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John Rinehart, front, sings with other members of the Young@Heart Chorus in an April 1 concert at the Academy of Music.

Building on the past, with an eye toward the future: Young@Heart Chorus charts new course as an independent group

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

They’ve long been an institution in the Valley as well as a hit in other parts of the country. They’ve toured overseas, been the subject of an acclaimed documentary and become a symbol of elderly people staking out new definitions of aging — as well as bringing new interpretations to pop, rock and R&B songs from the past 50 years. … 0

Weekend Planner — Music: Jesse Arnaud Cook plays Calvin Theater in Northampton

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

When rock ‘n’ roll overtook Spain in the late ’50s and early ’60s traditional flamenco music receded from the scene but did not die. During the ensuing decades it was instead infused with other sounds and re-emerged in the ’80s as nuevo flamenco, a labile blend of jazz, rock, swing, salsa or what-have-you … 0

Clubland: John Darnielle makes magic at Pearl Street show in Northampton

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

“I stand stark before the face of the infinite,” said a grinning John Darnielle to the shoulder-to-shoulder mega-crowd upstairs at Pearl Street in Northampton late Tuesday night. He was actually sitting at a keyboard, right before his first encore, and the grand sentence was his way of saying, “I have no idea what … 0

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: The Both at Pearl Street, and other music this week in the Valley

Thursday, April 17, 2014

At first glance, a pairing of the measured Aimee Mann and the jittery, fiery Ted Leo might seem odd, but the duo shared bills in 2012 and were moved to collaborate. They call themselves The Both, they just … 0

Advance Bookings

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Beats Antiques — Fri., May 2, 8 p.m., Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $21. 586-8686, iheg.com Latin Jazz Informance — Valley Jazz Network presents informance with the Gonzalez Brothers Quintet and Filipe Salles Wed., May 7, 7:30 p.m., Gateway City … 0

Ailing Malcolm Young taking break from AC/DC

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Malcolm Young of AC/DC is taking a break from the band to focus on his health. The announcement saying the 61-year-old guitarist is in “ill health” was posted on the band’s Facebook page Wednesday. … 0

Weekend Planner — Music: Wistaria Chamber Music Society

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A rarely heard work, the Schöne Magelone, Op. 33, is a cycle of 15 songs written by Johannes Brahms in the 1860s that tell the story of Magelone and Peter, a pair of young lovers who elope, are … 0

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In

Thursday, April 10, 2014

What’s a bridge without a troll? Or 10? Now that the Turners Falls-Gill Bridge has finally been renovated and reopened, RiverCulture, a partnership of arts and business leaders in Turners Falls, is celebrating with a colorful multimedia event: … 0

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: LuxDeluxe makes all the right moves on new CD

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

LuxDeluxe is in relaxed rehearsal mode at Spirithouse Recording Studio in Northampton, taking a low-key break for an interview, but there’s palpable excitement in the air. A big day is coming. A fun avalanche of big days, actually, … 0

Advance Bookings

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Jesse Cook — Sat., April 19, 8 p.m., Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $25, $35. 586-8686, iheg.com Melissa Etheridge — Wed., April 23, 8 p.m., Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $55, $65, $75. 586-8686, iheg.com The Fab Faux — Fri., April 25, … 0

Track Record

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Going Back Home Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey Chess Records; $10 Wilko Johnson, former guitarist of rabble-rousing 1970s British rockers Dr. Feelgood, is enjoying a bittersweet late-career surge. Johnson’s jagged playing and menacing stare helped give Dr. Feelgood’s … 0

Rolling Stones ex-manager protests Rock Hall of Fame, to skip induction

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Andrew Loog Oldham, the Rolling Stones’ early manager, producer and publicist who is being inducted this year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has announced that he will skip the ceremony. “I think those people basically hijacked the name ‘rock ‘n’ roll,’” Oldham told an audience … 0

Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards

Monday, April 7, 2014

George Strait won his second entertainer of the year — 25 years after he won his first — and Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban teamed up to earn top honors Sunday night at a jam-packed Academy of Country … 0