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Arts & Entertainment

Image courtesy of Tom Wyatt
"Monet Reflections."

Tom Wyatt's odd Whimsy

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

One fall morning, Warwick photographer Tom Wyatt carried his equipment out to a millpond in Tully. Long fascinated by the abstract arrangements of ripples and reflections in water, window glass and other reflective surfaces, Wyatt was on a hunt for new images. He knew from experience that ordinarily, at around 9 a.m., the sun would illuminate the trees but the pond would still be in shadow, making it a perfect reflective surface. That morning, however, the breeze was just too strong. “There was stuff going on on the pond’s surface but it looked too distorted,” Wyatt says, disappointment still evident in his voice. “It just … 0

CiderDays celebrate, bolster resurgent tradition

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Today, apples are primarily a healthy snack option or delicious pie filling, sitting year-round in shiny piles on supermarket display tables. More than 100 years ago, their smaller, uglier forebears also provided alcoholic solace through the short days and frozen nights of New England winters. “In North America, there are a lot of … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 30 - Nov. 5

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Thursday 30 Dance GUIDING STAR GRANGE, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield: Newcomers’ Night contra dance workshop. Beginning at 7 p.m., special one-hour dancing workshop on basic skills using easy dances, attention to technique and style and live fiddle music. Regular dance follows 8 to 11 p.m. This week’s band is David Kaynor, guest fiddler … 0

Calendar listings »
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.

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. … 0

Sounds Local: June & the Bee

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The past month was a busy one for CD releases and there are more on the horizon. This week sees the release of the debut recording by the folk pop band June & the Bee, an Amherst-based quintet … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Brick Church Music series returns

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The cello is a hero because of its register — its tenor voice. It is a masculine instrument, whereas the violin is feminine because of its soprano pitch. When the cello enters in the Dvorak Concerto, it is … 0

Exhibits: museums & galleries

Wednesday, October 1, 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: Oct. 2-8

Wednesday, October 1, 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

Poets of Franklin County: ‘Dear Lady Heroin’

Friday, September 26, 2014

Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of columns by Trish Crapo on poetry that explores aspects of addiction. In her first column, Crapo wrote about the loss of her niece Aria to a heroin overdose. … 0

Book review: ‘Dune Shack’ by Trish Crapo

Friday, September 26, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to the Recorder “Dune Shack” by Trish Crapo (Collective Copies, 84 pages, $28) In May 2013, writer and photograph Trish Crapo spent two weeks at the Margo Gelb Shack on Cape Cod. Crapo, who … 0

Flood the house with music

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What began as a memoir/scrapbook that Iron House founder Jordi Herold wanted to make for his young daughters is now available to anyone who has treasured memories of the Iron Horse Music Hall. “Positively Center Street: My 25 … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar Sept. 25 to Oct. 1

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Thursday 25 Films “THE HUNGRY HEART,” a documentary film by Bess O’Brien. 7 p.m. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. The film provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction through the … 0