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These musicians are featured on the "Local Honey" CD, and/or will participate in Saturday's gala.

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: The buzz: ‘Local Honey’ to celebrate bands with gala affair

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I’m here for the handoff. Pacing the pavement on a cold night at the corner of King and Bridge. I feel like I should peek out from under the brim of a smart fedora and toss a spent cigarette into the slush, but I don’t smoke, I left my ratty knit hat at home, and I’m shivering in a cheap …

Advance bookings

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Paula Poundstone — Sat., Feb. 20, 6:30 and 9 p.m., Academy of Music, Northampton. $27.50, $37.50. academyofmusictheatre.com June Millington: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Retrospective in Story, Picture and Song — Sun., Feb. 21, 3 p.m., Academy of Music, Northampton. $15-$37. academyofmusictheatre.com Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles — Wed., Feb. 24, 8 p.m., …

Music review: The Miró Quartet Plays Beethoven

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Miró Quartet made a welcome return to Music in Deerfield Sunday, after an absence of several years. The performance, before a large and enthusiastic audience, was in Smith College’s Sage Hall in Northampton. The program was devoted to Beethoven’s Opus 59, the three quartets dedicated to (and no doubt paid for by) Count Andrey Razumovsky, the Russian ambassador to Vienna, the capital …

Tuned In: Kalliope Jones plays locally, and much more music in the Valley

Thursday, January 14, 2016

I remember being 14, and as much as I loved music, the idea of writing (never mind performing) my own songs was a totally alien notion. Great songs were things made by adults on record labels, not some …

Legendary musician David Bowie dies of cancer at 69

Monday, January 11, 2016

NEW YORK — David Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-spanning persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died of cancer Sunday. He was 69 and had …

Jackson’s ‘Off the Wall’ to be rereleased with Spike Lee doc

Friday, January 8, 2016

LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson’s “Off the Wall” is being reissued with a new Spike Lee documentary about the hallmark 1979 album. Jackson’s estate and publisher Sony Music are rereleasing the 36-year-old album with a DVD of the …

Weekend Planner — Music: Claudia Schmidt and Sally Rogers at PV CoHo

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A volunteer-run monthly music series hosted by Pioneer Valley Cohousing in North Amherst, First Friday Concerts at CoHo showcases both local talent and touring artists. Performances take place in the community’s Common House Great Room — “a space …

Music review: Berkshire Bach achieves sheer perfection in concert

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Berkshire Bach celebrated its 25th season with a concert of 18th-century music Saturday at the Academy of Music in Northampton. The group is professional, and every one of its members could be a soloist if called upon, as many were in this concert. Kenneth Cooper directed from the …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Pop-up music: The Expandable Brass Band takes it to the streets

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Since 2009, the Pioneer Valley-based Expandable Brass Band has been taking it to the streets ... and sometimes the sidewalks, as they did last Thursday afternoon during the sunny early hours of First Night Northampton. It was 1:30 …

Advance bookings

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

La Boheme — PanOpera performs Fri., Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 24, 2 p.m., Academy of Music, Northampton. $30, $45 general; $25, $40 students and seniors. academyofmusictheatre.com Frankenstein and The Masque of the Red Death — …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Edith Gawler and Bennett Konesni at The Parlor Room and much, much more music this week in the Valley

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Countless performers describe their sound as “roots music,” but the husband-and-wife duo of Edith Gawler and Bennett Konesni use that phrase in a fuller sense than most. Bennett is co-founder of Sylvester Manor, a 243-acre nonprofit educational farm, …

Pierre Boulez, radical titan of modern music, dies at 90

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Composer and conductor Pierre Boulez, a towering figure in contemporary music, was an enfant terrible who mellowed with age but never flagged from his crusade to push music lovers and the music establishment to let go of the …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Glenn Roth at Mocha Maya’s and much more music this week in the Valley

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Fingerstyle guitarist Glenn Roth is an underground artist in the most literal sense of the word — the busy musician spends a good amount of sunny daytime performing deep in the New York City subway system, filling busy …