Arts & Culture Briefs: Aug. 19, 2021


Published: 8/18/2021 4:13:54 PM
Diana Jones to perform at 1794 Meetinghouse

Back by popular demand, Nashville-based country singer-songwriter Diana Jones returns to the 1794 Meetinghouse, 26 South Main St. in New Salem, on Friday. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Jones last performed at the 1794 Meetinghouse in 2004, according to a press release from Brad Jones, executive director of 1794 Meetinghouse. Jones once lived in the Pioneer Valley, where she wrote most of the songs for her first album and recorded for Signature Sounds, making Friday’s show a bit of a homecoming.

All performers, staff and volunteers are fully vaccinated. The release states 1794 Meetinghouse asks all concert patrons to be fully vaccinated as well. Tickets will not be offered for children ages 11 and younger until vaccinations are available for them.

1794 Meetinghouse also asks that everyone except performers on stage wear a mask when indoors, the release states. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available at the ticket tables. Furthermore, total hall capacity is currently limited 120 people (60 percent of the normal maximum), so it is suggested that tickets be purchased ahead of time at

Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 13 to 17. Twelve-year-olds will be admitted for free.

LAVA Center plans Saturday Salon; two ECHO Greenfield events

The LAVA Center’s lineup of events at 324 Main St. in Greenfield this week includes:

■The weekly Saturday Salon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. will feature a free photo booth, Alicia Cross of Analina Rag Dolls Sewing Boutique, and artists David Andrews and Rebecca Labrie.

<sbull value="sbull"><text xmlns="urn:schemas-teradp-com:gn4tera"></text></sbull>“The Developing Story: Tracking Local Events and Personalities” on Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Philippe Simon, local filmmaker and production coordinator at Greenfield Community Television (GCTV) will share videos of three subjects he has documented to see how they developed over time: “An Inmate’s Story of Running in Jail”; “Bringing Modern Veterans’ Services to Greenfield and the Entire Upper Valley”; and “Black Lives Matter! From Street Protest to Mass March.” Followed by a question and answer session.

■“A Return to Vibrancy on Miles Street: From Greenfield’s Train Station to the Greenfield Energy Park” on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sandy Thomas will discuss how this section of Greenfield was first transformed as the town graveyard, then was renovated to become an active train station. When train service stopped in 1960s, it became a blighted area for 40 years and was later revived as a park focused on renewable energy and native plants with a performance stage.

The latter two events are organized as part of ECHO Greenfield (Exploring and Creating Histories Ourselves).

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