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Museum School now open

1/15/2016

SPRINGFIELD – The Museum School at the Springfield Museums is currently offering classes and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Spaces are still available for f...
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Suffield Players to present 'Night Sky'

1/6/2016

SUFFIELD, CT – The Suffield Players proudly announce their celestial and uplifting winter production, “Night Sky,” written by Susan Yankowitz.


Directed by Chris Rohmann, th...
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Learys make major naming gift for Impressionist gallery

12/29/2015

SPRINGFIELD – At their Annual Holiday Gala on Dec. 3, the Springfield Museums announced a major naming gift made by Noel and Carol Leary.


Leary is currently president of Bay Path Univ...
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Springfield Museums announces Week of Wonder activities

12/22/2015

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Museums have announced their slate of activities for the upcoming holiday vacation week. Visitors can enjoy a combination of fun activities, planetarium shows, a...
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Famous firearms on display at Springfield Museums

12/10/2015

SPRINGFIELD – Firearms of Famous People: From Target Shooters to Presidents is a temporary exhibit of extraordinary firearms and memorabilia owned by well-known politicians, presidents, and c...
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Robert Charles sets $20,000 fundraising goal

12/3/2015

EAST LONGMEADOW – Robert Charles Photography recently announced a goal to raise $20,000 for Baystate Children’s Hospital.


Since 2005, the acclaimed studio has donated over $80,0...
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Bing unveils December schedule

12/3/2015

SPRINGFIELD – The Bing Arts Center at 716 Sumner Ave. has announced its December programming.


Rising Tide
Dec. 4, 8 p.m.


This energetic and en...
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Storrowton set to host Yuletide by Lantern Light Dec. 9

11/25/2015

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The excitement and charm of the holiday season comes to life at Storrowton Village Museum’s Yuletide by Lantern Light, Dec. 9, 6 to 8 p.m., on the grounds of Eastern ...
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Springfield Museums announce December lecture slate

11/25/2015

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Museums’ monthly tour and lecture schedule continues in December with the popular Museums à la Carte lectures, which take place each Thursday at 12:...
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Madigan receives Silver Circle Award from NATAS

11/25/2015

SPRINGFIELD – Longtime WGBY producer and host Jim Madigan has been named a 2015 inductee for the prestigious Silver Circle Award of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS...
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Gingerbread entries to be unveiled at Holiday Happenings

11/13/2015

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Museums always have a broad array of special exhibits and programs in store for visitors during the holiday season.


The highlight each year is the annual...
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WGBY receives three-year, $300,000 grant

11/13/2015

SPRINGFIELD – On the eve of American Graduate Day on America’s Public Television stations, WGBY is very pleased to announce that the Perles Family Foundation has granted the station a g...
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Celebrate an 1830s Thanksgiving at Old Sturbridge Village

11/13/2015

STURBRIDGE – This year, guests will celebrate Thanksgiving traditions for three weekends in November, in addition to Thanksgiving Day itself, at Old Sturbridge Village.


What was the fa...
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Smith & Wesson to host ‘Art for the Heart’ in support of veterans with PTSD

11/6/2015

SPRINGFIELD – Smith & Wesson Corp. has announced today that it will host the annual “Art for the Heart” event to support combat veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (P...
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Local Hero Restaurant Days raffle winners announced

11/6/2015

EAST LONGMEADOW – Bill and Mary Ann Lucia, residents of Springfield, have been announced as the winners of CISA's Local Hero Restaurant Days Raffle. The prize? A wine dinner for six guests at...
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Norcross House to present ‘A One Man Christmas Carol’

11/6/2015

EAST LONGMEADOW – The Norcross House in East Longmeadow welcomes J.T. Turner as Charles Dickens in “A One Man Christmas Carol,” in a benefit show for the historic home on Nov. 14 ...
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Maestro Kevin Rhodes to act as celebrity bartender Nov. 4

10/30/2015

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO) Music Director Kevin Rhodes will be at the SSO’s second annual Celebrity Bartending Fundraiser at the Student Prince & Fort Caf&ea...
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Old Sturbridge Village exhibits knives from 19th century to now

