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Alexandra Lynch of Hatfield.

Art People: Alexandra Lynch | collage artist

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Alexandra Lynch is a painter, a poet, a law school graduate (who got hives just thinking about practicing law, so she didn’t), a fashion impresario, a curio hunter, and, most recently, a collage artist. In her current work, Lynch, 44, uses the cut-and-paste method, to “dress” subjects of vintage photographs — mostly from the turn of the last century — …

Kevin Gutting’s photo gallery: Not-so-endless summer

Thursday, September 11, 2014

About this time of year I find myself winning a battle, but not the war, with those who would say that summer is over. Yep, Labor Day and the start of school surely spell the end, but we have yet another 10 days! And the equinox is only a number anyway; just astronomical …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: Busking at Art Walk Easthampton; National Theatre Live’s ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ in local theaters

Thursday, September 11, 2014

UNION STREET BUSKING I’ve always thought that the trek during Easthampton’s Art Walk from one end of Union Street to the other (from galleries on Main to Cottage streets), seems like a long, uneventful journey. Problem solved. On Sept. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m., buskers will line Union Street, entertaining folks as they move from art venue to art venue. There will …

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Art People: Elizabeth Bannish | printmaker, illustrator

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Elizabeth Bannish wasn’t sure what she’d major in when she arrived at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Much as she liked art, she wondered how practical it would be as a career. She also had an interest in …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: Northampton Jazz Festival; art exhibits at Gallery A3 in Amherst and Oxbow and Hosmer galleries in Northampton

Thursday, August 28, 2014

ALL THAT JAZZ The fourth annual Northampton Jazz Festival starts Sept. 2 with a performance by Giacomo Gates at the Northampton Jazz Workshop at 7:30 p.m. at The Loft at the Clarion Hotel. That will be followed on Sept. 3 and 4 by Jazz and Food nights, and …

Suzanne Wilson’s Best Bets: The Pikeys at ‘A Perfect Spot of Tea’; puppet shows at the Eric Carle Museum and Park Hill Orchard

Thursday, August 28, 2014

‘A PERFECT SPOT OF TEA’ I’m not sure if there’s such a thing as a last call for tea, but Aug. 30 is the last call for “A Perfect Spot of Tea,” the weekly summer gatherings on the veranda at the Porter-Phelps-Huntington House Museum in Hadley. Tea, pastries, …

Laurie Loisel’s Best Bets: ‘Boyhood’; Northampton Jazz Festival

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A MOVIE GEM The best movie I’ve seen in a long time is “Boyhood,” about an ordinary, imperfect, loving family. Director Richard Linklater filmed the cast for a handful of days each year for 12 years to show the arc of change a family experiences. We see Ellar …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes at the Iron Horse, and much, much more

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes are Melbourne, Australia’s smartly dressed contribution to the world of retro soul (Amy Winehouse, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings), and they’ll bring their ’60s-influenced soul/spy/garage-pop to the Iron Horse in Northampton Friday …

Your Time: The Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee, Franklin County

Thursday, August 28, 2014

‘No matter how many times you do it, it’s always a shock.” That’s how Keith Cardoza of Jamaica Plain, a five-time veteran of the Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnée, sums up the back-roads distance cycling event known more simply …

Jerrey Roberts’ Photo Gallery: A frame divided

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I took this picture last week as I watched people using the third-floor skyway that leads from Thornes Marketplace to the E. J. Gare Parking Garage in Northampton. I like the way the frame is divided between the …

Valley Readings

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: GROUNDINGS: Resa Nelson discusses “Our Lady of the Absolute,” her fantasy mystery novel inspired by ancient Egypt Aug. 30, 2:30 p.m., 7 Main St., Florence. JONES LIBRARY: Gerald. W. McFarland will …

Dunham, Poehler among those with books this fall

Thursday, August 28, 2014

So many memoirs are coming out this fall, written in so many ways. Neil Patrick Harris, for instance, decided that his early 40s was too young for a “life” story, even for a Tony- and Emmy-winning actor. So …

Movie Listings

Thursday, August 28, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Boyhood (R) Calvary (R) Frank (R) Land Ho! (R) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com Chef (R) The Expendables 3 (PG-13) The Giver (PG-13) Guardians of the …