Keeping Tabs on the Arts
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“Salon des refuses,” an exhibit featuring the work of unsung masters, will be on view through July 30 at the Leverett Crafts and Arts Center, 13 Montague Road, Leverett. Curated by Bill Adams and Bill Rathbun, the show is composed of works of art found in local tag sales over a period of several years.
For information, visit www.leverettcrafts.org.
“An Afternoon of Music with Archguitar Peter Blanchette” will be presented Sunday at 2 p.m. in the tabernacle at 2 Laurel Park, off Route 5, three miles north of downtown Northampton.
Sunday’s performance will feature music from the Golden Age of the European Lute, from the late 15th century through the 18th century. Blanchette’s set includes music from Elizabethan masters John Dowland and Anthony Holborne; French court lutenist Pierre Attaignant; and Spanish vihuelistas, the musicians who entertained the courts of Ferdinand and Isabella.
Blanchette, the inventor of the 11-string archguitar, was named outstanding individual artist by The New England Public Radio in 2011. He also recently received an MCC Artist Grant in Music Composition.
There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door. For information, call 584-7327 or visit www.laurelparkassociation.org.
Magic carpet ride
“Shahrazad: A Tale of Love and Magic” opens Double Edge Theatre’s 12th annual summer spectacle with performances Wednesdays through Sundays at 8 p.m., from July 24 through Aug. 19 at 8 p.m.
Drawn from the tales of “The Arabian Nights,” this year’s production of “Shahrazad” incorporates elements of poetry, flight, live music and the visual arts to take its audience through its mesmerizing stories.
As is the custom at Double Edge Theatre, the play will be performed indoors and out, using the hills, fields, barns, woods and pond of the theater company’s 105-acre farm. This performance includes original compositions of live vocal and instrumental music, in traditional styles from North Africa, the Middle East and India.
Tickets cost $30; $27.50 for students and seniors age 65 and up; $25 for children, ages 12 and younger; $100 family package for families of four, five or six. Group rates apply for eight or more persons.
The theater is located at 948 Conway Road in Ashfield. Shows go on rain or shine.
For information, call 628-0277 or visit www.doubleedgetheatre.org. For tickets, call (866) 811- 4111.