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Keeping Tabs on the Arts

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>Christopher Guzman

    PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE
    Christopher Guzman

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>Elizabeth Chang

    PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE
    Elizabeth Chang

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>Christopher Guzman
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>Elizabeth Chang

National Theatre Live

“The Magistrate,” a performance by Britain’s National Theatre Live, will be presented onscreen today at 7 p.m. at Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St. in Amherst.

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero enjoyed a long and varied career as a playwright and director, dissecting social hypocrisies of the Victorian era on the London stage. “The Magistrate” (1885) marked his first attempt at farce, a welcome change that took critics and audiences by surprise.

National Theatre Live presents screenings of a performance that was captured in HD from London’s stage of Britain’s National Theatre. It stars Tony Award winner John Lithgow and was directed by Olivier Award winner Timothy Sheader.

The comedy of manners begins with respected magistrate Aeneas Pocket (Lithgow) who recently married 30-something widow Agatha (Olivier Award winner Nancy Carroll), and now lives with her son Cis (Joshua McGuire). In order to conceal her real age, Agatha claims her son is just 14 years old, but the lusty teen has a fondness for cigarettes, alcohol and his 16-year-old music teacher.

A second screening will be held Feb. 9 at 1 p.m.

Tickets cost $24 and are available at the Amherst Cinema box office or online at www.amherstcinema.org.

At the Movies

“The Doors Live at the Bowl e_SSRq68” will be presented Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Music in Northampton.

The film opens with the special feature of interviews with the band talking about what it meant to perform at the Hollywood Bowl and the enduring significance of the concert.

This version of the film was digitally remastered in 2012 with the entire concert restored from the original camera negatives to include the lost performances of “Hello I Love You,” “The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)” and “Spanish Caravan.”

Tickets cost $6. To purchase, call 584-9032, ext. 105, or visit www.academyofmusictheatre.com. Part of the Meet Me at the Movies series.

At the Green Bean

An exhibit of color photography by Selena Dittberner will be on view through Feb. 5 at the Green Bean, 241 Main St., Northampton.

New photos

“Gallery Exhibitors: New Artworks,” new works by photographers who have exhibited at the gallery over the past 11 years, will be on view through Jan. 31 at the Robert Floyd Photo Gallery in Southampton.

The gallery is located at 2 East St. in Southampton. For information, call 529-2635 or visit www.facebook.com/RobertFloydPhotoGallery.

Music at UMass

A faculty violin recital will be presented Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Elizabeth Chang will perform with guest pianist Judith Gordon. On the program: musical works by J.S. Bach, Stefan Wolpe and George Enescu.

∎ On Jan. 24 at 8 p.m., pianist Christopher Guzman will perform, also in Bezanson Recital Hall.

On the program: Beethoven’s Sonata in E Major, Op. 109; Stucky’s “Three Little Variations for David”; and Grieg’s Ballade in the form of Variations on a Norwegian Melody, Op. 24.

A master class with UMass student pianists will follow the concert.

Tickets for both concerts cost $10; $3 for UMass Amherst students; $5 for other students, seniors and children under 18. To reserve, call the UMass Fine Arts Center box office at 545-2511 or visit fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.

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