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Carl Clements performs at The Lumberyard restaurant in Amherst April 16.

Art Maker: Carl Clements | Musician

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Easthampton musician Carl Clements, 51, is an active performer and composer of jazz and world music. And we do mean active. In addition to being a visiting assistant music professor at Hampshire College in Amherst, he is working on duo recording projects with guitarist Kevin Kastning, and will expand that in June to a trio project with Hungarian guitarist Sandor …

Marietta Pritchard’s Slice of Life: Getting my fix of ‘Law and Order’

Thursday, April 30, 2015

One of my favorite early computer-related cartoons was this: A dog sits in front of his computer saying, “The great thing about the Internet is that no one knows you’re a dog.” One of the great things about the Internet for me is that up until now no one has known I’m a “Law and Order” fan. So I’m blowing my cover. And …

Tim Driscoll’s Barhopping: A drink named for a pro

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Last month, I decided to watch the “back nine” of the Masters Golf Tournament at the Grill ’N Chill at 127 Elm St. in Hatfield. Before I headed over, I went online to see if the Masters has an official cocktail, and discovered they do, indeed: it’s the classic Gin & Tonic. Now, …

Movie Times

Thursday, April 23, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Clouds of Sils Maria (R) Daily 1:30, 4:15, 7:15, 9:15; Sat.-Sun. also 11:15 a.m. Pierrot Le Fou (NR) Sun. 2; Tues. 7 While We’re Young (R) Daily 2, 4:30, 7, …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

THE AGE OF ADALINE: A young woman (Blake Lively), born at the turn of 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man (Michiel Huisman) who might be worth …

New on DVD

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Accidental Love: A small-town waitress gets a a nail accidentally lodged in her head causing unpredictable behavior that leads her to Washington, D.C., where she meets a clueless young senator. Stars Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal Raymond L. Brown …

They Will Be Back: Sequels multiply in summer movie season

Friday, April 24, 2015

‘I’ll be back,” the line Arnold Schwarzenegger first uttered more than 30 years ago in that indelible manly monotone, belongs to the Terminator, of course. But it also might as well be the official slogan of the summer …

Your Time: Celebrating spring, Hampshire County

Thursday, April 23, 2015

We all did battle over the past months with the howling winds and frigid temperatures during what was surely the longest, coldest, snowiest and just-plain-hardest winter in memory. Even now, in the hills, early-April showers haven’t quite eliminated …

Carol Lollis’ Photo Gallery: A sad demise

Thursday, April 23, 2015

In my frequent travels along Reservoir Road in Westhampton, I often pass these red pine trees. Some have been marked with blue spray paint, meaning they are diseased, and must be cut down. Those that are healthy are …

ID: Kevin Moforte

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Kevin Moforte was born in the United States but his father is from Chile, so he grew up moving constantly between both countries and speaking what he calls “Spanglish.” He studied aviation before a volunteer stint working in …

Style Stop: Maude Behrens’ folk-punk vibe

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Style Stop team had just about given up for the day when we spied Maude Behrens, 18, about to cross the street near the Academy of Music in downtown Northampton. We couldn’t help but interrupt the Northampton …

Digital Life: Plenty of options for HBO online, not enough time

Thursday, April 23, 2015

HBO Now, the cable channel’s new stand-alone streaming service, is both a blessing and a curse. Like HBO Go, the app that cable and satellite TV subscribers have, HBO Now gives you instant access to new TV episodes …

Chef’s Best: For classic Alabama barbecue, only white sauce will do

Thursday, April 23, 2015

When people think barbecue sauce, they usually think something tomato- or vinegar-based. But today, I want to convince you to consider another breed of barbecue — white. White barbecue sauce is popular in northern Alabama. I was introduced …