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Arts / Theater / Dance

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 discovers a box labeled “God.” Finding it filled with bibles, Buddhas and other mementos of someone in search of a faith, Gloria is initially heartbroken over her daughter’s seeming abandonment of Judaism but soon begins her own spiritual quest to ensure that Rebecca receives the right funeral. Written and performed by Antonia Lassar, “God Box” is described as “a hilarious and poignant tale of how faith is passed on, and what happens when it isn’t.” Circles for Jewish Living and …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Live, onstage “Live Art Magazine,” billed as “a contemporary art talent show,” will be presented Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Music, 274 Main St., in Northampton. Creative folks from around the Valley are making new work for the event, which is structured like a magazine, with shorts and features …

Opera spurs protest outside Met

Monday, October 20, 2014

NEW YORK — Politicians including former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Peter King joined a crowd of demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday as part of an ongoing protest over an opera focused on the death of a Jewish man that critics say glorifies his Palestinian killers. About 400 …

Art Maker: Paul Dennis | dancer, choreographer

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Paul Dennis, 49, is an assistant professor of dance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A former member of the José Limon Dance Company in New York City, Dennis has brought many a fellow professional dancer to work …

Weekend Planner — Theater: The Theater Project’s ‘The Last Romance’

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Joe DiPietro’s play “The Last Romance” tells the story of a widower, Ralph Bellini, who takes a slight detour on his daily walk and encounters the elegant but distant Carol Reynolds. Ralph is emboldened to pursue her but …

The rise and fall of a fast-talking dame: World premiere of commissioned screwball comedy, ‘Nobody’s Girl,’ to christen stage at renovated Academy of Music

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The term “glass ceiling” wasn’t coined until sometime in the late 1970s. But what that ceiling represented — a barrier to women reaching management positions in business, government and other fields — was well in place before then. …

Jerrey Roberts’ Photo Gallery: High moon

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Anyone paying attention to the sky last week couldn’t miss the drama of this nearly full October moon as a parade of clouds drifted by. It seemed a bit spooky to me — like a prelude to Halloween. …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Waste not, want not “75%+ReUse,” an art show and sale featuring works by more than 30 local artists, will be held Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, 80 Locust …

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 …

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 …

Weekend Planner — Kids: ‘Squirrel Stole My Underpants,’ a puppet show at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sylvie, a lonely, awkward girl, is sent to hang up laundry in the backyard. The moment her back is turned, however, a nefarious squirrel makes off with her favorite piece of clothing. Determined to give chase, Sylvie folds …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts: Arts nights out in Northampton (Oct. 10), Easthampton (Oct. 11)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

‘7 Day Film Sprint’ Northampton Community Television is inviting anyone who is interested in unique filmmaking projects to form a team and create a seven-minute film over the course of seven days, with awards and a screening party …

Art Maker: Seth Lepore | humorist, performance artist

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Editor’s note: Beginning this week, Hampshire Life presents a new feature, “Art Maker,” an edited Q&A that takes a look at what area artists are up to. We hope you enjoy this peek over the shoulder of some …