Arts & Entertainment

Jimmy Just Quit, a local cover band best known for its Saturday night shows at Between the Uprights in Turners Falls, performs on the Community Stage Saturday, Sept. 6, at 8:30 p.m. Pictured, bass player Adam Kelley of Greenfield.
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Franklin County Fair's Community Stage puts spotlight on local talent

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

On a typical Saturday night on Avenue A, dozens of local residents, friends and music enthusiasts gather at the sports pub Between The Uprights to drink beer and dance to the old 1990s pop-rock songs of the millennial generation. At the center of it all is Jimmy Just Quit, one of the up-and-coming cover bands in Franklin County. On stage at The Extra Point Nightclub, the dance-floor section of the bar, singer Danny Hescock of Gill encourages the crowd before him as he cracks a joke between sets. With his signature long, ginger-colored beard, Adam Kelley of Greenfield jams out on bass. Paul “Chuck” Tacy … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 28 - Sept. 3

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Thursday 28 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. The Grownup Noise and special guest Carolyn Walker. 8 p.m. The Grownup Noise’ engaging and unpredictable live show is truly a unique experience, say promoters, who tell us to expect a tasteful use of dynamics and varying instruments, including a lead cellist, and … 0

Clubs Calendar: Aug. 21-27

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Clubs Thursday 21 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Catch all your sports on 14 TVs: Steelers vs Eagles in preseason NFL action and Red Sox vs. Angels, both at 7 p.m. Win a Michelob Ultra backpack with draft purchase. 863-2882. IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Ruthie … 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

Reality from vision: At long last, The Clark has reopened, unveiling its transformation

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” — Frank Lloyd Wright, architect (1867 - 1959) On July Fourth, despite a steady downpour that threatened to transform Berkshire County into a navigable waterway, … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 31-Aug. 6

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thursday 31 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Roger Street Friedman, roots rock, with guest Sherman Ewing who performs his own unique mix. 8 p.m. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, … 0

Movie Times: Aug. 7-13

Wednesday, August 6, 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 … 0

Clubs Calendar: July 31 - Aug. 6

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Clubs Thursday 31 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Stop in for all your games shown on 14 TVs in our Sports Bar. Enter to win one of our monthly prizes featured at the bar. 863-2882. … 0

Book Review: ‘The Voice at the Door’

Friday, August 1, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT “The Voice at the Door” by James Sulzer (Fuze Publishing, 216 pages, $13.95) Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) is one of our country’s foremost poets. This Amherst writer’s verse appeals to schoolchildren and scholars alike because it offers wonderful words and rhythms — and because one can … 0

Double Edge Theatre's 'Shahrazad' awakens all the senses

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

With “a tale of love and magic” known as “Shahrazad,” Double Edge Theatre celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer on its 105-acre farm turned performance area. It seems fitting, given the theater company’s absolutely magical transformation of a … 0

Sounds Local: Northern Routes New Music Festival, unafraid to test the limits

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We are fortunate to live in an area where we can enjoy all types of music, even music that is considered unconventional and far removed from the mainstream. This weekend, listeners will have the opportunity to experience a … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Actors Theater Playouse opens musical review Thursday

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

“When we die, we will turn into songs, and we will hear each other and remember each other.” — Rob Sheffield There’s a reason the gods invented music and that is, very simply, because words weren’t up to … 0

Movie Times: July 31-Aug. 6

Wednesday, July 30, 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