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The joint was jumping at the county jail: Young@Heart Chorus teams up with inmates for a rockin’ in-house concert

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

On a mid-morning in late March at the Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction, eight inmates were gathered around an electric keyboard in the visiting room, laughing and talking quietly. Keyboard player Ken Maiuri hit middle C, and together they warmed up with scales. Up and down, they sang: “la-la-la-la-LA-la-la-la-la,” then one note higher: “mi-mi-mi-mi-MI-mi-mi-mi-mi.” Then one note higher, …

Music as life lesson: Northampton filmmaker profiles the SciTech Band of Springfield

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

They’ve been dubbed “The Pride of Springfield” for the hope they embody, both in a struggling school and the hardscrabble city they live in. And …

Weekend Planner — Music: Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares presents Mario Pavone

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

“He works his strings with the force and persistence of a sculptor chipping away at granite,” says The New Yorker of jazz bassist and composer …

A LOOK BACK

Thursday, May 21, 2015

200 Years Ago  Warren P. Wing informs the public that he continues to build cotton and woolen machinery in its various branches at the factor of Whipple & Wing in North Parish, Greenwich, where the best of work may be had on the most reasonable terms.  …

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘Tea for Three’ at Northampton Senior Center

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

In “Tea for Three,” the one-woman show written for her by Eric H. Weinberger, Emmy Award-winning actor Elaine Bromka successively inhabits the personas of former first ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford as each is …

Weekend Planner — Kids: ‘Atlantis, Lost!’ at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Created by the Berkshire Theatre Group, “Atlantis, Lost! And Other Legends of the Strange Waves” is a collection of stories about “historical wonders and the waters of the world,” including the lost civilization of Atlantis, the life of …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Karl Wallinger lets in the light at Iron Horse show

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Karl Wallinger spoke to the Iron Horse crowd in Northampton last Sunday night with a friendly grin, a little self-depreciation and a lot of dark sarcasm: “Here’s another song about how great everything is in the world.” Environmental …

Keeping tabs on the arts: Paradise City Arts Festival; ‘More Clearly in Dreams,’ dance/theater performance at Smith

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A paradise of arts and crafts The Paradise City Arts Festival is back, filling four buildings and outdoor spaces at the Three County Fairgrounds Saturday through Monday. Two-hundred and sixty artists and fine crafts makers, chosen by a …

Advance Bookings

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

America — Thurs., May 28, 7:30 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pitsfield. $50, $95, $125. berkshiretheatregroup.org Lynyrd Skynyrd — Fri., May 29, 8 p.m., Foxwoods. $45, $65. foxwoods.com Hurray for the Riff Raff! — Fri., June 5, 8 p.m., Academy …

Movie Times

Thursday, May 21, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Clouds of Sils Maria (R) Daily 4:05; 9:25; Wed. no 9:25 Far from the Madding Crowd (PG-13) Daily 1:40, 4:25, 7:05, 9:35; Sat.-Mon. also 11:10 a.m. Lambert & Stamp (R) …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

THE AGE OF ADALINE: A young woman (Blake Lively), born at the turn of 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man (Michiel Huisman) who might be worth …

Movie review: Witherspoon and Vergara crash in ‘Hot Pursuit’

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

“Hot Pursuit” has all the trappings of a buddy comedy, except that whole comedy part. The pairing of Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, like the recent Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard,” is predicated on the distance …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: Elaine Bromka’s ‘Tea for Three’ at Northampton Senior Center; The Eris String Quartet in Amherst

Thursday, May 21, 2015

FLOTUS X 3 Emmy Award-winning actor Elaine Bromka (a Smith College grad, by the way) has performed her one-woman show, “Tea for Three” all across the country. You can catch it Friday at 2 p.m. at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St. Bromka portrays former first ladies …