Arts & Entertainment

John Pinard reads a poem during the second annual Poetry Slam held at the Franklin County House of Correction in December of 2012. The jail recently held its eighth slam. Recorder/Trish Crapo

Poets of Franklin County: ‘Dear Lady Heroin’

Friday, September 26, 2014

Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of columns by Trish Crapo on poetry that explores aspects of addiction. In her first column, Crapo wrote about the loss of her niece Aria to a heroin overdose. In the second column, Crapo focused on Leyden poet Paula Sayword, whose granddaughter Ashley Sims also died from an overdose. Readers can … 0

Book review: ‘Dune Shack’ by Trish Crapo

Friday, September 26, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to the Recorder “Dune Shack” by Trish Crapo (Collective Copies, 84 pages, $28) In May 2013, writer and photograph Trish Crapo spent two weeks at the Margo Gelb Shack on Cape Cod. Crapo, who lives in Leyden and writes about arts and poetry for the “Recorder,” had been awarded … 0

Flood the house with music

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What began as a memoir/scrapbook that Iron House founder Jordi Herold wanted to make for his young daughters is now available to anyone who has treasured memories of the Iron Horse Music Hall. “Positively Center Street: My 25 Years at the Iron Horse Music Hall (1979-2004) is filled with Herold’s stories — not … 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 … 0

Book review: ‘Noodles & Albie’

Friday, August 29, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT “Noodles & Albie” by Eric Bennett (Small Batch Books, 32 pages, $17.95) Children’s books need story, information, humor and illustrations. “Noodles & Albie” puts all of those factors to good use in the tale of … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, August 27, 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 … 0

Sounds Local: Andean fusion

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Throughout the 1990s, Viva Quetzal was one of the most popular bands on the local music scene. Its uplifting brand of Andean fusion music not only appealed to area audiences but won it a following throughout the country. … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: The Little Theater that Could

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

“The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.” — Niels Bohr The Actors Theatre Playhouse is fast becoming “The Little Theater That Could.” Housed in … 0

Movie Times: Aug. 28 - Sept. 3

Wednesday, August 27, 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

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

Legacy of our lives

Thursday, August 21, 2014

“ Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 21 - 27

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thursday 21 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Open mic night hosted by Pamela Means. 7 p.m. Come in and perform your own originals. (No covers please). Free; please tip the bartenders. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. Dance ABENE … 0

‘Days and Moments’ like a good story told by a neighbor

Friday, August 22, 2014

Reading “Days and Moments, Moments and Days” is like sitting on a friendly neighbor’s porch listening to stories of, and musings on, days gone by. The book collects prose and poetry by the Well Done Writers. The members … 0