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Ebenezer Scrooge, played by Michael Haley of Conway. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Old Deerfield Production's 'A Christmas Carol' opens Thursday

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hunched over and propped up only by a long wooden cane, the tall, bearded man hobbled toward a concerned-looking Ebenezer Scrooge. The long crimson robe that covered his decrepit figure depicted a family of minks crawling up the front. “Ghost, it seems you’ve grown older since first we met,” said Scrooge. Slowly, the specter lifted his gaze to meet Scrooge’s … 0

‘A Christmas Carol’ cast in order of appearance

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Narrator/Ebenezer Scrooge: Michael Haley Mrs. Dilber: Moe McElligot Mrs. Buttwinker: Joanie Haley Nephew Fred: Tom Kokonowski Gentlewoman No. 1: Emma Roderick Gentlewoman No. 2: Marese Hutchinson Gentlewoman No. 3: Su Hoyle Bob Cratchit: Lindel Hart Street Carolers: Mark Tidswell. Ken Samonds, Tom Smith, Abby Rosner, Carol Gray, Susan Loehn, Dawn Mayo, Susanna Lowry, … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Dec. 18-24

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thursday 18 Dance HOLIDAY RECITAL “SONGS AND CAROLS OF THE SEASON.” Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School, 75 Mechanic St., Shelburne Falls. 6:30 p.m. Ninth annual Ballet Renverse Holiday Recital. Free. Donations welcome. 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 … 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 features@recorder.com, 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.

This book is pretty %@$*/^# entertaining

Friday, November 28, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Damn!” by Rob Chirico (Pitchstone Publishing, 183 pages, $14.95). Early in his new book “Damn!” Rob Chirico of Greenfield writes that “today hardly anyone says ‘shoot,’ ‘heck,’ or ‘darn’ and there … 0

American Life in Poetry No. 505

Friday, November 28, 2014

BY TED KOOSER, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-2006 Stuart Kestenbaum is a Maine poet with a new book, “Only Now,” from Deerbrook Editions. In it are a number of thoughtful poems posed as prayers, and here’s an example: Prayer for Joy What was it we wanted to say anyhow, … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Nov. 27 - Dec. 3

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thursday 27 Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Closed for Thanksgiving holiday. Re-opens Saturday. Music THE MARINA RESTAURANT, Putney Road, Brattleboro, Vt. 7 to 10 p.m. Kevin Parry hosts open mic every Thursday. Free. Half-price meals … 0

Club Calendar: Nov. 27 - Dec. 3

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Clubs Thursday 27 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Happy thanksgiving. Open at 6 p.m. Two pool tables, jukebox, throwback video games, touchscreen games and NFL action on 14 TVs with second half of Cowboys vs. … 0

Exhibits: galleries & museums

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Receptions etc. ARTSPACE, 15 Mill St., Greenfield: “New Cycled,” works by Andy Rrothschild. Opening Friday, Dec. 5, 5 to 7 p.m. Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 4 to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 3 to 6 p.m. 772-6811, … 0

Sounds Local: Signature Sound celebrates 20 years; Woman Songwriters Collective celebrates new EP

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Today is Thanksgiving and since we talk about music here, let’s take a minute to be thankful for all the talented musicians living and working right here in our own backyard. And let’s also take this opportunity to … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Belles, bands and hands

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Seasonal music is on its way to many venues throughout the Pioneer Valley, including both sacred and secular genres. Two sopranos, 1 piano, assorted surprises The nearest in time is third annual Christmas concert at St. Valentine’s Church, … 0

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. Features@recorder.com 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