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Gary Bernice directs the Springfield High School of Science & Technology band during a rehearsal with the Young@Heart Chorus.

Take Two: Children’s choirs perform again April 26

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Hampshire County Young People’s Chorus and the Hyde Park Neighborhood Choir, a division of the Chicago Children’s Choir, will perform together again Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in Amherst. The concert is free. … 0

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 … 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

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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

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 … 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

Voices for Freedom: Opera at Mount Holyoke College tells the story of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Unless you’ve been living on a remote desert island for the past 60 years, you know the names of at least some of the leaders of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s — Martin Luther … 0