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Emery Henderson at Northampton High School, Sept. 3.

Art Maker: Emery Henderson | Actor

Thursday, October 1, 2015

It’s what every actor dreams of: jobs piling up, one after the other. So, it’s probably safe to say that the last six months have been a dream-come-true for Emery Henderson of Southampton. During that time, the 16-year-old junior at Northampton High School performed in “One Slight Hitch” at the Majestic Theater in West Springfield and “This Is Our Youth” at her school’s Black Box Theater; she made her debut at New Century Theatre in Northampton in “The Little Foxes” and with The Theater Truck’s “Emily Dickinson Project”; and then she returned to the Majestic for its summer children’s theater season. Now that her schedule …

Tim Driscoll’s Barhopping: Yo ho (a pirate’s life for me)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

When we were kids, my aunt Eileen used to tell us that the Driscolls are descended from Irish pirates. I assumed she was spicing up our family history to give her nieces and nephews a little thrill. But I later learned from an Irish history professor that our ancestors did, in fact, run …

Rich Szlosek’s Slice of Life: Were those the arms of an angel?

Thursday, October 1, 2015

There was a time when I would give wide berth to someone walking toward me on a street, gesticulating and talking out loud. These days, though, I think nothing of it: It’s probably just someone conversing on a cellphone, equipped with Bluetooth technology. (If I don’t spot that little microphone, though, I still might make a beeline for the other side of the …

Your Time: Northampton Parks & Rec flag football

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Last Saturday, JFK Middle School played host to the Northampton Recreation Department’s weekend youth flag football program, described as “Seven weeks of the FUNdamentals of football.” As a spectator sport, football is the most popular one in America. …

Art Maker: Amanda Barrow | Printmaker

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Easthampton printmaker and painter Amanda Barrow is currently working on a series of monotype (one-of-a-kind) prints inspired by her observations of whale bones and jellyfish. “Geometry, fluidity, transparency and the concept of opposites form the ideas behind the …

Bruce Watson’s Slice of life: Kale, kale, the gang’s all here

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series. To view the first column, on Gluten Mountain that ran in Hampshire Life Sept. 11, visit www.gazettenet.com. As we are learning the hard way, food has consequences that extend far beyond our meager bodies. When an entire nation …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: The Hot Sardines Saturday at UMass FAC; Senegal-America Project’s benefit concert Saturday at Academy of Music

Thursday, September 24, 2015

PACKING THEM IN Help yourself to some hot jazz and sultry (it’s OK, they’re adults) standards from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s, sprinkle in rich Dixieland sounds, add a dash of Paris flavor and you’ve got a delicious musical dish: The Hot Sardines. The group — “one of …

Larry Parnass’ Best Bets: ‘Songs for Syria’ Sunday at First Churches in Northampton; Kalliope Jones in Ashfield

Thursday, September 24, 2015

SUPPORT FOR SYRIA The music is free at Sunday’s concert by the Arabic music ensemble Layaali, but those who come will be asked to help raise money for the Syrian American Medical Society, which aids refugees of that country’s civil war. It’s time “to turn our sorrow into …

Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bets: Naomi Klein talks about book, ‘This Changes Everything,’ at MHC; ‘The Lower Frequencies,’ a play, at Amherst College

Thursday, September 24, 2015

THE ROOTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE Worried about our planet’s increasingly erratic weather? Naomi Klein says you should be. In her book “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate,” the Canadian journalist says climate change is rooted in capitalism’s excesses, especially global markets dominated by corporations set on plundering …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas play the Parlor Room in Northampton

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Alasdair Fraser has been called “the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling,” and the 60-year-old musician from Clackmannan, Scotland, is a definite all-star. He’s devoted his life to the study of his four-stringed instrument and its musical history, sharing …

Headliners: Taylor Davis at the Iron Horse; Senegal-America Project at Academy of Music

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Queen of covers Forget Tom Cruise hanging off the side of an airplane — for real entertainment value check out violinist Taylor Davis’ solo rendition of the “Mission Impossible” theme on YouTube. Or maybe her cover of the …

Movie times

Thursday, September 24, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Apur Sansar (NR) Sun. 2; Tues. 7 Grandma (R) Daily 2:10, 4:40, 7:20, 9:45; Sat.-Sun. also 11:20 a.m. Learning to Drive (R) Fri.-Sat. 1:50, 7:30, 9:35; Sun. 11:10 a.m., 7:30, …

Movie capsules

Thursday, August 6, 2015

ANT-MAN: Director Peyton Reed’s tale of a tiny super hero. Armed with suit that provides the ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, a con man, Scott Lang, must embrace his inner hero and help his …