Pick of the Day 6/6: Dave Hause at the Parlor Room
Jun06

Pick of the Day 6/6: Dave Hause at the Parlor Room

Veteran punk rocker Dave Hause will hit the Parlor Room tonight. He’s just released his third solo album Bury Me in Philly which he co-wrote with his 23-year-old brother Tim. Hause describes his album like what you might expect on stage tonight:  “You want to plan an album like a live set: You want a batch of songs that kick off the record, then you want some left turns. You want to take people on a journey.” 6:30 p.m...

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Art Review: Martha Armstrong: A Big Deal in a Little Town
May23

Art Review: Martha Armstrong: A Big Deal in a Little Town

Hatfield resident Martha Armstrong is exhibiting at the Oxbow Gallery in Northampton. Her collection of paintings, Friends and Family, is currently on display in the back gallery of the Pleasant Street venue. The back gallery at Oxbow is very small and intimate, longer than it is wide, white with a utilitarian feel. One might be inclined to think that it’s reserved for “lesser” talents. That, of course, isn’t true; artist-members of...

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A Thrilling ‘Who Dun It’ in the Local Art World
May16

A Thrilling ‘Who Dun It’ in the Local Art World

A reader came in with an unusual request earlier this week: she had a piece of art work she bought at an auction in Greenfield nearly a decade ago and wanted to see if we could identify the artist. Arts and Culture Editor Gina Beavers, herself a local artist, looked at it with me and neither one of us could come up with an answer. It was a mystery. The black and white piece of line art displayed a person of indistinct gender wearing...

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Pick of the Day 5/3: The Head & The Load by William Kentridge
May02

Pick of the Day 5/3: The Head & The Load by William Kentridge

My buddy Meg Bantle chose The Head and the Load as one of her Staff Picks. So I will defer to her for my Pick of the Day:  “Check out William Kentridge as he and his 50 person theater troop end their two week residency at MASS MoCA with this work-in-progress performance. Kentridge’s work is described as lyrical and poetic, but is also deeply political. The Head & The Load addresses subjects including apartheid, colonialism,...

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Spring Arts Preview in Western Mass
Apr11

Spring Arts Preview in Western Mass

When spring blooms burst forth, you’ll want to rove the Pioneer Valley looking for fantastic things to see and do. We’ve pulled together some of the best events happening in the area April through June. 4/14: Radically interconnected There’s a plethora of arts events happening across downtown Turners Falls during the Full Disclosure Festival on April 14, whether that’s poetry, visual art, song, dance, or theatre. There’s “The Pass,” a...

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