Arts & Entertainment

Edward Hopper (Men Seated at Café Table) 1906. Transparent and opaque watercolor, pen and ink, brush and ink, 
and graphite pencil on paper, Whitney Museum of American Art; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest) 
In a filmed interview, the artist Red Grooms said of Edward Hopper that “in the sense of a white wine … he certainly was a dry white wine…(His paintings are) very sparse. He didn’t do more than he had to.”

Eccentric & mysterious: Rockwell exhibits Edward Hopper, the reluctant illustrator

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

“I was a rotten illustrator — or mediocre, anyway ... what I wanted to do was paint sunlight on the side of a house.” — Edward Hopper (1882-1967) There’s a little-known film that even many friends of the actor Steve Martin, an avid admirer and collector of the works of the painter Edward Hopper, don’t know about. In 1981, he starred in “Pennies From Heaven,” a $19 million downbeat, Depression-era musical bomb that movie crowds stayed away from. Highly experimental and often brilliant, with over-the-top bawdiness and well deserving of an “R-rating,” several times key scenes began with famous Hopper paintings brought to life. Martin … 0

Arts & Entertainment calendar Oct. 2 - 8, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Thursday 2 Dance CELTIC HEELS SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE, 267 Main St., Greenfield: Free children’s trial class. 4:45 p.m. for ages 3 to 5; 5:30 for ages 6 to 8, and 6:15 for ages 9 to 12. Repeats Oct. 9. Films “A WILL FOR THE WOODS” will be shown at 7 p.m. at … 0

Club Calendar listings, Oct. 2 - 8

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Clubs Thursday 2 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Thursday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. Vikings at Packers. Purchase a Bud Light 32 ounce draft to win a tom Brady jersey. MLB playoffs on 14 TVs. 863-2882. DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. The Roosters, classic rock. … 0

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Submit listings for The Recorder calendar by 8 a.m. Thursday the week before the requested publication. They may be emailed to, sent via U.S. mail to Adam Orth, features editor, The Recorder, P.O. Box 1367, Greenfield, MA 01302, or faxed to 413-774-5020. Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. 276.

Book Review: Beyond Words

Friday, September 5, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT “Beyond Words” by Gayle A. Huntress (Createspace, 332 pages, $14.99) At their best, memoirs tell us not just about the lives of the writers who craft them but also about the process of making sense … 0

Sounds Local: New music worth listening to

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fall is here and with it comes the release of some new CDs, the first of many that will be arriving in the months ahead. That’s right CDs, compact discs. They have not completely gone the way of … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Sunderland professor, his wife, to perform with Paul Winters at UMass

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

“I’ve been working on the soprano saxophone for 40 years and the possibilities are astounding. It’s up to you, the only limit is the imagination.” — Steve Lacy Proteus was the god of the ever-changing, mutable sea; one … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, September 3, 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: Sept. 4-10

Wednesday, September 3, 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

Wednesday, July 2, 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

Franklin County Fair's Community Stage puts spotlight on local talent

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

On a typical Saturday night on Avenue A, dozens of local residents, friends and music enthusiasts gather at the sports pub Between The Uprights to drink beer and dance to the old 1990s pop-rock songs of the millennial … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 28 - Sept. 3

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Thursday 28 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. The Grownup Noise and special guest Carolyn Walker. 8 p.m. The Grownup Noise’ engaging and unpredictable live show is truly a unique experience, say promoters, who tell us … 0

Clubs Calendar: Aug. 21-27

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Clubs Thursday 21 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Catch all your sports on 14 TVs: Steelers vs Eagles in preseason NFL action and Red Sox vs. Angels, both at 7 p.m. Win a Michelob Ultra … 0