Stagestruck: Sojourners in the Bardo

Stagestruck: Sojourners in the Bardo

Imagine that you suddenly find yourself in a weird netherworld, suspended between the life you knew and an uncertain future. No, wait. You don’t have to imagine it – it’s the place we’ve all found ourselves in for the past year. In “The Waiting Room,” Silverthorne Theater seeks to enlist the audience in an act of collaboration with a key pandemic player.

Stagestruck: Letters to Kamala

Stagestruck: Letters to Kamala

The election of Kamala Harris as the first woman Vice President of the United States, as well as the first African American and the first of South Asian descent, is cause for celebration. But those “firsts” don’t sit quite comfortably with the three women of color in a new play, “Letters to Kamala.” These ladies are pissed.

Stagestruck: A ‘Caesar’ for Our Time

Stagestruck: A ‘Caesar’ for Our Time

This production takes a hyper-modern, politically savvy swipe at the militarist, toxically masculinist, authoritarian, elite-driven culture of this political moment – and at the ghosts, the women’s voices, the supernatural warnings, that have been repressed and suppressed for too long.

A Great Ride: Narkewicz, Morse reflect on a decade in office

A Great Ride: Narkewicz, Morse reflect on a decade in office

Alex Morse has a new pup — a goldendoodle that answers to Oliver. Can you say inseparable? The Holyoke mayor brought him home from Pennsylvania and claims that the quarantine has afforded him a bit more time to train the pooch. “It adds a bit of perspective,” says...

Advocate Events – 2/25/21

Advocate Events – 2/25/21

Smith College Museum of Art will host a series of programs this spring. Among them are:Black Futures, March 1, 7-8:30 p.m., online. Join Kimberly Drew ’12, Thelma Golden ’87, Jenna Wortham and Amanda Williams for a conversation about Drew and Wortham’s recently...

Pot at your doorstep

Freshly restocked with three new members, the Cannabis Control Commission is gearing up for a year that will include the implementation of recently-approved regulations that allow for home delivery of non-medical marijuana, continuing to press for legislation that...

Currently Open Local Dispensaries 2/25/21

Amherst1 Rise Holdings Inc. 169 Meadow St.Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Phone: 413-825-9770Website: risecannabis.com/Products: Offers medical and recreational marijuana. Massachusetts is one of eight states...

What about us? 

What about us? 

During the past several years, it is no secret that as a nation, we have become more aware and enlightened to the plights of various minority groups who have been fighting for acceptance within society — and all the intangible glory to which it represents. However,...

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Happenings in the Valley

Happenings in the Valley

Our online calendar has listings from organizations across the country hosting virtual events, but we’ve chosen to highlight some from local venues and groups.

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