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"By Force II (White Chickens)," oil paint on cradled birchwood by Sally Clegg.

Arrested Motion: Northampton’s 2015 Biennial Exhibit at Hosmer Gallery

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A video montage of people swinging clubs, putting on lipstick and eating. Digitally altered photographs of bodies seeming to fall through space. A brooding monotype print of a stretch of urban highway. A painting that adds imagery inspired by a famous Japanese woodblock print to an otherwise surreal tableau. They’re all part of a new exhibition that’s built on the …

Where it all began: Three top classical musicians with Valley roots to perform at Amherst College

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

When Wilhelmina Smith was growing up in Amherst in the early 1980s and studying cello, she remembers going to hear a talented young classical pianist, …

Amherst Poetry Festival goes to town

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Is poetry dead? Not by a long shot, says Michael Medeiros, a spokesman for the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst and a key organizer of …

Weekend Planner — Harvesting Hope Farm Festival

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A joint venture of Congregation B’nai Israel, Lander-Grinspoon Academy and the Northampton Survival Center, Abundance Farm is located on a roughly one-acre pocket of land adjacent to the synagogue on Prospect St. in Northampton. In addition to growing …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Early music: the 15th-century Led Zeppelin

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The textbook definition of “early music” is all I’ve ever known, just a blip in a music appreciation class in college: “Western classical music created in the years between 500 and 1600.” But Laura Osterlund, for whom early …

Advance bookings

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Third Eye Blind — Mon., Oct. 12, 8 p.m. Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $31. 586-8686, iheg.com An Evening with David Sedaris — Tues., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., Academy of Music, Northampton. $55, $65. academyofmusictheatre.com Ricky Martin— Sun., Oct. 18, …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

At Amherst Town Hall “Heart in Nature,” an exhibit of impressionistic paintings of landscapes and nature by Debra Truskinoff, will be view through Oct. 31 at Amherst Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Avenue. There will be a reception Thursday …

Movie times

Thursday, October 1, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org A Borrowed Identity (NR) Daily 1:50, 4:15, 7:20, 9:30; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m.; Tues. no 7:20; Mon., Wed. no 9:30 Breathe (NR) Daily 4:55, 7:25; Sat.-Sun. also 2:25 Grandma (R) …

Movie capsules

Thursday, August 6, 2015

BLACK MASS: The true story of Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp), the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia …

Movie review: Damon charms as stranded astronaut in ‘The Martian’

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Without Matt Damon, the solitary fight for survival on Mars would be lonely indeed. Alone on screen for most of his scenes as an astronaut stranded on the red planet, the Oscar-nominated actor is the winning heart of …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: ‘Cuatro Corridos’ opera at UMass Sunday; ‘Mirage: A Circus Life’ at the Academy of Music Saturday

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Music has the power Before being dismantled by authorities in 2001, a network of mafias in Mexico was forcing kidnapped women into prostitution in San Diego. This horrific tale of human trafficking will be told in a powerful chamber opera, “Cuatro Corridos,” Sunday at 4 p.m. in Bowker …

Larry Parnass’ Best Bets: Ersatz Pink Floyd, Dust Bowl tunes and a walk with Bob Leverett

Thursday, October 1, 2015

BOWLED OVER AND TICKLED PICK Perhaps the most alluring musical pick this weekend is Saturday’s concert by The Machine performing music of Pink Floyd. That’s at 8 p.m. at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton. But the most intriguing gig, for me, is the throwback “Evening of Music of …

Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bets: Walking tour of Florence, Saturday; Patty Griffin at the Academy of Music, Tuesday

Thursday, October 1, 2015

CROSSROADS OF HISTORY On Saturday, you can learn about one of the region’s more famous residents and Florence’s abolitionist past during a free walking tour of the town. The 1½-hour tour explores Florence’s utopian community of the 1840s and how it influenced the town’s development, including the African …