10/30/2015

STURBRIDGE – A new pop-up exhibit at Old Sturbridge Village, New England's premiere living history museum, explores the sharper edge of history with a display of Massachusetts-made knives fro...
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Bing Arts Center readies for Comic Con 2015

10/23/2015

SPRINGFIELD – It’s not just about comic books. Mark Masztal, co-founder of the Bing Comic Con 2015, said the third edition of the one-day pop culture show would feature more artists, wr...
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Jorma Kaukonen to play the Iron Horse Oct. 22

10/16/2015

Jorma Kaukonen
Iron Horse, Northampton
Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
$35 advance $40 door


Number 54 on Rolling Stone&rsqu...
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Suffield Players open new season

10/9/2015

SUFFIELD, CT – The Suffield Players proudly open their 63rd season with the classic whodunit “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie.


Famous for being the longest running play i...
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Northampton Jazz Workshop relocates to City Sports Grille

10/9/2015

NORTHAMPTON – After nearly four years at The Loft at the Clarion Hotel, the weekly Northampton Jazz Workshop is moving to a new home at the City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton.


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Springfield Museums seek entrants for gingerbread contest

10/9/2015

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Museums are inviting bakeries, schools, individual bakers and young people to submit design plans for the annual gingerbread house competition and exhibit.


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AIC players to stage David Auburn’s award-winning ‘Proof’

10/1/2015

SPRINGFIELD – The theater arts program at American International College (AIC) is proud to present Proof, the first of two upcoming fall productions.


“Proof” by David Aubu...
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Student Prince to host Oktoberfest

9/25/2015

SPRINGFIELD – On Oct. 2 and 3, the Student Prince is throwing what they promise to be “the wildest, most authentic Oktoberfest celebration in the area.”


Fort Street will be...
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Old Sturbridge Village explores region’s vampire folklore

9/25/2015

STURBRIDGE – The very word “vampire’ conjures such diverse images as the ghoulish creature in Bram Stoker's Dracula portrayed in film by Bella Lugosi, to the young and sexy Edward...
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Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival marks its 17th year

9/25/2015

ORANGE – The 17th Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival is a “scent-sational” place to be on Sept. 26 and 27.


More than 100 booths feature juried regional artists,...
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Artifact Cider marks first anniversary

9/17/2015

SPRINGFIELD – At his Gasoline Alley business incubator space Jake Mazar is preparing for two events: a new cider season and a celebration of the first year Artifact Cider has been in business...
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VFW presents ‘Letters from Home’

9/17/2015

LUDLOW – The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ludlow Post 3236 presents the “Letters from Home” singers on Sept. 26 at the Exit 7 Theater, 39 Chestnut St., Ludlow, at 6:30PM.


Lett...
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Springfield College announces upcoming arts lineup

9/17/2015

SPRINGFIELD – The 2015 Springfield College William Simpson Fine Arts Series fall schedule features a variety of art exhibitions, theater performances, film events, concerts, readings, and dan...
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City Stage & Symphony Hall announce launch of new website

9/11/2015

SPRINGFIELD – CityStage & Symphony Hall is not only excited to announce a great lineup of shows for the upcoming season but also thrilled to announce the launch of a new website.


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OSV set to host Craft: Beers + Trades event Sept. 19, 20

9/11/2015

STURBRIDGE – Visitors to Old Sturbridge Village on Sept. 19 and 20 will have the chance to sample beers and hard cider from more than twenty of the finest local breweries and brands, and view...
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Gala of The Royal Horses’ first American tour hits Amherst

9/11/2015

AMHERST – For the first time ever, The Gala of The Royal Horses inaugural North American world-renowned equestrian tour is coming to the Mullins Center Oct. 1.


Audiences will experienc...
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Inaugural Valley Fest brings craft beer to Court Square

9/4/2015

SPRINGFIELD – On a warm, sunny afternoon the inaugural ValleyFest drew more than 1,500 beer drinkers and brewers to the center of Springfield to celebrate craft beer.


The event, hosted...
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North Hall Arts Festival announces upcoming shows

8/27/2015

HUNTINGTON – James Emery and Mitch Giannunzio will take the stage in the second David Mamet play presented by the North Hall Arts Festival this season.


