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Chris Smither, still on the levee after nearly half a century: Veteran singer-songwriter’s work celebrated in two new albums, upcoming concert

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

It was almost 50 years ago that Chris Smither dropped his college studies in anthropology and, guitar in hand, headed north from his home in New Orleans. His destination was Boston and its burgeoning acoustic music scene. Smither, who’d been bitten by the blues and by the folk music boom led by Bob Dylan, didn’t have an exact plan in …

Life in a war zone: Northampton author draws on his experience as a foreign correspondent to pen novel of Nicaragua in the 1980s

Thursday, October 2, 2014

When two American journalists were beheaded in the last several weeks by members of ISIS, the Islamic jihadist state in Syria and Iraq, Joe Gannon …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Pianist Scott Hall returns to Valley with ‘Hallapalooza’

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Since his high school days, Scott Hall has been close to a piano — sometimes very close, like in the Northampton apartment he shared with …

Argentine Barbie exhibit pulled

Sunday, October 12, 2014

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Barbie has long been an icon, just not a holy one. A provocative art exhibit featuring Barbie fashion dolls as religious figures such as the Virgin Mary and her boyfriend Ken as a crucified …

Century-old barn saved from demolition, relocated to Haydenville farm

Saturday, October 11, 2014

When Haydenville residents David Nehring and Sue Fortgang of Valley View Farm heard that a 100-year-old barn in South Hadley was to be demolished, they decided to purchase the building and relocate it to their property at 16 …

Northampton, Easthampton to celebrate influential Polish Brigadier Gen. Casimir Pulaski

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Polish general who fought for American independence will be feted — along with Polish heritage in general — at Pulaski Day celebrations in Easthampton and Northampton on Sunday and Monday. Easthampton’s Pulaski Club will hold a commemoration …

Movie Listings

Friday, October 10, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Jimi: All is By My Side (R) Last Days in Vietnam (NR) Love Is Strange (R) The Maltese Falcon (NR) …

Headliners: Chad and Jeremy

Friday, October 10, 2014

Yesterday’s back Sure, a lot of talented groups followed The Beatles in the first wave of the “British Invasion” that broke across these shores in the early ’60s. But can any of them claim to have penetrated as …

Weekend Planner — Art: ‘Self Seeing Self’ at Anchor House of Artists in Northampton

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Artist Carolyn Burkhart wants people to know that “I have infantile autism — which is why I do not draw nearly as grown-up as my aunt Charlotte.” However, “in a town where artists fall from the sky like …

Weekend Planner — Music: Wistaria Chamber Music Society

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wistaria Chamber Music Society celebrates the 25th anniversary of the death of the American composer Virgil Thomson Oct. 11 with a concert of chamber works by Thomson and three of his friends and students: Lou Harrison, John Cage …

Clubland: A rekindled love: The music of TV’s ‘Pete & Pete’

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Polaris got its start in the world of TV make-believe: not in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, but in the town of Wellsville, the sunny fictional home of the cult fave Nickelodeon show of the ’90s, “The Adventures of Pete …

Advance Bookings: Jake Shimabukuro at the Calvin and more

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Jake Shimabukuro — Fri., Oct. 17, 8 p.m., Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $26, $36. 586-8686, iheg.com In Collaboration: The Milk Carton Kids and Sarah Jarosz — Sun., Oct. 19, 8 p.m., Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $25, $35. 586-8686, iheg.com Skrillex …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts: Arts nights out in Northampton (Oct. 10), Easthampton (Oct. 11)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

‘7 Day Film Sprint’ Northampton Community Television is inviting anyone who is interested in unique filmmaking projects to form a team and create a seven-minute film over the course of seven days, with awards and a screening party …