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Arts & Entertainment

Trio’s song finds way into blockbuster movie, ‘Unfriended’

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It isn’t every day that a song recorded by a couple of local college students makes its way into a major motion picture. That’s precisely what has happened to members of The Bandshes, a trio that includes University of Massachusetts Amherst student Athena Demaille Von Schmidt and Smith College student Zoe Chatfield, both 19, as well as Emily Gregonis, 20, …

Easthampton art exhibit experiments with sense of touch

Thursday, April 30, 2015

An art show can be more than just visually engaging. Sometimes it can be heard, handled, touched, read — and even hugged. That’s the case …

Payback Time: New book examines Operation Nemesis, effort to avenge the Armenian genocide of 1915

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The 20th century began awash in blood, from violence in Europe’s African colonies, to a protracted guerilla war in the American-seized Philippines, to the Russo-Japanese …

Movie Times

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Clouds of Sils Maria (R) Daily 2, 4:10, 7:15, 9:20; Sat., Wed. also 4:45; Sat. no 1:30; Wed. no 7 Merchants of Doubt (PG-13) Daily 4:35, 7:10; Sat.-Sun. also 2:10 …

A LOOK BACK

Friday, May 1, 2015

50 Years Ago  The entire city of Northampton was photographed from the air Thursday in the first phase of the $46,130 aerial mapping project. John J. Sharac, chairman of the assessors, said photographs were taken on a low flight in the morning and a high flight in …

Adv04 For release Monday, May 4

Friday, May 1, 2015

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, May 4, the 124th day of 2015. There are 241 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 4, 1925, an international conference opened in Geneva to forge an agreement against the use of chemical and biological weapons …

A LOOK BACK

Friday, May 1, 2015

200 Years Ago  Died, in the poor house in Northampton, on the 6th inst., Mr. Andrew D. Day, aged 26. He belonged to Locke, in the state of New York, and was one of the militia who were called into the service last summer. He was taken …

Noho Pride parade Saturday expected to attract thousands of people to city

Thursday, April 30, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Organizers of the 34th annual Noho Pride parade Saturday anticipate a day of celebration as well as a time to discuss the unfinished work in the pursuit of equal rights. “The parade has become a perennial favorite, something like what a friend of mine calls Northampton’s …

Weekend Planner — Festival: Community Renaissance Festival in Amherst

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Events ranging from swordplay to concerts to falconry demonstrations to theatrical performances (“Love Stories: A Collection of Shakespeare’s Unconventional Love Scenes”) are on the agenda for Sunday’s 13th Annual Community Renaissance Festival, which takes place (mostly) outdoors at …

Weekend Planner — Music: Brooklyn Rider celebrates new album at Smith College concert

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The cutting-edge string quartet known as Brooklyn Rider is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with the release of a new album, “Brooklyn Rider Almanac,” for which it commissioned 15 works by composers from the worlds of jazz …

Weekend Planner — Theater: PVPA’s ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ at Academy of Music

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School has mounted an ambitious production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” as its spring musical. At a recent rehearsal with the orchestra, “I was blown away by the …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts: Larry Preston opens solo show at William Baczek and other art happenings

Thursday, April 30, 2015

At W. Baczek Fine Arts An exhibit of still life paintings by Larry Preston will be on view through June 6 at William Baczek Fine Arts, 36 Main St. in Northampton. An artist’s reception will be held Saturday …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Finding the right vibe at the 13th Floor Music Lounge

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Northampton music scene was in flux last fall, and Robert Robinson, an employee at the 13th Floor Music Lounge in Florence, was taking note. The Elevens had closed, the Sierra Grille stopped its long-running weekly live music …