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Action — and make it fast! — Northampton Community Television sponsors seven-day film competition

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The costumes consisted of hand-lettered shirts, one saying “Sport” and the other “Champ.” The props were a mixed bag: a medicine ball, a catcher’s mask, two hurleys (hurling sticks), a tennis racket and a hockey helmet, minus its chin strap. The cinematographer, Melissa McClung, with her Canon digital camera mounted on a shoulder rig, called out “OK, let’s do this” …

Taking the plunge: Jamie Kent looks for a bigger stage in Nashville

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

If you’re a screenwriter and you want to break into the movies, you head to Los Angeles. Serious about theater? Go to New York. Want …

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘God Box’ — performance in Northampton

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

After the untimely death of her daughter Rebecca in a car accident, quintessential Jewish mother Gloria Adelman is packing up the girl’s apartment when she …

Franklin County Sportsmen’s Club teaches stone-age skills in Deerfield

Sunday, October 12, 2014

DEERFIELD — “I think I killed the coyote!” shouted 13-year-old Keegan LeBeau, pointing excitedly at the arrow that had sunk into the foam canine about 30 feet away. Next to him, his brother Ethan buried his own arrow …

Forbes Library receives state grant to improve services for people with disabilities

Sunday, October 12, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Forbes Library has received an $18,100 grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners to improve services for people with disabilities. Lisa Downing, the assistant director at Forbes Library, said the grant during the next two years will pay for equipment, including assistive listening devices, staff …

New documentary provides look behind Snowden NSA leak

Sunday, October 12, 2014

NEW YORK — With an uncommon view of history in action, a new documentary captures Edward Snowden’s leak of NSA documents as it unfolded in a Hong Kong hotel room. Laura Poitras’ highly anticipated documentary “Citizenfour” premiered Friday …

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 …