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John Rinehart, front, sings with other members of the Young@Heart Chorus in an April 1 concert at the Academy of Music.

Building on the past, with an eye toward the future: Young@Heart Chorus charts new course as an independent group

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

They’ve long been an institution in the Valley as well as a hit in other parts of the country. They’ve toured overseas, been the subject of an acclaimed documentary and become a symbol of elderly people staking out new definitions of aging — as well as bringing new interpretations to pop, rock and R&B songs from the past 50 years. … 0

Weekend Planner — Music: Jesse Arnaud Cook plays Calvin Theater in Northampton

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

When rock ‘n’ roll overtook Spain in the late ’50s and early ’60s traditional flamenco music receded from the scene but did not die. During the ensuing decades it was instead infused with other sounds and re-emerged in the ’80s as nuevo flamenco, a labile blend of jazz, rock, swing, salsa or what-have-you … 0

Clubland: John Darnielle makes magic at Pearl Street show in Northampton

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

“I stand stark before the face of the infinite,” said a grinning John Darnielle to the shoulder-to-shoulder mega-crowd upstairs at Pearl Street in Northampton late Tuesday night. He was actually sitting at a keyboard, right before his first encore, and the grand sentence was his way of saying, “I have no idea what … 0

Advance bookings

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cher — Sat., April 5, 8 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $124.75, $154.75. mohegansun.com The Machine performs Pink Floyd — Sat., April 5, 8 p.m., Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $25, $35. 586-8686, iheg.com Feist Solo: The Mettle Tour — Wed., April … 0

Track Record

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Kiss Me Once Kylie Minogue Warner Bros.; $19.17 The latest offering from pop goddess Kylie Minogue is like a narcotic disco dream, slightly confused about the time-space continuum, yet very delightful. With her 12th studio album — her … 0

Rolling Stones postpone dates after death of L’Wren Scott

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES — The Rolling Stones have thus far postponed a total of seven concert dates after the death of L’Wren Scott, the designer, celebrity stylist and former model who’s long been romantically linked to Stones leader Mick Jagger. All of the dates are part of the “14 … 0

Stooges drummer Scott Asheton dies

Monday, March 17, 2014

NEW YORK — Scott Asheton, drummer for the influential punk rock band the Stooges, has died. He was 64. Publicist Michele Adler confirmed Monday that Asheton died Saturday. No other details were provided. Bandleader Iggy Pop posted on his Facebook page Sunday that he’s “never heard anyone play … 0

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Tuxedos and poise — UMass Wind Ensemble performs at Fine Arts Center in Amherst

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The last time I can recall being in the University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center Concert Hall was in 1989 to see Public Image Limited. Lead singer John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) wailed and strutted and spat loogies … 0

Performance by Jupiter String Quartet a joyous occasion

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The final concert of Music in Deerfield’s 2013-2014 season was presented by the Jupiter String Quartet Sunday at Sage Hall at Smith College. The time, 4 o’clock on a brilliantly sunny afternoon, seemed to affect everyone in chasing … 0

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Keyboard man Marco Benevento often plays with his fantastic trio, but on rare occasion he heads out on his own for an evening of solo piano, which is what he’ll present at the Arts Block in Greenfield on … 0

Weekend Planner — Clubs: The Haberdashery

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Haberdashery is a retail store in Easthampton devoted to “supporting the rising tides of a post-consumerist culture” by providing “materials, information, guidance and instruction for a wide variety of pursuits towards self-sufficiency,” including candle-making, book-binding, upholstery, agriculture, … 0

Weekend Planner — Music: ‘Beethoven and the Romantic Violin’

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Known for its fiendishly difficult violin part and highly passionate first movement (in Tolstoy’s novella of the same name it’s the inspiration for murder), Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” sonata for violin and piano is one of three works on the … 0

Track Record

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Louder Lea Michele Columbia Records; $10.99 On some of the songs from her debut album, Lea Michele is convincing. On others, it’s like she is acting. The “Glee” star, known for her big voice, provides the pipes on … 0