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Arts / Theater / Dance

ANNIE BAKER

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

Don’t blink: Artists have 20 seconds to explain their work at ArtSalon in South Deerfield

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WHAT can an artist do with 20 seconds and 20 photographic slides? Turns out, quite a lot In a style called Pecha Kucha, started in Japan in the early 2000s, participating artists get a limited amount of time and number of slides to present their work to an audience. Twenty seconds is all … 1

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘Urinetown’ at Williston Northampton School in Easthampton

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

While the satirical musical comedy “Urinetown” made its debut in 2001, the dystopian future it posits — one in which extreme water shortages have made private toilets illegal and all waste-elimination activities must be accomplished in pay-per-use facilities controlled by a corrupt megacorporation — seems to become less and less remote with each … 0

Keeping tabs on the arts

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

‘Midnight to Midnight’ The Historic Northampton Museum and Education Center invites all Northampton residents to contribute photographs that may become a permanent part of Northampton’s historical record. In a collaboration with the Northampton Camera Club and the Forbes … 0

Photo Gallery: Gazette photo editor Carol Lollis takes a shake break

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Last week, during one of the first warm days, I stopped uptown for a milk shake. As I was enjoying my treat I noticed some guys painting fire escape steps at a building across the street. I watched … 0

Amherst native Annie Baker wins Pulitzer for drama

Monday, April 14, 2014

NEW YORK — Annie Baker’s “The Flick” has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama, a play set in a rundown movie theater that was hailed by the judges as a “thoughtful drama with well-crafted characters” with “lives … 0

What’s your favorite animal?: Carle Museum encourages creativity and curiosity with hands-on programming

Thursday, April 3, 2014

What’s your favorite animal? Publishers at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers asked some well-known author/illustrators to answer that question, and they got quite a range of responses — from the commonplace to the wild and woolly. The … 0

Cut (up) and paste — the quirky collage art of Michael Metzger

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

It’s been four years since collage artist Michael Metzger had an exhibit of his work at the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton. Since then, he quips, he has spent his hours guzzling cooking wine from paper bags and sleeping … 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

Norton Juster to receive ‘Sammy’ award from Jones Library

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Amherst — There is a measure of irony in the award bestowed to renowned children’s book author Norton Juster. Juster, a longtime Amherst resident perhaps best known as author of “The Phantom Tollbooth,” is being honored Thursday as … 0

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘The Wilde Women of James Joyce’

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A new stage work in narrative and song by Valley Celtic musician Rosemary Caine, “The Wilde Irish Women of James Joyce” focuses on the three major women in James Joyce’s life: his wife Nora, his daughter Lucia and … 0

Weekend Planner — Kids: ‘Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo’

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A sweetly curious baby Dryosaur, a hulking but peaceful Titanosaur and a pretty scary, teeth-gnashing T. rex are among the 16 prehistoric creatures that take the stage in “Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo,” an interactive theater performance from Australia that … 0

Keeping tabs on the arts

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

‘The Art of Giving’ More than 100 local artist have contributed artwork in support of Whole Children, an afterschool center in Hadley for children with disabilities. The works will be up for grabs, so to speak, April 12 … 0