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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

Movie Times: May 7 - 13

Wednesday, May 6, 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 • Family Films: “Howl’s Moving Castle,” Saturday, 10 a.m. • NET Live: “The Hard Problem,” Saturday, 1. … 0

Exhibits: Museum and Galleries

Wednesday, May 6, 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 … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Tuesday, May 5, 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

“How To Deliver A Toast,” a poem by Daniel Hales of Greenfield, adult, first place

Friday, May 1, 2015

“How To Deliver A Toast”    To those who live in houses on streets named after shady trees with those that they share meals, genes, and germs with.   And to the very old man at a lake’s edge trying to reach the stick his golden refused to … 0

“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