Arts & Entertainment

Ebenezer Scrooge, played by Michael Haley of Conway. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Old Deerfield Production's 'A Christmas Carol' opens Thursday

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hunched over and propped up only by a long wooden cane, the tall, bearded man hobbled toward a concerned-looking Ebenezer Scrooge. The long crimson robe that covered his decrepit figure depicted a family of minks crawling up the front. “Ghost, it seems you’ve grown older since first we met,” said Scrooge. Slowly, the specter lifted his gaze to meet Scrooge’s … 0

‘A Christmas Carol’ cast in order of appearance

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Narrator/Ebenezer Scrooge: Michael Haley Mrs. Dilber: Moe McElligot Mrs. Buttwinker: Joanie Haley Nephew Fred: Tom Kokonowski Gentlewoman No. 1: Emma Roderick Gentlewoman No. 2: Marese Hutchinson Gentlewoman No. 3: Su Hoyle Bob Cratchit: Lindel Hart Street Carolers: Mark Tidswell. Ken Samonds, Tom Smith, Abby Rosner, Carol Gray, Susan Loehn, Dawn Mayo, Susanna Lowry, … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Dec. 18-24

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thursday 18 Dance HOLIDAY RECITAL “SONGS AND CAROLS OF THE SEASON.” Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School, 75 Mechanic St., Shelburne Falls. 6:30 p.m. Ninth annual Ballet Renverse Holiday Recital. Free. Donations welcome. Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Noon to 2 p.m. Writer’s Lunch. The library’s meeting room will be open Monday through … 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 features@recorder.com, 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.

Sounds Local: Signature Sound celebrates 20 years; Woman Songwriters Collective celebrates new EP

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Today is Thanksgiving and since we talk about music here, let’s take a minute to be thankful for all the talented musicians living and working right here in our own backyard. And let’s also take this opportunity to … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Belles, bands and hands

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Seasonal music is on its way to many venues throughout the Pioneer Valley, including both sacred and secular genres. Two sopranos, 1 piano, assorted surprises The nearest in time is third annual Christmas concert at St. Valentine’s Church, … 0

Movie Times: Nov. 27-Dec. 3

Wednesday, November 26, 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

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Nov. 20 - 26

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thursday 20 Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Noon to 2 p.m. Writer’s Lunch. The library’s meeting room will be open Monday through Thursday. This is a self-directed, free writing time open to any writer looking … 0

Book review: ‘What the Owl Saw’

Friday, November 21, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder What the Owl Saw” by Gerald W. McFarland (Sunstone Press, 336 pages, $26.95) “What the Owl Saw” is the second book in a series by Gerald W. McFarland of Leverett. An … 0

Poets of Franklin County: ‘The Light We Leave’

Friday, November 21, 2014

What happens when images and words are given the chance to interact, not in a hierarchical way — say, an image illustrating a passage of text, or a caption explaining the content of a photograph — but in … 0

“Senses,” a poem by Amie Keddy

Friday, November 21, 2014

“Senses” “Nothing can cure the soul but the senses.” — Oscar Wilde The shiplap summer house screened us, together drinking tea I cupped the jar with both hands trusting its insulation to hold you from me. I did not touch your auburn hair or stroke your jaw so … 0

American Life in Poetry: No. 504

Friday, November 21, 2014

BY TED KOOSER, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2006-2006 I love poems with sudden surprises, and here’s one by Jennifer Gray, a Nebraskan. Will you ever see depressions puddled with rain without thinking of the image at her conclusion? Horses The neighbor’s horses idle under the roof of their three-sided … 0

Club Calendar, Nov. 20 - 26

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Clubs Thursday 20 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Thursday Night Football promo, win a Tom Brady jersey with purchase. Chiefs at Raiders 8:30 p.m. on 14 TVs. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. … 0

Sounds Local: Pat and Tex LaMountain

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It’s a cool November day but warm and cozy inside Pat and Tex LaMountain’s kitchen. The fire is burning, the tea kettle is on and the conversation flows easily. The members of this husband and wife singer-songwriting team … 0