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Windows and walls: In a new exhibit, photographer Kate Way examines the physical and metaphorical impact of structures

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Photographer Kate Way wants people to look beyond the ordinary structures of windows, walls and doors to realize the impact they have on our lives. In a new exhibit at the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, Way will feature 25 photos taken over the past six years throughout New England, the deep South and western America as well as parts of …

Collective Power: Cooperative art galleries in Northampton and Amherst open joint show

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It’s a common question for any artist: How can I get more exposure? At the Oxbow Gallery in Northampton and Gallery A3 in Amherst, Valley …

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘Memory House’ at Chester Theatre Company

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Kathleen Tolan’s two-person play “Memory House” takes place in a small Manhattan apartment on New Year’s Eve where Maggie, a middle-aged office worker, has set …

A LOOK BACK

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

50 Years Ago  Joseph M. Hobbs of 444 Middle St., Amherst, has been named assistant director of development and public relations at Smith College, effective Sept. 1. He succeeds Russell F. Carpenter whose appointment to the new position of secretary of the college was announced recently.  …

Joel Edgerton ready to present directorial debut, ‘The Gift’

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

By Cary Darling Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TNS) DALLAS — A recent trip to Texas was something of a homecoming for Australian actor/director/writer Joel Edgerton. While a teenager, he had been part of a performing-arts exchange program with Lubbock High School. “It was a theater show with a bunch …

A LOOK BACK

Monday, August 3, 2015

50 Years Ago  Hampshire College, a new undergraduate liberal arts college devoted to education of the highest quality, will be established in western Massachusetts with the academic support of Amherst, Smith and Mount Holyoke colleges, and the University of Massachusetts, for neighboring institutions in whose area it …

Today in History

Friday, July 31, 2015

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, August 3, the 215th day of 2015. There are 150 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on a voyage that took him to the present-day Americas. On …

A LOOK BACK

Friday, July 31, 2015

200 Years Ago  Died at Athol, July 20, Miss Rhoda Briggs, daughter of Mr. Isaac Briggs, aged 23 years, after an illness of about seven months, terminating in consumption, which she bore with Christian patience, fortitude, and uncommon resignation to the divine will.  Eli P. Ashmun …

Weekend Planner — Music: Violinist Kinga Augustyn at Sevenars Music Festival

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

On a mission to disabuse those who think the roster of Polish composers begins and ends with Frédéric Chopin, New York-based, Polish-born violinist Kinga Augustyn recently released a highly praised CD (“Polish Violin Music”) filled with mazurkas, polonaises …

Weekend Planner — Kids: Reading Dr. Seuss’ new book, ‘What Pet Should I Get?’ at UMass Amherst

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It seems Harper Lee isn’t the only author belatedly adding to her oeuvre. Written more than 50 years ago but just hitting bookstores this week, “What Pet Should I Get?” is a book by Dr. Seuss only recently …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland; On the road through Clubworld

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

This column usually focuses on things local, but beyond the Valley lies a whole Clubworld of venues, found everywhere from bustling city centers to the serious boonies. I was recently on a 4,500-mile business trip, via van. It …

Advance bookings

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Get the Led Out - The American Led Zeppelin — Sat., Aug. 8, 4 p.m., Mountain Park, Holyoke. $25, $35. 586-8686, iheg.com Miranda Sings — Sat., Aug. 15, 7 p.m. Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $32.50, $75 (VIP). 586-8686, iheg.com …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

At the Hosmer Gallery “Still Lives Series,” an exhibit by Dan Chiamis, and “Grief and Resurrection” by Beth Filson will open Tuesday and will be on view through Aug. 28 at the Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 …