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Arts & Entertainment

A flâneur’s walk: Looking at Northampton through a writer’s eyes

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

In mid-19th-century Paris, a literary figure known as the “flâneur” became a fixture of the city, a person who strolled the streets and drank in the experience for artistic inspiration and contemplation. As the poet Charles Baudelaire wrote in the early 1860s, for the flâneur, “The crowd is his element, as the air is that of birds and water of … 0

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: The music scene takes a note from summer, and sizzles

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

It’s seriously summer, and the thermometer on the melting porch isn’t the only thing approaching triple digits — the concert calendar is as busy as … 0

Weekend Planner — Music: Buckley Chamber Players

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Formed in 2007, the Buckley Chamber Players consists of Five College music faculty members violinist Joel Pitchon (Smith College), cellist Volcy Pelletier (Smith College) and … 0

Weekend Planner — Art Demo with glass artist Raj Kommineni

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Northampton glass artist Raj Kommineni is known for the mesmerizing visual complexity of his marbles and paperweights, one of his signature pieces being a faceted sphere with polished “windows.” On July 12, Kommineni will be at the Don … 0

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New Century Theatre This summer, New Century Theatre will present a new series for kids and families, featuring two musicals based on children’s picture books. The first production, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” … 0

Movie Review: ‘Evil’ mostly delivers

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A serial-killer mystery in which the culprit turns out to be one of Satan’s minions, Scott Derrickson’s “Deliver Us From Evil” adapts the detective genre to an exorcism tale that is very serious about the prospect of demonic … 0

With ‘Tammy,’ ‘Freak Show,’ Bates keeps roaring

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Kathy Bates calls herself “an old lion.” The actress says she also plays one in the big-screen comedy “Tammy,” in theaters this weekend. Bates portrays Lenore, a successful entrepreneur who figuratively slaps sense into the film’s lovable loser … 0

Weekend Planner — Film: Summer series at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum is offering a free summer film series featuring works with a tie-in to its current exhibition, “A Unblemished Mirror of Truth: Kyohei Inukai, Robert Brackman, and Portraits of American Tragedy.” Set for three … 0

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: Looking for the Fouke Monster in ‘The Legend of Boggy Creek’

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Gordon Lightfoot comes to the Calvin Theatre on Sunday and he’ll probably sing about the Edmund Fitzgerald whose “legend lives on from the Chippewa on down.” By contrast, there’s “The Legend of Boggy Creek,” which will probably live … 0

Movie listings

Thursday, July 10, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Begin Again (R) Citizen Kane (PG) Obvious Child (R) Snowpiercer (R) Words & Pictures (PG-13) CINEMARK AT HAMPSHIRE MALL 267 … 0

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 3, 2014

22 jump street: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum )when they go deep undercover at a local college. Also stars Ice Cube. … 0

New on DVD

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Face of Love: A widow falls for a guy who bears a striking resemblance to her late husband. Stars Amy Brenneman, Robin Williams, Ed Harris. Rated PG-13. Open Grave: A man wakes up in the wilderness, in … 0

Movement pro transforms actors into apes on film

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Terry Notary is Hollywood’s human shape-shifter. In a blink, he can become an elf, an ape or almost any other moving creature. An expert in motion-capture performance, he specializes in bringing non-human characters to life on screen. He’s … 0