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Ben Gundersheimer, better known as "Mister G," bring interviewed at the Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas Nov. 19. Gundersheimer won the Latin Grammy for "Best Children’s Album" for his album "Los Animales."

Whately musician 'Mister G' wins Latin Grammy for Best Children’s Album

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

WHATELY — On what has been called “The Biggest Night in Latin Music,” Ben Gundersheimer, better known by his stage name, “Mister G,” became winner of this year’s Latin Grammy for Best Children’s Album. The Whately resident attended the 16th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Thursday, when he won the award for his 2015 album “Los Animales,” …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: ‘Autumn Romantics’ orchestra concert at Smith College; UMass choral, women’s and recital choirs at St. John’s Episcopal Church

Friday, November 20, 2015

ISN’T IT ROMANTIC? A great thing about being in a college town is the quantity — and quality — of entertaining musical performances open to the public on a weekly basis. Saturday, at 8 p.m., catch Smith College’s fall orchestra concert, “Autumn Romantics,” featuring such works as “Academic Festival Overture” by Brahms and Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake Suite.” Guest Lynn Sussman of the Springfield …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: And the Neighbors celebrate first CD at Luthiers Co-Op and much more music in the Valley

Friday, November 20, 2015

Debra DeMuth began writing songs 13 years ago while healing from cancer. “Trying to feel a part of the world again,” she said in an interview earlier this week. She joined a workshop led by Robin Lane and together they wrote a number of songs, starting with one called “I Am Here,” which …

James Heflin’s Best Bets: FlavaEvolution at Thirsty Mind; classical guitarist Berit Strong at the Eric Carle

Friday, November 20, 2015

REEDS AND BRASS If what you like to hear with horns is pretty much more horns, local band FlavaEvolution has what you need. The quartet employs a lineup of saxophones, trombone and bass. And that’s it. No drums, no chordal instruments. And the result is surprisingly cool — …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Local musicians rally for Valley bluesman Ed Vadas

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ed Vadas. A lifelong believer in the blues. Name any Valley venue, past or present, Vadas has probably played there. Regularly. His expressive guitar and vocals, his colorful way with words, his love of music and his passion …

Yardbirds Redux: Drummer from seminal English band leads new lineup at Iron Horse gig

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Great Britain was a wellspring of energetic new rock ‘n’ roll in the 1960s, and the most noted bands all made their mark in different ways — The Beatles with their vocals and studio experimentation, The Rolling Stones …

Music theory for the 21st-century classroom: UMass prof builds course around teamwork

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ah, the freshman class at the big state U — the one with 300-plus students crowded into a lecture hall as the professor delivers the day’s lesson from a stage, perhaps with a few visual backdrops to try …

Advance bookings

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Richard Shindell & Lucy Kaplansky with Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem — Fri., Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m., Academy of Music, Northampton. $20-$25. academyofmusictheatre.com Brandi Carlile — Sat., Nov. 28, 8 p.m., Academy of Music, Northampton. $50.50. academyofmusictheatre.com Grace …

Weekend Planner — Music: Fall concert series at Florence Congregational Church benefits SafePassage

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

“Please help us spread the word” entreats Rebecca Finkler, community outreach director for Florence Congregational Church. OK — the word is that the church is hosting a fall concert series to benefit SafePassage of Northampton, which provides support …

Track Record

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Made in the A.M. One Direction Columbia/Syco; $12.09 “It’s inevitable that everything that’s good comes to an end,” sings One Direction on “Love You Goodbye,” a wistful song from the British band’s fifth studio album, “Made in the …

Ex-Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon, defanged and back with band PiL

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

By Allison Stewart Chicago Tribune (TNS) Usually, the easiest way for John Lydon to disappoint somebody is to be nice to them. Lydon — the current frontman of post-punk forefathers Public Image Ltd and, of course, the former Sex Pistols frontman known as Johnny Rotten — has a …

Lilies of the Valley: Boxcar Lilies bring rich harmonies and new CD to Iron Horse

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The way Jenny Goodspeed sees it, it would have been ideal if she and her two bandmates had met a little sooner than they actually did — like maybe 10 years earlier. After all, when you’re in your …

Weekend Planner — Music: ‘LA Wood’s Beach Party’

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A pop, rock and country singer-songwriter who currently lives and performs in the Tampa Bay area in Florida, former Hampshire County resident Laura Anderson Wood, aka LA Wood, was a frequent performer at the Iron Horse in Northampton …