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Arts / Theater / Dance

Ashfield's Double Edge Theatre performs "The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century)" Oct. 29 and 30 at CityStage in Springfield. Local audiences won't want to miss this. Their home shows were sold out.
Contributed photo/Maria Baranova, Double Edge Theatre

Double Edge brings ‘The Grand Parade’ home to western Massachusetts

Friday, October 23, 2015

After an international tour, Ashfield’s Double Edge Theatre is bringing “The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century)” home to western Massachusetts for performances at CityStage in Springfield, Oct. 29 and 30, at 7:30 p.m. The well-loved shows swiftly sold out at the company’s home base. “The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century)” depicts major events of the 20th century in … 0

Internat’l. performers coming to So. Deerfield tonight at 7:30

Friday, October 23, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Judy Handler and Mark Levesque will perform international music on guitars and mandolin as the third in the Guitar in the Sanctuary Series at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 15 Thayer St. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m., tonight. Handler and Levesque have performed over 2,000 concerts together over the … 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

‘Delightful & beautiful’: ‘South African play explores art & the trauma of loss

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

From the Congo, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Barundi and other parts of South Africa, the refugee children told their “Suitcase Stories,” part of an art therapy research project that helped them come to terms with what they’d experienced while walking … 0

‘Delightful & beautiful’: South African play explores art & the trauma of loss

Monday, January 28, 2013

From the Congo, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Barundi and other parts of South Africa, the refugee children told their “Suitcase Stories,” part of an art therapy research project that helped them come to terms with what they’d experienced while walking … 0

The sound of surprise

Thursday, November 8, 2012

I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” American composer,  John Cage It is not every composer’s gift to be able to offer us music which is not only truly fresh but genuinely unimaginable — incapable of being conceived beforehand. … 0

‘Rocky Horror’ at The Shea

Friday, October 26, 2012

Strange — isn’t it — the lure, the enduring attraction of horror? Why, there’s even a special holiday dedicated to the “dark side,” the hallowed Halloween – or, in its original incarnation, All-Hallows’ Eve, which was, in traditional … 0

‘Willy Wonka’ opens Saturday at Shea

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sweet tooth, anyone? Talk about your dark chocolate! It’s “Willy Wonka,” the stage version of Roald Dahl’s deliciously malicious “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” by the Arena Civic Theater, showing Saturdays, Oct. 13 and Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, Oct. … 0