Arts & Entertainment

Recorder/Micky Bedell
The cast of “The Dixie Swim Club”:  Jackie Walsh of Shelburne Falls, Sue Davis of Haydenville, Sue Tracy of Ashfield, Julie Richardson of Deerfield and Louise Krieger of Sunderland.

‘The Dixie Swim Club’

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

TV sitcoms are rich in girlfriends — Ethel and Lucy, Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw and her 30-something pals, or the 20-somethings of “Friends” and HBO’s “Girls.” Now picture all those close gal-pals 20 to 40 years later and you could have the makings of “The Dixie Swim Club.” Five local actresses will give two readings of this play … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 29 to Feb. 3

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Thursday 29 Library CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Avenue A, Turners Falls: Music and Movement. 10 a.m. This weekly series with Tom Carroll and Laurie Davidson takes place Thursdays through Feb. 26. Young children of all ages and their parents or caregivers are invited. Free. GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Writer’s Lunch, noon … 0

Club Listings: 1-29 - 2-3

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Clubs Thursday 29 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Ski Promo Night. Win two passes to Wachusett Mountain, a snowboard and ski hats. Drawing at 11:30 p.m. UMass Minutemen vs. Dayton and Bruins vs. NY Islanders at 7 p.m. on 14 TVs. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Blue … 0

Clubs calendar: Jan. 1 - 7

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Clubs Thursday 1 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Happy New Year! Open at 3 p.m today. Stop in for College football playoffs. Rose Bowl No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 3 Florida State then Sugar Bowl … 0

Book review: ‘The Courage of Cat Campbell;

Friday, January 2, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to the Recorder “The Courage of Cat Campbell” by Natasha Lowe (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 288 pages, $16.99) Just over a year ago, Natasha Lowe of Deerfield became a star in the field … 0

Sounds Local: Sonya Kitchell embraces a bold, new sound

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sonya Kitchell first burst onto the local music scene in 2001. She was 13 at the time and was already writing her own songs and singing them in her warm, soulful voice. Three years later, at 16, she … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: It's all in the ear of the beholder

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.” — Rumi A curious query and take your time, please, this may be a trick question): How wide and how high is your visual field — 10 … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, December 31, 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 … 0

Movie Times: Jan. 1-7

Wednesday, December 31, 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

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Tuesday, December 30, 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

Sounds Local: You say you want to DANCE?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Now that the presents are wrapped and under the tree, it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s Eve. And let’s admit it, planning for New Year’s is really more fun and a lot less stressful than planning … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Dec. 25 - 31

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Thursday 25 Merry Christmas! Friday 26 Dance AMHERST INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: Every Friday night, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Bangs Community Center, Boltwood Walk, Amherst Center. Dances from the Balkans, Middle Eastern Europe, more. You need not bring a … 0

Club Calendar: Dec. 25 - 31

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Clubs Thursday 25 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Merry Christmas from the staff at BTU. Open at 6 p.m. Come watch NBA action on 14 TVs. Cavs vs. Heat at 6 p.m., Lakers vs. Bulls … 0