Stagestruck: Angela and Lefty

Stagestruck: Angela and Lefty

I went to college with Angela Davis, though I didn’t really know her. We moved in different circles. One of us was a campus radical, marching for peace and justice, the other was a serious student focused on getting good grades. The good student was Angela.

Stagestruck: Love and War

Stagestruck: Love and War

“Jack Absolute Flies Again” is this year’s blockbuster comedy from the National Theatre. Set in the Battle of Britain, it’s coming to the Amherst Cinema via NT Live.

Stagestruck: Roots & Wings

Stagestruck: Roots & Wings

Sandglass Theater’s biennial international Puppets in the Green Mountains festival brings together a wide variety of performances under the theme “Roots & Wings.”

Stagestruck: Dancing (and Singing) Queens

Stagestruck: Dancing (and Singing) Queens

Danny Eaton opened the Majestic Theater 25 years ago with a jukebox musical, so it’s fitting that this anniversary season on the West Springfield stage kicks off with another hit-parade show. “Mamma Mia” is the most popular example of the genre, with a storyline built around the ABBA songbook.

Stagestruck: The Colossus of Roads

Stagestruck: The Colossus of Roads

His name was Moses, his chosen people were New Yorkers escaping summer in the city, his promised land was Jones Beach, and his Red Sea crossing was a borough-slicing expressway to Long Island Sound. He was Robert Moses, the fascinating, maddening subject of a smart, energetic play coming to Amherst Cinema this week, courtesy of National Theatre Live.

In MemoriamLocal Musician Kate Lorenz

In MemoriamLocal Musician Kate Lorenz

We lost a bright light on our local music scene with the recent passing of musician Kate Lorenz. Her brother Matt Lorenz (The Suitcase Junket) announced the loss via his Facebook page saying that she had died unexpectedly two weeks ago. Kate and Matt Lorenz along with...

Late-night lounge coming to downtown Northampton

Late-night lounge coming to downtown Northampton

Cafe Balagan, the Main Street coffee shop associated with the Balagan Cannabis dispensary next door, has opened for late-night service. Rachael Workman, one of the owners of Cafe Balagan and Balagan Cannabis, said that she and her fellow owners, who are all in their...

Behind the Music

Behind the Music

Neon FaunaLeather Motel   “Pinned Butterfly” the opening track and first single off of Neon Fauna’s second full length album Leather Motel sets the energetic mood immediately with this experimental album. When I say experimental, it's not just in reference to the...

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In MemoriamLocal Musician Kate Lorenz

In MemoriamLocal Musician Kate Lorenz

We lost a bright light on our local music scene with the recent passing of musician Kate Lorenz. Her brother Matt Lorenz (The Suitcase Junket) announced the loss via his Facebook page saying that she had died unexpectedly two weeks ago. Kate and Matt Lorenz along with...

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Stagestruck: Angela and Lefty

Stagestruck: Angela and Lefty

I went to college with Angela Davis, though I didn’t really know her. We moved in different circles. One of us was a campus radical, marching for peace and justice, the other was a serious student focused on getting good grades. The good student was Angela.