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Arts / Theater / Dance

JERREY ROBERTS
Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter High School students perform during "Subject to Change", a dance thesis show for seniors, Tuesday in the PVPA Mainstage Theater. This piece, "I Want to Dance", was choreographed by senior Melinda Hurteau.

Dancing the night away

Friday, February 12, 2016

Natural patterns: Art inspired by particle physics on view in UMass exhibit

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Art is not the antithesis of science — at least not the way artist Alicia Hunsicker does it. Hunsicker, 47, uses natural fractals, patterns that repeat over and over again on all scales, from tiny particles all the way out into the cosmos, to create her artwork. “Synergy,” a new exhibit on view …

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 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 …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Photos from around the globe “Places Near and Far,” a photography exhibit by Tad Malek of Northampton, will be on view through Jan. 28 at Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. The 20 photographs in the exhibit …

Jerrey Roberts’ photo gallery: Classic New England weather

Thursday, January 7, 2016

With December temperatures reaching the middle-60s, it made it easy for me to put off yard work; I would check the forecast, then delay my work a few more days ... then a few more. I was still …

Art Maker: Alan Dallmann | Actor

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Alan Dallmann, 48, of Amherst, is preparing to perform as one of musical theater’s most beloved characters: Bert the chimney sweep in “Mary Poppins,” presented this month by Amherst Leisure Service Community Theater. Hampshire Life: How do you …