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On the road with ‘Transperformance’: Annual musical fundraiser lands Tuesday at Look Park

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

‘Transperformance XXIV: OFF THE MAP,” the Northampton Arts Council’s annual end-of-summer music festival to benefit local arts enrichment and schools, will celebrate its 24th season Aug. 26 with an evening of geographically inspired musical acts. Following the theme of “Off the Map,” the show will feature local bands and musicians covering well-known groups such as “Boston,” “Little River Band,” “Traffic” … 0

SLIDESHOW Northampton takes a selfie: Slideshow at Historic Northampton features a photo portrait of city

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It’s a record for the ages — a digital photographic record, that is. This past May, Historic Northampton invited people to take a collective snapshot … 0

‘Modern Family’ top comedy, ‘Breaking Bad’ wins for drama at Emmy Awards

Monday, August 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES — “Modern Family” and “Breaking Bad” triumphed at Monday’s Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable series retain the power to fend … 0

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ at North Hall, Huntington

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tucked away in them thar hills is a number of professional, Equity-member actors, some of whom will offer a reading of Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. at Historic North Hall, … 0

Residents and their favorite chairs wanted for photo montage as part of Deerfield Arts Bank exhibit

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Whether it’s the old rocking chair in the corner of the living room or the paint-splattered stool from which you’ve crafted masterpieces, everyone has a favorite chair. Deerfield resident Jane Trigere wants you to bring that cherished seat out to the Deerfield Arts Bank on … 0

Despite rain, Cummington Fair has attractions for people of all ages

Friday, August 22, 2014

CUMMINGTON — Officials of the 146th annual Cummington Fair said rain the first two days did not dampen their resolve to make it a fun experience for fairgoers of all ages. Thursday “we called the rain ‘a little … 0

Three Sisters Sanctuary in Goshen focus of documentary for Travel Channel

Friday, August 22, 2014

GOSHEN — Local environmental artist Richard Richardson and his Three Sisters Sanctuary will be the focus of a documentary being filmed for the Travel Channel. Richardson said the film crew contacted him last spring after a producer saw … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, August 22, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for show times; websites and phone numbers are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Blues Brothers (R) Boyhood (R) Cavalry (R) Land Ho! (R) Singing in … 0

Weekend Planner — Comedy: ‘Third Thursday Comedy Night’ at Arts Block in Greenfield

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Get your giggles on Aug. 21 at the Arts Block’s “Third Thursday Comedy Night” show. The comedy stylings, appropriate for “all adult humans,” will leave you fit as a fiddle, right as rain and happy as a clam. … 0

Weekend Planner — Music: Same Old Blues at Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum in Hadley

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

They may call themselves Same Old Blues, but they do put their own spin on the music. Dennis Shapson, guitar; Jon Lawless, harmonica; and Alan Kurtz, washboard and bones, perform ragtime country blues with a focus on Piedmont … 0

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Who knew? Johnny Memphis has a band

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Johnny Memphis has been a high-profile champion of local music in the Valley for more than 30 years, whether in print, on the radio or cable access. Now the always-supportive Memphis has quietly stepped into the spotlight himself, … 1

Advance Bookings

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Josh Groban — Fri., Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $70, $90. mohegansun.com Roomful of Teeth— Fri., Aug. 29, 8 p.m., Mass MoCA. $15, $20, $25. massmoca.org Salute 2 Summer — Sat., Sept. 6, 5 p.m., Look Park, … 0

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “If I Stay,” “Sin City” and “When the Game Stands Tall.” The Amherst Cinema opens “Land Ho!” and continues showing “Boyhood” and “Calvary.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features “The Giver” and “If I Stay.” Today’s movie … 0