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Arts & Entertainment

Action — and make it fast! — Northampton Community Television sponsors seven-day film competition

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The costumes consisted of hand-lettered shirts, one saying “Sport” and the other “Champ.” The props were a mixed bag: a medicine ball, a catcher’s mask, two hurleys (hurling sticks), a tennis racket and a hockey helmet, minus its chin strap. The cinematographer, Melissa McClung, with her Canon digital camera mounted on a shoulder rig, called out “OK, let’s do this” …

Taking the plunge: Jamie Kent looks for a bigger stage in Nashville

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

If you’re a screenwriter and you want to break into the movies, you head to Los Angeles. Serious about theater? Go to New York. Want …

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘God Box’ — performance in Northampton

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

After the untimely death of her daughter Rebecca in a car accident, quintessential Jewish mother Gloria Adelman is packing up the girl’s apartment when she …

Art Maker: Guru Karam Khalsa | sculptor, painter, mixed media artist

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Guru Karam Khalsa, 53, enjoys working with all types of media and using a variety of approaches in his art. In the past, he’s shown paintings, mixed media works and sculpture at Gallery A3 in Amherst, where he …

Carol Lollis’ Photo Gallery: Jury-rigged

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I was at the Hungry Ghost in Northampton a couple of weeks ago when I admired the ingenuity of this set-up: I love that they wrapped a vine around the doorknob to keep the door open, and I …

Book Bag: ‘Amity’ by Micol Ostow; ‘Gateways to Abomination’ by Matthew M. Bartlett

Thursday, October 23, 2014

AMITY By Micol Ostow Egmont USA www.micolostow.com New York writer Micol Ostow has penned numerous books for teens and young readers, including the graphic novel “So Punk Rock (and Other Ways to Disappoint Your Mother).” In “Amity,” she’s …

Valley Readings

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: AMHERST BOOKS: Dana Sawyer, will talk about his new biography, “Huston Smith: Wisdomkeeper: Living the World’s Religions: The Authorized Biography of a 21st Century Spiritual Giant,” Oct. 26, 4 p.m., at …

Advance bookings

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fleetwood Mac — Sat., Nov. 1, 8 p.m., XL Center, Hartford. $49.50-$179.50. xlcenter.com Melisssa Etheridge — Sun., Nov. 2, 7 p.m., Foxwoods. $25-$45. foxwoods.com Mamma Mia! — Musical Mon., Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Mullins Center, Amherst. $57.50, $62.50, …

Movie listings

Thursday, October 23, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Dear White People (R) Double Indemnity (NR) My Old Lady (PG-13) The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier) (R) Pride (R) CINEMARK …

Movie review: Murray delights as curmudgeonly ‘Vincent’

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

If we were going to be curmudgeonly about it — and “St. Vincent” is, after all, a movie about a curmudgeon — we’d focus on the one major flaw in the film, and not on its pleasures. But …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY: The day for young Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) begins with gum stuck in his hair, and is followed by more calamities. He gets little sympathy from his family and …

New on DVD

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Begin Again: A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive (Mark Ruffalo) and a young singer-songwriter who is new to Manhattan (Keira Knightley) turns into a promising collaboration between the two. Also stars Adam Levine. Rated R. Behaving …

‘Fury’ aims for an unvarnished look at war

Thursday, October 23, 2014

At one point during “Fury,” the World War II drama starring Brad Pitt, a tank commander’s head is blown off while he’s hunched outside his vehicle during a fiery battle with a combatant. “Fury” writer-director David Ayer insists …