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A past summer concert in the series produced by Jamie Kent and The Music Collective Group

Northampton Summer Concert Series opens July 18 on the Old Courthouse lawn

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Northampton Summer Concert Series, presented by The Collective Music Group (TCMG), is back for its the third straight year, this time with a new, more prominent downtown location. Every Friday from July 18 to August 22, concerts will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on the lawn of the Old Courthouse, on the corner of Main and King … 0

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘Let’s (Not) Talk About Love’ at Mohawk Trail Concerts

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Pianist William Bolcom and mezzo-soprano Joan Morris are back for their annual visit to Mohawk Trail Concerts this weekend but this time they’re bringing colleagues John Musto and Amy Burton (pictured) for a double-date program called “Let’s (Not) Talk About Love.” Featuring songs by Ira and George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, … 0

Weekend Planner — ‘Cabaret Alive’

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sponsored by Hilltown Arts Alive and the Worthington Historical Society, Saturday’s third annual Hilltown “Cabaret Alive!” will feature jazz and blues vocalist Samirah Evans (pictured), an appearance by Carol Channing impersonator Roxanne Labato-Bailey, plus dancing to the music of The Lost 45s. The event, which includes hors d’oeuvres, snacks and a cash bar, … 0


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Middle school pals don’t always stick together, especially through high school and college and beyond, but Hadley natives Michael Sokol, David Skelly and Brett Long have stayed tight. They’ve gone to concerts, geeked out over music they love, … 0

A joyful gathering of Djangologists Northampton’s gypsy jazz festival keeps on rolling

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Django Reinhardt likely didn’t set out to create a style all his own. But when the legendary French guitarist looked for a way to play the American jazz he was hearing on records back in the 1930s, the … 0

Art People: Alice Ivy-Pemberton | violinist

Thursday, June 12, 2014

It began, as these things often do, as more of an afterthought than a well-laid plan. When Alice Ivy-Pemberton was 4, living in Leverett, a friend of her mother’s was looking for someone to take violin lessons with … 0

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: ‘The Rusty Nail Re-Union’ with James Montgomery and Peter Newland

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Rusty Nail is one of those long-gone area clubs that people still regularly speak of with love. Blues vocalist and harmonica man James Montgomery played many a gig at the Sunderland nightspot, and for the first time … 0

NHS grad Abigail Adams to present violin recital June 15 at First Churches in Northampton

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Abigail Adams, who graduated June 1 from Northampton High School, will celebrate with a violin recital June 15 at 4 p.m. at First Churches Sanctuary in Northampton. A reception will follow in Lyman Hall. Adams, 18, who has … 0

Weekend Planner — Music: Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares presents Boneshaker

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

“Hostilities in Progress,” the debut CD of Boneshaker, was listed by Downbeat magazine as one of the best recordings of 2013. Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares is presenting a concert by the trio — reed player Mars Williams, bassist … 0

The long and the short of it: A review of last Saturday’s music at the 13th Floor Music Lounge in Florence

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

In a Valley of live venues, the 13th Floor Music Lounge in Florence is one of the newest kids on the block. Located above JJ’s Tavern, its painted logo adorns the stage wall: the “13th” in a moon, … 0

Advance Bookings

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell with the Steep Canyon Rangers — Thurs., June 19, 7:30 p.m., The Bushnell, Hartford. $29.50 and up. bushnell.org An Intimate Evening with Art Garfunkel — Thurs., June 19, 8 p.m., Academy of Music, … 0

Ray Davies, estranged brother Dave hint at a Kinks reunion

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

One of the most enduring sibling rivalries of the last half century is showing signs of a detente: The Kinks’ Ray Davies has confirmed conversations with his younger brother Dave that could reunite the band after decades of fraternal distance. Creators of such stone-cold rock classics as “All … 0

Tony wins for ‘Gentleman’s Guide,’ McDonald, Cranston

Monday, June 9, 2014

NEW YORK — The lethal romp “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” got a lot of love at Sunday night’s Tony Awards, nabbing the best new musical trophy on a night that also saw Audra McDonald make … 0