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Northampton native and former local dancer Kurt Adametz to perform July 23 at Jacob’s Pillow

Monday, July 21, 2014

Northampton native Kurt Adametz returns to western Massachusetts as a dancer with LehrerDance, a professional company from Buffalo, New York, which will perform July 23 at 6:15 p.m. at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket. The performance is part of the festival’s Inside/Out Performance Series. Under the direction of Jon Lehrer, LehrerDance fuses modern and jazz dance to create an … 0

Northampton native Sherry Thomas makes her mark in television Wins Emmy nomination for casting of hit show “Breaking Bad”

Friday, July 18, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — When she was growing up in Florence, Sherry Thomas thought she might like to live in California when she was older. A longtime … 0

New and Improved: Clark Museum in Williamstown unveils dramatic expansion and renovation

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

When the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute opened its doors in 1955, it was a bit of an anomaly — a fairly modest museum … 0

Suzanne Wilson’s Best Bets: Talk: ‘Contemporary Northampton in 2030’; Free Fun Friday at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst

Thursday, July 10, 2014

NORTHAMPTON 2030 What better setting than Historic Northampton for a talk about the city’s future with Carolyn Misch, Northampton’s senior land use planner and permits manager? Misch’s talk, titled “Contemporary Northampton in 2030,” will focus on plans for the city’s future transportation, green infrastructure, open spaces and urban … 0

Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bets: Rolling Stones cover band; Lyell Castonguay’s woodcuts

Thursday, July 10, 2014

GET YER YA YA’S OUT The Rolling Stones aren’t getting any younger — Mick Jagger turns 71 this month — but their alter egos in “Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show” evoke the venerable British rockers in their glory days of the 1960s and 1970s. The cover band has … 0

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Maxwell Hughes at the Montague Bookmill and other gigs in the Valley

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Two hands and a six-string acoustic guitar. Maxwell Hughes starts with those average implements and builds music that lives in the same neighborhood as creative greats like Michael Hedges, Kaki King and Tommy Emmanuel. Hughes uses alternate tunings … 0

Book Bag

Thursday, July 10, 2014

ALL I LOVE AND KNOW By Judith Frank William Morrow/Harper Collins Publishers facebook.com/judithfrankauthor The trigger to “All I Love and Know,” the new novel by Judith Frank, could have sprung from today’s headlines. Matt and Daniel, a gay … 0

Valley Readings

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: FLYING OBJECT: Elaine Kahn and Sara Nicholson read from their work July 15, 8 p.m., Flying Object, 42 West St., Hadley. 387-0333. MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE: Deborah Harkness, author of “The Book … 0

Art People — Rita Bleiman | writer

Thursday, July 10, 2014

As a Northampton city councilor from 2000 to 2006, Rita Bleiman served her adopted hometown, though at a cost. Years of measuring every word she spoke affected her writing, she says, and not for the better. “You’re always … 0

Photo gallery: Fishing allure

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Most of the orphaned fishing line I saw in the trees around Puffer’s Pond in North Amherst last Saturday appeared fairly harmless — except that, unlike the natural string from Charlie Brown’s lost kite, these nylon lines might … 0

Review: Value in Amazon Prime goes beyond shipping

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Spending $99 a year for an Amazon Prime membership to get free shipping hardly seems like a deal. After all, I can usually get free shipping by spending at least $35 on a single order. But Prime’s benefits … 0

‘Thrones’ leads Emmy nominations with 19

Thursday, July 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmy voters may need to steel themselves to sort through this year’s top nominees: a macabre, medieval-style tale; a meth kingpin and his violent downfall; a bleak mystery about detectives tracking a ritual killer, … 0

The How and the Why answers questions I never asked

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tonight I went to see the latest New Century Theatre production at Smith College, "The How and the Why," by Sarah Treem. It's a serious play about a mother and daughter who come together for a biology conference and find similarities in their adult lives after the mom … 0