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Lois Barber works in the studio of her Amherst home.

Art Maker: Lois Barber | Painter

Friday, July 3, 2015

Lois Barber has spent nearly a quarter century as the founding director of EarthAction, a global network of more than 2,000 peace and social justice organizations in some 160 countries. Now, at 69, the longtime Amherst resident says she’s begun the transition away from full-time work and toward a growing focus on another of her passions: making art. “Birdz of …

Valley Readings

Friday, July 3, 2015

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: THE BASEMENT: Straw Dog Writers Guild sponsors “Writers’ Night Out,” a monthly evening of readings Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., 21 Center St., Northampton. Featured reader: Diana Whitney. Jacqueline Sheehan, 582-0661 ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Louisa Hall reads from her new novel, “Speak,” Monday, 7 p.m., at the bookstore, in …

Jerrey Roberts’ Photo Gallery: A waiting game

Friday, July 3, 2015

The Tuesday Market behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton is usually an interesting place to look for pictures. When the market is busy, the constant movement and influx of people sometimes makes it hard for me to find the jewel amid the chaos. This time, I chose a background and waited for a good …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: EZTV transports its summer sound from Brooklyn to Florence

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Never underestimate the power of lovingly recorded layers of strummed and jangling guitars. Big Star, The Go-Betweens, The La’s, Real Estate — whatever the decade, that sparkling summery sound sticks around, as comforting as breeze in the sun-splashed …

Headliners: ‘Seminar’ at New Century Theatre; the Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The write stuff? A tart Broadway comedy from 2011 by Teresa Rebeck, “Seminar” opens in an Upper West Side Manhattan apartment where four young writers are awaiting the arrival of Leonard, a once-celebrated novelist turned creative-writing guru who …

Movie times

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Far From the Madding Crowd (PG-13) Daily 1:45, 7; Sat. no 1:45; Mon. no 7 I’ll See You in My Dreams (PG-13) Daily 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:35; Sat.-Sun. also 11:20 …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON: When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program, things go horribly wrong and it’s up to the planet’s mightiest heroes to stop the villainous …

Book Bag: ‘My Name is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth’ by Ann Turner; ‘Fishing the Desert’ by Brooks Robards

Thursday, June 18, 2015

MY NAME IS TRUTH: THE LIFE OF SOJOURNER TRUTH By Ann Turner Illustrated by James Ransome HarperCollins Veteran children’s author Ann Turner of Williamsburg has turned to a local and national figure for her latest work, a picture …

Valley Readings

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: S. WHITE DICKINSON LIBRARY: Susan Wilson reads from her new book, “The Dog That Saved Me,” at the Whately Adult Summer Reading kickoff Saturday, at the library, 202 Chestnut Plain Road., …

Your Time: 4-H Dairy cattle and goat day camps, Northampton

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A group of young farmers gathered at the Three County Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday for the 4-H Dairy Cattle Academy, Beef Cattle Academy and Dairy Goat Academy day camps. Participants from across New England and the Northeast — …

Photo gallery: Last light

Thursday, June 18, 2015

I lucked into living in a beautiful spot in the woods between Goshen and Williamsburg along the West Branch of the Mill River. Usually by the time I make it home, though, after a day of photographing for …

Art Maker: Andrew ‘Fig’ Figueroa | Hip-hop artist

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Northampton rapper and hip-hop artist Andrew “Fig” Figueroa, 23, is getting ready to hit the road on a national tour of “Mixed-Race Mixtape,” a theater piece he wrote as part of his senior thesis project at Hampshire College. …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: ‘Pioneer Women’ at Eastworks; ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ at Amherst Cinema

Thursday, June 11, 2015

BLAZING ARTISTIC FRONTIERS Editor’s note: This has been updated to reflect the correct reception date. Terry Rooney has curated a new edition of “Pioneer Women,” an exhibit that features work by 23 women artists who have settled upon the fertile ground of the Pioneer Valley to create their …