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Arts / Theater / Dance

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Corinne Morgan of West Springfield tap dances Tuesday afternoon on Main Street in Northampton. Morgan was practicing some of the styles of dance she will perform and teach at the Southern Vermont Dance Festival, July 16 through 19 in Brattleboro.

Light on her feet

Friday, June 26, 2015

Historic Deerfield acquires tall case clock which had been on loan to museum for decade

Friday, June 26, 2015

DEERFIELD — History is often represented by points in time and Historic Deerfield will now have a slightly easier time keeping track of its relentless march with the acquisition of an 1803 tall case clock built by 19th-century Springfield cabinetmaker William Lloyd. The 9½-foot tall clock had been on loan to the museum …

Partners, new and old: VLO, Amherst Ballet to team up for Gilbert & Sullivan treat

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Even 144 years after W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan collaborated on their first opera, their Victorian comedies continue to bring people together. But the members of this iconic partnership produced work, separately, even before they became a permanent pair. Case in point: “Pineapple Poll,” Charles Mackerras’ 1951 ballet adaptation of W.S. Gilbert’s poem, …

Weekend Planner — Art: ‘Welcome to the Jungle,’ exhibit at Oxbow Gallery, Northampton

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Pretty much unique in the history of art, the magnificent “Chamber of Giants” by the Renaissance painter and architect Giulio Romano in the Palazzo del Te in Mantua, Italy, transforms a single room of the palace into one …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

And ... action! Crowdsourced Cinema makes its debut this year, sponsored by Northampton Community Television. And so can you. NCT invites community members to join in the filmmaking project inspired by the likes of “Star Wars Uncut,” where …

Art Maker: Andrew ‘Fig’ Figueroa | Hip-hop artist

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Northampton rapper and hip-hop artist Andrew “Fig” Figueroa, 23, is getting ready to hit the road on a national tour of “Mixed-Race Mixtape,” a theater piece he wrote as part of his senior thesis project at Hampshire College. …

Jerrey Roberts’ photo gallery: Going solo

Thursday, June 11, 2015

While at Hopkins Academy in Hadley for graduation ceremonies last week, I couldn’t help but notice the big number “2015,” created by jamming plastic cups into the chain link of the school’s baseball backstop. With an eye toward …

Anonymous challenge grant, foundation gift lift Historic Northampton; membership drive key to future, leaders say

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Historic Northampton is on the brink of making some of its own history. For the first time in nearly two decades, the nonprofit organization is aiming to finish its fiscal year with a balanced operating budget as it prepares to kick off a major membership drive …

‘Echoes from the Borscht Belt’: Exhibit at Yiddish Book Center explores history of Catskill resorts

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

It was once a vacation destination for hundreds of thousands of people — a wooded, hilly land that boasted over 600 hotels and resorts, summer camps and scores of bungalow communities. But the Borscht Belt, as the area …

Arise with art: Valley artists donate their work for auction to benefit Springfield community group

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

It’s no secret that art — for most artists — is not a big money-making venture. Whether you’re a painter, photographer, musician, sculptor or something else, you do the work because it’s important to you. But the way …

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘Life in the (413)’ at New Century Theatre

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

After three years, it’s threatening to become a Valley tradition. On Saturday, New Century Theatre will once again kick off its season with “Life in the (413),” an evening of five original tales by local authors and performers …

Art Maker: Jon Crispin | Photographer

Thursday, June 4, 2015

For the past four years, Pelham photographer Jon Crispin, 63, has been photographing a collection of more than 400 suitcases left behind at the Willard Psychiatric Center (originally called the Willard Asylum of the Insane) in New York …

Kevin Gutting’s Photo Gallery: Alley renaissance

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Since it seems like something more apt to be found in an Old World landscape like Versailles than right here in Northampton, I was surprised to see this alley of trees on my way into Childs Park in …