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PHOTO COURTESY OF ALICIA HUNSICKER
"Oasis" by Alicia Hunsicker

Natural patterns: Art inspired by particle physics on view in UMass exhibit

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Art is not the antithesis of science — at least not the way artist Alicia Hunsicker does it. Hunsicker, 47, uses natural fractals, patterns that repeat over and over again on all scales, from tiny particles all the way out into the cosmos, to create her artwork. “Synergy,” a new exhibit on view through June 2 at the Science and …

Before ‘The Revenant’: Amherst writer explored life of mountaineer Hugh Glass in 1990 book

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Among the famous names from the days of exploration and Indian wars in the Old West — Lewis and Clark, Kit Carson, Buffalo Bill Cody, …

Thrills and chills: Northampton readies for 6th annual ‘Ice Art Festival’

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

It got off to a slow start, but winter’s finally here, just in time for the 6th annual “Northampton Ice Art Festival.” On Friday, experienced …

How ‘Deadpool’ rose from Hollywood purgatory to make some R-rated fun

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

By Josh Rottenberg Los Angeles Times (TNS) Every superhero’s story has its pivotal, then-everything-changed moment: a radioactive spider bite, a laboratory experiment gone awry, exposure to cosmic rays. This one involves an Internet leak. In late July 2014, nearly two minutes of old test footage from an offbeat …

Super Bowl 50 ads upbeat, safe

Sunday, February 7, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Game on. On advertising’s biggest night, Super Bowl ads are aiming for optimism. An Audi ad will show an aging astronaut getting reinvigorated by driving an Audi to the tune of David Bowie’s “Starman.” …

Inarritu wins top prize at Directors Guild awards

Sunday, February 7, 2016

LOS ANGELES — An unclear cinematic season got a little foggier on Saturday with Alejandro Inarritu’s Directors Guild win for his harrowing frontier epic “The Revenant.” With only weeks to go before the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, …

Movie times

Thursday, February 4, 2016

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org 45 Years (R) Daily 1:55, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45; Sat.-Sun. 11:15 a.m. 2016 Animated Oscar Shorts (NR) Daily 4:35; Sat. also 9:05; Sat., Mon., Wed. also 1:30, Sun. also 11:25 a.m. …

Earth, Wind & Fire founder dies

Thursday, February 4, 2016

LOS ANGELES — Maurice White, co-founder and leader of the groundbreaking ensemble Earth, Wind & Fire, died at his Los Angeles home Thursday. He was 74. The source for a wealth of euphoric hits in the 1970s and …

Weekend Planner — Kids: February Fiesta at Florence Community Center

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

What’s new with Mr. G, the Whately-based, nationally known, bilingual kid’s music star? He’s just won a Latin Grammy Award for mejor album de musica Latina para ninos — Best Latin Children’s Album — the latest in a …

Weekend Planner — Music: Springfield Symphony Orchestra kicks off new season

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra is kicking off the new year Saturday with a musical tour of the fjords of Norway and the forests of Finland. Assisted by three soloists, the SSO will perform works by three Scandinavian composers: …

Weekend Planner — Film: ‘Raise the Roof’ — the reconstruction of the painted ceiling of the Gwozdziec synagogue

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Described as one of the largest replications of historic art and architecture ever undertaken, the project to reconstruct the elaborate roof and painted ceiling of the Gwozdziec synagogue took a team of more than 300 volunteer artisans using …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: ‘Throwback Thursday’ — remembering Sourpuss

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Once every week, on “Throwback Thursday,” the Internet is inundated with people’s personal blasts from the past — old photos, stories, memories — so here’s my newspaper equivalent. Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale of …

Advance bookings

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Son of the Sheik (with live accompaniment by Alloy Orchestra) — Sun., Feb. 14, 2 p.m., Academy of Music, Northampton. $10-$17. academyofmusictheatre.com Paula Poundstone — Sat., Feb. 20, 6:30 and 9 p.m., Academy of Music, Northampton. $27.50, $37.50. …