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Deborah Foucault, who is the owner of Folcwald Gallery in Amherst, talks amid a show of work by Ruth and Svetozar Radakovich.

Art People: Deborah Foucault | gallery owner

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The inaugural exhibit of the Folcwald Gallery of Sculptural Art in Amherst represents a love story, a tale of courage and international intrigue and treasures of mid-20th-century American art. The story of the gallery’s creation by Deborah Foucault is no snoozer either. “Mid-Century Craft: A Tribute to Ruth and Svetozar Radakovich” is a retrospective of the work of one of …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: Real Live Theatre’s ‘The Lion & The Clown’; Massachusetts Dance Festival at UMass Amherst

Thursday, September 18, 2014

FOR MATURE AUDIENCES A faerie, a cursed woman who becomes a lion and a traveling circus are ingredients of Real Live Theatre’s world premiere play, “The Lion & The Clown: A Rumi Love Song for Beauty & The Beast,” written and directed by RLT co-founder Ellen Morbyme. It will be performed at The Arts Trust Building, 33 Hawley St. in Northampton Sept. 19-21, …

Laurie Loisel’s Best Bets: CBS’ ‘The Good Wife,’ ‘Madam Secretary’; MHC’s Matisse exhibit

Thursday, September 18, 2014

SUNDAY NIGHT MUST-WATCHES The sixth season of the CBS legal drama “The Good Wife” opens Sunday. I’m in. What fan wouldn’t be? The show had us on pins and needles last season and it looks to be more of the same this year as Alicia Florrick is urged to run for state’s attorney. While I’m on my couch that night, I plan to …

‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Unbroken’ lead drumbeat of fall

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Unable to find her second directing project, Angelina Jolie took to sifting through “generals.” Looking for a diamond in the rough, the actress-turned-director searched the movies that studios owned but weren’t making. “So I scanned through these generals …

New on DVD

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars: Teenagers Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous …

Book Bag: ‘The Stethoscope Cure’ by Sam Osherson; ‘The Hawley Book of the Dead’ by Chrysler Szarlan

Thursday, September 11, 2014

THE STETHOSCOPE CURE By Sam Osherson Solyphos Press samosherson.com Sam Osherson, a therapist from Cambridge who has taught psychology at a number of colleges and universities, is also the author of several nonfiction books about relationships and personal …

Valley Readings

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: AMHERST BOOKS: Poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips reads from his work Sept. 16, 8 p.m., at the bookshop, at 8 Main St., Amherst. 256-1547 BROADSIDE BOOKSHOP: Sam Osherson presents his new novel, …

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 …