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Frederick Law Olmsted, American Pioneer Florence documentary producers offer new film on famous landscape architect

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Parks might seem the most basic sort of amenity for a city — a place where people can escape the pressure and noise of urban life and enjoy a taste of the natural world that asphalt and concrete have long since displaced. But in 19th-century America, many cities had become squalid, crowded affairs where open spaces had vanished and expansion … 0

What’s your favorite animal? Carle Museum in Amherst showcases artists' top real and imaginary animals

Thursday, April 3, 2014

What’s your favorite animal? Publishers at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers asked some well-known author/illustrators to answer that question, and they got quite a … 0

Cut (up) and paste — the quirky collage art of Michael Metzger

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

It’s been four years since collage artist Michael Metzger had an exhibit of his work at the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton. Since then, he quips, … 0

John Darnielle makes magic at Pearl Street show in Northampton

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

“I stand stark before the face of the infinite,” said a grinning John Darnielle to the shoulder-to-shoulder mega-crowd upstairs at Pearl Street in Northampton late Tuesday night. He was actually sitting at a keyboard, right before his first … 0

Adv16 For release Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 16, 1964, The Rolling Stones’ first album, eponymously titled “The Rolling Stones,” was released in the United Kingdom by Decca … 0

Amherst native Annie Baker wins Pulitzer for drama

Monday, April 14, 2014

NEW YORK — Annie Baker’s “The Flick” has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama, a play set in a rundown movie theater that was hailed by the judges as a “thoughtful drama with well-crafted characters” with “lives … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, April 11, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check theaters for show times; phone numbers and websites are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) Le Week-End (R) The Lunchbox (PG) The Unknown … 0

Norton Juster to receive ‘Sammy’ award from Jones Library

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Amherst — There is a measure of irony in the award bestowed to renowned children’s book author Norton Juster. Juster, a longtime Amherst resident perhaps best known as author of “The Phantom Tollbooth,” is being honored Thursday as … 0

Weekend Planner — Music: Wistaria Chamber Music Society

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A rarely heard work, the Schöne Magelone, Op. 33, is a cycle of 15 songs written by Johannes Brahms in the 1860s that tell the story of Magelone and Peter, a pair of young lovers who elope, are … 0

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘The Wilde Women of James Joyce’

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A new stage work in narrative and song by Valley Celtic musician Rosemary Caine, “The Wilde Irish Women of James Joyce” focuses on the three major women in James Joyce’s life: his wife Nora, his daughter Lucia and … 0

Weekend Planner — Kids: ‘Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo’

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A sweetly curious baby Dryosaur, a hulking but peaceful Titanosaur and a pretty scary, teeth-gnashing T. rex are among the 16 prehistoric creatures that take the stage in “Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo,” an interactive theater performance from Australia that … 0

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: LuxDeluxe makes all the right moves on new CD

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

LuxDeluxe is in relaxed rehearsal mode at Spirithouse Recording Studio in Northampton, taking a low-key break for an interview, but there’s palpable excitement in the air. A big day is coming. A fun avalanche of big days, actually, … 0

Keeping tabs on the arts

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

‘The Art of Giving’ More than 100 local artist have contributed artwork in support of Whole Children, an afterschool center in Hadley for children with disabilities. The works will be up for grabs, so to speak, April 12 … 0