Courtesy, Melted Ice Cream, and Conspiracy Theories: Out on the Street in a Power Outage
Nov15

Courtesy, Melted Ice Cream, and Conspiracy Theories: Out on the Street in a Power Outage

In front of Northampton Market, employee Rilshad Azez shoos away potential customers as they pull into the lot. “No power,” he says. The mailman he welcomes, but he asks a question: “You didn’t bring the power?” “Sorry, not today,” is the answer. As Azez enjoys a cigarette, he watches cars at the intersection in front of the store go by. The traffic light is out, but the cars are moving...

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Voters Deliver Left Hook: What it means in Holyoke, Greenfield
Nov13

Voters Deliver Left Hook: What it means in Holyoke, Greenfield

Progressives had reasons to celebrate the morning of Nov. 8 more than at any point in the past year. Not only did the Democrats capture the big prizes of Election Day on Nov. 7 — the governors races in New Jersey and Virginia — but Democratic and progressive candidates prevailed across the nation, including in the Pioneer Valley. Now, a year after the 2016 election, when Donald Trump was elected president and Republicans retained both...

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Seth Glier on the Valley Advocate Sessions Stage
Oct20

Seth Glier on the Valley Advocate Sessions Stage

Seth Glier is an Easthampton-based multi-instrumentalist pop and folk singer-songwriter, who switches between guitar and keyboard. He’s been nominated for a Grammy and has released numerous past records, including his most recent album, “Birds,” released in 2017. Interview with Seth Glier: Check out our past Sessions performers, including Seth Newton, Old Flame, Shokazoba, and Tang...

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VIDEO: Seth Glier on Valley Advocate Sessions Friday
Oct19

VIDEO: Seth Glier on Valley Advocate Sessions Friday

Check out a teaser video for multi-instrumentalist pop and folk songwriter, Seth Glier. His full Sessions performance will be released this Friday.

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VIDEO: Mark Schwaber on Sessions Friday
Oct12

VIDEO: Mark Schwaber on Sessions Friday

Check out a teaser indie folk rock artist Mark Schwaber on Valley Advocate Sessions. His full performance will be released this Friday. Can’t wait until Friday? Check out our Sessions page to watch past performers such as Tundra Toddler, Lonely Whale, and Court...

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