Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Westfield News Group Arts Beat 2/22/17

My Westfield News Group Arts Beat or 2/22/17. The Big Broadcast in South Hadley, Cloud 9 inHartford and more.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Media Release: Harriet Scott Chessman's Book Tour Visits Western Massachusetts



Author Harriet Scott Chessman will do readings and book-signings of her new novelThe Lost Sketchbook of Edgar Degas at three Western Massachusetts independent booksellers as part of her 15-city national book tour with the book’s release on the Outpost19 imprint. .

Chessman is the author of the earlier novels The Beauty of Ordinary Things, Someone Not Really Her Mother, Lydia Cassatt Reading The Morning Paper, and Ohio Angels. She wrote the libretto for Jonathan Berger's opera My Lai, commissioned and performed by the Kronos Quartet. My Lai opens in New York later this year.
Harriet Scott Chessman is a graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon School, Wellesley College, and Yale University, where she received her PhD in English from Yale University. She has taught literature and creative writing at Yale University, Bread Loaf School of English, and Stanford University’s Continuing Studies Program. She lived for twelve years in Palo Alto, CA. She now lives in Connecticut.

The Western Massachusetts  tour dates include:

Tuesday, March 28 at 7PM: The Odyssey Book Shop, 9 College St, South Hadley, MA   Made possible with the support of Northfield Mount Hermon School Alumni. Harriet will be introduced by Northfield Mount Hermon Archivist Peter Weis.A portion of the proceeds from book sales will benefit the NMH Fund.

Saturday, April 1 at 1PM: Blue Umbrella Books, 2 Main St, Westfield, MA., Harriet will be introduced by Westfield News Group Arts reporter Mark G. Auerbach

Tuesday, April 4 at 7PM: Water Street Books, 26 Water St, Williamstown, MA

All readings and booksignings are free and open to the public.
Dates and times are subject to change.
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Review: The Springfield Symphony Celebrates Leontyne Price

My Westfield News Group review of the Springfield Symphony's Celebration of Leontyne Price, Kevin Rhodes conducting, and starring Othalie Graham.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Review: The Book of Mormon at The Bushnell

My Westfield News Group review of The Book of Mormon at The Bushnell in Hartford.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Westfield News Group ArtsBeat for 2/15/17

My Westfield News Group Arts Beat for 2/15/17. Star studded Night of the Iguana in Cambridge, Lovers Spats at Shakespeare & Company, and more.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Westfield News Group Arts Beat 2/8/17

My Westfield News Group Arts Beat for 2/8/17. Barrington Stage's summer season, Next to Normal at TheaterWorks, and more.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Westfield News Group Arts Beat 2/1/17

My Westfield News Group Arts Beat for 2/1/17. Native composer Adam Schoenberg;s new CD; an exhibition that showcases Connecticut's rich history of dance and more.