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Amherst is ground zero for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Drama

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — Amherst can boast a near-stranglehold on the Pulitzer Prize in Drama this year — one prizewinner and the two finalists for the best drama, all of whom are from Amherst or have Amherst connections. One of the finalists even used to baby-sit for the winner. On Monday, Annie Baker’s “The Flick,” a play that examines the lives of … 0

Building on the past, with an eye toward the future: Young@Heart Chorus charts new course as an independent group

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

They’ve long been an institution in the Valley as well as a hit in other parts of the country. They’ve toured overseas, been the subject … 0

Director Bob Peterson, Ed Asner to speak at Northampton showing of “Up”

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Creative collaboration? Bob Peterson says he’s all for it. And the writer and co-director of the Disney/Pixar movie “Up” knows something about sharing ideas to … 0

Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bets: ‘Urinetown’ at Northampton Williston School; Five College Student Film and Video Festival at Amherst Cinema

Thursday, April 17, 2014

THE FUTURE LOOKS DRY — AND YELLOW “Urinetown,” the satirical musical comedy that debuted in 2001, envisions a world in which pollution and dire water shortages have made private toilets illegal; when you gotta go, you gotta use pay-per-use facilities controlled by the megacorporation UGC (“Urine Good Company”). … 0

Photo Gallery: Gazette photo editor Carol Lollis takes a shake break

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Last week, during one of the first warm days, I stopped uptown for a milk shake. As I was enjoying my treat I noticed some guys painting fire escape steps at a building across the street. I watched … 0

Leonard Nimoy earns hometown honors

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BOSTON (ap) — The Boston native who lived long and prospered as Spock in the “Star Trek” television show and movies is being honored by his hometown chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Leonard Nimoy is scheduled to receive the Governors’ Award at the … 0

Ailing Malcolm Young taking break from AC/DC

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Malcolm Young of AC/DC is taking a break from the band to focus on his health. The announcement saying the 61-year-old guitarist is in “ill health” was posted on the band’s Facebook page Wednesday. … 0

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 … 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 range of responses — from the commonplace to the wild and woolly. The … 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, he has spent his hours guzzling cooking wine from paper bags and sleeping … 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