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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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Noah Jackson, ‘The Voice’ singer who graduated from Northampton High School, loses in show’s Battle Round

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Noah Jackson, the aspiring musician from Sunderland who landed a spot on NBC’s “The Voice,” was eliminated Tuesday night during the Battle Round portion of the competition. As a member of Gwen Stefani’s team, Jackson competed …

Advance bookings

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Loreena McKennitt Trio — Fri., Oct. 23, 8 p.m. Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $39.50, $49.50, $59.50. 586-8686, iheg.com Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin & The Guilty Ones — Sat., Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Academy of Music, Northampton. $20, …

Going for broke: NHS grad sings his way onto NBC’s ‘The Voice’

Friday, October 9, 2015

When Northampton High School graduate Noah Jackson stepped onto the stage in Los Angeles Sept. 22 for his so-called blind audition before the judges on NBC’s TV show “The Voice,” he says he knew it could be a …

Gloria and Emilio Estefan celebrate immigrants in musical

Monday, October 12, 2015

NEW YORK — With some U.S. presidential candidates on the campaign trail demonizing immigrants, a powerhouse husband-and-wife team, who both happen to be immigrants themselves, hope they can offer some balance — and some pop songs. Gloria Estefan …

‘Music in the Noon Hour’ series continues at Smith College

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Concerts don’t have to be long to be meaningful. In fact, you can pack a lot into just half an hour. Case in point: “Music in the Noon Hour,” a popular series of free, midday concerts at Smith …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Hampshire College alum’s film about music-industry phenom Danny Fields a must-see

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

NYC filmmaker and Hampshire College graduate Brendan Toller got this lifelong music geek’s attention with his first feature, a 2008 documentary about record stores called “I Need That Record!” His latest film is another music-related labor of love, …

Weekend Planner — Music: Quartetto di Cremona at Smith College

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Mozart’s “Dissonance” string quartet gets its name from its remarkable introductory passage, in which the four instruments wander lugubriously through the chromatic scale in the search of a home key — seemingly like ghosts in search of a …

Advance bookings

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ricky Martin— Sun., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $46, $66. mohegansun.com From the Boat to Obama — Musical celebrating the achievements of African Americans Fri., Oct.16, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 17, 2 p.m., Academy of Music, …

Track Record

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Unbreakable Janet Jackson BMG/Rhythm Nation Records; $9.99 “It was in summer that you left me, the fall and winter never felt so cold, and Lord knows words can never express it, life feels so empty I miss you …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Dan Bern at the Parlor Room and much more music this week in the Valley

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Singer/songwriter Dan Bern is an inspired storyteller, grabbing you with memorable opening lines and then twisting expectations with what follows. Like “Jerusalem,” one of his fans’ favorites: “When I tell you that I love you / don’t test …