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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 …

Desk carved with initials ‘JFK’ was not used by president, despite display at museum

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

It seemed too good to be true: An old wooden desk carved with the initials “JFK” from the private school in Connecticut where John F. Kennedy studied as a boy. That’s because it was. The desk was the …

Lady Gaga to pay tribute to David Bowie at Grammys

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

By Gerrick D. Kennedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) Iconic rock provocateur David Bowie will be feted by another artist known for pushing the boundaries of genre, gender and beyond: Lady Gaga. The pop star will pay tribute to Bowie at the Grammys, the Recording Academy announced Tuesday. Gaga …

Fox’s ambitious ‘Grease: Live’ shines despite rain

Monday, February 1, 2016

By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer BURBANK, Calif. — Rain didn’t dampen the spirits or performances of the cast and crew behind Fox’s “Grease: Live.” The ambitious three-hour production, broadcast live from 14 different sets at Warner Bros. …

Diversity undergoes revival with weekend film awards

Sunday, January 31, 2016

In a flurry of wins at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Sundance Film Festival, diversity made a comeback. Over just a few hours Saturday night, the SAG Awards and Sundance showered their honors on a parade …

Weekend Planner — Books: Authors talk about parenting, with Jessica Lahey, Avital Norman Nathman

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

In her new book, “The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed,” New York Times columnist Jessica Lahey addresses the issue of overinvolved and overprotective parenting, arguing by way …

Weekend Planner — Exhibit: ‘Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs’

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Opening with a day-long celebration (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) on Saturday at the Springfield Science Museum, “Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs” is billed as “the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: The Weather Station brings quiet power — and a cold — to the Iron Horse

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Walking up to the Iron Horse in Northampton this past Tuesday night, it was easy to spot the vehicle belonging to The Weather Station, the touring Canadian band whose name was on the venue’s chalkboard that evening. It …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Theater in HD The play “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” will be presented in high definition Thursday at 7 p.m. and Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. at the Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst. The play, produced by National Theatre …

Advance bookings

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Silver Chord Bowl — Annual collegiate a cappella competition Sun., Feb. 2, 2 p.m., Academy of Music, Northampton. $15-$30. academyofmusictheatre.com Tao: Seventeen Samurai — Wed., Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m., UMass FAC Concert Hall. $20, $35, $40; general; $10, …

Movie times

Thursday, January 28, 2016

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org 2016 Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts (NR) Daily 4:50; Sat. also 2:15 2016 Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts (NR) Daily 7:25; Sun. also 2:15 Anomalisa (R) Daily 1:50, 4:30, 7:15, 9:45; Sat.-Sun. also …