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These photos were taken during a recent rehearsal of "Shahrazad" which is being performed through Aug. 24 by  Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield.

Summer Spectacular: Double Edge Theatre celebrates 20 years in Ashfield

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

To commemorate its 20th anniversary in Ashfield, Double Edge Theatre will re-imagine “Shahrazad, A Tale of Love and Magic” during this year’s annual Summer Spectacle. The last of two previews is on Thursday, July 17, and performances run July 18 through Aug. 24. All shows are at 8 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, rain or shine. These performances routinely sell out, … 0

Sounds Local: Hats off to Signature Sounds!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Green River Festival 2014 is over and what a festival it was. The festivities got off to a strong start when it was announced last Wednesday that for the first time in its 28 years, the entire weekend had sold out in advance. This was a giant feather in the cap for Signature … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Theater, music and laughter

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Never mind June, the July summer arts scene is bustin’ out all over and it seems only fair to at least touch upon some of the less-known possibilities lest they go unnoticed in the sheer abundance of riches. Original musical theater Happening right under our noses — indeed, opening this evening — is … 0

Movie Times: June 26 - July 2

Wednesday, June 25, 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

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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. Receptions etc. SHELBURNE ARTS COOPERATIVE, … 0

Casting calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, June 25, 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

Arts & Entertainment calendar: June 19-25

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Thursday 19 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Open mic night hosted by Pamela Means. 7 p.m. Perform your own originals. No covers please. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 … 0

Sounds Local: Holly May and Una Jensen perform at The Shea Theater Saturday

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Being that Saturday, June 21, is the first day of summer, rising young singers Holly May and Una Jensen decided to celebrate the occasion in a big way by playing a summer kick-off concert at the Shea Theater … 0

American Life in Poetry: Column 482

Friday, June 20, 2014

Diane Gilliam Fisher, who lives in Ohio, has published a book called Kettle Bottom that portrays the hard life of the West Virginia coal camps. Here is just one of her evocative poems. Violet’s Wash You can’t have nothing clean. I scrubbed like a crazy woman at Isom’s … 0

Creaky joints? Gentle yoga might be for you

Friday, June 20, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Sit with Less Pain” by Jean Erlbaum (Wisdom Publications, 200 pages, $19.95) Yoga appeals to most adults, particularly those of us in our middle years. It seems to offer a more … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: 'She's really got it!'

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

“I know a girl who cries when she practices violin because each note sounds so pure it just cuts into her, and then the melody comes pouring out her eyes.” — Conor Oberst It all began with this … 1

Movie Times: June 19-25

Wednesday, June 18, 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