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Arts / Theater / Dance

ANNIE BAKER

Amherst is ground zero for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Drama

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — Amherst can boast a near-stranglehold on the Pulitzer Prize in Drama this year — one prizewinner and the two finalists for the best drama, all of whom are from Amherst or have Amherst connections. One of the finalists even used to baby-sit for the winner. On Monday, Annie Baker’s “The Flick,” a play that examines the lives of … 0

Don’t blink: Artists have seconds to explain their work at ArtSalon in South Deerfield

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WHAT can artists say in just seconds about their art? Turns out, quite a lot In a presentation style called Pecha Kucha, started in Japan in the early 2000s, artists show an audience 20 photographic slides that depict their work, for just 20 seconds each. That’s all the time presenters will have to … 1

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘Urinetown’ at Williston Northampton School in Easthampton

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

While the satirical musical comedy “Urinetown” made its debut in 2001, the dystopian future it posits — one in which extreme water shortages have made private toilets illegal and all waste-elimination activities must be accomplished in pay-per-use facilities controlled by a corrupt megacorporation — seems to become less and less remote with each … 0

Weekend Planner — Dance: Smith College MFA Thesis Concert in Choreography and Performance

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

What happens to the human body when interweb connectivity reaches a critical point and our physical relationship to others is entirely supplanted by social media? Choreographer and MFA candidate Sara Coffin essays an answer in her work “Body … 0

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Shared show at the Oxbow “Impulse,” an exhibit by Mary Witt and Brianna Ashe, will open with a reception Feb. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. and will remain on view through March 2 at the Oxbow Gallery, … 0

Pete Seeger, musician and folk revivalist, dies at 94

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

NEW YORK — Folk singer and activist Pete Seeger has died at the age of 94, his record label said Tuesday, after a long career collecting and championing the folk songs of the United States as well as writing his own classic hits. He died of natural causes … 0

Amherst Live celebrates the vitality of a unique town

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Last night we bought our tickets on line to a sold-out show at the Kirby Theater at Amherst College for the second edition of Amherst Live, a magazine show about what it means to live in Amherst. The crowd was impressive--every seat was filled--and before the show, audience … 0

Easthampton photographer brings digital photography to postcards

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

As Joseph Casciano sees it, there’s something of a disconnect between the growing world of online photography and the more established one of print photos — and now he’s trying to bridge that gap. Casciano, 28, a photographer … 0

‘Musical of all musicals:' Amherst Leisure Services presents ‘Les Mis’ at UMass Amherst

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Leaders at the Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater jumped at the chance to stage the Broadway hit “Les Misérables” when its producers offered it to community theaters around the country last spring. “This was the first musical I … 0

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Another world “Elementum,” an exhibit of landscape paintings by Caren Hyde, will be on view through March 12 at the Easthampton City Hall Gallery. The paintings evoke an otherworldly dialogue between the topography of the Valley, “its colors … 0

Art People: Walter Hamilton shows paintings at Amherst Town Hall

Thursday, January 23, 2014

If you’ve spent your career as a journalist — a job that requires a dedication to impartial accuracy — it makes sense that if you took a turn as a painter, you might want the freedom to fiddle … 0

Photo Gallery: Unplanned obsolescence?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

These snowshoes and cross-country skis propped outside Ross Bros. Antiques in Florence are good to go for enthusiasts eager to enjoy the outdoors during this year’s snowy, frigid winter. But concerns about global warming make one wonder if … 0

Weekend planner — Theater: ‘Project Unspeakable’

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Following staged readings in Northampton, Leverett and Shelburne Falls last fall on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy, “Project Unspeakable” will be performed again on Friday at 7 p.m. at Amherst … 0