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Artwork from numerous artists is displayed throughout the Highland Hardware and Bike Shop as part of a scavenger hunt styled art exhibit Saturday in Holyoke.

Art among the hammers: Steampunk exhibit hidden in plain sight on hardware store shelves

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A hardware store is not the first place one might think of as a venue for an art show. But for artist Dean Nimmer, the idea has been brewing for some time. Nimmer, a retired chairman of the painting and printmaking programs at Mass College of Art and Design, has curated just such an exhibit, which is on view through …

‘From the Boat to Obama’: Play aims to fill historical void about African-American experiences

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Mary Taylor says she doesn’t remember learning anything in school about the African-American experience back when she was growing up in Georgia and then Florida …

‘Music in the Noon Hour’ series continues at Smith College

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Concerts don’t have to be long to be meaningful. In fact, you can pack a lot into just half an hour. Case in point: “Music …

Sue Monk Kidd writing novel about Jesus’ wife

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

NEW YORK — After setting previous works in the 1960s and the 19th century, Sue Monk Kidd is going back to Biblical times for her next novel. The author of such best-sellers as “The Secret Life of Bees” and the Oprah Winfrey choice “The Invention of Wings” is …

Hilltown Voices: Benefit program in Plainfield combines love of nature and music

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Plainfield Congregational Church on Sunday will host a unique program with two presentations on the Mahican-Mohawk Recreational Trail and a performance by a classical ensemble called “Musical Visions of Nature.” The event is co-sponsored by Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest and the Franklin Land Trust, to …

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Sunderland native Noah Jackson competes on ‘The Voice’

Thursday, October 1, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Noah Jackson, a Sunderland native and graduate of Northampton High School, has secured a spot on Gwen Stefani’s team on the current season of the popular NBC television show “The Voice.” On the show, contestants sing …

Weekend Planner — Dance: Bridgman/Packer Dance Company’s ‘Truck’

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The New York-based Bridgman/Packer Dance Company’s latest dance work is called “Truck” because that’s where it’s performed — in the back of a 17-foot U-Haul box truck, with the audience watching from outside. The work integrates live performance …

Weekend Planner — Music: ‘Musical Vistions of Nature’ in Plainfield

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Envisioned as a 100-mile hiking trail that retraces an ancient Native American route from the Connecticut River to the Hudson River, the Mahican-Mohawk Trail is currently a work in progress, with about 30 miles open in Franklin County. …

Weekend Planner — Harvesting Hope Farm Festival

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A joint venture of Congregation B’nai Israel, Lander-Grinspoon Academy and the Northampton Survival Center, Abundance Farm is located on a roughly one-acre pocket of land adjacent to the synagogue on Prospect St. in Northampton. In addition to growing …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Early music: the 15th-century Led Zeppelin

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The textbook definition of “early music” is all I’ve ever known, just a blip in a music appreciation class in college: “Western classical music created in the years between 500 and 1600.” But Laura Osterlund, for whom early …

Advance bookings

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ricky Martin— Sun., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $46, $66. mohegansun.com From the Boat to Obama — Musical celebrating the achievements of African Americans Fri., Oct.16, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 17, 2 p.m., Academy of Music, …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

At Amherst Town Hall “Heart in Nature,” an exhibit of impressionistic paintings of landscapes and nature by Debra Truskinoff, will be view through Oct. 31 at Amherst Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Avenue. There will be a reception Thursday …