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GREENFIELD (April 10, 2015) — As a winner of the Helen Creeley Student Poetry Prize, Shelburne Falls poet and activist Sequoia LeBreux will be opening for Jorie Graham and Stephen Burt on Sunday, May 3rd at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival in Salem. Recorder/Trish Crapo

Poets of Franklin County: Sequoia LeBreux

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sequoia LeBreux admits she has long been obsessed with the story of Peter Pan. The Mohawk junior says she read the book, written by Scottish novelist and playwright J.M. Barrie, when she was younger, “And I loved the sort of mystical boy character who’s romanticized but he’s also kind of a horrible person.” Most of us are probably familiar with … 0

Acoustic dream: Conway's Field Memorial Library is violinist's favorite concert hall

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Approaching the middle of the mosaic sunburst on the tiled floor of Conway’s Field Memorial Library, Kenny Butler nestled the bottom of a 200-year-old violin under his chin. For a moment, he hesitated, gazing around at the building’s intricately carved walls and marble columns before stepping into its dead center. Steeling himself with … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: April 16 - 23

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thursday 16 Dance STEPHEN PETRONIO CO., Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 7:30 p.m. Hampshire College alum Stephen Petronio returns to Amherst as both a dancer and choreographer in a one-night performance that will include a full-company work and a solo piece danced by Petronio. Ticket-holders are invited to a pre-show … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Tuesday, March 31, 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

'The Art is in the Cloth'

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Micala Sidore can still remember the time, back in the 1970s, when she met a weaver in Montpelier, Vt., when she was a college student. Sidore had been studying literature and languages, but from the moment she watched … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: March 26 to April 1

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Thursday 26 Dance DANCE GENERATORS present its annual concert of new works. 7 p.m. at the Arts Trust Building, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. Repeats Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m. Dance Generators is a multi-generational … 0

Club Listings: March 26 - April 1

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Clubs Thursday 26 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Sweet 16 NCAA Games on 14 TVs starting at 7 p.m. Win Bud Light Basketball hats and shirts during the games plus get entered into the Grand … 0

Poets of Franklin County: An emotional guide

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Battle of Antietam, fought during the American Civil War on Sept. 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, remains to this day the bloodiest single day of battle on American soil. In all, 22,720 soldiers — 12,400 Union and … 0

“The Bloody Lane,” and excerpt, by Rodger Martin

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Bloody Lane It is still early enough to try again at the front bank of a sunken road. The first shot opened Colonel Gordon’s lower calf. Certainly blood will make it awkward to back the honking to Lee, “These men will stay here until the sun … 0

‘Quabbin Valley’ releases flood of memories

Friday, March 27, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Quabbin Valley” by Elizabeth Pierce (Arcadia Publishing, 128 pages, $21.99) The lost towns of the Quabbin Valley — Prescott, Greenwich, Dana, and Enfield — hold a special fascination to residents of … 0

American Life in Poetry No. 522

Friday, March 27, 2015

By TED KOOSER U.S. Poety Laureate, 2004-2006 Poetry is a good way to capture epiphanies, and this poem by Penny Harter does just that. Harter lives and teaches in New Jersey. In the Dark At bedtime, my grandson’s breath rasps in and out of fragile lungs. Holding the … 0

Sounds Local: Nirvana cover night at The ’Voo

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

“With the lights out, it’s less dangerous Here we are now, entertain us I feel stupid and contagious Here we are now, entertain us — Kurt Cobain “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Nirvana just might be the most important … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: The multi-layered conjurings of Miwa Matreyek

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables … 0