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A reluctant icon: A documentary by Northampton filmmaker Kate Geis illuminates the creative process of the very private dance master, Paul Taylor

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Documentary filmmaker Kate Geis experienced a certain satisfying symmetry in her life while making her film “Paul Taylor: Creative Domain.” She had been a fan of Taylor and his company since she was introduced to his work as a child, so it was especially gratifying, she says, when, years later, Taylor agreed to let her make a movie about his …

The sound of music Hampshire Young People’s Chorus marks 15 years of youthful singing

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

First they shook their hands and feet and shoulders as the chorus director counted in Spanish. Then they did scales to piano accompaniment, singing the notes with the words, “I love to sing.” Once warmed up, they sang several verses, with intricate harmonies, of an arrangement of the old spiritual “Go Down, Moses.” …

A house with potential How a Victorian-era fixer-upper in Amherst became a home

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Robert and Katherine Tancredi use words like “charming” and “cozy” to describe a house they bought in 1994. The house, located less than a mile from downtown Amherst, featured Romantic Victorian-style architecture with its unique steeped-pitched roof and first- and second-floor front porches, and was exactly what the couple was looking for. Adding …


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

At Deerfield Arts Bank “Papercut Art,” an exhibit showcasing seven New England artists, is on view through Feb. 12 at the Deerfield Arts Bank, 3 Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield. Paper was invented in China, where the art form …

Movie Times

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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Friends and Neighbors

Friday, January 9, 2015

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Justin Carey was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Dean College in Franklin. Hadley …

Four decades of art: University Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates milestone with special exhibition

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

For 40 years, the Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been cultivating the work of both upcoming and established artists. Now, to celebrate its four decades on the scene, UMCA has reached back …

‘Curious’ sound of mandolin orchestra will be heard in South Hadley Saturday

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — There’s something about plucked, struck, strummed, thrummed or otherwise percussed sounds that has captivated the human race since first it gave ear to music. Some might claim their pervasiveness is merely the result of their …

Table Talk: Soups and sides that cheer the chill

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

On a chilly winter’s day nothing cheers so charmingly as soup. It consoles at lunchtime, and after a dark drive home, perhaps through snow or rain, the soup of the evening is nothing short of comfort in liquid …

For new Congress, like old, the people take a back seat

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sworn in and dedicated to doing “the people’s business,” the 114th Congress got right to work last week. Even the most clueless of the 64 new members knew the stakes. The people had elected a new Congress, run by the largest GOP majority in years. This Congress could …

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Friday, January 2, 2015

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Tufts University Students named to the spring …

Freckle-faced heroine: ALSCT brings ‘Anne of Green Gables’ to Bowker Auditorium

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

At a recent rehearsal for “Anne of Green Gables,” the cast was rehearsing for the first time at Bowker Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where the musical is scheduled to open on Thursday. A group of …