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Arts / Theater / Dance

Weekend Planner — Theater: Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller at KoFest in Amherset

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller, founders of the theatrical ensemble known as The Independent Eye, have walked the long road of theater for 50 years, collaborating as performers, playwrights, puppeteers and life partners in bringing hundreds of productions to audiences across the country. Their works range from grim realism to story-theater to Shakespearean puppetry (they’re currently preparing a two-actor, 30-puppet … 0

VIDEO Arabian Nights in Ashfield: Double Edge Theatre presents ‘Shahrazad,’ an indoor/outdoor spectacle of love and magic

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

To commemorate its 20th anniversary in Ashfield, Double Edge Theatre will re-imagine “Shahrazad, A Tale of Love and Magic” during this year’s annual Summer Spectacle. The show opened July 18 and will run through Aug. 24. All shows are at 8 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, rain or shine. These performances routinely sell out, … 0

Northampton native and former local dancer Kurt Adametz to perform July 23 at Jacob’s Pillow

Monday, July 21, 2014

Northampton native Kurt Adametz returns to western Massachusetts as a dancer with LehrerDance, a professional company from Buffalo, New York, which will perform July 23 at 6:15 p.m. at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket. The performance is part of the festival’s Inside/Out Performance Series. Under the direction of Jon Lehrer, LehrerDance fuses … 0

Weekend Planner — Dance: ‘The Multiple’

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Canadian choreographer “known for contemplative, probing solos” (The New York Times), Aretha Aoki comes to A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton Saturday night with “The Multiple,” a new interdisciplinary dance work that “explores the ghostly presence of actual and … 0

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

‘POP Northampton!’ “POP Northampton!,” presented by The Northampton Community Arts Trust and The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, will take place May 29 from 5 to 9 p.m. at The Arts Trust Building, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. … 0

Art People: Margaret Jean | painter

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Though she grew up in Austin, Texas, Margaret Jean recalls that, like a lot of teenagers, she wanted to try living somewhere else once she was on her own. She ended up attending Mount Holyoke College in South … 0

Photo gallery: Rest stop

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Pat Knightly, a student at Hopkins Academy in Hadley, found that a drink bottle could double as a headrest while waiting for his baseball game to start last week in Belchertown. He drove in a run during his … 0

Art People: Terry Rooney | painter, printmaker, curator

Thursday, May 22, 2014

This month at the Amherst Town Hall, tax inquiries and dog licenses come with free glimpses of heaven. Greeting visitors in the foyer and on stair landings is an exhibition of multimedia monoprints by Amherst artist Terry Rooney, … 1

Curtain up: New professional summer theater in the works for region

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

With 90 years of theater experience between them, David Rowland and Lucinda Kidder know a thing or two about not only putting on plays, but also making theater work. Both retired, they’re ready to launch a project they … 0

Andy Warhol Foundation gives six original prints to UMass Amherst

Thursday, May 22, 2014

AMHERST — Six original prints by famed artist Andy Warhol will be exhibited for the first time ever at the University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass after they were donated by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the … 1

Keeping Tabs on the Arts: ESB performs; Jazz Shares

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

ESB performs Dances by renowned choreographers, performed to music by world-famous composers, will be among the works presented by East Street Ballet on May 23 and 24 at Bowker Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Among the … 0

Photo gallery: Rubber reptiles to the rescue

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The children at Leverett Elementary School had a problem: Their greenhouse was being overrun by rodents. The first year, they lost much of their crop to little critters. The solution: a rubber snake that looked so realistic it … 0

Sept. 11 museum opens to relatives, survivors

Thursday, May 15, 2014

NEW YORK — Tears in her eyes, firefighter widow Maureen Fanning emerged Thursday from the new Sept. 11 museum deep beneath ground zero, unable to bring herself to look at all of it. “I just think it would … 1