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In this screen capture from the 3videosister's contribution to Northampton Community Television's "Crowdsourced Cinema Project," Maura Ronan stars as Indiana Jones.

Indy film: Local filmmakers recreate ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ — scene by scene

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

(STORY UPDATE): On Friday, organizers at Northampton Community Television postponed the screening, originally scheduled for Monday at Forbes Library in Northampton, of “The Crowdsourced Cinema Project.” The program involves some 40 teams of filmmakers who recreated scenes from the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” NCTV director Al Williams wrote in an email to the Gazette that he anticipates the …

Giving back: Singer-songwriter’s new album to benefit Safe Passage

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Once, Joslyn Thomas was a victim of abuse. Now, Thomas, 27, is using her talents as a musician to lend her support to Safe Passage, …

Weekend Planner — Music: Mohawk Trail Concerts season finale

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Mohawk Trail Concert series concludes its 2015 season Sunday with a recital in honor Ruth Black, who died at her home in Amherst May …

Greg Saulmon’s Best Bets: ‘The End of the Tour’ at Amherst Cinema; Slorg brings ‘arcade rock’ to The Basement

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A SUPPOSEDLY FUN THING I’D DO AGAIN “The End of the Tour” is 106 minutes of two guys talking about being writers. That should be insufferable — except that one of the writers is David Foster Wallace (Jason …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Lake Street Dive’s ‘Amourasaurus’ at Look Park, and much more

Thursday, August 27, 2015

I have personally witnessed Lake Street Dive CDs and LPs flying off the local store shelves. People can’t get enough of the jazzy, soulful Brooklyn band and their records on the Northampton-based label Signature Sounds. The quartet started …

Headliners: ‘The Duck Variations’ in Huntington; Jeff Holmes Big Band at One Bar and Grill

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Theme and variations Nicknamed “Waiting for Goduck” by one critic, David Mamet’s 1972 minimalist work “The Duck Variations” is about two elderly guys sitting on a park bench by a lake watching ducks. Mamet is famous for his …

Book Bag: ‘On The Cusp: The Yale College Class of 1960 and a World on the Verge of Change’ by Daniel Horowitz; ‘My Name is Aviva’ by Lesléa Newman

Thursday, August 27, 2015

ON THE CUSP: THE YALE COLLEGE CLASS OF 1960 AND A WORLD ON THE VERGE OF CHANGE By Daniel Horowitz University of Massachusetts Press www.umass.edu/press Daniel Horowitz, Smith College professor emeritus of American studies, entered Yale University in …

Valley Readings

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: THE BASEMENT: The Straw Dog Writers Guild sponsors “Writers’ Night Out,” a monthly evening of readings, Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., 21 Center St., Northampton. Featured reader: Gail Thomas. Jacqueline Sheehan, 582-0661 FORBES …

Jerrey Roberts’ Photo Gallery: Carts on the lam

Thursday, August 20, 2015

At first glance, this scene at Hampshire Heights in Northampton amused me; it looks like a gathering herd (flock?) of shopping carts, about to escape into the woods. Seeing objects like this, out of their expected environment, often …

Kevin Gutting’s Photo Gallery: Wade in the water

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Two weeks ago, I photographed a group of Broad Brook Coalition volunteers putting in place a plan to outsmart the beavers at the Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area in Northampton. The mud and stick constructions of the four-footed engineers …

Your Time: Roger Salloom’s summer concert, Look Park, Florence

Thursday, August 27, 2015

On a warm summer evening last Thursday, singer-songwriter Roger Salloom performed his 32nd annual free concert at Look Park. This year, the show was held in a tent outside the park’s Garden House. Salloom was joined again this …

Taylor Swift’s ‘musical crush’ Justin Timberlake helps her end historic Staples Center run

Thursday, August 27, 2015

By Gerrick D. Kennedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Early into the final night of a five-show run of sold-out concerts at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Wednesday, Taylor Swift made a promise to the nearly 15,000 fans. “Since you’ve done so many crazy things for …

Disney using the force of unboxing videos to hype Star Wars merchandise

Thursday, August 27, 2015

By Shan Li Los Angeles Times (TNS) Long ago in a galaxy not so far away, selling toys was a lot simpler. Put a commercial on TV. Lure shoppers to Toys R Us. Today, it’s not so easy to attract the attention of digital-savvy kids and their parents, …