is animal masks. 625-0306. GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ … 0

Movie Times: July 30 to Aug. 5

Wednesday, July 29, 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 • The Stanford Prison Experiment. Friday through Wednesday, 4:10, 7:20, 9:30. • Lego: A Brickumentary. Friday through Wednesday, 4:40. Saturday and Sunday matinee, … 0

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ArtBeat: Rob Chirico, ‘Coming into Focus’

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

In Rob Chirico’s oil painting, “Coming into Focus,” the viewer is placed indoors, looking out through an open window at a vivid landscape that features two rounded green trees in a rolling green landscape, against a blue sky. … 0

Sounds Local: Franklin County Night at the Green River Festival

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The wait is almost over! A week from tomorrow the Green River Festival will kick off on Friday, July 10, and run through Sunday, July 12, on the grounds of Greenfield Community College. Last year the local music … 0

Arts & Entertainment calendar: July 9-15

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Thursday 9 Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Writer’s Lunch, noon to 2 p.m. the library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday for Writers’ Lunch. This is a self-directed free writing time. … 0

Club Listings: July 9 - 15

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Clubs Thursday 9 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Stop in and purchase a Corona or Corona Light for your chance to win Kenny Chesney concert tickets at Gillette Stadium in August. One entry with each … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, July 8, 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

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: June 25 - July 1

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Thursday 25 Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Writer’s Lunch, noon to 2 p.m. the library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday for Writers’ Lunch. This is a self-directed free writing time. … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Eric Wasileski

Thursday, July 2, 2015

For some, fireworks are big, gorgeous displays of color and sound that celebrate our country’s independence. But for Eric Wasileski, Greenfield poet and veteran, they are a nightmare. Wasileski joined the military at 18, after graduating from Greenfield … 0

Book review: “Corsair” by James L. Cambias

Thursday, July 2, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to the Recorder “Corsair” by James L. Cambias (Tor Books, 336 pages, $25.99). Now that summer has officially arrived, many readers are pining for light fare to take to the beach. “Corsair,” by James … 0

Writing that’s brilliant, short

Thursday, July 2, 2015

By CAROLYN KELLOGG Los Angeles Times (TNS) “The Seven Good Years: A Memoir” by Etgar Keret; Riverhead (172 pages, $26.95) If I could get you to read one writer, it would be Etgar Keret. His impossible blend of … 0

Mohawk Trail Concerts: Acoustic Intimacy

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

After 45 years, Mohawk Trail Concerts is getting ready for a re-tuning this season, with Montague cellist Mark Fraser taking on the role of executive artistic director. In a way, the series is experiencing something of a generational … 0