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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Pick of the Day 3/30: Brooks Williams at the Parlor Room
Mar30

Pick of the Day 3/30: Brooks Williams at the Parlor Room

The Advocate’s intern Sarah Heinonen made a wise staff pick a few days ago; Brooks Williams is performing tonight. This is what Sarah says:  “Wind down your week with some good old fashioned blues at The Parlor Room. Georgia-born guitarist and songwriter Brooks Williams will be performing his special style of soulful blues. He’s been called “a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist.” Songs like “Walk You...

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Pick of the Day 3/29: The Take at the Pioneer Valley Workers Center
Mar29

Pick of the Day 3/29: The Take at the Pioneer Valley Workers Center

The Take is a documentary film made in 2004 about a group of unemployed Argentinian auto-workers who decided to restart the plant where they used to work as a cooperatively owned business. Using archival footage, director Avi Lewis and writer Naomi Klein give a often unseen look at a group of radical workers who just want to work, but end up fighting the police, the government, and globalization. The event is being hosted by the...

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Valley Advocate Podcast: Advocate Theater Critic Chris Rohmann directs Tar2f!
Mar26

Valley Advocate Podcast: Advocate Theater Critic Chris Rohmann directs Tar2f!

For nearly as long as the Advocate has been around, Chris Rohmann has been writing theater reviews for it. But about a decade ago he got the chance to be on the other side of a production as a director and got hooked. Next month, Rohmann will be directing Tar2f!, a musical version of the 17th century play Tartuffe, which he says is quite current with its lampooning of swindlers gaining positions of authority. In the latest episode of...

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Calendar: MONDAY 3/26
Mar26

Calendar: MONDAY 3/26

MUSIC Jeff Holmes Big Band featuring Dawning Holmes, vocals: 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Free. 17 piece big band plays leaders arrangements & compositions with vocalist Dawning Holmes. Jazz, Blues, Soul & more! The 121 Club at Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. jwholmes@umass.edu, dawna@fathomarts.com. STAGE/FILM/DANCE PVJFF: GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Springfield Jewish Community...

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