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Painter and printmaker Kathryn Fanelli at work in her studio at Eastworks in Easthampton

Art Maker: Kathryn Fanelli | painter, printmaker

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kathryn Fanelli, 48, of Amherst says she’s mainly a painter, but includes drawing, printmaking and photography in her practice. She has a studio in Eastworks in Easthampton and is a member of Zea Mays Printmaking Studio in Florence. She also is an affiliate of the contemplative arts movement, and her work addresses methodologies for creating through meditation and unconscious perception. …

Bruce Watson’s Slice of Life: It’s Greek to me

Thursday, July 30, 2015

BANKRUPTCIES: We have gathered in the Agora, Socrates, all the searching and wondering ones, hoping you might explain the Greek crisis. SOCRATES: Well might I, Bankruptcies, but little do I understand it myself. BANKRUPTCIES: Perhaps the usual dialogue? Where shall we begin? SOCRATES: Begin in pre-euro Greece, fabled land of tart wines, lovely women and the warm Aegean. I trust you are familiar …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: ‘Mr. Burns’ at New Century Theatre; ‘Free Fun Friday’ at the Eric Carle Museum

Thursday, July 30, 2015

D’oh! Here’s a unique premise: In her play “Mr. Burns,” Anne Washburn explores a post-apocalyptic world where strangers pass the time retelling the story of “Cape Feare,” an episode from “The Simpsons.” Flash forward seven years and a theater company is doing the same thing. Leap ahead 75 more years and Homer and Marge are now the pop-culture inspirations for yet another theatrical …

Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bets: ‘The Emily Dickinson Project’; juried show at Gallery A3, both in Amherst

Thursday, July 16, 2015

IMMERSED IN EMILY Looking for a new way to consider the life and work of Amherst’s famous poet? “The Emily Dickinson Project,” a co-production of The Emily Dickinson Museum and the local theater collaborative TheatreTruck, uses actors to portray the various images of the elusive Dickinson, such as …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Chances are good that if you know of Shuggie Otis, it’s thanks to David Byrne and his Luaka Bop label, responsible for reissuing Otis’ little-heard but critically acclaimed 1974 album, “Inspiration Information.” The son of celebrated bandleader Johnny …

Headliners: Chester Theatre Company’s ‘Halcyon Days’; Mettawee River Theatre Company at the Ko Festival

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The dying of the light “So what are you in for?” Patricia asks Sean — a comical line that captures the prison-like nature of both the Dublin nursing home in which the two characters find themselves and the …

Movie Times

Thursday, July 16, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Amy (R) Daily 1:30, 4:20, 7:10, 9:15; Sun. also 11 a.m. I’ll See You in My Dreams (PG-13) Daily 4:55, 7:15; Wed. no 7:15; Thurs. no 4:55 Infinitely Polar Bear …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

AMY: This documentary tells the story of the late British pop singer Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks. Directed by Asif Kapadia. Rated R. ANT-MAN: Director Peyton Reed’s tale of a …

Book Bag: ‘Was’ by Geoff Ryman; ‘The Moon in the Pool’ by Gary Metras

Thursday, July 16, 2015

WAS By Geoff Ryman Small Beer Press www.smallbeerpress.com It’s one of the most memorable lines from “The Wizard of Oz”: the moment when Dorothy, magically transported from America’s Great Plains to a strange, colorful land, looks down at …

Valley Readings

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: JONES LIBRARY: Poets Eileen P. Kennedy (“Banshees”) and Cheryl J. Fish (“Make It Funny, Make It Last”) read from their new collections Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at the library, 43 Amity St., …

Carol Lollis’ Photo Gallery: Imagining the days of their lives

Thursday, July 16, 2015

I think my lifelong love of old, abandoned structures started with my grandparents’ home: They lived in an old house in Earlington, Kentucky, an especially neat place that featured what my grandparents used as a shed, but what …

Your Time: Barstow’s Burger Fest, Hadley

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Nestled in between the Connecticut River and Skinner State Park rests Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery at Longview Farm. On Saturday afternoon, if you happened to be driving along the historic scenic byway in Hadley, you could hear …

Style stop: Alice O’Connor

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Alice O’Connor, 84, of Westfield, was taking a stroll through downtown Northampton when the Style Stop team noticed her smart outfit. When we asked how she puts it all together, she told us she likes to make clothes …