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Rebecca Tuthill, left, with her grandmother, Jacqueline Tuthill, stand beside photos included in their show at the Northampton Senior Center April 7. "Lilywhite" by Rebecca is shown left. "Beauty Within" by Jacqueline is shown right.

Art People: Jacqueline Tuthill and Rebecca Tuthill | photographers

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jacqueline Tuthill and her granddaughter Rebecca Tuthill share an appreciation for the fragile, fleeting images they find in the natural world. “I think I was inspired by her to go out and look for things that are beautiful,” said Rebecca, a 14-year-old student at Amherst Regional Middle School. Jacqueline, 75, has done that for a long time. “My parents gave … 0

First Person Sharing seasons, finding community at Brookfield Farm

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Like many Americans, I have a complicated relationship with food. I sometimes live to eat, rather than eat to live. But one thing is for sure: I know exactly where my food comes from, how it’s grown and who provides it. That’s because I’m a member of Brookfield Farm in Amherst, an organic … 0

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: ‘Kill and Kill Again’

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A couple of disclaimers up front. First, “Kill and Kill Again” is a kung fu movie, but it’s not your typical ’70s export out of Japan. If it were, a synopsis would consist of “You killed my brother/sister/father/mother/son/daughter ...” Kick. Punch. Chop. Repeat. No, this movie comes from the karate capital of the … 0

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Benefit show for Letha Melchior and more, this week in the Valley

Thursday, April 3, 2014

In December 2010, painter and experimental musician Letha Melchior was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma; one month later she found out she also had breast cancer. Since then she’s had more than 10 operations. Through it all she’s … 0

Headliners: Green Street Trio’s Northampton Jazz Workshop; Nellie McKay at the Iron Horse

Friday, April 4, 2014

Noho jazz workshop turns four A Tuesday night fixture in Northampton since April 2010, the Green Street Trio’s Northampton Jazz Workshop is set to celebrate its fourth anniversary on April 8 at The Loft at the Clarion Hotel … 0

Your Time: Kiss ‘N’ Tell Ball, Easthampton

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The sixth annual Kiss ‘N’ Tell Ball, an event for LGBTQ youths and their allies from around the Valley, took place March 28 at the Flywheel Arts Collective in Easthampton. Icebreaker activities got everyone talking, followed by a … 0

Movie Listings

Thursday, March 27, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) La Dolce Vita (R) Le Week-End (R) Omar (NR) CINEMARK AT HAMPSHIRE MALL 267 Russell … 0

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 3, 2014

BAD WORDS: Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman, who also directed), a man who sets out to exact revenge for a childhood spelling-bee loss, finds a loophole in the rules, and decides to enter, and win, as an adult. Also … 0

‘Captain America’ superhero role ‘epic’ for Mackie

Thursday, April 3, 2014

For Anthony Mackie, landing the role of the Falcon in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” meant more than inking his dream deal with Marvel. “When I heard I got the role I broke down in tears,” said Mackie … 0

New on DVD

Thursday, April 3, 2014

August: Osage County: The strong-willed women of the Weston family have gone their separate ways until a family crisis brings them back together in the Oklahoma family home. Stars Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan … 0

Book Bag: ‘Stay Where You Are & Then Leave’ by John Boyne; ‘Johnny Pail Face Becomes a Human Being’ by John Jarvis

Friday, April 4, 2014

STAY WHERE YOU ARE & THEN LEAVE By John Boyne Henry Holt and Company johnboyne.com World War I was a devastating experience for Great Britain, leaving over 900,000 servicemen dead, and it gave voice to a talented new … 0

Valley Readings

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: AMHERST BOOKS: Joan Silber reads from her work Wednesday, 8 p.m., at the bookshop, at 8 Main St., Amherst. 256-1547 BROADSIDE BOOKSHOP: Baron Wormser reads from his new novel, “Teach Us … 0

Photo Gallery:

Thursday, April 3, 2014

During last week’s cold, windy weather, these crocuses — one of my favorite indicators of the end of winter — seemed like early arrivals near the Lyman Plant House at Smith College in Northampton. This purple-and-yellow mix, which … 0