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A flâneur’s walk: Looking at Northampton through a writer’s eyes

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

In mid-19th-century Paris, a literary figure known as the “flâneur” became a fixture of the city, a person who strolled the streets and drank in the experience for artistic inspiration and contemplation. As the poet Charles Baudelaire wrote in the early 1860s, for the flâneur, “The crowd is his element, as the air is that of birds and water of … 0

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: The music scene takes a note from summer, and sizzles

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

It’s seriously summer, and the thermometer on the melting porch isn’t the only thing approaching triple digits — the concert calendar is as busy as … 0

Weekend Planner — Music: Buckley Chamber Players

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Formed in 2007, the Buckley Chamber Players consists of Five College music faculty members violinist Joel Pitchon (Smith College), cellist Volcy Pelletier (Smith College) and … 0

Laurie Loisel’s Best Bets for July 4

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A DANDY FOURTH You will not regret attending the July 4 naturalization ceremony that takes place on the Hampshire County Courthouse lawn at 11 a.m. The 50 immigrants who will assemble to be sworn in as new citizens worked hard to get here, taking citizenship classes, studying, preparing. … 0

Art People Lucinda Kidder | director

Thursday, July 3, 2014

After landing a coveted role as a banana in her grade-school play in Troy, N.Y., Lucinda Kidder went on to spend the next four decades in theater. She’s been a performer and director, a producer, a theater teacher … 0

Suzanne Wilson best bets for July 5

Thursday, July 3, 2014

‘ACTS OF CONTRITION’ Rita Bleiman — author, political junkie, Texas native and former Northampton city councilor — once wrote in a letter to the editor of the Gazette, “I used to say that calling yourself a writer in Northampton was like calling yourself a resident.” I suspect she’ll … 0

tuned in Ken Maiuri on Valley music

Thursday, July 3, 2014

For jazz vocalist/pianist Karrin Allyson, the song’s the thing. She’s a four-time Grammy nominee, she sings in five languages, she spent 20 years on the same record label, she’s done a TED talk and performed with symphony orchestras. … 0

Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bets

Thursday, July 3, 2014

FAMOUS FLICKS On Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings, the Amherst Cinema offers “Big Screen Classics” — films like “Citzen Kane,” “Chinatown,” and “Lawrence of Arabia.” On July 6 at 2:30 p.m. and July 9 at 7:30 p.m., it’s a remastered version of the Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night.” … 0

Thursday, July 3, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Cold in July (R) A Hard Day’s Night (R) Ida (R) Obvious Child (R) Snowpiercer (R) Words & Pictures (PG-13) … 0

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 3, 2014

22 jump street: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum )when they go deep undercover at a local college. Also stars Ice Cube. … 0

Watergate as seen through eyes of the Dick Cavett show

Thursday, July 3, 2014

NEW YORK — PBS is marking the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s resignation by running a documentary on the Watergate scandal as seen through the prism of Dick Cavett’s late-night talk show at the time. People with … 0

Weekend Planner — Movies

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “Tammy,” “Earth To Echo,” and “Deliver Us From Evil.” The Amherst Cinema opens “Cold In July” and “Snowpiercer” and continues showing “Obvious Child,” “Words & Pictures,” and “Ida.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features “Jersey Boys,” “Transformers: … 0

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Thursday, July 3, 2014

At Gallery A3 Gallery A3 will open its first-ever open juried show with a reception July 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.. The exhibit, curated by Loretta Yarlow, director of the University Museum of Contemporary Art at the … 0