Arts & Entertainment

Image courtesy of Suzanne Conway
The Big E in Springfield is one of Suzanne Conway’s favorite places to draw.

Sharpie Queen

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

F or Degas it was pastel. For Rodin, it was stone. But for Suzanne Conway of Colrain, the humble Sharpie is the tool of choice: A simple, felt marker yielding up a bright swoosh of color, in whatever thickness you could want. In Conway’s experienced hands, those markers can whip up a crowded sidewalk cafe, the Big E midway, depict … 0

A&E Calendar: April 24-30

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thursday 17 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 for a place to work through their lunch. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more information. … 0

A&E Calendar, Clubs: April 17-23

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Clubs Editor’s note: As part of changes to our calender, we will be listing clubs separately. Thursday 17 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NHL playoffs and Red Sox vs White Sox at 7 p.m. on 14 HDTVs. Try a Yuengling Lager on tap to win a Yuengling jacket. 863-2882. IRON … 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.

The Wilde side of James Joyce

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Story by Kathleen McKiernan In the streets of Dublin, renowned Irish novelist James Joyce tells the stories of everyday Dubliners, from the people in his life to the strangers walking on its cobbled streets. On April 11 at … 0

Poets of Franklin County: 'It's my job to imagine'

Friday, March 28, 2014

Almost 16 years ago, two young men convinced a third to leave the bar where they’d all been drinking and get into a truck with them. They then drove him out to a remote spot on the high … 0

‘The Fence’ by Lesléa Newman

Friday, March 28, 2014

THE FENCE (that night) I held him all night long He was heavy as a broken heart Tears fell from his unblinking eyes He was dead weight yet he kept breathing He was heavy as a broken heart … 0

Book Review: Persimmon

Friday, March 28, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Persimmon” by Doc Pruyne (Mountain Springs House, 266 pages, $14.99) The immigrant experience may be the quintessential American story. Doc Pruyne of Greenfield tells an immigrant tale with a mystical twist … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Goodbye to an old friend

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

“Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!” — Sitting Bull Even though it seems as if Old Man … 0

Movie Times” March 27-April 2

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

Casting calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, February 12, 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 … 0

Surprisingly detailed

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

One morning not long ago, two artists bent over a scroll saw, one of them carefully guiding a piece of thin plywood around the moving blade, intent on bringing a drawing to life — or at least, into … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: March 20-26

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Thursday 20 Clubs BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Bud Light “Only In March” prom continues. Get T-shirt/hat and beads to win prizes from Bud Light and BTU during March Madness. NCAA second round tournament games … 0

Sounds Local: Katie Sachs misses us

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Last year at this time, Katie Sachs was living in Greenfield. She had a boyfriend, a job and was an established singer-songwriter. She had just founded the Woman Songwriter Collective, a group that included Christa Joy, Wishbone Zoe, … 0