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Windows and walls: In a new exhibit, photographer Kate Way examines the physical and metaphorical impact of structures

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Photographer Kate Way wants people to look beyond the ordinary structures of windows, walls and doors to realize the impact they have on our lives. In a new exhibit at the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, Way will feature 25 photos taken over the past six years throughout New England, the deep South and western America as well as parts of …

Collective Power: Cooperative art galleries in Northampton and Amherst open joint show

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It’s a common question for any artist: How can I get more exposure? At the Oxbow Gallery in Northampton and Gallery A3 in Amherst, Valley …

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘Memory House’ at Chester Theatre Company

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Kathleen Tolan’s two-person play “Memory House” takes place in a small Manhattan apartment on New Year’s Eve where Maggie, a middle-aged office worker, has set …

Valley Readings

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: A.P.E. GALLERY: Poets Amy Dryansky, Carol Edelstein, Sarah Sousa and Michelle Valois will read from their work, surrounded by photographs by Kate Way, next Friday, 7:30 p.m., at the gallery, 126 …

Photo gallery: Smooth sailing

Thursday, July 30, 2015

I recently had the opportunity to tag along with pilot Paul Sena of Worthington Ballooning for my first experience flying in a hot air balloon. It was a relatively calm afternoon so it was smooth sailing as we …

A LOOK BACK

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

50 Years Ago  Winners in the Apple Ducking Contest, held this morning in connection with the Old-Fashioned Bargain Days being sponsored by the Gold Seal Division of the Northampton Chamber of Commerce, were Kevin Moriarty, first; Michael Mientka, second; and Thomas Marhefka, third.  Lt. Col. William …

This side of the Atlantic: Springfield Museums hosts new exhibit on American impressionists

Thursday, July 23, 2015

In the early 1870s, a group of painters in France began bucking tradition and accepted technique to produce a new style of work: paintings done with quick but visible brushstrokes, an intense mix of colors, and often produced …

Chronicling lives and how they’re remembered: Hadley photographer depicts roadside memorials

Thursday, July 23, 2015

You might give them a glance as you’re driving by — that small cross or other marker, maybe with some flowers at its base, a name on a placard. But for one Valley photographer, roadside memorials and fatality …

Weekend planner — Music: Rock Voices: America’s Community Rock Chorus

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Formerly known as the Valley Rock Choir, the recently rechristened Rock Voices: America’s Community Rock Chorus returns to the stage of the Academy of Music in Northampton this weekend for a tribute to the California bands of ’60s …

Lifetime TV to feature several touring Broadway shows

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

By MARK KENNEDY AP Drama Writer NEW YORK — Lifetime TV’s “The Balancing Act” will feature several touring Broadway shows this summer, including behind-the-curtain peeks on “Kinky Boots,” “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” “If/Then” and “Cabaret.” The shows will …

Professor: New Seuss book won’t disappoint

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

HANOVER, N.H. — Move over mockingbirds and watchmen. There’s a new Yent in a tent in town. Dr. Seuss’ new book, “What Pet Should I Get?”, features the same siblings seen in his 1960 classic “One Fish Two …

Pioneer Valley Pro Wrestling's Calvin Lachowicz goes to the mat to entertain fans

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

HADLEY — As Calvin Lachowicz waits behind the curtain, he can hear the crowd buzzing and feel the butterflies in his stomach. As he emerges, dozens of people in the crowd start cheering, recognizing Lachowicz — wearing his …