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Arts / Theater / Dance

Weekend Planner — Kids: Paintbox Theatre’s ‘Pirate Girl’ at Northampton Senior Center

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ferocious Captain Firebeard may think that he and the cruel crew of The Horrible Haddock rule the high seas — but he hasn’t reckoned on a small, daring girl called Molly. And he certainly shouldn’t have kidnapped her! Newly adapted from the picture book by Cornelia Funke, Paintbox Theatre’s “Pirate Girl” promises lots of audience participation, including projection onstage of … 0

A quarter of a century later, Chester Theatre Company still tackling big ideas with small-cast plays

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

For 25 years, organizers at The Chester Theatre Company have been on a mission — to produce thought-provoking, small-cast, contemporary plays that engage audiences who make their way to this small Berkshire hilltown community on the banks of the Westfield River. “The company looks for language-rich plays that give our audience something to … 0

Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

PARIS — Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists. The hot weather in Paris has brought many picnicking visitors to the garden, whose garbage is a feast for … 0

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

Art People: Anne Louise White | musician, teacher

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Music is so much more than entertainment, says Anne Louise White, a singer, pianist, choral director and music teacher. It’s a way to build community, to learn about history, to reach across cultural barriers, and to feed our … 0

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Positive energy A book signing party for Leta Herman and Jaye McElroy’s new book, “The Energy of Love,” will be held May 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Booklink Booksellers in Thornes Marketplace in Northampton. The authors … 0

Photo Gallery

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Hadley Walkway, an art installation by Laura Brooks of East Lyme, Connecticut, on North Lane in Hadley, struck me as a great place to take a picture. Since its completion last year, I’ve often pondered its possibilities, … 0