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FILE - In this June 24, 2015 photo provided by American Ballet Theater, Misty Copeland and James Whiteside acknowledge the audience after appearing  in "Swan Lake" at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Copeland was named American Ballet Theater's first black principal dancer. (Gene Schiavone/American Ballet Theater via AP)

Misty Copeland named first black female principal at ABT

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer NEW YORK — Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born ballerina who’s become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and achieved a celebrity that far transcends that rarified world, was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday — the first African-American woman to reach that status in the company’s 75-year history. Copeland, 32, fought …

Recent Northampton High School graduate Jake Bridgman makes directorial debut at the Academy of Music with movie ‘The Cards’

Monday, June 29, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — It’s not uncommon for teenagers to struggle in figuring out who they are. But for the fictional character Ada Welles, the struggle reaches a whole new level: Since her memory was wiped out in a car crash, she’s had to rely on others to tell her who she’s supposed to be. …

Movie times

Thursday, June 25, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Far From the Madding Crowd (PG-13) Daily 2, 6:50; Sat. no 2; Mon. no 6:50 I’ll See You in My Dreams (PG-13) Daily 2:10, 4:20, 7:25, 9:35; Sat.-Sun. also 11:20 a.m. A Little Chaos (R) Daily 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:25; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m. When …

Movie times

Thursday, June 11, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Far From the Madding Crowd (PG-13) Daily 1:45, 7; Sat. no 1:45; Mon. no 7 I’ll See You in My Dreams (PG-13) Daily 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:35; Sat.-Sun. also 11:20 …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON: When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program, things go horribly wrong and it’s up to the planet’s mightiest heroes to stop the villainous …

Movie review: McCarthy, Feig set their sights on 007 in ‘Spy’

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ridiculous questions about the funniness and bankability of women have clouded exactly what’s going on here: Nobody is a better comedic actor right now than Melissa McCarthy. She’s a combustible ball of comic fury rolled up in Chaplinesque …

Brian Wilson’s music genius, mental issues are focus of film

Thursday, June 11, 2015

With a shuffling gait and wearing jeans, sneakers and a blue plaid shirt that matches his eyes, Brian Wilson is at the center of a Hollywood whirlwind. This day, he’s been rushing to screenings, giving interviews and posing …

New on DVD

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Beyond the Reach: A high-rolling corporate shark and his impoverished young guide play the most dangerous game during a hunting trip in the Mojave Desert. Stars Michael Douglas, Jeremy Irvine, Martin Palmer. Rated R. Chappie: In the near …

McCarthy’s ‘Spy’ tops box office

Sunday, June 7, 2015

NEW YORK — Melissa McCarthy left the guys of “Entourage” in the dust, landing her first No. 1 box-office debut as a leading lady with an estimated $30 million weekend for the espionage comedy “Spy.” The result added …

Movie Times

Thursday, June 4, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Far From the Madding Crowd (PG-13) Daily 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:20; Sat.-Sun. also 11:15 a.m. I’ll See You in My Dreams (PG-13) Daily 2, 4:55, 7:15, 9:30; Sat.-Sun. also 11:25 …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

ALOHA: A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love, while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him. Stars Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Emma …

Movie review: Dano, Cusack hit the right notes in ‘Love & Mercy’

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Brian Wilson’s life is too big for a movie. The story of the brilliant and troubled co-founder of The Beach Boys barely lends itself to a coherent linear narrative, let alone a single film. Thankfully “Love & Mercy” …

‘San Andreas’ holds sway over box office

Monday, June 1, 2015

By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES - “San Andreas” proved to be no disaster at the box office over the weekend, according to estimates for the U.S. and Canada, debuting with a higher-than-expected $53.2 million. Fellow newcomer “Aloha” didn’t fare as well. Director Cameron Crowe’s …