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Amherst is ground zero for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Drama

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — Amherst can boast a near-stranglehold on the Pulitzer Prize in Drama this year — one prizewinner and the two finalists for the best drama, all of whom are from Amherst or have Amherst connections. One of the finalists even used to baby-sit for the winner. On Monday, Annie Baker’s “The Flick,” a play that examines the lives of … 0

Building on the past, with an eye toward the future: Young@Heart Chorus charts new course as an independent group

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

They’ve long been an institution in the Valley as well as a hit in other parts of the country. They’ve toured overseas, been the subject … 0

Director Bob Peterson, Ed Asner to speak at Northampton showing of “Up”

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Creative collaboration? Bob Peterson says he’s all for it. And the writer and co-director of the Disney/Pixar movie “Up” knows something about sharing ideas to … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, April 18, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Contact theaters for show times; phone numbers and websites are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Finding Vivian Maier (NR) Le Week-End (R) The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) The … 0

Headliners: Group Sing at Northampton Senior Center; Muck Boot Banquet at Park Hill Orchard in Easthampton

Friday, April 18, 2014

Why sing? As composer Brian Eno said on National Public Radio’s “I Believe” program, “I believe singing is the key to long life, a good figure, a stable temperament, increased intelligence, new friends, super self-confidence, heightened sexual attractiveness … 0

Don’t blink: Artists have seconds to explain their work at ArtSalon in South Deerfield

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WHAT can artists say in just seconds about their art? Turns out, quite a lot In a presentation style called Pecha Kucha, started in Japan in the early 2000s, artists show an audience 20 photographic slides that depict … 1

Weekend Planner — Music: Jesse Arnaud Cook plays Calvin Theater in Northampton

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

When rock ‘n’ roll overtook Spain in the late ’50s and early ’60s traditional flamenco music receded from the scene but did not die. During the ensuing decades it was instead infused with other sounds and re-emerged in … 0

Weekend Planner — Slam: Poetry salon, A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What would National Poetry Month be without a formal celebration of the same? Six Valley small presses are sponsoring one Friday, 4:30-8 p.m., at A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton in the form of poetry salon featuring readings by their … 0

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘Urinetown’ at Williston Northampton School in Easthampton

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

While the satirical musical comedy “Urinetown” made its debut in 2001, the dystopian future it posits — one in which extreme water shortages have made private toilets illegal and all waste-elimination activities must be accomplished in pay-per-use facilities … 0

Keeping tabs on the arts

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

‘Midnight to Midnight’ The Historic Northampton Museum and Education Center invites all Northampton residents to contribute photographs that may become a permanent part of Northampton’s historical record. In a collaboration with the Northampton Camera Club and the Forbes … 0

Clubland: John Darnielle makes magic at Pearl Street show in Northampton

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

“I stand stark before the face of the infinite,” said a grinning John Darnielle to the shoulder-to-shoulder mega-crowd upstairs at Pearl Street in Northampton late Tuesday night. He was actually sitting at a keyboard, right before his first … 0

Advance Bookings

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Beats Antiques — Fri., May 2, 8 p.m., Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $21. 586-8686, iheg.com Latin Jazz Informance — Valley Jazz Network presents informance with the Gonzalez Brothers Quintet and Filipe Salles Wed., May 7, 7:30 p.m., Gateway City … 0

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “A Haunted House 2,” “Bears,” “Dom Hemingway,” “Heaven Is for Real,” “Transcendence” and “Under the Skin.” The Amherst Cinema opens “Finding Vivian Maier” and continues showing “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Lunch Box” and “Le Week-End.” The Tower … 0