Arts & Entertainment

Stage director Fred Momaney of Greenfield goes over notes with artistic director Hattie Archbald of Whately during a Welcome Yule dress rehearsal as Montserrat Archbald and Tom Shattuck of Belchertown sing in the background. Recorder/Micky Bedell

‘Welcome Yule’: Celebrate the Light

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

When December rolls around and the snow falls, suddenly it’s all about snowmen and sledding, hot chocolate, Christmas trees — or menorahs! — lights and the smell of sugar cookies in the oven. Half the radio stations have already begun assailing travelers with tidings of yule and croonings of how, baby, it’s cold outside. But for certain people in Franklin … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Dec. 11 - 17

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Thursday 11 Libraries FIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 16 Elm St., Conway. “Jigs, Improvisation, Bach — So What.” Performance by violinists Kenny Butler and Laurence Scudder. 7 p.m. Free; donations in support of Field Memorial Library accepted. GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Noon to 2 p.m. Writer’s Lunch. The library’s meeting room will … 0

Sounds Local: Ho, Ho, Ho ... time for some music!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s that time of year again and nothing can get you in the holiday spirit like Christmas music. And I’m not talking about the endless stream of Christmas songs that blare out of store speakers this time of year, I’m talking about live performances by an assortment of stellar local … 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, 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.

Movie Times: Nov. 27-Dec. 3

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Editor’s Note: The movie listing deadline is the Tuesday before publication, by 3 p.m. 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 the theaters. Double checking a theater’s website beforehand will help … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Nov. 20 - 26

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thursday 20 Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Noon to 2 p.m. Writer’s Lunch. The library’s meeting room will be open Monday through Thursday. This is a self-directed, free writing time open to any writer looking … 0

Book review: ‘What the Owl Saw’

Friday, November 21, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder What the Owl Saw” by Gerald W. McFarland (Sunstone Press, 336 pages, $26.95) “What the Owl Saw” is the second book in a series by Gerald W. McFarland of Leverett. An … 0

Poets of Franklin County: ‘The Light We Leave’

Friday, November 21, 2014

What happens when images and words are given the chance to interact, not in a hierarchical way — say, an image illustrating a passage of text, or a caption explaining the content of a photograph — but in … 0

“Senses,” a poem by Amie Keddy

Friday, November 21, 2014

“Senses” “Nothing can cure the soul but the senses.” — Oscar Wilde The shiplap summer house screened us, together drinking tea I cupped the jar with both hands trusting its insulation to hold you from me. I did not touch your auburn hair or stroke your jaw so … 0

American Life in Poetry: No. 504

Friday, November 21, 2014

BY TED KOOSER, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2006-2006 I love poems with sudden surprises, and here’s one by Jennifer Gray, a Nebraskan. Will you ever see depressions puddled with rain without thinking of the image at her conclusion? Horses The neighbor’s horses idle under the roof of their three-sided … 0

Club Calendar, Nov. 20 - 26

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Clubs Thursday 20 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Thursday Night Football promo, win a Tom Brady jersey with purchase. Chiefs at Raiders 8:30 p.m. on 14 TVs. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. … 0

Sounds Local: Pat and Tex LaMountain

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It’s a cool November day but warm and cozy inside Pat and Tex LaMountain’s kitchen. The fire is burning, the tea kettle is on and the conversation flows easily. The members of this husband and wife singer-songwriting team … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Light in the heart of darkness

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Again I say, for art’s sake, think north at least as often as south, as both Brattleboro, Vt., and Keene, N.H., venues are virtually half the time and trouble as Amherst and Northampton ones and the quality of … 0

Adam’s email

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A note from Adam: Amid the hundreds of emails I get daily, there are some that I’d like to instantly share with readers. This is what you’ll find here. Basically, I am cutting and pasting them in the … 0