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Aldo Frabrizi

Viva la musica: 3rd String Trio brings Old-World flavors to Hadley cafe

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Parlez-moi d’amour. Ah, la dolce vita, la vita d’amore! Even if you can’t understand what they’re saying, there’s something about the way the French and the Italians do zat zing that can be oh, so romantic. With a couple of glasses of merlot or a bottle of moltepulciano at your candle-lit table to share with that special someone ... that’s amore! The only missing element is that deep, melodious accordion, that sweet mandolin or violin singing a tune that’s un poco dolce, un peu triste …. and si bella. Maybe it’s a Brazilian choro, a gypsy bossa or some new tangos and milongas. Guitarist Peter …

Get ready for spring!: Master gardeners offer workshops at annual symposium

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

On the first day of spring next month, avid gardeners can get practical inspiration to create their own Garden of Eden right at home. The annual Spring Symposium sponsored by the Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, “Creating Your Own Eden,” is on March 21 at Frontier Regional High School in South Deerfield. It …

MuseFLASHES

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Five College dance The Five College Dance Department will present a faculty concert Thursday, Friday and Saturday, at 8 p.m., in Theatre 14 in the Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts at Smith College in Northampton. The concert will showcase original works by choreographers on the faculty of the Five Colleges, including Tom …

Movie review: Fifty Shades of dissatisfaction

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Curious? The posters for “Fifty Shades of Grey” coyly ask. Whether or not you’re one of the 100 million who bought, and presumably read, E L James’ kinky book, the buzz alone surrounding this “Twilight” fan fiction turned …

MuseFLASHES

Friday, February 13, 2015

Music at UMass The Arx Duo will perform with the University of Massachusetts Amherst Percussion Ensemble, Ayano Kataoka, director, Friday at 8 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall on the UMass campus. Mari Yoshinaga and Garrett Arney, classically trained …

Music in Deerfield series continues with Musicians from Marlboro

Friday, February 13, 2015

Six distinguished performers from the summer center for chamber music at Marlboro, Vermont, delighted a large audience at Smith College on Saturday. Their concert was the fourth in Music in Deerfield’s series for the 2014-2015 season. The unusual program started with Piano Trio in E-flat Major, p.148, D.897, …

Mussolini’s Rome, the legacy of wartime land mines, living in the brutal Bronx: Herter Gallery at UMass features exhibits by documentary photographers

Friday, February 13, 2015

If there’s a theme to three photo exhibits now on display at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, it might be the sense of history they evoke. But the exhibits, all at the Herter Gallery, can stand on their …

Claire Hopley’s Table Talk: Think spring!: Foods for the Chinese New Year signify hopes for a bright future

Friday, February 13, 2015

‘Chinese New Year is the spring festival,” explains Ching Ching Cernada, a native of Taiwan, who has lived in Amherst for 40 years. To get ready for the celebration, Cernada has decorated her Amherst house in the traditional …

Bruce Watson’s Lifestyles: Learning the lingo of winter

Friday, February 13, 2015

It’s common knowledge that Eskimos have many words for snow. Seven, nine, 23 — no one is sure because no one knows enough Eskimo lingo to tell when they’re saying snow and when they’re saying, “Jeez, another foot on Tuesday? Where is God?” But it is not widely …

Movie Times

Friday, February 13, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org 2015 Oscar-Nominated Animation Shorts (NR) Daily 4:30, 9:30; Sun. also 11:15 a.m. 2015 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts (NR) Fri.-Sun. 2, 6:40; Mon., Tues., Thurs. 6:40 The Imitation Game (PG-13) …

friends & neighbors

Friday, February 6, 2015

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Paige Darby was named to the …

Project Rehovot presents a concert for a cause

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

For more than 20 years, volunteers from the Jewish Community of Amherst have been lending a helping hand for an educational and social cause nearly halfway around the world. Project Rehovot, as it’s known, is dedicated to helping …

A voice and vision for Africa Mount Holyoke College professor’s documentary on seminal African filmmaker debuts at Sundance

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

It’s a story that almost defies belief. Ousmane Sembène, born in the French colony of Senegal in 1923, had been kicked out of school in the fifth grade for fighting, and by his teens was a laborer in …