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Chronicling lives and how they’re remembered: Hadley photographer depicts roadside memorials

Thursday, July 23, 2015

You might give them a glance as you’re driving by — that small cross or other marker, maybe with some flowers at its base, a name on a placard. But for one Valley photographer, roadside memorials and fatality markers are a source of inspiration and mystery, a reflection both on personal loss and the idea of impermanence. After building a …

This side of the Atlantic: Springfield Museums hosts new exhibit on American impressionists

Thursday, July 23, 2015

In the early 1870s, a group of painters in France began bucking tradition and accepted technique to produce a new style of work: paintings done …

Weekend planner — Music: Rock Voices: America’s Community Rock Chorus

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Formerly known as the Valley Rock Choir, the recently rechristened Rock Voices: America’s Community Rock Chorus returns to the stage of the Academy of Music …

With a new ‘Vacation,’ a look at laughable comedy remakes

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NEW YORK — The modern comedy remake is among the most laughable of movie genres. In Hollywood’s reboot frenzy, the movie industry has increasingly turned to reviving classic comedies, only to find that few things are harder to …

Adv29 For release Wednesday, July 29

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2015. There are 155 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 29, 1890, artist Vincent van Gogh, 37, died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers-sur-Oise, France. On this date: …

Drumstick maker Firth dies at 85

Monday, July 27, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Everett “Vic” Firth, a longtime timpanist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra who launched a successful drumstick company bearing his name, has died at 85. Firth, who died Sunday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Boston, joined the Boston Symphony in 1952 and served for …

Monday, July 27, 2015

50 Years Ago  Miss Elaine Godin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Godin of State Street, valedictorian of the senior class at St. Michael’s High School, has been presented the Readers Digest Award. The award is designed to stimulate scholarship, citizenship and continued contact with good reading …

Today in History

Monday, July 27, 2015

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, July 28, the 209th day of 2015. There are 156 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On July 28, 1945, a U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York’s Empire State Building, killing 14 people. …

South Hadley FallsFest fosters community spirit, economic development

Saturday, July 25, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — Armed with a torch, pliers and sunglasses, Hugh Naggar fielded questions about his glassblowing and spinning as he melted glass with his blue flame. “Can you do almost anything?” one woman asked. Naggar, who operates …

Movie times

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Amy (R) Daily 1:30, 4:10, 6:45, 9:40; Sun. no 1:30, also 11 a.m.; Wed. no 6:45 Breakfast at Tiffany’s (NR) Sun. 2, Wed. 7 Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost …

TV Q&A: ‘Prison Break’ star is Cold

Saturday, July 25, 2015

You have questions. I have some answers. Q: What ever happened to the guy who played the lead role on the “Prison Break” TV series? A: Wentworth Miller was “Prison Break’s” Michael Scofield, the man initially trying to get his brother (played by Dominic Purcell) out of prison, …

Weekend planner — Kids: ‘Junie B. Jones: The Musical’ at New Century Theatre

Thursday, July 23, 2015

In “Junie B. Jones: The Musical,” an adaptation of the best-selling series of books by Barbara Park, Junie B. sings and dances her way through first grade with her new friends Herb and José (but not that tattle-tale, …

Weekend planner — Slam: Kofest Story Slam and Party

Thursday, July 23, 2015

An annual fundraiser for the Ko Festival of Performance, the Kofest Story Slam and Party features first-person, true stories told live and without notes, in five minutes or less. The theme of this year’s event — set for …