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Amherst is ground zero for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Drama

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — Amherst can boast a near-stranglehold on the Pulitzer Prize in Drama this year — one prizewinner and the two finalists for the best drama, all of whom are from Amherst or have Amherst connections. One of the finalists even used to baby-sit for the winner. On Monday, Annie Baker’s “The Flick,” a play that examines the lives of … 0

Building on the past, with an eye toward the future: Young@Heart Chorus charts new course as an independent group

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

They’ve long been an institution in the Valley as well as a hit in other parts of the country. They’ve toured overseas, been the subject … 0

Director Bob Peterson, Ed Asner to speak at Northampton showing of “Up”

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Creative collaboration? Bob Peterson says he’s all for it. And the writer and co-director of the Disney/Pixar movie “Up” knows something about sharing ideas to … 0

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bears: A documentary, narrated by John C. Reilly, that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Rated G. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER: Steve Rogers, aka Captain America (Chris Evans), … 0

New on DVD

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Barefoot: The “black sheep” son of a wealthy family meets a young psychiatric patient who’s been raised in isolation her entire life. He takes the naive young woman home for his brother’s wedding. Stars Evan Rachel Wood, Scott … 0

Review: ‘Rio 2’ dazzling but overloaded

Thursday, April 17, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW A vivid and delightful animated spectacle, “Rio 2” is chock-full of colorful 3-D wonder and jubilant musical numbers set against a tale of family dynamics and environmental dilemmas. The sequel opens with a vibrant New Year’s … 0

Pfister, Depp reunite for sci-fi ‘Transcendence’

Thursday, April 17, 2014

For more than a decade, cinematographer Wally Pfister brought director Christopher Nolan’s cinematic visions to life. Now, he’s the one calling the shots. His directorial debut, the new sci-fi mystery “Transcendence,” has many elements of a Nolan blockbuster … 0

Art People: Kelly Silliman | dancer, choreographer

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dancer and choreographer Kelly Silliman is certain that the end of life as we know it on Earth is inevitable. “I’m really pretty convinced that this lifestyle that we’re living is not sustainable; it’s not going to last … 0

Book Bag: ‘The Book of Jonah’ by Joshua Max Feldman; ‘The Escape of the Faculty Wife and Other Stories’ by Hugh Hawkins

Thursday, April 17, 2014

THE BOOK OF JONAH By Joshua Max Feldman Henry Holt and Company joshuamaxfeldman.com Joshua Max Feldman, Amherst Regional High School class of 1997, has led a varied life since leaving town. He’s lived in England, Switzerland, and New … 0

Valley Readings

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: A.P.E. Gallery: Poetry Month Celebration — Poets from six Valley presses read from their work Friday, 4:30-8 p.m., at the gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton. Luke Bloomfield, Corwin Ericson, Lizzie Lee … 0

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: The Both at Pearl Street, and other music this week in the Valley

Thursday, April 17, 2014

At first glance, a pairing of the measured Aimee Mann and the jittery, fiery Ted Leo might seem odd, but the duo shared bills in 2012 and were moved to collaborate. They call themselves The Both, they just … 0

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: Academy of Music history tour; Ed Asner tells tales at screening of ‘Up’

Thursday, April 17, 2014

WHERE’S HARRY? Did you know that a trap door was once cut into the stage at the Academy of Music in Northampton for Harry Houdini’s disappearing act? Or that Frankenstein’s monster himself, Boris Karloff, appeared at the 123-year-old theater? Learn more during a history tour, led by the … 0

Suzanne Wilson’s Best Bets: Young@Heart at Academy of Music; ‘Fargo’ on TV

Thursday, April 17, 2014

YOUNG@HEART MASH-UP The Young@Heart Chorus does a great job of staying new, often by joining forces with youths for concerts that bring out the best in both generations. They’ll do it again April 25, at 7 p.m. at John M. Greene Hall, Northampton, with the SciTech Band of … 0