Directed by Kenneth Tigar, The D...
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Old Sturbridge Village announces upcoming ‘Family Fun Days’

8/27/2015

STURBRIDGE – Families flock to Old Sturbridge Village over Labor Day weekend to give a last salute to summer and enjoy an old-fashioned “Family Fun Days” celebration 1830s style. ...
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Holyoke Catholic students to stage ‘Guys & Dolls’

8/21/2015

CHICOPEE – “Guys & Dolls,” a musical set in the 1930’s, will be staged by the performing arts department of Holyoke Catholic High School next month.


“This s...
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Apple Jam offers big acts in intimate setting

8/10/2015

RUSSELL – The Apple Jam Roots Music Festival prides itself on maintaining the spirit of a family picnic while offering both the caliber of music and the amenities of a much larger festival. <...
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Storrowton Village seeks volunteers

8/10/2015

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Eastern States Exposition’s Storrowton Village Museum is extending an invitation to individuals ages 14 and up to volunteer as costumed guides in our classic 1800s vi...
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Farm to Table dinners set for Westfield

8/10/2015

WESTFIELD – A national movement – Farm to Table – has arrived on the sprawling 19 acres of the Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center.


This spring, Suzanne M. Bonif...
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Local Hero Restaurant Days highlights locally grown produce

7/30/2015

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – Local Hero Restaurant Days is upon us again.


On Aug. 25 and 26, choose from 67 eating establishments to celebrate the harvest of the summer season. CISA (Communi...
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Valley Fest aims to showcase area’s passion, creativity

7/24/2015

SPRINGFIELD – Dan Lanigan admitted if you had told him years ago that Springfield would play host to a craft beer festival, he would have thought you were crazy.


More than a decade ago...
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Springfield Museums announce Summer Spectacular lineup

7/16/2015

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Museums have announced the schedule for weeks three and four of their annual “Summer Spectacular” Family Series, which runs through Aug. 14.


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OSV to kick off August with Redcoats and Rebels

7/16/2015

STURBRIDGE – More than 1,000 historic military reenactors and 10,000 spectators will converge on Old Sturbridge Village Aug. 1 and 2 for the village’s 12th annual Redcoats and Rebels, t...
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Luxe Burger Bar announces 2015 Build Your Own Burger contest

7/9/2015

SPRINGFIELD – Luxe Burger Bar, located at 1200 Hall of Fame Avenue in Springfield, is pleased to announce the return of its Build Your Own Burger contest.


Through Aug. 30, Luxe Burger...
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Phelps-Hatheway House to host Tom Cameron exhibit, Artwalk

7/9/2015

SUFFIELD, CT – Connecticut Landmarks’ Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden presents a breathtaking photography exhibition, capturing the scenic personality of the Farmington River, by loc...
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Lynch pens book detailing actress Ann Blyth’s life, work

7/9/2015

CHICOPEE – Local author Jacqueline Lynch didn’t intend to write a definitive book on actress and singer Ann Blyth when she starting blogging about her, but what started as short posts o...
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Craig Harris’ busy year continues with several local events

7/2/2015

CHICOPEE – Photographer, writer and musician Craig Harris is having a busy year.


Harris, whose “Drum Away the Blues” program has been successful in schools and other venues...
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Look Park in Florence to host Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival

6/25/2015

FLORENCE – On July 18 Look Park comes alive with Highland dancers, Highland pipers and drummers, a clan parade, sheep herding, Scottish dogs and other animals, wool spinners and weavers and l...
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Classic Rock band ‘Kansas’ to perform at Big E on Sept. 26

6/19/2015

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Classic Rock icons Kansas will be performing at The Big E’s xfinity arena Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.


The show is free with admission to The Big E. A limited number o...
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Trinity United Church presents ‘A Little Night Music’ concerts every week in July

6/19/2015

SPRINGFIELD – Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave., will host “A Little Night Music” every Thursday evening in the month of July.


An informal concert will take ...
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White Lion places second at Brewbound Startup Challenge

6/19/2015

SPRINGFIELD – White Lion Brewing Company continued to expand its brand recently, taking part in a nationwide showcase of its product...
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Springfield’s Q Smokin’ Good Food celebrates first anniversary

6/11/2015

SPRINGFIELD – A year is a notable anniversary in the lifetime of a restaurant, as the industry is known to be volatile. Q Smokin’ Good Food at 890 State St., has made that first hurdle ...
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ECA+ Gallery presents Van Winkle exhibit

6/5/2015

EASTHAMPTON – Michael Van Winkle exhibits “If it has a name” at the ECA+ Gallery from June 4 to 25.


