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Artwork from numerous artists is displayed throughout the Highland Hardware and Bike Shop as part of a scavenger hunt styled art exhibit Saturday in Holyoke.

Art among the hammers: Steampunk exhibit hidden in plain sight on hardware store shelves

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A hardware store is not the first place one might think of as a venue for an art show. But for artist Dean Nimmer, the idea has been brewing for some time. Nimmer, a retired chairman of the painting and printmaking programs at Mass College of Art and Design, has curated just such an exhibit, which is on view through …

‘From the Boat to Obama’: Play aims to fill historical void about African-American experiences

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Mary Taylor says she doesn’t remember learning anything in school about the African-American experience back when she was growing up in Georgia and then Florida …

‘Music in the Noon Hour’ series continues at Smith College

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Concerts don’t have to be long to be meaningful. In fact, you can pack a lot into just half an hour. Case in point: “Music …

Weekend Planner — Music: Quartetto di Cremona at Smith College

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Mozart’s “Dissonance” string quartet gets its name from its remarkable introductory passage, in which the four instruments wander lugubriously through the chromatic scale in the search of a home key — seemingly like ghosts in search of a …

Weekend Planner — Dance: School for Contemporary Dance & Thought performances at Arts Night Out

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Northampton Arts Night Out will be enhanced during its next three monthly sessions (Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11) by the participation of the Northampton-based School for Contemporary Dance & Thought, a collective of independent performance artists who …

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at the Majestic Theater

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

“We’ve never done a Tennessee Williams play here at the Majestic, and ‘Streetcar’ is his finest work,” says Danny Eaton, director of The Theater Project, whose production of Williams’ 1948 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, ‘A Streetcar Named Desire,’ runs …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Hampshire College alum’s film about music-industry phenom Danny Fields a must-see

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

NYC filmmaker and Hampshire College graduate Brendan Toller got this lifelong music geek’s attention with his first feature, a 2008 documentary about record stores called “I Need That Record!” His latest film is another music-related labor of love, …

Advance bookings

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ricky Martin— Sun., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $46, $66. mohegansun.com From the Boat to Obama — Musical celebrating the achievements of African Americans Fri., Oct.16, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 17, 2 p.m., Academy of Music, …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

At A.P.E. “Collecting Their Thoughts: Two Women,” an exhibit by Judith Inglese and Rochelle Shicoff, opens with a reception Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and remains on view through Oct. 22 at the A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main …

Movie Times

Thursday, October 8, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org A Borrowed Identity (NR) Daily 4:40, 7:25; Sat.-Sun. also 2:05 Coming Home (PG-13) Daily 1:50, 4:15, 6:50, 9:15; Sat.-Sun. also 11:45 a.m. Goodnight Mommy (R) Daily 2:20, 4:50, 7:15, 9:25; …

Movie capsules

Thursday, August 6, 2015

99 HOMES: A father (Andrew Garfield) struggles to get back the home his family was evicted from by working for the greedy real estate broker (Michael Shannon) who’s the source of his frustration. Rated R. BLACK MASS: The …

Movie review: ‘The Walk’ earns its keep with spectacular third act

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Can a great third act make a great film? Conventional wisdom would say no. It’s silly to spell out, but beginnings and middles are important, too. But if you’re going to nail one section, the end isn’t a …

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: Peter Cushing goes mod in ‘Corruption’

Thursday, October 8, 2015

British actor Peter Cushing was famous for his roles in Hammer films, appearing as the sinister Baron Frankenstein, vampire hunter Van Helsing and as Sherlock Holmes. In 1968, however, he left the 19th-century settings he seemed so suited …