Arts & Entertainment

A tethered balloon rises with the super moon at the Green River Festival Saturday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Green River Festival: reaching new heights

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Over the past 29 years, the Green River Festival has become an institution in western Massachusetts, the go-to outdoor musical event of the summer. What started as a modest two-band concert in 1986 has grown into a three-day affair with dozens of bands and solo artists — not to mention the hot-air balloon rides the festival offers. So what’s new in 2015, you ask? In a word: the rest of the country, or at least some national media, has begun to notice. In the past several weeks, Rolling Stone magazine, The New York Times and USA Today all put the Greenfield festival, which takes place … 0

Sounds Local: Franklin County Night at the Green River Festival

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The wait is almost over! A week from tomorrow the Green River Festival will kick off on Friday, July 10, and run through Sunday, July 12, on the grounds of Greenfield Community College. Last year the local music label Signature Sounds of Northampton took over the full operation of the festival from the … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: June 25 - July 1

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Thursday 25 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. ∎ … 0

Full Disclosure Festival: Exit your comfort zone

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Linda McInerny thinks a lot about the brain. “I love neurology and I love the study of the brain and consciousness, and who we are as human beings,” McInerny said recently. The Old Deerfield Productions artistic director had … 0

Launch Party to rename Old Deerfield Productions June 20

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

After more than a decade of producing both new and classic theater offerings as Old Deerfield Productions, the theater company has moved its base to Greenfield and will be getting a new name. The public is invited to Old Deerfield Productions New Brand Launch Party on Sunday, June … 0

MASS MoCA: From surreal to sexual

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

This season, visitors to North Adams’ Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) may find themselves inspired, mildly hypnotized or even spellbound by exhibits currently on display. Creations range from a dreamlike fountain of pages bursting from a … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: June 11 - 18

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Thursday 11 Films “A LIFE WELL LOVED,” a film about Felice Yeskel, GLBT activist, former director of the Stonewall Center at UMass and Class Action, will be shown at 7 p.m. Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main St, … 0

Club Listings: June 11 - 17

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Clubs Thursday 11 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Stop in for game 4 of the NBA finals, Golden State vs. Cleveland at 9 p.m. on 14 TVs in the Sports Bar. 863-2882. IRON HORSE, 20 … 0

Exhibits: galleries and museums

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Editor’s note: These listings, which focus on local galleries and artists, are free. Email them to The deadline is the Thursday before publication, by 8 a.m. Photographs of the art being exhibited are always welcome and will … 0

Sounds Local: Happy anniversary Mocha Maya’s!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Everybody’s favorite coffee shop/music venue in Shelburne Falls officially marked its 10th year in business Wednesday. Mocha Maya’s, which is operated by brothers Chris and Bruce King, holds a very special and important place in our local music … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Brahms’ masterpiece — a requiem for living

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

In recent times, it seems earth has experienced more than its fair share of disasters and catastrophes, from the earthquakes of Nepal to the floods of Texas, and we feel that the quota of human suffering and death … 0

Movie Times: June 11-17

Wednesday, June 10, 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, • Saint Laurent. Friday through Wednesday, 1:30, 4:55, 8. Saturday and Sunday matinee, 11. Baby-friendly show, Tuesday, … 0

Apple wants a lead role in streaming music

Sunday, June 7, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s iTunes helped change the way music-lovers bought their favorite songs, replacing plastic discs with digital downloads. Now the maker of iPods and iPhones wants to carve out a leading role in a revolution well … 0