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Arts & Entertainment

When war comes home: Frontier to stage student-written play on PTSD

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It’s a story that’s become all too familiar for many families with members serving in the military: a son, daughter, husband or wife joins the armed forces and is deployed overseas, ready to fight and defend the nation’s interests and those they left at home. Some don’t come back. Others do, but they may seem to those who know them … 0

'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' opens in Ashfield Friday

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Recorder photographer Matt Burkhartt captured these images during a recent rehearsal for Ashfield Community Theater’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” which opens Friday. A Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tennessee Williams, it is one of his best-known works and, reportedly, was his personal favorite. Here is the theater company’s description of the play: … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: May 28 to June 3

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Thursday 28 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Break the Silence. Live poetry reading. 6:30 p.m. Started at Mohawk Regional High School, young poets and artists speak out and share their artistry with the community. A spoken word showcase featuring Mohawk’s students. All welcome. Free; please tip the bartenders. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: Writer’s Lunch, … 0

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“from Pink in Nature (1),” a poem by Stella Corso of Greenfield, adult, second place

Friday, May 1, 2015

“from Pink in Nature (1)”   We were on our way again   we were going somewhere or so I hoped   you were driving I said I know of a place   where three states touch   I touched Vermont and it disappeared   I looked to you … 0

‘Peeping,’ a poem by Dennis Martin Piana of Colrain, adult, third place

Friday, May 1, 2015

“Peeping” I was a flop in pajamas and suits, In uniforms hetero- and uni-sexed. To earn a living I modeled nude, Wore shades to make day twilight, Met with candles at night to talk to Shadows of things living and extinct. I think I hid when the world … 0

‘Pitch Black and Silent,’ a poem by Alouette Batteau of Shelburne Falls, youth, 12 to 14

Friday, May 1, 2015

“Pitch Black and Silent” I am from old, outdated magazines, torn and Strewn about the house. From weathered seashells and stones gathered from the Atlantic. The antique desks of Park Street, relics from the past. And the creaking twelfth step of the moaning, elderly stairs, Blowing my cover … 0

"Big Business," a poem by Yael Benvenuto-Ladin of Shutesbury, youth, 15 to 16

Friday, May 1, 2015

“Big Business”   The world is expanding, demanding more — more oil, steel, and meat Our collective heart has begun to beat faster and more effectively — after all, it was made in a factory And speeding up earns us more and more money We speed until we … 0

‘An Argument for Bacon,’ a poem by Avram Cox of Leyden, youth, 15 to 16

Friday, May 1, 2015

“An Argument for Bacon”    For arugula I would not make the argument  Instead for the delectable, crispy, salty bacon. There is a pair of robbers. Stretched upon their heads is a pair of stockings.  I read a book to the robbers it’s about a dinosaur. Though the robbers claim otherwise, … 0

‘Summer Dreams,’ a poem by Isabela Cusano of Greenfield, youth, 12 to 14

Friday, May 1, 2015

“Summer Dreams” I come from muddy boots and drumming rain, Purring cats and the view from the sweet fern hill.   I hold fresh picked apples from the windy orchard, And the loneliness, the empathy and friendly chickadees at the feeder.   I believe in asking too many … 0

'Machine Age Modernism': The Clark exhibits triumphs of a brief but rebellious linocut movement

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mint condition images evoking a rebellious art movement in London that flowered during the Jazz Age can be found through May 17 at the Clark Art Institute’s newest gallery. More than three dozen linocut prints, which now command … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls:

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

“Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings.” — Robert Benchley Talk about love triangles. Pietro Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana,” may qualify as a love quadrangle depending upon how one views … 0

Sounds Local: Alive as you or me: Pete Seeger visits the Nields' dreams, inspiring a new CD

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Earlier this year, The Nields — sisters Katryna of Conway and Nerissa of Northampton — released a 17th album the aptly titled “XVII.” Inspiration for this project came from the life and music of the late Pete Seeger. … 0

Book review: ‘From Betty Crocker to Feminist Food Studies’

Friday, May 1, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAt Special to The Recorder “From Betty Crocker to Feminist Food Studies” edited by Arlene Voski Avakian and Barbara Haber (University of Massachusetts Press, 312 pages, $24.95) “From Betty Crocker to Feminist Food Studies” is not … 0