Arts & Entertainment

Jon Boilard's new novel, "The Castaway Lounge," brings readers back to the fictional world spun from his years growing up in South Deerfield. Recorder/Trish Crapo (July 14, 2015)

For love of the castaways

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Writer Jon Boilard and I meet in a downtown Northampton bar in the middle of the day, on the very day — July 14 — that his second novel, “The Castaway Lounge,” published by Dzanc Books of Ann Arbor, Mich., hits bookshelves across the country. Hoping to create a good photo-op to tie in with the title and setting of … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 30 - Aug. 5

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thursday 30 Libraries ARMS LIBRARY, 60 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: “Animal Heroes to the Rescue” is part of the Every Hero Has a Story craft and story time for children and their families. 10 a.m. to noon. The craft this week is animal masks. 625-0306. GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ … 0

Movie Times: July 30 to Aug. 5

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Please note, these listings are based on information sent us by the theaters. Double-checking a theater’s website beforehand will help avoid disappointment. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst, 253-2547, www.amherstcinema.org • The Stanford Prison Experiment. Friday through Wednesday, 4:10, 7:20, 9:30. • Lego: A Brickumentary. Friday through Wednesday, 4:40. Saturday and Sunday matinee, … 0

Writing that’s brilliant, short

Thursday, July 2, 2015

By CAROLYN KELLOGG Los Angeles Times (TNS) “The Seven Good Years: A Memoir” by Etgar Keret; Riverhead (172 pages, $26.95) If I could get you to read one writer, it would be Etgar Keret. His impossible blend of … 0

Mohawk Trail Concerts: Acoustic Intimacy

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

After 45 years, Mohawk Trail Concerts is getting ready for a re-tuning this season, with Montague cellist Mark Fraser taking on the role of executive artistic director. In a way, the series is experiencing something of a generational … 0

Mohawk Trail Concerts: 2015 schedule

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June 26 and 27 — “Two Faces of the Violin” will bring together baroque violinist Emlyn Ngai of Adaskin and fiddling champion Liz Carroll displaying “the similarities, and differences, between early baroque violin music, and traditional fiddle music … 0

Club Listings: July 2 - 8

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Clubs Thursday 2 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Stop down for the Red Sox vs. Blue Jays game at 7 p.m. on 14 TVs. New July drink specials.. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 2 - 8

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thursday 2 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: The Collected Poets Series featuring Jeff Friedman and Dzvinia Orlowsky Live poetry reading. 7 p.m. Friedman’s sixth collection of poetry, “Pretenders,” was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press … 0

Exhibits: museums & galleries

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Editor’s note: These listings, which focus on local galleries and artists, are free. Email them to features@recorder.com. The deadline is the Thursday before publication, by 8 a.m. Photographs of the art being exhibited are always welcome and will … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Summer music festivals

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Editor’s note: Encores & Curtain Calls now runs every other week. “Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” — Henry James With such a plethora of … 0

Movie Times: July 2-8

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Please note, these listings are based on information sent us by the theaters. Double checking a theater’s website beforehand will help avoid disappointment. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst, 253-2547, www.amherstcinema.org • The Overnight. Friday through Wednesday, 4:50, … 0

Capsule reviews of feature films

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Capsule reviews of feature films The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) ALOFT. 2 stars. A bleak and mystical - and mystifying - story about a mother (Jennifer Connelly), her two boys, a tragedy and a jump-in-time to 20 years later, when one of those sons (Cillian Murphy) is being interviewed … 0

Book review: ‘As You Write it, Volume V’

Friday, June 26, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “As You Write it, Volume V’ edited by Laura Rodley. (Violet Fields, 123 pages, $12). For a number of years, a dedicated group of writers has met weekly at the Montague/Gill … 0