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University of Massachusetts faculty members Elizabeth Chang, left, on violin, Gilles Vonsattel, at piano, and Astrid Schween, right, on cello, rehearse "Concerto in D Minor for Keyboard" with the Opus One Chamber Orchestra.

A passion for Bach: UMass festival celebrates music, legacy of baroque composer

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

It started with a T-shirt. More specifically, it was the T-shirt that Amanda Stenroos, a University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate student in music, was wearing one day in early 2014 when she walked in for a violin class with her professor, Elizabeth Chang. The shirt, which dated from Stenroos’ undergraduate days at The Conservatory of Music at Baldwin Wallace in …

Weekend Planner — Music: ‘Spring Arts Festival’ at Amherst College

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Amherst College’s weeklong “Spring Arts Festival” closes with a medley of presentations and performances by arts faculty Sunday at 3 p.m. in the college’s Kirby Theater. Amherst composer-in-residence Eric Sawyer will collaborate with theater and dance professor Ron Bashford to debut two new scenes from Sawyer’s opera “The Scarlet Professor,” based on the …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Sufjan Stevens’ concert a revelation of mother’s love and loss

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Take a seat in the vast golden chamber of Mortensen Hall in the Bushnell Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Magnificent layers of intricate design — inlaid suns, moons, stars, clouds and muses — arc above the stage and up over your head, no matter how far back you crane your neck. You’re a small …

Fellow Beatle McCartney ushering Ringo into rock hall

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

By DAVID BAUDER Associated Press NEW YORK — Paul McCartney has agreed to induct his former Beatles mate, Ringo Starr, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. Stevie Wonder, Patti Smith and John Mayer will …

‘Bosch’ series gets second season shortly after Amazon Prime premiere

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

By Greg Braxton Los Angeles Times (TNS) Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch, the veteran LAPD homicide detective with the unbending code of ethics and strict sense of justice, is going to have to put a lot more shine on that shoe leather. He’s going to be on the beat for …

On the road to success: Hatfield native Emily Parasiliti and her band, The Coteries, earn spot on national compilation album

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Emily Parasiliti, 25, is a Hatfield native whose band, The Coteries, is working its way to the big time in the music business. The group — Parasiliti and two acoustic guitarists, Matt Runciman and Ben Bosh — has …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Meat for Tea celebrates new issue with multi-media event

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

For nine years, local magazine Meat for Tea: The Valley Review has showcased local writers and artists of every kind, and not just in its pages — four times a year when new issues are published, editor-in-chief Elizabeth …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: The Mary Jane Jones at HINGE in Northampton and other music in the Valley

Thursday, March 12, 2015

It’s not like The Mary Jane Jones wasn’t dynamic enough when it began as a simple quartet — the soulful local band was led by powerhouse vocalist Mandy Pachios and guitarist/arranger Dan Thomas, whose musical inspirations range from …

Advance bookings

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Pianist Jeremy Denk — Sat., March 28, 8 p.m., UMass Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. $20, $50, $55 general; $10, $12, $15 Five College and GCC students and youth 17 …

Headliners: The ‘24-Hour Theater Project’; ‘St. John Passion’ with Arcadia Players

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Creative hysteria “Bigger than ever and never better!” declares Elizabeth Foley, coordinator of the ‘24-Hour Theater Project,’ which this year is set to unfold in the commodious space of Smith College’s Theatre 14. It all starts Friday at …

Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Lambert to perform at ACM Awards April 19

Thursday, March 12, 2015

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK — A-list acts including Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean and George Strait are set to perform April 19 at the Academy of Country Music’s 50th awards show. The ACMs announced Wednesday that Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Eric …

Gaye’s children win $7.4M award for ‘Blurred Lines’

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

LOS ANGELES — A jury awarded Marvin Gaye’s children nearly $7.4 million Tuesday after determining singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied their father’s music to create “Blurred Lines,” the biggest hit song of 2013. Marvin Gaye’s daughter …

Madonna, Rihanna, Sam Smith to perform at iHeartRadio Awards

Monday, March 9, 2015

NEW YORK — Madonna, Rihanna and Sam Smith will perform at the second annual iHeartRadio Music Awards this month. Iggy Azalea, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and Meghan Trainor will also hit the stage on March 29 at …