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Arts & Entertainment

Art Beat: Liz Denny

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Elizabeth Denny likes dumps. She likes broken glass, rusty metal, old buttons, nails and tacks, toys and scraps that other people throw away. Denny likes to take the myriad stray things she finds and glue, solder or weld them into assemblages. If the part she wants is too big to pick up — like if by chance it’s still attached to an old potato harvester — she’ll take an acetylene torch to it and cut it away. “Sculpture by Elizabeth Denny,” an exhibit at Nina’s Nook, 125a, Avenue A in Turners Falls, is up now through Sept. 12 and features an array of often-humorous pieces … 0

Wildcat O'Halloran: Mind, body and soul

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

He’s a “cool cat” who likes drinking with the Harp Girls, worships the ground she walks on all while she walks all over him and recently went on a midnight service call that didn’t exactly turn out as he’d hoped — or did it? He’s Wildcat O’Halloran, the charming, boisterous, contemporary blues singer-songwriter … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Sept. 3 - 9

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Thursday 3 Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: Writer’s Lunch, noon to 2 p.m. the library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday for Writers’ Lunch. This is a self-directed free writing time. Bring your own lunch and beverage. For more details, contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544. MILLERS FALLS … 0

‘The Shepherd’s Life’

Friday, August 14, 2015

By MICHIELA THUMAN Star Tribune (Minneapolis) “The Shepherd’s Life” by James Rebanks; Flatiron Books (288 pages, $25.99) James Rebanks began tweeting anonymously a couple of years ago (as the “Herdwick Shepherd”) about day-to-day life in the land of … 0

‘The Fellowship’

Friday, August 14, 2015

By JEFFREY WEISS The Dallas Morning News “The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams” by Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski; Farrar, Straus and Giroux (656 pages, $35) There’s a … 0

This week’s best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Friday, August 14, 2015

Tribune News Service Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Aug. 9, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan © 2015, The Nielsen Co. … 0

Sounds Local: Gaslight Tinkers to headline Heath Fair

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Since forming in 2012, The Gaslight Tinkers has been delighting audiences with a danceable brand of music that draws from a wild mix of influences. Reggae beats, funky bass lines, Celtic jigs and traditional folk are just some … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Music for the silver screen

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

“Film composing is a splendid discipline, and I recommend a course of it to all composition teachers.” — Ralph Vaughan Willams, English composer While a lion’s share of the summer’s musical and theatrical crops have been harvested, there … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Tuesday, August 11, 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

Fred Marcellino: an artist and a scholar

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fred Marcellino knew from an early age that he wanted to be an artist and, as a young man, he imagined he’d make his way as a painter. As it turned out, he didn’t — but the publishing … 0

Movie Times: Aug. 13-19

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Please note, these listings are based on information sent us by the theaters. Double-checking a theater’s website beforehand will help avoid disappointment. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst, 253-2547, www.amherstcinema.org • The End of the Tour. Friday through … 0

ArtBeat: Molly Cantor — ‘The Same Moon: A Table Set for Many Faiths’

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A meal with family and friends is often at the heart of religious celebration — think Christmas dinner; Passover seder; the two meals, suhoor, eaten before dawn and iftar, eaten after sunset, that are served in Muslim communities … 0