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Alexandra Lynch of Hatfield.

Art People: Alexandra Lynch | collage artist

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Alexandra Lynch is a painter, a poet, a law school graduate (who got hives just thinking about practicing law, so she didn’t), a fashion impresario, a curio hunter, and, most recently, a collage artist. In her current work, Lynch, 44, uses the cut-and-paste method, to “dress” subjects of vintage photographs — mostly from the turn of the last century — …

Kevin Gutting’s photo gallery: Not-so-endless summer

Thursday, September 11, 2014

About this time of year I find myself winning a battle, but not the war, with those who would say that summer is over. Yep, Labor Day and the start of school surely spell the end, but we have yet another 10 days! And the equinox is only a number anyway; just astronomical …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: Busking at Art Walk Easthampton; National Theatre Live’s ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ in local theaters

Thursday, September 11, 2014

UNION STREET BUSKING I’ve always thought that the trek during Easthampton’s Art Walk from one end of Union Street to the other (from galleries on Main to Cottage streets), seems like a long, uneventful journey. Problem solved. On Sept. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m., buskers will line Union Street, entertaining folks as they move from art venue to art venue. There will …

Your Time: Hot jazz

Thursday, September 11, 2014

It was a three-H day — hot, humid and hazy — last Saturday for the final, main-stage event of the fourth annual Northampton Jazz Festival. Perhaps fittingly, as the temperature reached into the 90s, it felt more like …

ID: Sasha Berman

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sasha Berman exercises her love of self-expression in choosing her colorful style of dress and her jewelry — often her own creations. She’s someone, she says, who is “comfortable with too much.” Berman is an international folk dancer …

Style Stop: Chris Lott

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Style Stop team spotted Chris Lott’s matching pink outfit as he was crossing the street in downtown Northampton on a recent morning. Lott, of Pelham, was taking his girlfriend out to lunch at The Green Bean for …

A Closer Look: Reading tablets decent, but needed?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

E-book readers are great for reading books, but they can’t be used get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice over their heads. Tablets can. In partnership with Samsung, Barnes & Noble recently released a reading-centric tablet, …

Cheesesteak that’s delicious even minus the steak

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Like Philadelphia itself, there’s a lot to love about the city’s signature sandwich — the cheesesteak. But that delicious combination of beef, onions and cheese isn’t the sort of thing you want to pack away every day, unless …

Art People: Jonathan Wilhelm | painter, woodcut artist

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Jonathan Wilhelm describes himself as a hard worker who’s been focused on his art for 20 years. That’s not an unusual length of time — but the fact that Wilhelm is only 25 does add context. “My earliest …

First Person: Job search: Tales from the front line

Thursday, September 4, 2014

I voluntarily left my last full-time job in 2012. I hated the job and continuing it made me a miserable husband, dad and friend. I was doing the things I liked to do as a communications professional but …

Tim Driscoll’s Barhopping: Here’s Johnny

Thursday, September 4, 2014

My friend Becky, who lives in Arizona, was in the area recently for a cousin’s wedding, and I suggested we get together for a cocktail. I didn’t have to twist her arm. We headed to Johnny’s Tavern at …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: Sound installation at Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; Northampton Jazz Festival

Thursday, September 4, 2014

SURROUND SOUND Go for the art; stay for the music. The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College has a new sound installation: a multi-speaker recording of the slow movement from Franz Schubert’s Cello Quintet played by the Brentano String Quartet and Michael Kannen of the Peabody Institute of …

Suzanne Wilson’s Best Bets: ‘American Moderns’ at Springfield Museum of Fine Arts; South Hadley Poetry Circle

Thursday, September 4, 2014

‘AMERICAN MODERNS’ “American Moderns: 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell,” an exhibit of works by Georgia O’Keeffe Milton Avery, Reginald March and Norman Rockwell, among others, marks its final day Sept. 7 at the Springfield Museum of Fine Arts. On loan from the Brooklyn Museum, the exhibit shows how …