The opening reception coincides with Art Walk Easthampton on June 13, 5...
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Air Museum to host three historic WWII aircraft

6/5/2015

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. – The New England Air Museum has announced that three historic WWII aircraft will be on public display nearby the Museum June 24 to 28.


The aircraft includes the ...
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Wild Bull Curry’s life chronicled in son’s new book

6/5/2015

He was called “The Walking Riot.”


With a literal no-holds-barred attitude and outrageous eyebrows that looked theatrical – but weren’t – the late Wild Bull Curr...
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Springfield Museums to host Culture and Cocktails event

5/29/2015

SPRINGFIELD – On June 4 from 5 to 8 p.m., the Springfield Museums will present their final Culture & Cocktails event of the 2014-15 season at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum....
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Northampton Arts Council funds local projects

5/29/2015

NORTHAMPTON – The Northampton Arts Council is pleased to announce the awarding of 23 grants totaling $15,000 in support of a variety of projects from funds raised through event programming su...
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Bing Arts Center to celebrate fifth anniversary June 13

5/29/2015

SPRINGFIELD – The Bing Arts Center will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a party June 13, 8 p.m.


An all-volunteer effort dedicated to strengthening the community through increasin...
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Massachusetts Academy of Ballet announces spring performance

5/22/2015

HOLYOKE – This year’s Spring Ballet performance at the Massachusetts Academy of Ballet is momentous in that it marks the studio’s 10-year anniversary.


Artistic Directors Ro...
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Eastern States Exposition to host Taste of Table & Vine

5/22/2015

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Looking for a chance to expand your palette when it comes to wines, beer and spirits? The offerings planned at the “Taste of Table & Vine” will do just that...
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Camp Moses Reservation to host Apple Jam Roots Music Festival

5/11/2015

RUSSELL – The 2015 Apple Jam Roots Music Festival will take place Aug. 21 to 23 at Camp Moses Reservation, 310 Birch Hill Road. This sixth Apple Jam will continue the tradition of featuring A...
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Storrowton Village museum to host Civil War reenactment

5/11/2015

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Storrowton Village Museum will present an interactive, educational tour titled Storrowton and the Civil War May 19, 6 to 7 p.m., offering an inside look at how folks in the...
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Longmeadow’s Amy Dane wins first prize in photo contest

5/11/2015

LONGMEADOW – Amy S. Dane won first prize in the 13th Annual “Women in History Month” March 29 with the theme of human emotion at the Robert Floyd Photography Gallery & Learnin...
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Springfield JCC to offer summer drama camp

4/30/2015

SPRINGFIELD – Drama Camp for third through eighth graders is being offered this summer at J Summer Camps at the Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St.


This year’s play is “Th...
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Exhibit celebrating origins of Old Sturbridge Village opens May 2

4/30/2015

STURBRIDGE – In 1936, A.B. Wells and Malcolm Watkins formed an extraordinary partnership that began an enduring 70-year legacy. They were two men with a passion for collecting and who had a v...
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AIC to stage ‘Top Girls’ starting April 24

4/24/2015

SPRINGFIELD – The theater arts program at American International College (AIC) will present “Top Girls” by Caryl Churchill.


“Top Girls,” a play about women in ...
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‘Together in Song,’ featuring eight regional groups, to be aired on WGBY

4/24/2015

SPRINGFIELD – This year, eight regional choral groups have been chosen to perform in the Together in Song Regional Choral Awards, to be broadcast live from the WGBY studios in Springfield Apr...
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Springfield Restaurant Week to give diners a sampling of the city’s best eateries

4/24/2015

SPRINGFIELD – The city’s downtown restaurants will be in the spotlight now through May 2 in the first “Springfield Restaurant Week.”


Each of the participating eaterie...
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Wilbraham United Players to present 'The Drowsy Chaperone'

4/17/2015

WILBRAHAM – The Wilbraham United Players will present their spring musical “The Drowsy Chaperone” on May 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and on May 9 and 17 at 2:30 p.m. on the F...
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Beatles tribute band The Fab Faux to play UMass FAC

4/17/2015

AMHERST – The Fab Faux approach the Beatles’ classic and more adventurous songs with the intent of playing them live as closely in musical reading and in spirit as possible.


