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GREENFIELD (April 10, 2015) — As a winner of the Helen Creeley Student Poetry Prize, Shelburne Falls poet and activist Sequoia LeBreux will be opening for Jorie Graham and Stephen Burt on Sunday, May 3rd at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival in Salem. Recorder/Trish Crapo

Poets of Franklin County: Sequoia LeBreux

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sequoia LeBreux admits she has long been obsessed with the story of Peter Pan. The Mohawk junior says she read the book, written by Scottish novelist and playwright J.M. Barrie, when she was younger, “And I loved the sort of mystical boy character who’s romanticized but he’s also kind of a horrible person.” Most of us are probably familiar with … 0

Acoustic dream: Conway's Field Memorial Library is violinist's favorite concert hall

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Approaching the middle of the mosaic sunburst on the tiled floor of Conway’s Field Memorial Library, Kenny Butler nestled the bottom of a 200-year-old violin under his chin. For a moment, he hesitated, gazing around at the building’s intricately carved walls and marble columns before stepping into its dead center. Steeling himself with … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: April 16 - 23

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thursday 23 Dance PART IV by UMass Alive with Dance. 8 p.m. Bowker Auditorium, Amherst. Part IV brings light to the individualistic sensations and artistry of 13 choreographers that will be performing on stage. Repeats Friday and Saturday. Tickets $10 general admission, $5 students and seniors. Reservations recommended. Call 545-2511. Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC … 0

Movie Times: March 25 to April 1

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Please note, these listings are based on information sent us by the theaters. Double checking a theater’s website beforehand will help avoid disappointment. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst, 253-2547, www.amherstcinema.org • A View From the Bridge. Thursday, 7 p.m. • Family Films: “The Muppet Movie,” Saturday, 10 … 0

A MEETING OF THE MINDS

Friday, March 20, 2015

The package arrived mid-December, just as the boxes of presents from my more forward-thinking relatives began to arrive. It was addressed in the square, neat printing of a designer or architect. Inside the plain, brown wrapping was what … 0

‘ancient prayer for peace,” a poem by Andrea Moorhead

Friday, March 20, 2015

“ancient prayer for peace’ peace in the fur, in the sudden warmth, in the hollows of the heart and the long steady movement under rain, under night, under the burning dust of summer, the flat-edged corners we have … 0

The summer band

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Small Change Band was in the middle of a performance at the Heath Fair more than 30 years ago when the weather turned bad — that was before the pavilion was built there — so the band … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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: galleries and museums

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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. A more complete listing of … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: March 19-25

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Thursday 19 Dance ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Honky-Tonk Dance Series. 7 p.m. $5. For more information call 774-0150 or go to www.theartsblock.com to see if any further details have been posted. Libraries CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Avenue A, … 0

Club Listings: March 19 - 25

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Clubs Thursday 19 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. March Madness second round continues at BTU with all the games on 14 TVs all day and night. Win basketball hats and shirts during both shifts plus … 0

Book review: ‘The Nightingale Bones’ by Ariel Swan

Friday, March 20, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “The Nightingale Bones” by Ariel Swan (Bell Bridge Books, 256 pages, $14.95) In “The Nightingale Bones” Ariel Swan of Greenfield has woven a supernatural tale that will keep readers riveted. The … 0

American Life in Poetry No. 521

Friday, March 20, 2015

BY TED KOOSER U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-2006 Amanda Strand is a poet living in Maryland. I like this poem for its simplicity, clarity and directness. No frills to decorate it, just the kind of straightforward accounting of an experience that Henry David Thoreau said he looked for in … 0