Arts & Entertainment

Pedro Pereira performs a piece by Bach on stage at the Guilford Community Church Tuesday, November 17. Pereira will be performing, with three other instrumentalists, music from Bolivian Baroque manuscripts collected by father Piotr Nawrot, a Catholic priest from Poland on February 20. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

Baroque treasure

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It’s hardly one of those countries you’d ever expect to find reflected on a classical music program, but Bolivia is the centerpiece for nearly the entire 50th season of Friends of Music at Guilford. The series, which originated when a New Jersey teacher moved a tracker organ from Maine and brought it to a barn near his summer home just north of the Bernardston/Leyden line in Vermont,. And the series doesn’t shy away from offbeat material. But the Bolivian Baroque music that will highlight a series concert later this month, and again in February and May, is downright extraordinary. The idea for the Bolivian-accented program … 0

Salloom & Neville at Arts Block

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving! Once you get done with all the cooking and feasting today you will start thinking about your plans for the weekend, especially if you have family and/or friends visiting that you need to entertain. But no need to worry! Here at Sounds Local we have a few suggestions for you that … 0

Finding the way through landscape

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

If you’ve ever seen a landscape painter working out in the world — en plein air, as the French expression has it — you might think that they are using paint, and perhaps a specialized set of skills they learned in art school, to reproduce or transcribe what they see in front of … 0

Legends, myths and tumbleweeds

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

“I think the American West really attracts me because it’s romantic. The desert, the empty space, the drama.” — Ang Lee, film director As you enter the four galleries of Pittsfield’s Berkshire Museum exhibiting National Geographic’s “Greatest Photographs … 0

Casting Calls: creative opportunities

Wednesday, November 4, 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

Local artist going large

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — Over the years, local artist Karen Gaudette has donated her work to various auctions, charities and organizations. Now, with the opportunity to showcase her scratchboard drawings at two upcoming exhibits — including a solo exhibit at … 0

Mayor’s latest features a puzzling murder

Friday, October 30, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: “The Company She Kept” by Archer Mayor (Minotaur Books, 304 pages, $25.99) Politics, sexuality, and Vermont scenery intertwine with the search for a killer in “The Company She Kept.” The novel is the 26th police procedural … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Thursday 29 Dance CANDICE SALYERS, acclaimed choreographer and performer, performs at Keene State College’s Redfern Arts Center, Keene, N.H., with “A History of Levitation II.” 7 p.m. This is a unique concert of seven solo dances that explore … 0

Lit Bits

Friday, October 30, 2015

Wagon Wheel Word Gill, Wagon Wheel Restaurant, Route 2, Nov. 2, 6 p.m. Wagon Wheel Word presents a poetry evening open mic, featuring Candace Curran, followed by 5-minute open mic slots at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in Gill. … 0

Clubs: Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Clubs Thursday 29 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. ∎ Thursday Night Football with Patriots vs. Dolphins at 8:30 p.m.on 14 TVs. ∎ Win Patriots ticket with 24 ounce Bud LIght draft special, munchie bar, giveaways, … 0

Artbeat: 'Meat for Tea' leaps off the page

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

One of many compelling readings and performances that occurred in downtown Greenfield this past weekend as part of the Greenfield Annual Word Festival was a reading by writers whose work appears in the newest issue of the literary … 0

Sounds Local: Emma June: 'Afraid I can't swim'

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

This past April, Emma June Ayres played her last show with the band June & the Bee, the local group she had fronted with her brother Eli for the past couple of years. It was an amicable parting, … 0

Gallery & Exhibits: Oct. 29 - Nov. 4

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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 be happily run, space permitting. Receptions etc. ARTSPACE, 15 Mill … 0