Arts & Entertainment

Russian composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943). Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

‘Light & Shadow’: Ashfield cellist & Wendell pianist create a study in contrasts

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A set of two notes twice, each second tone extended across the bow, opens “Light & Shadow,” a new recording by Ashfield cellist Rebecca Hartka and Wendell pianist Alys Terrien-Queen. The work is a sonata for cello and piano by Rachmaninov, the Russian bear of a composer rarely thought of for the mellow, lush sound of the cello. And the fact that it’s paired with a 1948 sonata by French composer Francis Poulenc makes the second CD by Hartka, who moved to Ashfield five years ago, after teaching at the University of Montana, a deliberate study in contrasts — as its name suggests. Hartka, who … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: May 7 - 13

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Thursday 7 Coffeehouses MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 8 p.m. The Collected Poets series featuring Peter Marcus and Diana Whitney. Live Poetry Reading. 7 p.m. Marcus’ first poetry collection, “Dark Square,” was published in 2012. He has poems upcoming in Nimrod, Rattle and Upstreet. Whitney’s first book of poetry, “Wanting It,” … 0

Club Listings: May 7 - 13

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Clubs Thursday 7 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NBA and NHL playoff action on 14 TVs. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. The Roosters, classic rock dance music by Bruce Scofield and Mark Feller 8 to 10:30 p.m. 978-544-BREW. IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Jackie … 0

Club listings: April 23 - 29

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Clubs Thursday 23 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Yuengling CHEERSMASS Promo Night. Yuengling Lager is celebrating one year in Mass. with tonight’s promo from 8 to 10 p.m. Win a Yuengling Salute to our Troops … 0

Movie Times: April 23-29

Wednesday, April 22, 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 • Family Films: “Charlotte’s Web,” Saturday, 10 a.m. • Jean-Luc Godard: “Pierrot le Fou,” Sunday, 2. Tuesday, … 0

Exhibits: Museums and Galleries

Wednesday, April 22, 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 be happily run, space permitting. A more complete listing of … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, April 22, 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

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: April 16 - 23

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thursday 23 Dance PART IV by UMass Alive with Dance. 8 p.m. Bowker Auditorium, Amherst. Part IV brings light to the individualistic sensations and artistry of 13 choreographers that will be performing on stage. Repeats Friday and Saturday. … 0

Club listings: April 16 - 22

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Clubs Thursday 16 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Are you up for Whatever? Bud Light is building another town and looking for people to invite that are Up For Whatever. Audition at BTU with your … 0

Book Review: ‘How to Make Maple Syrup’ by Alison and Steve Anderson

Friday, April 17, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “How to Make Maple Syrup” by Alison and Steve Anderson (Storey Publishing, 128 pages, $9.95) Spring is finally arriving in western Massachusetts and sap has slowed in local maple trees. Despite … 0

Sounds Local: Upbeat, easygoing and humorous, Johnny Memphis Band coming to The Arts Block

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

“Are you out there, can you hear this?/Jimmy Olsen, Johnny Memphis/I was out here listening all the time.” Dar Williams sang these lyrics on her song “Are You Out There” and like Williams, a lot of us were … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Holophonor — six young jazzlings find their groove

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

“I say, play your own way. Don’t play what the public want — you play what you want and let the public pick up on what you doing, even if it does take them 15, 20 years. — … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Tuesday, April 14, 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