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A passion for Bach: UMass festival celebrates music, legacy of baroque composer

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

It started with a T-shirt. More specifically, it was the T-shirt that Amanda Stenroos, a University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate student in music, was wearing one day in early 2014 when she walked in for a violin class with her professor, Elizabeth Chang. The shirt, which dated from Stenroos’ undergraduate days at The Conservatory of Music at Baldwin Wallace in …

Reclamation project: Runner’s art recaptures Boston Marathon’s joy and whimsy

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

With her running shoes and her paintbrush, Hope Phelan of Easthampton is trying to recapture the joy and whimsy of the Boston Marathon. An artist …

Music Review: Amherst Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler’s Third Symphony with verve, aplomb

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The most important concert of the year was performed Saturday in Buckley Hall of Amherst College by the Amherst Symphony Orchestra. The program consisted of …

Weekend Planner — Reading: The Florence Poets Society

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Florence Poets Society was founded in 2004 by firefighter Tom “Twilite” Clark and attorney Carl Russo, who met because they had children in the same kindergarten class and who became fast friends when they discovered they shared …

Weekend Planner — Film: ‘Eminent Domain,’ ‘Lichtstark’ at Historic Northampton

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In “Eminent Domain,” a documentary short by Brian Comfort, we are introduced to Jim Bishop, a man who has been building a castle in the mountains of Colorado for more than 40 years and whose seemingly limitless capacity …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts: Wrapping up ‘The Seth Show’ and lots of other arts happening in the Valley

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

So long, ‘Seth Show’ Comedy improvisor Seth Lepore is in the process of wrapping up his yearlong “The Seth Show,” with final performances set for April 21, 28 and May 5 (a special commencement show), all at 7 …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Sufjan Stevens’ concert a revelation of mother’s love and loss

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Take a seat in the vast golden chamber of Mortensen Hall in the Bushnell Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Magnificent layers of intricate design — inlaid suns, moons, stars, clouds and muses — arc above the stage and up …

Advance Bookings

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Kenny Chesney — Fri. and Sat., April 24-25, 7:30 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $95, $125. mohegansun.com Timeflies, Hoodie Allen, Chance the Rapper — Sun., April 19, 7 p.m., Mullins Center, Amherst. $45 general; $25 Five College students and UMass …

Movie Times

Thursday, April 16, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (NR) Daily 4:50, 7:30; Sat.-Sun. also 2:10 The Hunting Ground (PG-13) Daily 4:05; Wed. also 2, 7; Sat.-Sun. also 7; Mon., Tues., Thurs. also 2 While We’re Young (R) Daily 2:15, 4:40, 7:15, 9:30; …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

CHILD 44: A disgraced member of the military police investigates a series of nasty child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union. Stars Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace. Rated R. CINDERELLA: When her father (Ben Chaplin) unexpectedly passes …

Movie Review: ‘Woman in Gold,’ a remarkable story lifelessly told

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

“Woman in Gold” has a rich story to tell. The true account of Maria Altmann’s fight to reclaim a famed Gustav Klimt painting of her aunt, “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,” first stolen by the Nazis and then …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: ‘Best of Valley Voices’ at Academy of Music; J.S. Bach Festival at UMass

Thursday, April 16, 2015

TALL TALES Only the earliest of birds got into the three “Valley Voices StorySlams” that were held earlier this year at Hinge in Northampton: They sold out weeks in advance. Now, here comes “Best of Valley Voices,” the best of the best. Ten finalists, chosen by audiences during …

Laurie Loisel’s Best Bets: ‘The Maltese Falcon’ at Academy of Music; Stan Sherer photo exhibit at Historic Northampton

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A FILM FOR THE AGES As part of the “All Hamptons Read” program, the film “The Maltese Falcon” will be screened Sunday. Directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, the 1941 film noir is based on the 1929 classic detective novel by Dashiell Hammett. The late film …