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PHOTO COURTESY OF 3VIDEOSISTERS
In this screen capture from the 3videosister's contribution to Northampton Community Television's "Crowdsourced Cinema Project," Maura Ronan stars as Indiana Jones.

Indy film: Local filmmakers recreate ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ — scene by scene

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

(STORY UPDATE): On Friday, organizers at Northampton Community Television postponed the screening, originally scheduled for Monday at Forbes Library in Northampton, of “The Crowdsourced Cinema Project.” The program involves some 40 teams of filmmakers who recreated scenes from the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” NCTV director Al Williams wrote in an email to the Gazette that he anticipates the …

Giving back: Singer-songwriter’s new album to benefit Safe Passage

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Once, Joslyn Thomas was a victim of abuse. Now, Thomas, 27, is using her talents as a musician to lend her support to Safe Passage, …

Weekend Planner — Music: Mohawk Trail Concerts season finale

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Mohawk Trail Concert series concludes its 2015 season Sunday with a recital in honor Ruth Black, who died at her home in Amherst May …

Movie Times

Thursday, August 27, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Best of Enemies (R) Daily 4:45, 7:20; Sat.-Sun. also 2:15 The End of the Tour (R) Daily 1:50, 4:15, 7, 9:25; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m.; Mon. no 7 Jaws (PG) …

Spike Lee: The Oscars just ‘don’t matter’

Friday, August 28, 2015

Spike Lee’s relationship with the Oscars was defined nearly 25 years ago when the Motion Picture Academy gave its best picture award to “Driving Miss Daisy,” a musty, modest movie about the relationship between a cranky Georgia widow and her black chauffeur while largely ignoring Lee’s beautiful, uncompromising …

A LOOK BACK

Friday, August 28, 2015

50 Years Ago  The top leadership for the coming Red Feather campaign will be threefold, it was announced today by Chest President John A. Swanson. Edwin B. Hubbard Jr., treasurer of Clarke School for the Deaf, will serve as campaign chairman and will be assisted by Mrs. …

Today in History

Friday, August 28, 2015

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, August 31, the 243rd day of 2015. There are 122 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 31, 1965, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in voting to establish the U.S. Department of Housing and …

A LOOK BACK

Friday, August 28, 2015

200 Years Ago  Samuel Hastings & Co. of Hatfield hereby gives notice that they will pay current money at their distillery for rye, if delivered soon. Also, they request all who are indebted to them to call and make payment immediately.  Seth Russell, No. 1 Merchant’s …

Weekend Planner — Comedy: ‘Full-On Funny’ at Diva’s nightclub, Northampton

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Happening on a (more or less) quarterly basis, the “Full-On Funny” comedy series at Diva’s nightclub in Northampton showcases local and regional comedians and is “open to all adult humans (21+) who enjoy laughter and good times.” Series …

Weekend Planner — Talk: Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Extending approximately 2,200 miles, from Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine, the Appalachian Trail passes through challenging terrain across eight ecosystems, while offering many breathtaking vistas. Hiking the entire length of the footpath has become a pilgrimage for …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Making music in Cloud Cuckooland

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Todd Rundgren was once nicknamed “The Hermit of Mink Hollow”; local musician Jim Weeks is “The Hermit of Pleasant Street.” Weeks runs his own recording studio, a Northampton hideaway of creativity called Cloud Cuckooland, and he has much …

Movie Times

Thursday, August 27, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Best of Enemies (R) Daily 4:45, 7:20; Sat.-Sun. also 2:15 The End of the Tour (R) Daily 1:50, 4:15, 7, 9:25; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m.; Mon. no 7 Jaws (PG) …

Movie review: A stoner who can smoke ‘em down in ‘American Ultra’

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The likably awkward chemistry of Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg remains intact in “American Ultra,” a violent stoner action-comedy that’s half “Pineapple Express,” half “The Bourne Identity,” and not as good as either. Stewart and Eisenberg, who starred …