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Arts / Theater / Dance

Weekend Planner — Dance: Katie Martin, Jake Meginsky performance at A.P.E.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The week-long residency of choreographer Katie Martin and composer Jake Meginsky at A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton comes to fruition Friday and Saturday with a concert of contemporary dance and music. Martin (pictured) will present new solo and group choreographic works (assisted by dancers Joy Davis, Barbie Diewald, Maya LaLiberte, Madison Palffy and Kate Seethaler), while Meginsky will perform new electroacoustic …

Finding beauty: Amherst exhibit showcases varied photography of Robert Hallock

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Robert Hallock has had a distinguished career as a professor of physics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, joining the faculty in 1970 after earning a bachelor’s degree from the university in 1965 and a doctorate from Stanford University in 1969. But Hallock, 71, who lives in Leverett, has long had a deep …

‘Johnny Came Home’: Play about PTSD benefits Wounded Warrior Project

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It’s a story that’s become all too familiar for many families with members serving in the military: a son, daughter, husband or wife joins the armed forces and is deployed overseas, ready to fight and defend the nation’s interests and those they left at home. Some don’t come back. Others do, but they …

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Paying homage: Robert Floyd gallery presents 14th annual ‘Women in History Month’ photo contest and exhibit

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Every March, in honor of Women’s History Month, the Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center hosts a photo contest and exhibit that pays homage to women and their achievements. The 14th annual “Women in History Month Photo …

Weekend Planner — Dance: PVB’s ‘Aladdin and His Magic Lamp’

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Directed and choreographed by Pioneer Valley Ballet artistic directors Maryanne Kodzis and Thomas Vacanti, PVB’s “Aladdin and His Magic Lamp” promises to bring the colorful Arabian Nights story to life by way of a fantastical cast of dancing …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Thursday, March 26, 2015

All-generations dance “The Legacy Project,” a performance by the Dance Generators, will be presented Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Arts Trust Building, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. Members of the intergenerational …

Jerrey Roberts’ Photo Gallery: It’s a wrap

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Construction sites are often a fun place to look for photos. People, materials, structures and light come together to form scenes seldom seen by those who aren’t in the business. Here, I like the minimal, simple symmetry of …

Melting away: Photo exhibition at Amherst College tracks disappearing glaciers in Alaska

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Even before scientists announced in January that 2014 had been the hottest year on record, signs of climate change had likely become clear to all but the most determined skeptics. Extreme weather events, from drenching downpours in some …

‘The Art is the Cloth’: Tapestry exhibit at Deerfield Academy reveals the breadth of artistic weaving

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Micala Sidore can still remember the time, back in the 1970s, when she met a weaver in Montpelier, Vermont, when she was a college student. Sidore had been studying literature and languages, but from the moment she watched …

Jerrey Roberts’ Photo Gallery: A mound of snow, a heap of questions

Thursday, March 19, 2015

This backhoe parked atop a mound of snow in the Big Y parking lot in Northampton stands as a testament to the volume of snow that buried the Valley this season. It provides plenty of fodder for the …

Weekend Planner — Kids: Whole Children’s ‘Once Upon a Bog’

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Based in Hadley, Whole Children is a grassroots organization founded by parents of children with special needs to provide a range of after-school, weekend, and vacation enrichment programs for all ages and abilities. This weekend, students in the …

Laurie Loisel’s Best Bets: “Once Upon a Bog;” Funky-Tones

Thursday, March 19, 2015

ORIGINAL THEATER Whole Children of Hadley has notched many great accomplishments in its 10-plus years serving children with special needs — the most impressive of which might be what it’s done to open the minds and hearts of people who think they don’t need its services. This weekend, …

Symposium Saturday in Old Deerfield on public sculpture

Friday, March 13, 2015

DEERFIELD — Sculpted monuments are equal parts history and art as they stand as sentinels in many public parks, outside museums or government buildings and on the corners of streets in cities around the globe. On Saturday, a symposium hosted by Historic Deerfield and Wellesley College will consider …