The...
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Young@Heart, YPC, SciTech team for mash-up concert

4/17/2015

NORTHAMPTON – After their highly successful April Fools show, Young@Heart ends the month with their third annual Mash-Up Concert featuring the legendary Young People’s Chorus (YPC) of N...
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What’s craft beer, what’s not, and what difference does it make?

4/10/2015

It’s been a while since a beer column graced the pages of these papers and with its return, I’ll wade right into the murky waters of one of the longest running feuds the beer-loving wor...
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UMCA presents exhibit by guest curator Lorne Falk

4/2/2015

AMHERST – The University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) is pleased to present an exhibition guest curated by Lorne Falk, Five College visiting associate professor of contemporary art, whic...
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New beer supports endangered species awareness

4/2/2015

GREENFIELD – The People’s Pint Brewery and the Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) are partnering to raise awareness of the shortnose sturgeon with a new beer, the Shortnose Stou...
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City Stage and Symphony Hall unveil upcoming performances

4/2/2015

SPRINGFIELD – April is filled with a variety of exciting shows at City Stage & Symphony Hall.


The slate begins with “Love, Loss, and What I Wore.” With its compulsively...
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NCHHP announces upcoming events

3/27/2015

GRANVILLE – Spring is finally here. There’s a lot going on at the Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation (NCCHP) museum at the drum factory in 2015. Mark your calendars and...
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UMass FAC welcomes classical music ‘powerhouses’ March 28

3/27/2015

AMHERST – They’re one of the top orchestras in the world, based in London with many global tours under their belts. He’s one of the most celebrated concert pianists in the US, rec...
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Disney on Ice comes to Springfield

3/27/2015

SPRINGFIELD – Join Mickey and Minnie Mouse as they travel to four magical destinations all in one fun-filled ice production.


Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure by Stonyfield ...
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Young Professionals, SBID unveil plans for Springfield Restaurant Week

3/27/2015

SPRINGFIELD – Get out your forks and knives because it is time to take a bite out of Springfield.


The Springfield City Council Young Professionals (YP) Subcommittee partnered with the...
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Bing presents Ephemeral String Band April 3

3/27/2015

SPRINGFIELD – The Bing Arts Center at 716 Sumner Ave. is pleased to present the Ephemeral String Band for a performance on April 3, at 8 p.m., with the doors open at 7:30 p.m.


The ban...
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Winnie the Pooh comes to life on stage at Bay Path University

3/20/2015

LONGMEADOW – Winnie the Pooh and the 100-Acre Woods are coming to Bay Path University’s stage in a weekend of performances.


Under the direction of Kevin Barlowski, the play will...
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HCC Theater Department to stage one-act plays

3/20/2015

HOLYOKE – The HCC Theater Department will present “An Evening of One-Acts,” a three-day festival of one-act plays April 2 to 4 at 7:30 p.m. in room 111 of the Fine & Performin...
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Kevin Hart’s tour comes to Amherst

3/20/2015

AMHERST – Kevin Hart’s What Now? Tour is coming to the Mullins Center on April 29 at 7 p.m.


Tickets are on sale now.


Ticket prices are $99, $69, $49 and $34. Additional f...
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French Heritage Center presents ‘A Taste of Maple’ event

3/20/2015

CHICOPEE – The French Heritage Center’s five-year anniversary event, “A Taste of Maple,” celebrates two French Canadian traditions; fiddle music and maple “sugaring&rd...
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Old Sturbridge Village to host Maple Day

3/13/2015

STURBRIDGE – As part of Old Sturbridge Village’s Maple Day weekends throughout March, costumed historians will demonstrate maple sugar making at the village’s own working “S...
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Magicians to gather in Granby

3/13/2015

GRANBY – Area magicians will gather to perform and confound at an annual event.


