Arts & Entertainment

Edward Hopper (Men Seated at Café Table) 1906. Transparent and opaque watercolor, pen and ink, brush and ink, 
and graphite pencil on paper, Whitney Museum of American Art; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest) 
In a filmed interview, the artist Red Grooms said of Edward Hopper that “in the sense of a white wine … he certainly was a dry white wine…(His paintings are) very sparse. He didn’t do more than he had to.”

Eccentric & mysterious: Rockwell exhibits Edward Hopper, the reluctant illustrator

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

“I was a rotten illustrator — or mediocre, anyway ... what I wanted to do was paint sunlight on the side of a house.” — Edward Hopper (1882-1967) There’s a little-known film that even many friends of the actor Steve Martin, an avid admirer and collector of the works of the painter Edward Hopper, don’t know about. In 1981, he starred in “Pennies From Heaven,” a $19 million downbeat, Depression-era musical bomb that movie crowds stayed away from. Highly experimental and often brilliant, with over-the-top bawdiness and well deserving of an “R-rating,” several times key scenes began with famous Hopper paintings brought to life. Martin … 0

Arts & Entertainment calendar Oct. 2 - 8, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Thursday 2 Dance CELTIC HEELS SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE, 267 Main St., Greenfield: Free children’s trial class. 4:45 p.m. for ages 3 to 5; 5:30 for ages 6 to 8, and 6:15 for ages 9 to 12. Repeats Oct. 9. Films “A WILL FOR THE WOODS” will be shown at 7 p.m. at … 0

Club Calendar listings, Oct. 2 - 8

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Clubs Thursday 2 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Thursday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. Vikings at Packers. Purchase a Bud Light 32 ounce draft to win a tom Brady jersey. MLB playoffs on 14 TVs. 863-2882. DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. The Roosters, classic rock. … 0

Calendar listings »
Submit listings for The Recorder calendar by 8 a.m. Thursday the week before the requested publication. They may be emailed to, sent via U.S. mail to Adam Orth, features editor, The Recorder, P.O. Box 1367, Greenfield, MA 01302, or faxed to 413-774-5020. Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. 276.

"Aria," a poem by Trish Crapo

Friday, September 12, 2014

Aria What if I were inconsolable? What if what happened in this life were too much for one life? Who’s to say I wouldn’t shoot that sweetness into my own veins because I know you, Aria. I know the need that lies coiled at the base of our … 0

Nell Lake’s book is for all of us

Friday, September 12, 2014

By Tinky Weisblat “The Caregivers” by Nell Lake (Scribner, 320 pages, $26.00) Former first lady Rosalynn Carter says, “There are four kinds of people in this world: those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those … 0

Movie times: Sept. 11-17

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Editor’s Note: The movie listing deadline is the Tuesday before publication, by 3 p.m. 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

Sounds Local: The Stone Coyotes set to rock the Iron Horse

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Stone Coyotes, is howling again having just released its 13th album, “Rock Another Day,” this past Tuesday. This disc, which we told you about last week, is the follow up to 2012’s “A Wild Bird Flying.” Two … 1

Encores & Curtain Calls: The multifaceted UMass

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” — Martin Luther While fall is not legally here until the 21st, the dazzling fall arts offerings throughout the region … 0

Braving the Limelight: Franklin County Fair's Got Talent

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Jan Morris of Northfield says she has always considered her talent to be writing and singing parodies. She tried several times to get her one-woman act off the ground, but her dreams always fell through because she found … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Sept. 4 to 10

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Thursday 4 Fairs & Festivals FRANKLIN COUNTY FAIR, fairgrounds, Wisdom Way, Greenfield. Thursday, Sept. 4, through Sunday, Sept. 7. Today, the gates open at 3 p.m. Thursday has a special admission of $5. A parade — starting on … 0

Club Calendar: Sept. 4 - 10

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Clubs Thursday 4 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NFL opening night at BTU. Bud Light 32 oz. drafts $4.25 during every Thursday Night Football game. Chance to win season-long TNF prize with each purchase. Green Bay at Seattle at 7:30 p.m. on 14 TVs. 863-2882. … 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

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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 be happily run, space permitting. Receptions etc. ARTSPACE, 15 Mill … 0