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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 …

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Women who rock: Sophia Smith Collection introduces first-ever oral-history project about female rock ‘n’ rollers

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

What do Pussy Galore’s Julie Cafritz and No Wave rocker Lydia Lunch have in common with feminist and Smith College alumna Gloria Steinem? Their oral histories can now all be found in Smith College’s Sophia Smith Collection, an …

Weekend Planner — Music: Holyoke Civic Symphony

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A musical novelty piece for narrator and orchestra written by Boston composer Lauren Bernofsky, “House of Untold Horrors” tells the horrific but comical story of Willoughbus Wallaby and his encounter with a ghostly house, using the string instruments …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Valley fans eager to welcome one guy named Joe

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

“Look over there.” “Where?” It’s one of the best sing-along moments in all of new-wave, from Joe Jackson’s first U.S. hit, 1979’s “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” That pop classic is how most of this country …

Advance Bookings

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Dianne Reeves: Beautiful Life — Fri., Oct. 30, 8 p.m., UMass FAC Concert Hall. $40, $45, $20 general; $10, $12, $15 Five College, GCC and ages 17 and under. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: The Bad Plus and Joshua Redman play the Iron Horse, and other musical interludes in the Valley this week

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Bad Plus is a finely balanced jazz trio, a leaderless band where everyone’s an insanely good player and songwriter. And its members have perfect chemistry. Bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer Dave King are all …

‘Rising Voices’: Local filmmakers document efforts to revitalize the Lakota language

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

‘There was a point where Lakota was the only language we heard in this land. When I speak Lakota, I feel connected. I feel connected to all my relatives in the previous generations. I feel connected to my …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Northampton Jazz Workshop finds new digs at City Sports Grille

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

It was a pleasant surprise to walk into City Sports Grille in Northampton this past Tuesday night and see tablecloths, candles and topaz lamp shades. I hadn’t visited that nestled-within-a-bowling-alley space since the days when it was called …

Music review: Italian string quartet opens ‘Music in Deerfield’ season in spectacular fashion

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Music in Deerfield opened its 37th season with a spectacular performance last Saturday by the Quartetto di Cremona, a fine Italian string quartet from Cremona, the city of the great 18th-century instrument maker, Antonio Stradivari. Appropriately, each member …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: The Lonesome Brothers celebrate 3 decades together with show the Iron Horse and other awesome musical happenings this week in the Valley

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fickle music fashions come and go; the Lonesome Brothers are here to stay. Singer/songwriters Jim Armenti and Ray Mason are three decades into their musical partnership, where the only thing that matters is the songs. The country-rock duo …

Larry Parnass’ Best Bets: Fringe Fest in Greenfield; Josh Ritter in Northampton

Thursday, October 15, 2015

ALL GREENFIELD’S A STAGE This “Fringe” doesn’t hang from a surrey. The word is an international shorthand for a robust pop-up arts festival — and for five years now the Double Take Fringe Fest has crammed short theater productions into a weekend of entertainment surprises in Greenfield. Linda …