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Arts & Entertainment

Steve Gougeon and Jennifer Williams with some cider apples.  Recorder/Paul Franz

CiderDays celebrate, bolster resurgent tradition

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Today, apples are primarily a healthy snack option or delicious pie filling, sitting year-round in shiny piles on supermarket display tables. More than 100 years ago, their smaller, uglier forebears also provided alcoholic solace through the short days and frozen nights of New England winters. “In North America, there are a lot of hard cider (apple) varieties that have basically … 0

Poets of Franklin County: ‘A threshold between the sky and the earth’

Friday, October 24, 2014

Much of Northampton builder Jonathan Wright’s work might be described as earthbound — designing and constructing eco-conscious buildings through his company, Wright Builders. But Wright is also a poet with a deep love for the ethereal world he discovers when he is out on the water, rowing. Wright’s new book of poems, “After … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 23 - 29

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday 23 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 … 0

Book Review: ‘Proof Positive’ by Archer Mayor

Friday, October 3, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Proof Positive” by Archer Mayor (Minotaur Books, 303 pages, $25.99) Critics have devoted tomes to the question of why readers enjoy mystery novels. I have to admit that they are one … 0

Arts & Entertainment calendar Oct. 2 - 8, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Thursday 2 Dance CELTIC HEELS SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE, 267 Main St., Greenfield: Free children’s trial class. 4:45 p.m. for ages 3 to 5; 5:30 for ages 6 to 8, and 6:15 for ages 9 to 12. Repeats … 0

Club Calendar listings, Oct. 2 - 8

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Clubs Thursday 2 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Thursday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. Vikings at Packers. Purchase a Bud Light 32 ounce draft to win a tom Brady jersey. MLB playoffs on 14 TVs. … 0

Sounds Local: June & the Bee

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The past month was a busy one for CD releases and there are more on the horizon. This week sees the release of the debut recording by the folk pop band June & the Bee, an Amherst-based quintet … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Brick Church Music series returns

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The cello is a hero because of its register — its tenor voice. It is a masculine instrument, whereas the violin is feminine because of its soprano pitch. When the cello enters in the Dvorak Concerto, it is … 0

Exhibits: museums & galleries

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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

Movie Times: Oct. 2-8

Wednesday, October 1, 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

Casting calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, July 2, 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 and MUST have an ending date. Items run as space allows. … 0

Poets of Franklin County: ‘Dear Lady Heroin’

Friday, September 26, 2014

Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of columns by Trish Crapo on poetry that explores aspects of addiction. In her first column, Crapo wrote about the loss of her niece Aria to a heroin overdose. … 0

Book review: ‘Dune Shack’ by Trish Crapo

Friday, September 26, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to the Recorder “Dune Shack” by Trish Crapo (Collective Copies, 84 pages, $28) In May 2013, writer and photograph Trish Crapo spent two weeks at the Margo Gelb Shack on Cape Cod. Crapo, who … 0