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Short and sweet: Community show features short films by emerging filmmakers in western Mass.
12-15-2023 11:47 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

People celebrate the holidays in different ways.Lucas Fappiano and Colin Hodgson are doing it by hosting a free screening of movies by area filmmakers, with the goal of bringing people together to recognize some of the Valley’s artistic strength and...


So not home for the holidays: ‘The Holdovers’ offers a funny, bittersweet Christmas story
12-15-2023 11:43 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

Back in 2004, actor Paul Giamatti teamed up with screenwriter/director and Alexander Payne in “Sideways,” an offbeat comedy/drama about two friends who take a road trip through the California wine country as they both grapple with midlife crises of a...


He’s hoping to be the ‘Bar Boss’: Northampton bartender Steven LeBlanc squares off in an international competition hosted by actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul
12-14-2023 11:46 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

Steven LeBlanc made his first foray into mixing drinks and bartending when he was in the Navy, researching a lot on his own, creating classic cocktails and his variations on them and testing them on friends and shipmates, then serving drinks in an...


The Beat Goes On: Deck the halls with holiday shows, from Amherst to Easthampton to Northampton to Turners Falls
12-14-2023 11:36 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

The holidays are nearly upon us and, no surprise, the Valley’s music calendar is chock full of holiday shows over the next week, with some featuring bands playing their versions of seasonal tunes and others focused more on spreading general good...


Finding a way past apartheid: Documentary revisits program that brought Black South African students to Smith College during civil rights struggle
12-08-2023 4:58 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

The 1980s were a brutal time in South Africa. Decades of apartheid, the ironbound racial segregation system that relegated a majority Black population to second-class citizenship under white rule, led to increasing Black resistance, followed by severe...


Book Bag: ‘Noche Triste’ by Robert Radin; ‘My Girl Vaida’ by Caitlin Quinn
12-07-2023 4:03 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Noche Trist: A Memoir of AnorexiaBy Robert RadinIbidem/Columbia University Press A few years ago, Robert Radin, the the director of citizenship and immigration services for Jewish Family Service in Springfield, wrote a memoir about his experience...


Weaving stories into cloth: Scott Norris draws inspiration for his hand-woven ‘pages’ from books, calligraphy, and old letterpresses
12-07-2023 4:02 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Scott Norris says he’s been a huge fan of books, of reading, of words themselves, for many years. He’s also fascinated by calligraphy and different kinds of text, as well as letterpress printers and early printing methods — oh, and 18th-century...


Restless Books sets up shop in Amherst: Independent publisher started in New York City finds a new home in the Valley
12-01-2023 1:03 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

A bit over 10 years ago, Ilan Stavans, the longtime Amherst College professor and writer, made his first venture into the business world: starting a publishing company dedicated to international writing.Restless Books, whose tagline is “an...


Just a big kid at art: Carle Museum showcases children’s book art of legendary graphic designer Seymour Chwast
11-30-2023 1:13 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Seymour Chwast turned 92 this summer. But in his heart, he might still be about 8 or 9 years old, based on the work he continues to create.A legendary graphic designer who, beginning in the 1950s, helped revolutionize the look of commercial art,...


The Beat Goes On: A bluegrass ‘minifest’ in Whately, Swedish a capella in South Hadley, jazz in Holyoke, and more
11-30-2023 1:11 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Summer’s long past, and so are the watermelons. But Watermelon Wednesdays, the long-running summertime acoustic music series at the West Whately Chapel, isn’t ready to pull the plug on its concerts.On Dec. 6, they’re sponsoring what they call...


Art in the round: Local galleries and museums feature varied art — and potential holiday gifts — this month
11-30-2023 1:10 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Still hunting for holiday gifts? Want to check out some new art? You can do both by visiting area galleries this month, which offer a variety of exhibits. Here’s a look at some of the shows.Michelson Galleries, Northampton — The Eric Carle Museum...


Book Bag: ‘The Original Bucky Lew’ by Christopher Boucher; ‘The New Naturals’ by Gabriel Bump
11-24-2023 10:57 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

The Original Bucky Lew: Basketball’s First Black Professionalby Chris BoucherWings ePress, Inc.Harry “Bucky” Lew might not have the name recognition of Jackie Robinson. But the two men had something in common: Both broke an unstated color barrier in...


Coming to terms with a hushed-up past: One-man play explores past abuse by Catholic clergy
11-24-2023 7:31 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

As Jay Sefton recalls, it was “a real honor” to be chosen to play Jesus Christ is his Catholic school’s annual production of a Passion Play, the historic theatrical presentation of Christ’s trial, suffering and death.It was 1985, and Sefton, who grew...


Playwright series returns to Northampton after hiatus
11-24-2023 7:15 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

The Northampton Playwrights Lab’s theater series, following a five-year hiatus, returns next weekend (Nov. 30-Dec. 3) with six productions, in a forum designed to introduce audiences to innovative work being created by several area playwrights.The...


Coming to terms with a hushed-up past: One-man play explores past abuse by Catholic clergy
11-22-2023 4:14 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

As Jay Sefton recalls, it was “a real honor” to be chosen to play Jesus Christ is his Catholic school’s annual production of a Passion Play, the historic theatrical presentation of Christ’s trial, suffering and death.It was 1985, and Sefton, who grew...


It’s almost showtime: 33 Hawley, Northampton’s community arts center, is putting on its finishing touches
11-18-2023 9:47 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

It’s been a long run — but the finish line is now in view.The Northampton Community Arts Trust building, largely or partly shuttered for most of this year, is poised to reopen, as work to make the final improvements in the 25,000-square-foot building...


Old playbill keys concert revival: Nov. 18 show at Bombyx Center reimagines an 1873 show once staged at church
11-16-2023 2:40 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

When staff at the Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity, in the midst of doing renovations in the basement, came across a tattered but still readable playbill from a concert apparently staged at the property in 1873 — then known simply as the Florence...


From India to Northampton: Rhynia, a new arts and community space, looks to sink roots in the city
11-16-2023 2:26 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

It’s a modest space, a basement area that’s right next door to one of Northampton’s busiest art centers, the A.P.E. Gallery, and just another door down from an even larger arts space, R. Michelson Galleries.But Rhynia, a new arts and event space in...


The Beat Goes On: Two supergroups come to Northampton: Plus, groovy music and a tribute in Turners Falls, and more
11-16-2023 2:22 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

When “supergroups” first formed in the 1960s after rock stars from different bands teamed up with one another — Cream, Blind Faith, and CSNY were among the first — some became known more for their battles of superstar egos and didn’t stay together...


Women theater artists flying solo: One-woman productions probe the life of a famed Supreme Court justice and a forgotten chapter of U.S. history
11-13-2023 9:23 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

There’s no shortage of theater in the Valley. But how often can you catch two solo productions by women on the same weekend?On Nov. 17, “All Things Equal: The Life & Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” a solo show starring Michelle Azar as the late...

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