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Odesza’s ambient pop will trip Calvin’s light fantastic

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Pearl Street Ballroom couldn’t house all the fans of electronic music duo Odesza. Their following just couldn’t fit. The Seattle-based act was moved to the 1,200-seat Calvin Theatre from Pearl Street by popular demand. Advanced tickets for the Friday show are sold out again, leaving a limited number of “first come, first served” tickets at the door. “I’m excited …

Ken Mauiri: Pugwash fans know a good thing when they hear it; band makes rare US stop in Northampton

Thursday, March 5, 2015

It’s a long-distance love affair: the Irish pop band Pugwash and the United States. After more than a decade of international pining, the group flew …

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 …

‘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 by Harley Erdman especially for New Century Theatre. “Tour” will be performed next …

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 century, becoming famous in particular for her interpretation of Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto, …

Adv09 For release Monday, March 9

Friday, March 6, 2015

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, March 9, the 68th day of 2015. There are 297 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 9, 1945, during World War II, U.S. B-29 bombers launched incendiary bomb attacks against Tokyo, resulting in an estimated 100,000 …

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 …