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Amherst is ground zero for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Drama

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — Amherst can boast a near-stranglehold on the Pulitzer Prize in Drama this year — one prizewinner and the two finalists for the best drama, all of whom are from Amherst or have Amherst connections. One of the finalists even used to baby-sit for the winner. On Monday, Annie Baker’s “The Flick,” a play that examines the lives of … 0

Building on the past, with an eye toward the future: Young@Heart Chorus charts new course as an independent group

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

They’ve long been an institution in the Valley as well as a hit in other parts of the country. They’ve toured overseas, been the subject … 0

Director Bob Peterson, Ed Asner to speak at Northampton showing of “Up”

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Creative collaboration? Bob Peterson says he’s all for it. And the writer and co-director of the Disney/Pixar movie “Up” knows something about sharing ideas to … 0

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “Draft Day,” “Oculus,” “The Raid 2” and “Rio 2.” The Amherst Cinema opens “The Lunchbox” and “The Unknown Known” and continues showing “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Le Week-End.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features “Noah” and … 0

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: ‘Waste Not, Want Not Art Walk,’ Saturday in Easthampton; Hooked Rug art at Historic Northampton

Thursday, April 10, 2014

‘Waste Not, Want Not Art Walk’ Easthampton’s Art Walk celebrates spring on April 12 with exhibits and green-themed activities. In a collaboration between the town’s artists and gardeners from Easthampton Community Garden, the evening includes, for instance, making seed bombs with gardeners at Nash Gallery, 40 Cottage St., … 0

Suzanne Wilson’s best bets: B.Z. Reily exhibit at Hope & Feathers; Odyssey Bookshop’s Crime Club

Thursday, April 10, 2014

‘FULL CIRCLE’ Besides teaching art for years in local schools, B.Z. Reily has had a long career as an artist who turns found objects into wall sculptures and prints. “I’ve always been intrigued by objects of our past and ... human things eroded by time and weather,” she … 0

Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bets

Thursday, April 10, 2014

KEN BURNS RETURNS TO THE CIVIL WAR I love Ken Burns’ epic documentary on the American Civil War, though I only got around to seeing the whole thing some months ago when I borrowed it from Forbes Library. On Tuesday at 9 p.m., Burns revisits a segment of … 0

Art People: Jacqueline Tuthill and Rebecca Tuthill | photographers

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jacqueline Tuthill and her granddaughter Rebecca Tuthill share an appreciation for the fragile, fleeting images they find in the natural world. “I think I was inspired by her to go out and look for things that are beautiful,” … 0

Movie Listings

Thursday, March 27, 2014

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) Le Week-End (R) The Lunchbox (PG) The Unknown Known (PG-13) CINEMARK AT HAMPSHIRE MALL 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com Captain America: Winter … 0

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 3, 2014

BAD WORDS: Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman, who also directed), a man who sets out to exact revenge for a childhood spelling-bee loss, finds a loophole in the rules, and decides to enter, and win, as an adult. Also … 0

AMC’s ‘Mad Men’ begins a 2-part final season

Thursday, April 10, 2014

AMC’s “Mad Men” returns at 10 p.m. Sunday for the beginning of its swan song: The first seven episodes of season seven start airing this month (AMC calls it “The Beginning”), and the final seven episodes (aka “The … 0

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: ‘Kill and Kill Again’

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A couple of disclaimers up front. First, “Kill and Kill Again” is a kung fu movie, but it’s not your typical ’70s export out of Japan. If it were, a synopsis would consist of “You killed my brother/sister/father/mother/son/daughter … 0

New on DVD

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Better Living Through Chemistry: A strait-laced pharmacist’s uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy-wife customer who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder. Stars Sam Rockwell, Olivia … 0