Astrology: Love warriors and love worriers
Sep26

Astrology: Love warriors and love worriers

ARIES (March 21-April 19): What’s the difference between a love warrior and a love worrier? Love warriors work diligently to keep enhancing their empathy, compassion, and emotional intelligence. Love worriers fret so much about not getting the love they want that they neglect to develop their intimacy skills. Love warriors are always vigilant for how their own ignorance may be sabotaging togetherness, while love worriers dwell...

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Nightcrawler: The Big E … DM
Sep26

Nightcrawler: The Big E … DM

Any calendar will tell you Sept. 22, is the official date of the fall equinox — which is fine, for those astronomically-correct types. But this year, I prefer to think of the solstice as happening on Oct. 2 when the Big E in West Springfield hosts an EDM concert they’re calling the Electric Equinox. “There is a growing EDM [electronic dance music] following in this area and for the past few years, we have been working towards building...

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One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer: George Thorogood and The Destroyers take the Big E
Sep26

One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer: George Thorogood and The Destroyers take the Big E

If anyone can lay claim to writing the neo American classic drinking songbook, it’s George Thorogood and The Destroyers. The band’s hits include “I Drink Alone,” “If You Don’t Start Drinkin’,” “Bad to the Bone” (that’s pronounced “B-b-b-b-bad to the Bone”), “Move it on Over,” and “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.” On Saturday the rock ‘n’ roll band you either grew up grooving to live or in your dad’s car with the radio up, will be...

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Fractured Together: The Art of Lyle Kleinhans
Sep26

Fractured Together: The Art of Lyle Kleinhans

Lyle Kleinhans focuses his work on abstract representations of people that highlight the conflicts, questions, and confidences behind their exteriors. Jagged and strict lines are offset by wildly brooding color that sucks the viewer in and haunts them long after. Kleinhans work is being exhibited along with that of Carlos Alvarez by Westfield State University as part of the exhibit, Hispanic/LatinX Heritage. (LatinX is the...

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I Love a Parade: UMass Homecoming
Sep26

I Love a Parade: UMass Homecoming

This weekend UMass is celebrating Homecoming with a bunch of events: our top pick is the Homecoming Parade leading up to the clash between UMass and Tulane at McGuirk Stadium in Amherst Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The parade starts at 10:30 p.m. and will feature performances by the award-winning Minuteman Marching Band and floats and displays created by students. The parade starts at McGuirk and winds through downtown ending at Haigis Mall...

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Cocktail of the Month Club: Cranberry Cinnamon Whiskey Sour at Osteria Vespa, Amherst
Sep19

Cocktail of the Month Club: Cranberry Cinnamon Whiskey Sour at Osteria Vespa, Amherst

September marks the end of the summer and evenings are starting to bring with them a subtle autumn chill. Chase it away with this month’s cocktail, a cranberry-cinnamon whiskey sour that’s sure to warm you up, brought to you by Josh Draghe, head bartender at Osteria Vespa in Amherst. — Peter Vancini, pvancini@valleyadvocate.com Cranberry-Cinnamon Whiskey Sour Courtesy of Josh Draghe, Head Bartender at Osteria Vespa. 1.5 ounces...

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