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Northampton native and former local dancer Kurt Adametz to perform July 23 at Jacob’s Pillow

Monday, July 21, 2014

Northampton native Kurt Adametz returns to western Massachusetts as a dancer with LehrerDance, a professional company from Buffalo, New York, which will perform July 23 at 6:15 p.m. at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket. The performance is part of the festival’s Inside/Out Performance Series. Under the direction of Jon Lehrer, LehrerDance fuses modern and jazz dance to create an … 0

Northampton native Sherry Thomas makes her mark in television Wins Emmy nomination for casting of hit show “Breaking Bad”

Friday, July 18, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — When she was growing up in Florence, Sherry Thomas thought she might like to live in California when she was older. A longtime … 0

New and Improved: Clark Museum in Williamstown unveils dramatic expansion and renovation

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

When the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute opened its doors in 1955, it was a bit of an anomaly — a fairly modest museum … 0

With ‘Tammy,’ ‘Freak Show,’ Bates keeps roaring

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Kathy Bates calls herself “an old lion.” The actress says she also plays one in the big-screen comedy “Tammy,” in theaters this weekend. Bates portrays Lenore, a successful entrepreneur who figuratively slaps sense into the film’s lovable loser … 0

Weekend Planner — Film: Summer series at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum is offering a free summer film series featuring works with a tie-in to its current exhibition, “A Unblemished Mirror of Truth: Kyohei Inukai, Robert Brackman, and Portraits of American Tragedy.” Set for three … 0

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: Looking for the Fouke Monster in ‘The Legend of Boggy Creek’

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Gordon Lightfoot comes to the Calvin Theatre on Sunday and he’ll probably sing about the Edmund Fitzgerald whose “legend lives on from the Chippewa on down.” By contrast, there’s “The Legend of Boggy Creek,” which will probably live … 0

Movie listings

Thursday, July 10, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Begin Again (R) Citizen Kane (PG) Obvious Child (R) Snowpiercer (R) Words & Pictures (PG-13) CINEMARK AT HAMPSHIRE MALL 267 … 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

New on DVD

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Face of Love: A widow falls for a guy who bears a striking resemblance to her late husband. Stars Amy Brenneman, Robin Williams, Ed Harris. Rated PG-13. Open Grave: A man wakes up in the wilderness, in … 0

Movement pro transforms actors into apes on film

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Terry Notary is Hollywood’s human shape-shifter. In a blink, he can become an elf, an ape or almost any other moving creature. An expert in motion-capture performance, he specializes in bringing non-human characters to life on screen. He’s … 0

SLIDESHOW Green River Festival boasts musical acts, hot air balloons, kids’ activities — and lower ticket prices

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Green River Festival, now in its 28th year, will take place July 12-13 on the grounds of Greenfield Community College. The festival combines more than 30 musical acts on three stages with local food, beer and wine, … 0

Advance Bookings

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Justin Timberlake — Fri., July 18, 7:30 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $75, $125, $195. mohegansun.com Netsayi — Zimbabwean folk singer Sat., July 19, 8 p.m. Mass MoCA. $12, $16, $20. massmoca.org Sarah McLachlan — Sun., July 20, 8 p.m., … 0

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: Grace Kelly at UMass; artist reception at Gallery A3 in Amherst

Thursday, July 10, 2014

SUMMERTIME! I was so disappointed when a wintertime concert at UMass by the brilliant jazz saxophonist Grace Kelly was canceled due to a miserable snowstorm. Then I was thrilled to learn that Kelly rescheduled, and will perform July 11 at 8 p.m. at the UMass Fine Arts Center. … 0