Arts & Entertainment

Damien Conrad, Schuyler Evans and Julian Findlay of Sliverthorne Theater rehearse for the Double Take Fringe Festival at Studio 7 in Greenfield. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

All Greenfield's a stage as Double Take Fringe Festival takes over downtown, Oct. 16 & 17

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

GREENFIELD — How well do you know Greenfield’s landmark buildings and the thriving theater community surrounding the town? The Double Take Fringe Festival brings two days of fresh and topical one-act plays by eight theater groups in downtown performance spaces that people seldom see. And each play is an original work, a premier or a work-in-progress. Out-of-the-ordinary downtown spaces become … 0

Color & science: Josef Albers at the Mead

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

New Mead Art Museum director David Little says he’s interested in staging exhibits that look at the intersection of art with different disciplines — science, music, media studies and other fields. As it turns out, he’s arrived just as the Amherst College museum has opened exactly such a show. “Intersecting Colors: Josef Albers … 0

Jamie Kent at the Iron Horse

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

When we last heard from Jamie Kent, it was the fall of 2013 and he had just released his EP “Embers and Ashes,” a disc on which the Northampton native moved away from groove rock sounds of his previous release in favor of an earthier folk, Americana one that even included some traces … 0

Ashfield readies for its closeup

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Last year, m ind-controlling hats were forged by beating a box of rocks with sledgehammers. History came alive and walked around barefoot. There was a fire-breathing CGI dragon in the woods and a toothy, well-dressed demon on the … 0

Ashfield FilmFest 2015 entry list

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Ashfield FilmFest 2015 entry list “Nightlight,” Alouette Batteau, Amelia Nields-Chalfont and Isabella DeHerdt of Shelburne Falls and Ashfield. “Stop The Pipeline,” Will & Donna Elwell of Ashfield “Sister Speak,” Jan Freeman of Ashfield “Reverse 911,” Dave Fessenden of Ashfield “Annabelle,” Manfred Gabriel of Ashfield “The Cursed Stone,” Isabella … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Sept. 10 - 16

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Thursday 10 Fairs & Festivals FRANKLIN COUNTY FAIR, 167th annual. Franklin County Fairgrounds, 89 Wisdom Way, Greenfield. Daily attractions: Coleman Brothers Midway, Food concessions and vendors, North Quabbin Carvers, Robinson’s Racing Pigs, Flying High Frisbee Dogs, Buddy the … 0

ArtBeat: Molly Cantor — ‘The Same Moon: A Table Set for Many Faiths’

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A meal with family and friends is often at the heart of religious celebration — think Christmas dinner; Passover seder; the two meals, suhoor, eaten before dawn and iftar, eaten after sunset, that are served in Muslim communities … 0

ArtBeat: Karen Dolmanisth

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Karen Dolmanisth kneels to pour water into a round glass vessel that holds several stalks of a thin-leaved, green plant. The stalks, like other native plants in the variously sized bottles, jars and vases grouped on the floor … 0

Art Beat: Liz Denny

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Elizabeth Denny likes dumps. She likes broken glass, rusty metal, old buttons, nails and tacks, toys and scraps that other people throw away. Denny likes to take the myriad stray things she finds and glue, solder or weld … 0

Fictional ‘Miss Emily’ feels true to Dickinson’s character

Friday, July 31, 2015

Emily Dickinson, whose poetry was known by very few in her lifetime, has probably never been more popular than she is today, perhaps because her poetry seems more modern than that of many of her contemporaries. Among my … 0

Book review: “Just Go!” by Skip and Gabi Yetter

Friday, August 7, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Just Go!” by Skip and Gabi Yetter (The Meanderthals Publishing, 304 pages, $15) “Just Go!” is aimed at anyone who ever wanted to run away and join the circus — or … 0

Book review: ‘Lighten Up Y’all’ by Virginia Willis

Friday, August 14, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Lighten Up Y’all” by Virginia Willis (Ten Speed Press, 232 pages, $24.99) I have spent much of my life on diets. Experience tells me that the greatest pitfall for the dieter … 0

Book review: “The Inner Sea” by Zane Kotker

Friday, August 28, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLATT For the Recorder “The Inner Sea” by Zane Kotker (Levellers Press, 270 pages, $19.95) Stories about the Roman Empire often focus on extravagantly dramatic emperors like Nero, Julius Caesar, or Caligula. Drama can be found … 0