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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 modern and jazz dance to create an energetic and athletic style of movement, according to the company’s website. Adametz is also the rehearsal director for the eight-member troupe. Adametz began his dance training at the Hackworth School of Performing Arts in Easthampton. While a student there, he traveled to Europe twice as … 0

New and Improved: Clark Museum in Williamstown unveils dramatic expansion and renovation

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

When the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute opened its doors in 1955, it was a bit of an anomaly — a fairly modest museum seemingly in the middle of nowhere, one designed more or less as a public showcase for its founders’ private art collection. The Williamstown museum may still be off … 0

No comfort for this Creature: Old Deerfield Productions premieres multi-media adaptation of ‘Frankenstein’

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Forget the lumbering green monster with bolts sticking out of its neck. Old Deerfield Productions’ new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s book “Frankenstein,” directed and produced by Linda McInerney and written by Lindel Hart, eschews Hollywood’s iconic movie-monster image in favor of a nuanced Creature that organizers say is more true to the novel. … 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

How to succeed: Amherst forum offers tips to artists

Thursday, May 8, 2014

It isn’t news: Making a living in the arts isn’t easy — but it’s not impossible. In a forum, a group of local experts will offer tips on how to find success as an artist. “Your Next Art … 0

Weekend Planner — Dance: Amherst Ballet’s ‘Juxtapositions’

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Titled “Juxtapositions: An Evening of Dance Inspired by Romanticism and Abstract Expressionism,” Amherst Ballet’s annual spring performance on Saturday in UMass’ Bowker Auditorium, will feature excerpts from the romantic ballet “Giselle,” “Made of Glass,” a new modern work … 0