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JERREY ROBERTS
Paul Dennis practices Friday, Oct. 3, in Totman Gym at UMass.

Art Maker: Paul Dennis | dancer, choreographer

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Paul Dennis, 49, is an assistant professor of dance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A former member of the José Limon Dance Company in New York City, Dennis has brought many a fellow professional dancer to work with the University Dancers, which he directs. He just returned from Italy, where he was a guest performer at the White Night …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: ‘75%+ReUse’ art show in Northampton; Matthew Shipp/Darius Jones Duo at UMass

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Reduce, reuse, recycle More than 25 local artists answered a call from the Northampton Reuse Committee to create artwork using recycled materials. On Oct. 18, they’ll gather at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, 80 Locust St., Northampton, for “75%+ReUse,” a show and sale of those items. And there’s more: a Halloween costume exchange, an art material depot for donations, workshops, artists’ demonstrations …

Suzanne Wilson’s Best Bets: Open house at Yiddish Book Center in Amherst; Mead Reads: ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’

Thursday, October 16, 2014

YIDDISH BOOK CENTER It happens. You’ve always meant to visit a well-known place in your own backyard but never quite do. For anyone who’s never made it to the well-known Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, there’s an open house Oct. 19, with tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aaron Lansky, the center’s president and founder, will give a talk at 1:30 p.m. …

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‘Over the Garden Wall’ gets lost in creator’s imagination

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Trying to describe “Over the Garden Wall,” Cartoon Network’s first animated miniseries, is at once easy and difficult. Easy, because the story is quite simple: Two brothers (voiced by Elijah Wood and Collin Dean) get lost in a …

Tuned In: Fall Festival, Sunderland

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The annual Sunderland Fall Festival on Saturday was drenched with rain, but festivalgoers of all ages tried to ignore the weather and enjoy the live music, food, crafts, contests and a magic show. “It’s rained before, but never …

ID: Steven Magargal

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Steven Magargal is a business owner in his hometown, Worthington, but finds time for work in the community. For example, he’s a volunteer gym teacher at the R.H. Conwell Community Education Center in Worthington. He’s also found another …

Art People: Don Grant | painter

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Editor’s note: Today’s “Art People” marks the end of the column in Hampshire Life. Beginning next week, look for a new feature, “Art Maker.” First up will be satirist and performance artist Seth Lepore. Don Grant has scrutinized …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: ‘Beat the Devil’ at Hartsbrook School in Hadley; jazz violinist Regina Carter at UMass Amherst

Thursday, October 2, 2014

THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO HADLEY “Beat the Devil! Faust, the Whole Story” is an award-winning play, so it’s a good bet that when New York actor Glen Williamson brings it to Hadley Oct. 3, it’ll be worth it for me to make the trip across “the bridge” …

Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bets: Local bands with big followings at Iron Horse; MHC presents free concerts from WWI era

Thursday, October 2, 2014

LOCAL MUSICAL HEROES On Oct. 3 and 4, the Iron Horse in Northampton hosts local bands with big followings. Darlingside (Oct. 3, 7 p.m.) isn’t strictly local any more, but the indie folk quartet (now of Boston) still plays here regularly. The Suitcase Junket opens. On Oct. 4th, …

Suzanne Wilson’s Best Bets: ‘New England Autumn’ photography exhibit at Robert Floyd Gallery in Southampton; ‘A Year in Arcadia,’ paintings by Jeffrey Gatrall at Historic Northampton

Thursday, October 2, 2014

‘NEW ENGLAND AUTUMN’ I know, it arrives every year. Summer turns to fall. Foliage happens. Color occurs. Still, the spectacle never gets old. (What comes next, though, now that gets old.) “New England Autumn,” a group exhibit at the Robert Floyd Gallery in Southampton, includes local scenes by …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Fundraiser for Karl Hendricks at Flywheel, and much, much more

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Pittsburgh-based singer/songwriter Karl Hendricks (pictured) was diagnosed with oral cancer this past spring. After three surgeries and a course of radiation treatments, he’s back working part-time at the store he owns, Sound Cat Records, though he can barely …

Your Time: Homecoming Tailgate, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Thousands of students, alumni and just plain football fans jammed the parking lots surrounding the University of Massachusetts’ McGuirk Alumni Stadium last Saturday for Homecoming Tailgate. The tailgate marked the first homecoming game at the stadium since 2011, …

Jerrey Roberts’ Photo gallery: Night lights

Thursday, October 2, 2014

When the sun rises and sets each day, the low angle of its light often gives us warm colors and strong contrast. The glowing utility wires at sunset and the lights from passing cars made an interesting scene …