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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 …

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 …

A LOOK BACK

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

50 Years Ago  Paul LaCross, world’s fastest, fanciest gunslinger, knife and tomahawk thrower, will be featured in this week’s free circus act starting today at Mountain Park. Paul shoots three revolvers simultaneously, shoots in opposite directions simultaneously, and splits playing cards edgeways with rifle upside down.  …

With a new ‘Vacation,’ a look at laughable comedy remakes

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NEW YORK — The modern comedy remake is among the most laughable of movie genres. In Hollywood’s reboot frenzy, the movie industry has increasingly turned to reviving classic comedies, only to find that few things are harder to …

Adv29 For release Wednesday, July 29

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2015. There are 155 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 29, 1890, artist Vincent van Gogh, 37, died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers-sur-Oise, France. On this date: …

Drumstick maker Firth dies at 85

Monday, July 27, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Everett “Vic” Firth, a longtime timpanist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra who launched a successful drumstick company bearing his name, has died at 85. Firth, who died Sunday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Boston, joined the Boston Symphony in 1952 and served for …