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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 …

Track Record

Friday, November 6, 2015

We Love Disney Various artists Verve Records; $12.42 “We Love Disney” takes thirteen of some the most iconic Disney tracks and puts them in the hands of contemporary hitmakers such as Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani and Fall Out …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Klezperanto has Franklin County debut and other music happening this week in the Valley

Friday, November 6, 2015

“The Jimi Hendrix of klezmer clarinet” is how some describe Greenfield-based Ilene Stahl, the leader of the long-running group Klezperanto. Stahl and her band make their Franklin County debut with a show at the Arts Block in Greenfield …

Tanya Tucker on comeback trail

Monday, November 2, 2015

By Allison Stewart Chicago Tribune (TNS) In the ’70s, Tanya Tucker was a teen sensation, famous for hits like “Delta Dawn.” In the mid-’80s, she was reborn as a country-pop star. Throughout, she was a tabloid bad girl with a reputation for raising hell, locked in an infamous …

Weekend Planner — Music: Simone Dinnerstein at Amherst College

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Simone Dinnerstein’s first CD, a recording of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” for which the Juilliard dropout ambitiously raised funds before she had a label or management, was cited by The New York Times as “utterly distinctive in the forest …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Emma June Ayres deconstructs her fear — and the fourth wall

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

It was spring, the time of new beginnings, and Emma June Ayres and her band, June & the Bee, had decided they’d reached the end. “It was a painful separation,” Ayres said in an interview last week about …

Advance bookings

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Guster — Fri., Nov. 6, 8 p.m. Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $30. 586-8686, iheg.com KIDZ BOP Kids: Make Some Noise Tour — Sat., Nov. 7, 8 p.m. Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $25, $35, $50. 586-8686, iheg.com Brigadoon — Valley Light …

Track record

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Sounds Good Feels Good 5 Seconds of Summer Capitol; $10.99 The hair gel divided by raw energy that is Australian power-pop rockers 5 Seconds of Summer are out with their second studio album, “Sounds Good Feels Good.” The …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Hit-maker Howard Jones plays the Iron Horse, plus other musical happenings this week in the Valley

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Singer/songwriter/keyboardist Howard Jones was an ’80s hit-maker through and through, using banks of synthesizers, drum machines and computers to create crisp songs like “Things Can Only Get Better” and “Like To Get To Know You Well.” It was …

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

From Cuba with love (and rhythm) Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club comes to Northampton

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

There’s excitement in many circles in the country these days about the end of an era: the Cold War between the United States and Cuba. After 54 years of hostility, the two countries in the past several months …