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‘Mift or tift’, ‘Wicked Walli’ and other fond memories: Jordi Herold, founder of Iron Horse Music Hall, recalls it all in new memoir

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jordi Herold began a recent interview by saying he didn’t have colorful stories at the ready (“They don’t just all sit there. I’m not a raconteur from the folklore society”), yet in reality, one simple recollection at that sit-down last week bloomed into a fireworks display of one great tale after another. For decades, Herold was the force behind the …

‘Malleability of meaning’: Collage exhibit showcases work of 10 diverse artists

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Michael Sjostedt, a collage artist, social media professional and event organizer who lives across the street from the Emily Williston Library in Easthampton, noticed a …

Weekend planner — Music: Ingrid Laubrock’s Nor’easter

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

“Ingrid Laubrock is one of the most significant young voices in jazz today,” says Glenn Siegel of Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares, which begins its third …

Art auction will benefit Tilton Library in Deerfield

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Friends of the Tilton Library will hold a month-long art auction in the library between Sept. 26 and Oct. 24. The auction, which will feature work by local artists, kicks off with a wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m. Sept. 26. Bids will be …

Cemetery exhibition celebrates carousel designer William Mangles

Monday, September 15, 2014

NEW YORK — Coney Island’s historic B&B Carousell is among several vintage attractions still thrilling visitors at the famous amusement park today. What parkgoers may not know is that William Mangles designed and built it. Mangels was a …

Deerfield Arts Bank presents ‘Chair Dreams’

Friday, September 12, 2014

DEERFIELD — “Chair Dreams,” an interpretation of chairs by 34 visual artists,will open with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Deerfield Arts Bank, 3 Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield. “Chairs are interesting because their physical form implies the human form,” said gallery owner Jane Trigere. …

Weekend planner — Art: Smith College Museum of Art

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Following a two-year planning process and a summer-long construction period, the Smith College Museum of Art reopens its newly reinstalled permanent collection to the public on Sept. 12. The first refurbishing of the galleries since the museum opened …

Weekend planner — Books: ‘The Forgiveness Project’; Audio Story Fest

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A manual in the art of forgiveness, Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s “The Book of Forgiving” grew out of the author’s experiences leading post-apartheid South Africa along the difficult path of reconciliation. Here in the Valley it’s the basis of …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: One Bar & Grill, live-music club in Northampton, opens with triple bill

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

How often does one get to experience that “new club smell”? It’s one of the rarest of scents, but it’s currently whiffable at One Bar & Grill, the recently opened live-music spot in Northampton. As local booking man …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Barbara Keith and her Stone Coyotes and more musical action this week in the Valley

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Barbara Keith started singing and playing her songs in the 1960s at Cafe Wha? in New York City’s Greenwich Village (the famous club that helped along such performers as Dylan, Hendrix, The Velvet Underground, Joan Rivers and countless …

Advance bookings

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fantazia — Fri., Sept. 19, 8:30 p.m., Mullins Center, Amherst. $20-$40. mullinscenter.com Pink Martini — Sat., Sept. 20, 8 p.m., UMass Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. $25, $50, $55 general; $10, $15, $20 Five College, GCC and youth …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

At A.P.E. Gallery “Alter scape” is a collaborative exhibit with a unifying thread that connects the three artists works: use of concepts involving the manipulation of space — or the landscape. The artist are Jesse Connor, Thorsten Dennerline …

Pelham composer John Cooper headed to India to promote the blending of Eastern and Western musical styles

Monday, September 8, 2014

PELHAM — John Cooper, 89, of Pelham, will head to India for 10 days in November, where he and his longtime friend and collaborator, John McConville, will present a blend of Eastern and Western musical styles through dance …