Between the Lines: VOTE, Should the Capitol Take Down This Painting of Police as Pigs?
Jan16

Between the Lines: VOTE, Should the Capitol Take Down This Painting of Police as Pigs?

A painting depicting police officers as feral pigs has been ordered removed from the Capitol after months of controversy and a tug of war over whether the art should be on display. What do you think? As I write this on Monday, Donald Trump is yet to be sworn in as president, but already I and others are wondering what will happen to art and freedom of expression under a leader so thin-skinned and churlish he’d rather tarnish the...

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Staff Picks: Dinosaur Jr., Jim Breuer & the Loud and Rowdy
Dec06

Staff Picks: Dinosaur Jr., Jim Breuer & the Loud and Rowdy

Pantera Tribute and more \m/ • Saturday Trendkill “the ultimate Pantera tribute” is gonna blow up The Tank with a tribute night to Dimebag Darrell. Also on the bill to make the night even more metal and heavy are locals As Misery Fades, NIM, An Unction In Braille, Speak Well of the Dead, and Left Hand Backwards! Make sure to wear black so you’ll fit in. 7 p.m., all ages, $10, The Tank American Legion Post 185, 478 Springfield St.,...

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Staff Picks: Pink Floyd and Hot Chocolate
Nov28

Staff Picks: Pink Floyd and Hot Chocolate

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd • Saturday What better way to start the holiday month off then with some Pink Floyd! World touring The Machine stops back at the Calvin for their amazing Floyd show that leaves the biggest of fans in awe. Joe Pascarell, founding member is back in the band and he has the ability to morph his voice into both Waters and Gilmour! Ooh la la. 8 p.m., Calvin Theatre, 19 King St., Northampton. — Jennifer...

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This Weekend: Brattleboro’s Annual LEGO Contest
Nov14

This Weekend: Brattleboro’s Annual LEGO Contest

A Piece of Resistance When things fall apart, civility snaps, and a huffing, puffing bully blows our brick houses down, we have to do what our children know to do: wipe our tears, gather it all up block by block, and come to the table to rebuild. That’s the art of  creative, hopeful, American thinking. And, you know, LEGOs. This week, the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center invites master builders of all ages to design and build...

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Staff Picks: Ani DiFranco, Jen Durkin and the Business, and Musical Drag
Nov14

Staff Picks: Ani DiFranco, Jen Durkin and the Business, and Musical Drag

Ani DiFranco at Calvin Theatre • Thursday The Calvin got their A back just in time for feminist’s favorite A-word … Ani! And what better time to go see folk-punkster, DiFranco, than now. If you’re still teary-eyed over Hillary and need a hug, or some woman inspiring words from a true feminist revolutionary, this is the place to be! “We’re all rehearsing for the presidency; I always wanted to be commander in chief of my one woman...

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