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Arts & Entertainment

Trio’s song finds way into blockbuster movie, ‘Unfriended’

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It isn’t every day that a song recorded by a couple of local college students makes its way into a major motion picture. That’s precisely what has happened to members of The Bandshes, a trio that includes University of Massachusetts Amherst student Athena Demaille Von Schmidt and Smith College student Zoe Chatfield, both 19, as well as Emily Gregonis, 20, …

Easthampton art exhibit experiments with sense of touch

Thursday, April 30, 2015

An art show can be more than just visually engaging. Sometimes it can be heard, handled, touched, read — and even hugged. That’s the case …

Payback Time: New book examines Operation Nemesis, effort to avenge the Armenian genocide of 1915

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The 20th century began awash in blood, from violence in Europe’s African colonies, to a protracted guerilla war in the American-seized Philippines, to the Russo-Japanese …

Joni Mitchell may be out of hospital soon

Monday, May 4, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Folk singer Joni Mitchell may be released from the hospital soon but still cannot confer with doctors about her medical care or long-term treatment, an attorney told a judge on Monday. The assessment by …

A LOOK BACK

Monday, May 4, 2015

50 Years Ago  Mrs. Hugh Bogan was elected president of Circle Players at the regular meeting of the group at People’s Institute last night. Other officers elected include: Joseph Bart, Ralph Levy, Mrs. John LaBarge, and William Scott.  The approach of spring has caused a sudden …

Adv05 For release Tuesday, May 5

Monday, May 4, 2015

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, May 5, the 125th day of 2015. There are 240 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On May 5, 1945, in the only fatal attack of its kind during World War II, a Japanese balloon bomb exploded on …

‘Avengers’ sequel, at $187.7M, has 2nd biggest US opening ever

Sunday, May 3, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all time according …

Northampton parades its pride in 34th annual march march turned celebration

Saturday, May 2, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Not a drop fell from the sky, but rainbows were everywhere in Northampton on Saturday. The city’s 34th annual Pride Parade and Celebration filled downtown and the Three County Fair Grounds off Bridge Street with colorful …

Movie Times

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Clouds of Sils Maria (R) Daily 2, 4:10, 7:15, 9:20; Sat., Wed. also 4:45; Sat. no 1:30; Wed. no 7 Merchants of Doubt (PG-13) Daily 4:35, 7:10; Sat.-Sun. also 2:10 …

A LOOK BACK

Friday, May 1, 2015

50 Years Ago  The entire city of Northampton was photographed from the air Thursday in the first phase of the $46,130 aerial mapping project. John J. Sharac, chairman of the assessors, said photographs were taken on a low flight in the morning and a high flight in …

Adv04 For release Monday, May 4

Friday, May 1, 2015

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, May 4, the 124th day of 2015. There are 241 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 4, 1925, an international conference opened in Geneva to forge an agreement against the use of chemical and biological weapons …

A LOOK BACK

Friday, May 1, 2015

200 Years Ago  Died, in the poor house in Northampton, on the 6th inst., Mr. Andrew D. Day, aged 26. He belonged to Locke, in the state of New York, and was one of the militia who were called into the service last summer. He was taken …

Noho Pride parade Saturday expected to attract thousands of people to city

Thursday, April 30, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Organizers of the 34th annual Noho Pride parade Saturday anticipate a day of celebration as well as a time to discuss the unfinished work in the pursuit of equal rights. “The parade has become a perennial favorite, something like what a friend of mine calls Northampton’s …