Daily Hampshire Gazette - Established 1786
Cloudy
39°
Cloudy
Hi 42° | Lo 20°

Hampshire Life

‘Hear Ye, Israel’/Songs of loss and survival

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Theatrical force, narrative intensity, dramatic lyricism — Felix Mendelssohn packed it all into his oratorio “Elijah,” along with musical evocations of earthquakes and oceans and a miraculous ascent into the empyrean on a chariot of flames. Strongly influenced by the oratorios of Mendelssohn’s Baroque predecessors Bach and Handel but singularly Romantic in style, the work was enthusiastically received by an …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AMERICAN SNIPER: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves countless lives on the battlefield, which turns him into a legend. But when he returns home to his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids after four tours of duty, he finds that he can’t leave the war behind. Also stars Kyle Gallner. Rated R. …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Consididered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf’ at A.P.E. Gallery; ‘Into the Woods Jr.’ at the Academy of Music

Friday, February 27, 2015

A SERIOUS MATTER Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf,” will be presented Saturday, Sunday and Monday by Serious Play! The choreopoem — poems accompanied by dance and music — stars Marcia Gomes, Vanessa Alexander, Janaya Barnes, Alysia Cosby, Kaliis Smith and Evelyn Harris. A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton. brownpapertickets.com; 800-838-3006. The play contains mature subject matter, and …

Calendar listings »
Submit listings for the Hampshire Life calendar by noon Tuesday the week of requested publication. They may be emailed to calendar@gazettenet.com, sent via U.S. mail to Letters, Daily Hampshire Gazette, P.O. Box 299, Northampton, MA 01061, or faxed to 413-585-5299. Click here for a submission form.

Movie Times

Thursday, February 12, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org 2015 Oscar-Nominated Animation Shorts (NR) Daily 4:30, 9:30; Sun. also 11:15 a.m. 2015 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts (NR) Fri.-Sun. 2, 6:40; Mon., Tues., Thurs. 6:40 The Imitation Game (PG-13) …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AMERICAN SNIPER: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves countless lives on the battlefield, which turns him into a legend. But when he returns home to his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids after four tours of duty, …

‘Fifty Shades’ author says she ‘fought hard’ for her fans

Thursday, February 12, 2015

‘Fifty Shades of Grey” devotees, know this: Whether you end up loving or hating the new movie, author EL James had your back. “I was thinking about the readers,” James says about the sometimes fraught process of adapting …

New on DVD

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Birdman: A washed-up actor (Michael Keaton) who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family troubles as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory. Also stars Zach Galifianakis, Edward …

Your Time: Fancy Tea Party, Edwards Public Library, Southampton

Thursday, February 12, 2015

On Saturday, the Edwards Public Library in Southampton hosted its annual Fancy Tea Party. Some 20 children, ages 2 to 11, their parents, and a menagerie of stuffed animals and dolls (which were encouraged to attend) sipped tea …

Photo Gallery: Not a ripple in sight

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Last Saturday, I covered the Western Massachusetts High School Swimming Championships at Springfield College. It was the first time I have ever photographed swimming. I made this image as everyone rose for the playing of a very old, …

ID: Elaine Wood

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Elaine Wood of Easthampton is a whirlwind of enthusiasm and a booster for the local area: She serves on the Nashawannuck Pond Committee, the Easthampton Democratic City Committee, and with the Northampton Rotary. She joined the Easthampton Community …

Style Stop: Calyx Moore

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Calyx Moore, 19, of Northampton was bundled up and keeping warm in downtown Northampton when the Style Stop team became intrigued by her handmade overcoat and woven hat, accompanied by fleece-lined leggings and snow boots. Moore, who is …

Chef’s Best: Have it your way with a mix and match take on mac and cheese

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Do you love macaroni and cheese? Stupid question, right? OK, so let’s try this one: How could you love macaroni and cheese even more? Now we’re talking. Because there are all sorts of simple ways to doctor an …

Why subscribe to Office when so much is free?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Just as I was warming up to choosing a Microsoft Office 365 subscription over making a one-time software purchase, Microsoft started giving away a lot of subscription benefits for free. The company now offers Word, Excel and others …