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This and other photographs by Lori Sheehan are on view at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

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 Seethaler. The performances offer a diverse spectrum …

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 degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, both in fine arts, then followed that with …

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 …

Art Maker: Diane Harr | Painter

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Diane Harr lived for many years in Italy, where her paintings were inspired by the architecture of Rome and other Italian cities. Then, in the summer of 2011, at a villa in Umbria, she began a series of …

Carol Lollis’ Photo Gallery: Basket case

Thursday, January 21, 2016

One of my Saturday assignments recently was to photograph the “Just Because” sale at the Northampton Senior Center. Tables were laden with a host of items — from shower curtains and holiday cards to craft kits and brand-new …

Meow! Musical ‘Cats’ to return to Broadway this summer

Thursday, January 21, 2016

NEW YORK — “Cats,” once Broadway’s longest-running show, will not be a “Memory” for long — the musical is coming back to New York. A revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will return this summer to the …

A town called Auschwitz: Exhibit examines pre-war Jewish life in this Polish community

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

From the horror of the Holocaust, a few names stand out in particular — perhaps none more so than Auschwitz. Within the sprawling network of camps that Nazi Germany constructed in Europe for slave labor and industrialized killing, …

Weekend Planner — Exhibit: ‘Art in the Orchard’ photo exhibit and contest

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center is still harvesting goodies from last year’s “Art in the Orchard” exhibit, which was on view through Thanksgiving at the Park Hill Orchard in Easthampton. Floyd has launched a photo …

Weekend Planner — Theater: ALSCT’s ‘Mary Poppins’

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The “real” Mary Poppins (the one in the eight books by P.J. Travers, published from 1934 to 1988) apparently didn’t sing and dance with animated penguins. But when she breezed into Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane in London …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts: ‘Breastless,’ a new play by Laurel Turk, and much more happening this week in the Valley

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Calling string players The Springfield Mandolin Orchestra invites interested string players to attend its first rehearsal of the new year Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Sweet Music Studio, 185 West State St., Suite D, in Granby. …

Art Maker: Heather Williams | Actor

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Heather Williams, 38, of Florence joined her high school drama club back in the 9th grade — and says, “I was hooked.” All through high school, she performed onstage or in the orchestra (she plays the clarinet), as …

Kevin Gutting’s Photo Gallery: Tall tales and ruminations

Thursday, January 14, 2016

This time of year — on either side of the winter solstice — I often notice the improbably long shadows cast by the pines at the Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School farm in Northampton. Caught between the …

Finding the magical in the mundane: ALSCT brings ‘Mary Poppins’ to Bowker stage

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

More than 80 years after P.L. Travers published her first book about Mary Poppins, the magical nanny blown by easterly winds to the Banks family’s home in London, will breeze into Amherst for a musical stage version of …