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Arts / Theater / Dance

PHOTO COURTESY OF NORTHAMPTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Peter Dellert at work at a previous "Northampton Ice Art Festival"

Thrills and chills: Northampton readies for 6th annual ‘Ice Art Festival’

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

It got off to a slow start, but winter’s finally here, just in time for the 6th annual “Northampton Ice Art Festival.” On Friday, experienced and neophyte ice sculptors will spend the day decorating the streets in the city’s lively downtown area. The festival, part of the city’s monthly “Arts Night Out,” is a popular one, says Penny Burke, the …

City man wins snow-sculpting competition in Colorado

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dave Rothstein of Northampton recently used 20 tons of snow to educate the public about ocean pollution — and he won first place in a snow-sculpting contest while doing it. Rothstein was a member of Team USA/VT, one of 15 teams competing last month in the “International Snow Sculpting Championships,” held in Breckenridge, …

Keeping tabs on the arts

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Dance at Smith “Hue: a continuum,” thesis choreography by Smith College MFA candidates in dance, will be presented Feb. 11-13 at 8 p.m. in Theatre 14 in the Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, 122 Green St. at Smith College in Northampton. The choreographers are Barbie Diewald, Emily Lukasewski, Bronwen MacArthur and Kate …

Art Maker: Jan Ruby-Crystal |Painter

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Before she could even walk, Jan Ruby-Crystal had already started to paint. That early interest, she says, blossomed into a life-long love of painting. She received a bachelor’s degree from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and a master’s …

Carol Lollis’ photo gallery: Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl ...

Thursday, February 4, 2016

... but she didn’t have a lot to say. — Carol Lollis …

Desk carved with initials ‘JFK’ was not used by president, despite display at museum

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

It seemed too good to be true: An old wooden desk carved with the initials “JFK” from the private school in Connecticut where John F. Kennedy studied as a boy. That’s because it was. The desk was the …

The form that fills an empty space: Exhibit develops over two months at A.P.E. Gallery

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The New Year is a time of new beginnings. Gordon Thorne, founding director of the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, decided to leave his art space fairly empty for much of the first two months of this new year, …

Sit on it: UMass exhibit offers chairs as functional art — and more

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Functional artworks. They’re defined very broadly as aesthetic objects that serve a utilitarian purpose — dishes and cups, furniture, a particularly beautiful or artful piece of clothing. Within that framework, there’s plenty of diversity, from a handsome kitchen …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Theater in HD The play “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” will be presented in high definition Thursday at 7 p.m. and Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. at the Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst. The play, produced by National Theatre …

Art Maker: Ann Knickerbocker | Abstract painter

Thursday, January 28, 2016

When Florence artist Ann Knickerbocker started college as an art major, she says, she loved tiny little sketches and etchings. She wanted to draw a tree branch like Rembrandt did, she says, and it seemed everyone else already …

Jerrey Roberts photo gallery: Hurry up and wait

Thursday, January 28, 2016

As a swim meet between Northampton and Belchertown high schools earlier this month was just about to start, I got into position for the first race. But, there was a delay. Swimmers who had lined up at their …

‘Grease’ at Easthampton High School features original Broadway music and script

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

EASTHAMPTON — Danny, Sandy, Kenickie, Frenchie and the rest of the Rydell High School gang will all be present as the Easthampton High School Drama Club’s production of “Grease” hits the stage on Thursday. While many of the …

A drama-filled weekend: “La Boheme” and “Frankenstein” onstage at Northampton’s Academy of Music

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

From the dark recesses of Victor Frankenstein’s laboratory, to the streets of Paris in the 1840s — and with a quick nod to the macabre imagination of Edgar Allan Poe — Northampton’s Academy of Music plays host this …