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The Arcadia Players will perform Handel's "Messiah" at Mount Holyoke College in December, keeping a tradition alive.

Why ‘Messiah’ concert remains a must for Arcadia Players of Northampton

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The Arcadia Players of Northampton will bring a sense of realism when it performs George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” on Dec. 18 at Mount Holyoke College’s Abbey Chapel. The oratorio, most famous for the resounding and uplifting Halleluiah Chorus, premiered in the spring of 1742 in Dublin. The Baroque-era piece chronicles the birth, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. …

‘Riff Talk’: School for Contemporary Dance and Thought celebrates 40th anniversary of Contact Quarterly

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

To Jennifer Polins, dance is not simply about performance: There is a process behind every end product, she says — a journey that should be …

Lilies of the Valley: Boxcar Lilies bring rich harmonies and new CD to Iron Horse

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The way Jenny Goodspeed sees it, it would have been ideal if she and her two bandmates had met a little sooner than they actually …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: And the Neighbors celebrate first CD at Luthiers Co-Op and much more music in the Valley

Friday, November 20, 2015

Debra DeMuth began writing songs 13 years ago while healing from cancer. “Trying to feel a part of the world again,” she said in an interview earlier this week. She joined a workshop led by Robin Lane and …

Carol Lollis’ Photo Gallery: A patient sentinel

Friday, November 20, 2015

I like working as a photographer for the Gazette on Veterans Day; it’s a treat to talk to people I wouldn’t otherwise meet, and I’m reminded of events that we mustn’t forget. This year, at Bridge Street School …

Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bests: Children’s book illustrations at R. Michelson Galleries; Mary Blair exhibit at Eric Carle

Friday, November 20, 2015

A CHILD’S WORLD IN COLOR (AND BLACK AND WHITE) For 26 years, R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton has hosted an annual exhibit of children’s book art, and this year it’s a particularly colorful display. From well-known names like Dr. Seuss and Maurice Sendak, to up-and-coming artists like Marcela …

Movie times

Friday, November 20, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org The Assassin (NR) Fri.-Tues. 4:15, 9:30; Sun. also 11:20 a.m. Brooklyn (PG-13) Wed., Thurs. 2, 4:35, 7:20, 9:30 Buena Vista Social Club (G) Sun. 2; Tues. 7 Labyrinth of Lies …

Headliners: ‘Soup for Syria’ at the Shutesbury Athletic Club; ‘Northampton’s Poor Farm and the City’s Most Accessible Conservation Area: Barrett Street Marsh’ at Smith College

Friday, November 20, 2015

Music to suit your oud Amherst native Aliya Cycon left home when she was 16 to study ballet at the Kirov Academy in Washington, D.C.; seeking to further her dance training, she moved to New York, where she …

James Heflin’s Best Bets: FlavaEvolution at Thirsty Mind; classical guitarist Berit Strong at the Eric Carle

Friday, November 20, 2015

REEDS AND BRASS If what you like to hear with horns is pretty much more horns, local band FlavaEvolution has what you need. The quartet employs a lineup of saxophones, trombone and bass. And that’s it. No drums, no chordal instruments. And the result is surprisingly cool — …

New on DVD

Friday, November 20, 2015

American Ultra: A stoner (Jesse Eisenberg) who is in fact a government agent is marked as a liability and targeted for elimination. But he’s too well trained — and too high — for them to handle. Also stars …

Lawrence, Hutcherson, Hemsworth remain close beyond ‘Games’

Friday, November 20, 2015

Upon meeting six years ago, they were three little-known actors helping to launch a new franchise. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth instantly clicked, bonding as friends even before making the first “Hunger Games” film. “We went …


Thursday, November 19, 2015

50 Years Ago • Pfc. Robert B. Haramut, 22-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Haramut of 94 Clark St., Easthampton, has become the first local man to be reported wounded in the fighting in Vietnam, where he has been serving with the Fourth Cavalry of the First …

Adv20 For release Friday, Nov. 20

Thursday, November 19, 2015

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2015. There are 41 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 20, 1945, 22 former Nazi officials went on trial before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany. (Almost a …