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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 …

Photographer Masha Arms remembered with exhibit, book at Memorial Hall Museum in Deerfield

Thursday, October 23, 2014

DEERFIELD — On the wall of the Flynt Gallery in the Memorial Hall Museum hangs a photograph depicting a young girl with a cloth shawl draped over her head. The image, captured in 1942, hangs among a few …

Area brief

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Williamsburg CHURCH FAIR: The First Congregational Church of Williamsburg will hold its annual fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8. The kitchen will sell clam chowder, burgers, sandwiches, and pie. Antiques, plants, knitted baby items, candy, cheese and other food will be among the things for …

US returns artifacts to Peru

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DENVER — Dozens of artifacts are on their way back to Peru after being seized in the United States during investigations into the smuggling of cultural relics. Investigators from U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Homeland Security department held …

Chris Smither, still on the levee after nearly half a century: Veteran singer-songwriter’s work celebrated in two new albums, upcoming concert

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

It was almost 50 years ago that Chris Smither dropped his college studies in anthropology and, guitar in hand, headed north from his home in New Orleans. His destination was Boston and its burgeoning acoustic music scene. Smither, …

Life in a war zone: Northampton author draws on his experience as a foreign correspondent to pen novel of Nicaragua in the 1980s

Thursday, October 2, 2014

When two American journalists were beheaded in the last several weeks by members of ISIS, the Islamic jihadist state in Syria and Iraq, Joe Gannon was saddened and horrified. But in another sense, he wasn’t that surprised, knowing …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Pianist Scott Hall returns to Valley with ‘Hallapalooza’

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Since his high school days, Scott Hall has been close to a piano — sometimes very close, like in the Northampton apartment he shared with a friend where he wedged the hulking instrument into his small bedroom. “The …

Deerfield Arts Bank offers classes for adults and children

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DEERFIELD — Starting this month, the Deerfield Arts Bank in South Deerfield will offer a series of classes for children and adults, including instruction on painting with various mediums, jewelry-making, embroidery and paper-cutting. Jane Trigere, owner of the Arts Bank, said she is offering the classes because she …

Opera spurs protest outside Met

Monday, October 20, 2014

NEW YORK — Politicians including former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Peter King joined a crowd of demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday as part of an ongoing protest over an opera focused on …

Adv21 For release Tuesday, Oct. 21

Monday, October 20, 2014

Associated Press Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight On Oct. 21, 1944, during World War II, U.S. troops captured the German city of Aachen. On this date In 1797, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, …

‘Fury’ rolls over ‘Gone Girl’

Sunday, October 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES — The bloody World War II drama “Fury” blew past “Gone Girl” at theaters this weekend. “Gone Girl” was tops at the box office for two weeks before Brad Pitt and his rag-tag group of tank …