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Kelly Silliman dances on her portable stage at Smith College April 11.

Art People: Kelly Silliman | dancer, choreographer

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dancer and choreographer Kelly Silliman is certain that the end of life as we know it on Earth is inevitable. “I’m really pretty convinced that this lifestyle that we’re living is not sustainable; it’s not going to last much longer,” Silliman said in an interview last week at Smith College, where she received a master’s degree in dance last spring. In response to that unsettling certainty, Silliman, 36, who lives in Leeds with her husband and four children, created tinydance, a project that encompasses a variety of dance works made for small, sustainable spaces. That includes her tinydance stage, a 4-foot-by-8-foot platform she designed and … 0

Tim Driscoll’s Barhopping: The best laid plans ...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The plan was to meet my friend Amy for dinner at the Blue Heron Restaurant in Sunderland at 5 p.m. But first I had to meet up at 3 with Larry Costello in Northampton. (We were having photos taken for a St. Patrick’s Day event; Larry was Northampton’s parade marshal in this year’s … 0

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: Academy of Music history tour; Ed Asner tells tales at screening of ‘Up’

Thursday, April 17, 2014

WHERE’S HARRY? Did you know that a trap door was once cut into the stage at the Academy of Music in Northampton for Harry Houdini’s disappearing act? Or that Frankenstein’s monster himself, Boris Karloff, appeared at the 123-year-old theater? Learn more during a history tour, led by the theater’s former manager, Duane Robinson, April 23, 5:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. 584-9032, ext. 105. … 0

Movie Listings

Thursday, March 27, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) La Dolce Vita (R) Le Week-End (R) Omar (NR) CINEMARK AT HAMPSHIRE MALL 267 Russell … 0

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 3, 2014

BAD WORDS: Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman, who also directed), a man who sets out to exact revenge for a childhood spelling-bee loss, finds a loophole in the rules, and decides to enter, and win, as an adult. Also … 0

‘Captain America’ superhero role ‘epic’ for Mackie

Thursday, April 3, 2014

For Anthony Mackie, landing the role of the Falcon in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” meant more than inking his dream deal with Marvel. “When I heard I got the role I broke down in tears,” said Mackie … 0

New on DVD

Thursday, April 3, 2014

August: Osage County: The strong-willed women of the Weston family have gone their separate ways until a family crisis brings them back together in the Oklahoma family home. Stars Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan … 0

Book Bag: ‘Stay Where You Are & Then Leave’ by John Boyne; ‘Johnny Pail Face Becomes a Human Being’ by John Jarvis

Friday, April 4, 2014

STAY WHERE YOU ARE & THEN LEAVE By John Boyne Henry Holt and Company johnboyne.com World War I was a devastating experience for Great Britain, leaving over 900,000 servicemen dead, and it gave voice to a talented new … 0

Valley Readings

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: AMHERST BOOKS: Joan Silber reads from her work Wednesday, 8 p.m., at the bookshop, at 8 Main St., Amherst. 256-1547 BROADSIDE BOOKSHOP: Baron Wormser reads from his new novel, “Teach Us … 0

Photo Gallery:

Thursday, April 3, 2014

During last week’s cold, windy weather, these crocuses — one of my favorite indicators of the end of winter — seemed like early arrivals near the Lyman Plant House at Smith College in Northampton. This purple-and-yellow mix, which … 0

Style Stop: Regan Hall, out for a stroll with daughter, Eryn

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Things were warming up in downtown Northampton earlier this week when the Style Stop team spotted the splashes of color mixed with earth tones worn by Greenfield’s Regan Hall, who was out for a stroll following her daughter’s … 0

Egg whites work magic to make filling omelet for 2

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Leaving aside anything made with powdered eggs (which don’t really count as eggs at all in my book), I’ve never met an egg dish I didn’t like. But at the tippy top of my list of favorites is … 0

Digital Savant: 10 lessons to take away from SXSW Interactive 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sometimes it takes a while to absorb the lessons of South by Southwest Interactive, the massive technology festival that recently concluded after five days of parties, panels and weirdness. The festival drew 32,798 participants, growing 7 percent from … 0