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Jimmy Just Quit, a local cover band best known for its Saturday night shows at Between the Uprights in Turners Falls, performs on the Community Stage Saturday, Sept. 6, at 8:30 p.m. Pictured, bass player Adam Kelley of Greenfield.
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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 generation. At the center of it all is Jimmy Just Quit, one of the up-and-coming cover bands in Franklin County. On stage at The Extra Point Nightclub, the dance-floor section of the bar, singer Danny Hescock of Gill encourages the crowd before him as he cracks a joke between sets. With his signature long, ginger-colored beard, Adam Kelley of Greenfield jams out on bass. Paul “Chuck” Tacy … 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 to expect a tasteful use of dynamics and varying instruments, including a lead cellist, and … 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 backpack with draft purchase. 863-2882. IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Ruthie … 0

Movie Times: July 31-Aug. 6

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Editor’s Note: The movie listing deadline is the Tuesday before publication, by 3 p.m. Features@recorder.com 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

Sounds Local: Here comes the Upper Valley Music Festival

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The past couple of weekends have been busy ones in Greenfield. First there was the Green River Festival and then last weekend the Summerfest. The festivities will continue when the Upper Valley Music Festival comes to Greenfield on … 0

Upper Valley Music Festival schedule

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Here is the schedule for the Upper Valley Music Festival, which is on Saturday, noon to around 10 p.m. Please note, this schedule could change, so it’s a good idea to double check the festival’s website to avoid disappointment: www.uppervalleymusicfest.com Greenfield Energy Park 50 Miles St. Noon: Celtic … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Pioneer Valley Symphony, the little orchestra that could!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

“I’m not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself. I want it to sound like the composer.” — Leonard Bernstein The Pioneer Valley Symphony, which is soon to turn a venerable 76, has released its 2014-2015 season … 0

Author Emily Arsenault will read from her latest mystery Thursday, Aug. 7, in Shelburne Falls

Friday, July 25, 2014

“What Strange Creatures” by Emily Arsenault (William Morrow, 384 pages, $14.99) “What strange creatures brothers are!” says a character in Jane Austen’s “Mansfield Park.” Emily Arsenault of Shelburne Falls takes the title of her fourth novel from this … 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

Summer Spectacular: Double Edge Theatre celebrates 20 years in Ashfield

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

To commemorate its 20th anniversary in Ashfield, Double Edge Theatre will re-imagine “Shahrazad, A Tale of Love and Magic” during this year’s annual Summer Spectacle. The last of two previews is on Thursday, July 17, and performances run … 0

Clubs calendar: July 24-30

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Clubs Thursday 24 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Harpoon merchandise giveaways with purchase. Red Sox vs. Blue Jays on 14 TVs. 7 p.m. 863-2882. IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Whiskey Treaty Roadshow. … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 24-30

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thursday 24 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Singer-songwriter Mya Elaine performs with Andy Cavanaugh. 8 p.m. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Noon to 2 … 0