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KEVIN GUTTING
Two bows left in Gazette reporter Bob Dunn's quiver on a visit to the Granby Bow and Gun Club.

Playing Along: Target practice

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Despite not growing up in a hunting family, I always knew when deer season started. Suddenly, in late October, there would be only a handful of young men in class in my rural Massachusetts high school, myself among them, while the rest had gotten up before dawn to drive out to the Quabbin Reservoir to spend a day hunting down … 0

Art People: James Kitchen | sculptor of found metal

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Standing before one of his found-metal sculptures in the gallery of the office building at 1550 Main St. in Springfield, James Kitchen says, “This one is autobiographical”: The marriage of disparate rusty metal objects is immediately recognizable as a jester. It doesn’t take much imagination to picture the Chesterfield sculptor in gaudy motley. … 0

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: Alonzo King LINES Ballet; music at UMass

Thursday, April 24, 2014

JAW-DROPPING It’s not called Alonzo King LINES Ballet for nothing. The dancers in this San Francisco ballet troupe do have gorgeous bodies — long and lithe. But it’s what they do with them that amazes. As Le Monde puts it, they “possess a sort of magical science of gesture and spatiality.” I’ve never seen anything like them. April 27, 7:30 p.m., UMass Amherst … 0

Valley Readings

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: A.P.E. Gallery: Poetry Month Celebration — Poets from six Valley presses read from their work Friday, 4:30-8 p.m., at the gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton. Luke Bloomfield, Corwin Ericson, Lizzie Lee … 0

Style Stop: Emily Nutkols

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cosmetology student Emily Nutkols of Springfield says her style goal is to never blend in. She was definitely standing out in the crowd last Friday when the Style Stop team spotted her in downtown Northampton, enjoying the spring-like … 0

Chef’s Best: Moving asparagus to the center of your plate

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Asparagus has been a delicious symbol of spring since at least as far back as the Greeks, who called it asparagos — literally, “to spring up.” However it is spelled, it makes me happy. Most grocers sell asparagus … 0

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,” … 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 … 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 … 0

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: ‘Waste Not, Want Not Art Walk,’ Saturday in Easthampton; Hooked Rug art at Historic Northampton

Thursday, April 10, 2014

‘Waste Not, Want Not Art Walk’ Easthampton’s Art Walk celebrates spring on April 12 with exhibits and green-themed activities. In a collaboration between the town’s artists and gardeners from Easthampton Community Garden, the evening includes, for instance, making seed bombs with gardeners at Nash Gallery, 40 Cottage St., … 0

Suzanne Wilson’s best bets: B.Z. Reily exhibit at Hope & Feathers; Odyssey Bookshop’s Crime Club

Thursday, April 10, 2014

‘FULL CIRCLE’ Besides teaching art for years in local schools, B.Z. Reily has had a long career as an artist who turns found objects into wall sculptures and prints. “I’ve always been intrigued by objects of our past and ... human things eroded by time and weather,” she … 0

Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bets

Thursday, April 10, 2014

KEN BURNS RETURNS TO THE CIVIL WAR I love Ken Burns’ epic documentary on the American Civil War, though I only got around to seeing the whole thing some months ago when I borrowed it from Forbes Library. On Tuesday at 9 p.m., Burns revisits a segment of … 0

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In

Thursday, April 10, 2014

What’s a bridge without a troll? Or 10? Now that the Turners Falls-Gill Bridge has finally been renovated and reopened, RiverCulture, a partnership of arts and business leaders in Turners Falls, is celebrating with a colorful multimedia event: … 0