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A passion for Bach: UMass festival celebrates music, legacy of baroque composer

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

It started with a T-shirt. More specifically, it was the T-shirt that Amanda Stenroos, a University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate student in music, was wearing one day in early 2014 when she walked in for a violin class with her professor, Elizabeth Chang. The shirt, which dated from Stenroos’ undergraduate days at The Conservatory of Music at Baldwin Wallace in …

Reclamation project: Runner’s art recaptures Boston Marathon’s joy and whimsy

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

With her running shoes and her paintbrush, Hope Phelan of Easthampton is trying to recapture the joy and whimsy of the Boston Marathon. An artist …

Music Review: Amherst Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler’s Third Symphony with verve, aplomb

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The most important concert of the year was performed Saturday in Buckley Hall of Amherst College by the Amherst Symphony Orchestra. The program consisted of …

Weekend Planner — Music: Amherst College Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A work of vast scale conceived as a paean to the natural world, Gustav Mahler’s Third Symphony is performed less often than his other symphonies due to its great length (an hour and a half) and the extravagant …

A LOOK BACK

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

50 Years Ago  Peter R. Shaughnessy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shaughnessy of 32 Bright St., recently was honored for his part in the Red Cross Blood Donor Program at Norwich University. During a drive at the school, he fulfilled his gallon donation requirement.  Apparently …

Adv16 For release Thursday, April 16

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, April 16, the 106th day of 2015. There are 259 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On April 16, 1945, during World War II, a Soviet submarine in the Baltic Sea torpedoed and sank the MV Goya, which …

Iconic windmill at Haber’s Farm in Easthampton makes move to Leeds

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Carole LaValle of Lyman Street had a very vocal reaction Tuesday morning to the commotion across the way at Haber’s Farm — a small windmill being uprooted from its foundation and put on a trailer. “This …

Percy Sledge dies; sang No. 1 hit ‘When A Man Loves a Woman’

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic “When a Man Loves a Woman,” died Tuesday in …

Comic book heroes not hiding in the shadows any more

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) It’s Lex Luthor’s worst nightmare. Television is recruiting more comic-book superheroes than the Justice League of America, from the steely-eyed members of ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” featuring cameos from the blockbuster “Avengers” films, to “The Flash,” the highest-rated series in CW’s history. …

Adv15 For release Wednesday, April 15

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, April 15, the 105th day of 2015. There are 260 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died nine hours after being shot the night before by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s …

A LOOK BACK

Monday, April 13, 2015

50 Years Ago  Several college students and faculty members from the four area colleges will be among a group of demonstrators traveling to Washington, D.C., on Saturday to take part in a “March on Washington” seeking an end to the war in Vietnam. Organized for Students for …

Woodley, ‘Fault In Our Stars,’ win big at MTV Movie Awards

Monday, April 13, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Vin Diesel sang, Channing Tatum danced and Zac Efron showed off his toned abs yet again as the best shirtless winner for the second year in a row at Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards. “This is …

Adv14 For release Tuesday, April 14

Monday, April 13, 2015

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, April 14, the 104th day of 2015. There are 261 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth during a performance of “Our American …