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Guru Karam Khalsa in Gallery A3 with his art work

Art Maker: Guru Karam Khalsa | sculptor, painter, mixed media artist

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Guru Karam Khalsa, 53, enjoys working with all types of media and using a variety of approaches in his art. In the past, he’s shown paintings, mixed media works and sculpture at Gallery A3 in Amherst, where he has been a member since its inception in 2001. His current exhibit, “Reclaim,” features sculptures made using old wood. Khalsa, who moved …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: Jamie Kent farewell concert (Oct. 25); jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee (Oct. 28), at the Iron Horse in Northampton

Thursday, October 23, 2014

LEAVING THE 413 Local musician Jamie Kent has been making music in Northampton and its environs all his life. But he’s a man with a plan and has been expanding his musical horizons as he tours solo or with his band, The Options. Now Kent, a 2005 grad of Northampton High, is grabbing his guitar and heading to Nashville. His goodbye concert will …

Suzanne Wilson’s Best Bets: Gregory Stone exhibit; talk by journalist, author by Bob Herbert

Thursday, October 23, 2014

‘ON THE JOB’ In 1981, Gregory Stone talked to me in an interview for the Gazette about his work and its roots in the Valley. He paints, he said, “what I know, what I see out there every day, people and landscapes.” In his portraits, he said, “I’m looking for whatever people are, inside themselves.” For a new exhibit, “On the Job,” he …

Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bets: Northampton International Film Festival; Jim Garmhausen exhibit at the Loft Parlor in Easthampton

Thursday, October 9, 2014

FILM FEST FRENZY Looking for a full dose of the movies? You can get 21 hours worth Oct. 10-12 when the Northampton International Film Festival opens at the Academy of Music. From shorts to feature-length works, and with both local films and movies from as far away as …

Book Bag: ‘Apples of New England: A User’s Guide’ by Russell Steven Powell; ‘The Taking: Before They Flooded the Quabbin’ by Helen R. Haddad

Thursday, October 9, 2014

APPLES OF NEW ENGLAND: A USER’S GUIDE By Russell Steven Powell The Countryman Press newenglandorchards.org Fall in New England has a number of traditional symbols: pumpkins and gourds, colorful foliage, dried cornstalks. But Russell Steven Powell would argue …

Valley Readings

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: AMHERST BOOKS: Gerald McFarland introduces his second novel, “What the Owl Saw,” Oct. 16 , 4 p.m., at the bookshop, at 8 Main St., Amherst. 256-1547 BROADSIDE BOOKSHOP: Zane Kotker reads …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Spottiswoode and His Enemies at the Iron Horse in Northampton kick off a busy week of tunes in the Valley

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Have you lost faith in seeing live music? Feeling jaded about the whole thing? Too much “meh” and not enough spark on the stage, you think? Here they come to save the day: Spottiswoode and His Enemies are …

Movie listings

Thursday, October 9, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Jimi: All is By My Side (R) Last Days in Vietnam (NR) Love Is Strange (R) The Maltese Falcon (NR) …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY: The day for young Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) begins with gum stuck in his hair, and is followed by more calamities. He gets little sympathy from his family and …

New on DVD

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mr. Peabody & Sherman: The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created. Stars the voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert. Rated PG. Persecuted: …

Style Stop: Jen Fleming-Ives

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Style Stop team spotted Jen Fleming-Ives in downtown Northampton as she was stopping to get a coffee before picking up her son from the baby sitter. Fleming-Ives, of Northampton, said when it comes to clothing, she’s all …

‘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 …