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Finding beauty: Amherst exhibit showcases varied photography of Robert Hallock

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Robert Hallock has had a distinguished career as a professor of physics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, joining the faculty in 1970 after earning a bachelor’s degree from the university in 1965 and a doctorate from Stanford University in 1969. But Hallock, 71, who lives in Leverett, has long had a deep interest in photography as well — one …

‘Johnny Came Home’: Play about PTSD benefits Wounded Warrior Project

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It’s a story that’s become all too familiar for many families with members serving in the military: a son, daughter, husband or wife joins the …

Weekend Planner — Music: Pat Alger, Jim Rooney, Chris Brashear perform at Watermelon Wednesdays

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Why is the new season of Watermelon Wednesdays beginning on a Thursday? Referring to the triple bill of Pat Alger, Jim Rooney and Chris Brashear, …

Hilltown Voices: Emily Dickinson scholar to read from new book at Meekins Library in Williamsburg

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Susan Snively, poet, essayist, screenwriter and scholar of the life and works of Emily Dickinson, will reading from her new novel entitled “The Heart Has Many Doors” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg. The reading is part of the library’s series “Lives of the …

A LOOK BACK

Friday, May 29, 2015

50 Years Ago  An all-out war against underage drinking has been declared in Northampton. And there will be no truce until the problem is completely eliminated. The proclamation of war was issued by Mayor Wallace J. Puchalski who flatly declared, ‘I will not tolerate underage drinking in …

A LOOK BACK

Friday, May 29, 2015

200 Years Ago  White Osborn has just received from New York and Hartford a new supply of hats and hat trimmings, consisting of beaver, castor, roram and felt hats, children’s colored felt hats and Morocco caps, silk linings in very handsome colors; along with buckles and bands …

Sherlock Holmes film from 1916 found

Friday, May 29, 2015

By Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (TNS) MONTIGNY-LE-BRETONNEUX, France - Here is the story of how a 1916 silent film made in Chicago starring William Gillette, the most renowned Sherlock Holmes interpreter of his day, came to be lost for nearly a century. And then, miraculously, found. The archives …

Weekend Planner — Dance: Katie Martin, Jake Meginsky performance at A.P.E.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The week-long residency of choreographer Katie Martin and composer Jake Meginsky at A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton comes to fruition Friday and Saturday with a concert of contemporary dance and music. Martin (pictured) will present new solo and group …

Weekend Planner — Film: Anti-Racism Film Festival

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Intended to “help all of us come together across racial and ethnic lines so that we can work together to build a community that is strong, healthy and respectful,” the annual Anti-Racism Film Festival at Greenfield’s All Souls …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Filmmaker to teach in Vietnam Right on the heels of the screening May 27 of his new film, “SciTech Band: Pride of Springfield,” Larry Hott of Florence is heading to Vietnam for a month to lead a series …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: The next generation of drummers takes the throne

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Describing Joe Fitzpatrick as “a drummer” doesn’t begin to hint at the scope of his dedication: at last check he was a regular member of 12 local bands, he substitutes in countless others, and the 51-year-old has been …

Advance bookings

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hurray for the Riff Raff! — Fri., June 5, 8 p.m., Academy of Music, Northampton. $20, $25. academyofmusictheatre.com Buddy Guy, Tom Hambridge — Sat., June 6, 8 p.m. Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $38.50, $48.50, $58.50. 586-8686, iheg.com Chris Tucker …

Track Record

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Onward Christian Lopez Band Blaster; $10.99 Christian Lopez sings road songs that involve no carousing, perhaps because he’s too young to drink. “Onward” is the first long-player from the 19-year-old West Virginian, and it’s clear that his home …