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A reluctant icon: A documentary by Northampton filmmaker Kate Geis illuminates the creative process of the very private dance master, Paul Taylor

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Documentary filmmaker Kate Geis experienced a certain satisfying symmetry in her life while making her film “Paul Taylor: Creative Domain.” She had been a fan of Taylor and his company since she was introduced to his work as a child, so it was especially gratifying, she says, when, years later, Taylor agreed to let her make a movie about his …

The sound of music: Hampshire Young People’s Chorus marks 15 years of youthful singing

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

First they shook their hands and feet and shoulders as the chorus director counted in Spanish. Then they did scales to piano accompaniment, singing the …

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘Fast Five’ at Northampton Arts Trust Building

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Back by popular demand, the Connecticut River Valley Poets’ Theatre’s production of “Fast Five” will be presented Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the …

‘American Sniper’ holds top spot at the box office

Sunday, January 25, 2015

LOS ANGELES — “American Sniper” hit the mark with moviegoers again. The military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle topped the box office for a second weekend in a row with $64.4 million in …

Weekend Planner — Kids: Literary roots of ‘Frozen’ at Odyssey Bookshop; “ ‘Frozen’ Tales and Tunes” at S. White Dickinson Library

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Looks like it’s a “Frozen” time of year. On Saturday, children’s book author Sarah Mylnowski will investigate the roots of the popular Disney movie in the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Snow Queen” and lead a “Let …

Weekend Planner — Music: Da Camera Singers perform Friday in Hadley

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A musical setting of the Mass based on a hymn by St. Thomas Aquinas, the “Missa Pange Lingua” was written by the Franco-Flemish composer Josquin des Prez around 1515 and had a strong influence on later composers, including …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts: Stand-up comedians take stage at Academy of Music, and more great Valley arts

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stand-up comedy Boston stand-up comedian Lenny Clark (pictured below) will perform Friday at 8 p.m. at the Academy of Music in Northampton. He will be joined by Mike O’Brien, formerly of Northampton, and Zack Livingston of Boston, who …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: ‘The Great Mix CD Mix-Up’ — A musical message in a bottle

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January? Dullsville. Gray skies, gray ground, treacherous ice, bitter cold. But luckily every year there’s an event that transforms any winter rut with colorful new sights and sounds: “The Great Mix CD Mix-Up.” Since 2009 it’s been a …

Advance Bookings

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Fleetwood Mac — Sat., Feb. 7, 8 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $125, $195. mohegansun.com Foreigner, Jamie Kent — Tues., Feb. 10, 8 p.m., Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $55, $65, $75. 586-8686, iheg.com The New Pornographers, Operators — Wed., Feb. 11, …

Movie Times

Friday, January 23, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Birdman (R) Daily 1:20, 6:40, 9:25; Sun. also 11 a.m.; Wed. no 6:40 Citizenfour (R) Daily 4 The Imitation Game (PG-13) Daily 1:50, 4:20, 7:05, 9:35; Sat.-Sun. also 10:50 a.m. …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

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, …

New on DVD

Friday, January 23, 2015

Before I Go to Sleep: A woman (Nicole Kidman) wakes up every day remembering nothing, the result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her. …

Movie review: Sweet, clever and cuddly, ‘Paddington’ is just right

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Paddington Bear. How well we know him. He’s cuddly, he’s loyal, he’s sensitive. He’s well-traveled — but loves to stay home, too. And he can whip up a mean homemade marmalade. As Mom would say, what’s not to …