Daily Hampshire Gazette - Established 1786
Cloudy
26°
Cloudy
Hi 26° | Lo 0°

Arts & Entertainment

The still life — a broader concept: At William Baczek Fine Arts, the modernization of an age-old genre

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

It’s a time-honored style: the still-life painting. And as William Baczek sees it, a challenge for many artists who work in the field is bringing something fresh and relevant to the canvas — perhaps by expanding the traditional definition of the still life. In his downtown Northampton gallery, Baczek has been tackling that question for 20 years with a special …

‘Play With Your Food’: New Century Theatre comedy blends gastronomy and dramaturgy in dinner-theater show

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

WHO isn’t interested in a comedy about spanking, spaghetti and family angst? That’s how director Regina Kaufmann describes the play “A tour de course,” written …

Weekend Planner — Music: Mount Holyoke College Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Despite her untimely death from multiple sclerosis at 42, Jacqueline du Pré secured a position as one of the master cellists of the late 20th …

A LOOK BACK

Thursday, March 5, 2015

50 Years Ago  Police yesterday received two reports of windows broken by BB pellets sometime Thursday night or early yesterday morning. An employee of Hampshire Engineering said BB shots had broken two windows at that business and Daniel Galusha of Ryan Road reported a similar hole in …

Adv06 For release Friday, March 6

Thursday, March 5, 2015

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, March 6, the 65th day of 2015. There are 300 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 6, 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Dred Scott v. Sandford that Scott, a slave, was not an American …

Art Maker: Sandra J. Rae | painter

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sandra J. Rae of Easthampton works in oil and acrylic and exhibits landscapes and still-life paintings. “Painting, for me, is an act of communing with myself and a communication with the materials at hand,” she writes in an …

Book Bag: ‘Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania’ by Erik Larson; “What in the World is Going On? Wisdom Teachings for Our Time’ by Penny Gill

Thursday, March 5, 2015

DEAD WAKE: THE LAST CROSSING OF THE LUSITANIA By Erik Larson Crown Publishers eriklarsonbooks.com When it comes to penning accessible, well-paced stories from the past, few do it better than Erik Larson. The bestselling author has used a …

Hampshire Life ID

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Michael Cohen has been a self-sustaining potter for 53 years — he started his first studio in 1962 and had studios in East Weymouth and New Ipswich, New Hampshire, before moving to Pelham in 1973. Cohen was interviewed …

Hampshire Life: KEN MAIURI’S Tuned In

Thursday, March 5, 2015

“They rock!” That two-word sentence has been uttered by more than a couple smiling fans of The Snaz, a young band from Brattleboro that’s wowed the powers that be at 93.9 The River and the Iron Horse Entertainment …

Call waiting

Thursday, March 5, 2015

...and waiting. For Superman, perhaps. I found this timeless example of 20th century technology at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System in Leeds during a recent storm. Timeless, in that New England Telephone …

Laurie Loisel’s best bets: Sacred Harp singing; “Hairspray” at ARHS

Thursday, March 5, 2015

LIFT UP THOSE VOICES Think loud. Think robust. Think a cappella music on steroids. That’s Sacred Harp music. This weekend, anyone who loves singing or listening to passionate singers might appreciate the 2015 Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Singing Convention. Traditional American choral music dating back to the late …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, March 5, 2015

AMERICAN SNIPER: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves countless lives on the battlefield, which turns him into a legend. But when he returns home to his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids after four tours of duty, …

Thursday, March 5, 2015