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JERREY ROBERTS
Carl Clements performs at The Lumberyard restaurant in Amherst April 16.

Art Maker: Carl Clements | Musician

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Easthampton musician Carl Clements, 51, is an active performer and composer of jazz and world music. And we do mean active. In addition to being a visiting assistant music professor at Hampshire College in Amherst, he is working on duo recording projects with guitarist Kevin Kastning, and will expand that in June to a trio project with Hungarian guitarist Sandor …

Marietta Pritchard’s Slice of Life: Getting my fix of ‘Law and Order’

Thursday, April 30, 2015

One of my favorite early computer-related cartoons was this: A dog sits in front of his computer saying, “The great thing about the Internet is that no one knows you’re a dog.” One of the great things about the Internet for me is that up until now no one has known I’m a “Law and Order” fan. So I’m blowing my cover. And …

Tim Driscoll’s Barhopping: A drink named for a pro

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Last month, I decided to watch the “back nine” of the Masters Golf Tournament at the Grill ’N Chill at 127 Elm St. in Hatfield. Before I headed over, I went online to see if the Masters has an official cocktail, and discovered they do, indeed: it’s the classic Gin & Tonic. Now, …

Movie Times

Thursday, April 16, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (NR) Daily 4:50, 7:30; Sat.-Sun. also 2:10 The Hunting Ground (PG-13) Daily 4:05; Wed. also 2, 7; Sat.-Sun. also 7; Mon., Tues., Thurs. also 2 While We’re Young (R) Daily 2:15, 4:40, 7:15, 9:30; …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

CHILD 44: A disgraced member of the military police investigates a series of nasty child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union. Stars Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace. Rated R. CINDERELLA: When her father (Ben Chaplin) unexpectedly passes …

Your Time: Dock Day at Oxbow Marina, Northampton

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Young and old gathered at the Oxbow Marina in Northampton Saturday for Dock Day, an annual rite of spring for boaters looking forward to summer weekends on the Connecticut River. The marina owners fire up the grill, people …

Art Maker: Neal Parks |artist, designer, teacher

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Easthampton artist Neal Parks says he’s having fun right now discovering and rediscovering himself for his current exhibit “The Social Onion Project,” on view at the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton. The show’s title, “Time and Again in a …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: Easthampton BookFest; ‘Music in the Noon Hour’ at Smith College

Thursday, April 9, 2015

BOOK WORMS As the Gazette’s arts editor, I see many, many (let me say it again, many) books by local authors cross my desk. I had no idea the number of people squirreled away in the Valley, writing books — some of them well-established pros, others mere fledglings. …

Laurie Loisel’s Best Bets: Florence Community Band concert; Catalyst Dance Company

Thursday, April 9, 2015

CONCERTS FOR A CAUSE The Florence Community Band has a three-part mission: to foster a love of band music and the musical growth of band musicians and to contribute to the musical vibrancy of the Valley. Check, check and check. The band has 75 members and a matching …

Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bets: ‘While We’re Young’ at Amherst Cinema; ‘The Social Onion Project’ at A.P.E. Gallery

Thursday, April 9, 2015

YOUNG AT HEART? Writer/director Noah Baumbach (“The Squid and the Whale,” “Greenberg”) is back with another satirical look at life, “While We’re Young,” this time with Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts playing a 40-something New York couple who start hanging out with a 20-something couple (Adam Driver, Amanda …

Bruce Watson’s Slice of Life: A step, or 42, behind the times

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Recently I read about the Next Big Thing. It’s a Twitter video you can use to tell an eager world what you’re having for breakfast — nothing new there — but now the world can watch you chew it. I didn’t care about the video but the phrase …

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: The not-half-bad ‘Dinosaurus!’

Thursday, April 9, 2015

I’m sure the Easter Bunny is exhausted from hiding all those eggs last weekend. When I was a lad, Peter Cottontail left me a copy of “Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals” by Darlene Geis. This 1959 book rose …

Movie Times

Thursday, April 9, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Band of Outsiders (NR) Sun. 2; Tues. 7 Seymour: An Introduction (PG) Daily 4:30; Fri., Mon.-Thurs., also 2; Fri.-Sun. also 7; Sat.-Sun. also 2:30; Sun. also 11:35 a.m.; Mon.-Thurs. also …