Arts & Entertainment

Poets of Franklin County: Paul Richmond, "You Might Need a Bigger Hammer."

Friday, April 24, 2015

If you don’t know Wendell poet and spoken word artist Paul Richmond yet, chances are you soon will. He’s that long-haired guy with the wild laugh who tirelessly organizes poetry and spoken word events all over the valley — from Greenfield’s monthly Third Tuesday open mic readings at 9 Mill St. and its multi-venue Greenfield Annual Word Festival in October, to the long-running but now defunct All Small Caps open mic series at the Déja Brew in Wendell, and the popular spoken word stage at the North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival in Orange. Richmond is also working with the Easthampton arts council to produce … 0

Beautiful comfort: Lucy Fagella's urns honor loved ones and their memories

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The clay, wet and gray, stretches out as Lucy Fagella’s strong fingers manipulate the spinning mass on her potter’s wheel. Magically, it seems, the spinning shape is molded by Fagella’s will. In a matter of minutes, the Greenfield potter turns a 4-pound lump of Sheffield clay into what begins to look like a … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Sequoia LeBreux

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sequoia LeBreux admits she has long been obsessed with the story of Peter Pan. The Mohawk junior says she read the book, written by Scottish novelist and playwright J.M. Barrie, when she was younger, “And I loved the sort of mystical boy character who’s romanticized but he’s also kind of a horrible person.” … 0

Club Listings: April 2 - 8

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Clubs Thursday 2 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NIT championship game tonight. Get your entries in to win our a giant basketball chair. Burins vs. Red Wings at 7:30 p.m. on 14 TVs. t863-2882. DEJA … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Jim Culleny

Friday, April 3, 2015

Back in the mid-1970s, when Shelburne Falls poet and carpenter Jim Culleny was working as a counselor at the Turners Falls Youth Center, he often went into the Shady Glen Diner for coffee or lunch. He usually had … 0

‘Sure Thing,’ a poem by Jim Culleny

Friday, April 3, 2015

Sure Thing Expect nothing and nothing will come bearing something — sure thing -Roshi Bob This is how the world began: expecting nothing but see how something (a brilliant blazing ball caroming off the tip of Kepler’s cue) breaks the horizon, trails a crimson veil of light which … 0

Book Review:

Friday, April 3, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Finding God in the Verbs” by Jennie Isbell and J. Brent Bill (IVP Books, 192 pages, $16) I should state out the outset that I am not a person who prays … 0

Movie Times: April 2-8

Wednesday, April 1, 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: “The Land Before Time,” Saturday, 10 a.m. • Art Theft. “Five Days, Five Nights,” … 0

Sounds Local: Green River Festival Lineup; fundraiser for DJ Ryan Interlande

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Yesterday was not only April Fool’s Day, it was also the day that Signature Sounds rolled out the lineup for this year’s Green River Festival — and they weren’t joking when they promised it would be a good … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Listening for spring

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.” — Doug Larson Hard though it may be to believe, it is spring, illusions of still falling snow to the contrary. It’s spring not … 0

Exhibits: Galleries and Museums

Wednesday, April 1, 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, March 31, 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

'The Art is in the Cloth'

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Micala Sidore can still remember the time, back in the 1970s, when she met a weaver in Montpelier, Vt., when she was a college student. Sidore had been studying literature and languages, but from the moment she watched … 0