The Churc...
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HCC hosts 'The Book Show' art exhibit

3/5/2015

HOLYOKE – The Taber Art Gallery at Holyoke Community College will present “The Book Show,” artwork from Dean Nimmer’s new book, Creating Abstract Art: Ideas and Inspirations...
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March comes in like a lion at City Stage and Symphony Hall

3/5/2015

SPRINGFIELD – From St. Patrick’s Day to Women’s History Month, there are many things to celebrate at City Stage and Symphony Hall.


Yesterday &a...
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Air Museum to host March Open Cockpit Day, Space Expo

3/5/2015

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. – The New England Air Museum will host Open Cockpit Day on March 15.


On that day, visitors will be permitted to climb into the cockpits of up to eight vintage airc...
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Ninety Nine Restaurant, Wachusett Brewery unveil Horseshoe Ale

3/5/2015

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub announced today an agreement with Wachusett Brewing Company to unveil a new American Pale Ale – Horseshoe Ale – available excl...
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J-ART to stage 'Seussical'

2/27/2015

SPRINGFIELD – This March, the JCC Actors Repertory Theater (J-ART) will be staging “Seussical: The Musical” at the Springfield Jewish Community Center as a part of the celebration...
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South Hadley Chorale presents show celebrating Alice Parker

2/27/2015

SOUTH HADLEY – The South Hadley Chorale will present a celebration of legendary composer Alice Parker, with a concert featuring Parker and Shaw’s translation of Haydn's The Creation, Pa...
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First Church to stage Godspell this March

2/27/2015

LONGMEADOW – This March, the First Church of Christ in Longmeadow is presenting the musical Godspell written by John-Michael Tebelak, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.


It has...
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Community Music School among NEPR award recipients

2/27/2015

SPRINGFIELD – New England Public Radio (NEPR) is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Arts & Humanities Awards. The 2015 honorees are: Community Music School of Springf...
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Music in Common announces 2015 Summer Youth Summit

2/20/2015

GREAT BARRINGTON – Music in Common (MiC) announces the 2015 MiC Summer Youth Summit at Bard College at Simon’s Rock from July 19 to 29.

The Youth Summit enrolls American and international dele
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Enchanted Circle Theater receives 2015 Commonwealth Award

2/20/2015

HOLYOKE – On Jan. 21, the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) announced the winners of the 2015 Commonwealth Awards, Massachusetts’ highest honors in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

Encha
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Old Sturbridge Village to host Sleigh Rally this weekend

2/20/2015

STURBRIDGE – Old Sturbridge Village has turned into a winter wonderland, and  conditions are perfect for its upcoming Antique Sleigh Rally, set for Feb. 21, with dozens of vintage horse drawn sle...
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Italian Cultural Center to continue Italian cinema celebration in March

2/12/2015

SPRINGFIELD – The Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts (ICCWM) wishes to announce that starting with “Benvenuti al Nord (2012),” on March 6, it will begin a continuation of its Friday Nigh...
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Holyoke Catholic Students to stage ‘Curtain Call, Again’

2/12/2015

SPRINGFIELD – The stage is set for Holyoke Catholic High School’s performing arts extravaganza – Curtain Call, Again.

Director Eva Stockhamer chose this “Broadway review style” production, whic
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Bluegrass festival marks 30 years

2/5/2015

As he was approaching the end of a long bout with lymphoma, in June 1985, the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU) and the New England bluegrass community came together to celebrate the music and influence of...
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Springfield city parks celebrate 37th annual Fabulous February

2/5/2015

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management is having a party and everyone is invited.

On Feb. 16, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, along with the Springfield B
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UMass Fine Arts Center to host benefit gala

1/29/2015

AMHERST –  It’s time for the 26th Annual Friends of the Fine Arts Center’s (FAC) Benefit Gala, Auction and Preview at the Student Union Feb. 7, 6 to 11:30 p.m.

Tickets for the Gala event
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Final Valley Voices StorySlam to take place at Hinge Feb. 13

1/29/2015

NORTHAMPTON – The Valley Voices StorySlam collaboration between the Academy of Music Theatre and New England Public Radio (NEPR) continues its sell-out streak at UpBar at Hinge in downtown Northampton...
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Symphony Youth Orchestra to present Winter Concert at WSU

1/29/2015

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestras’ Winter Concert is set for Feb. 8, in Parenzo Hall at Westfield State University, 577 Western Ave., Westfield.

The introductory ensemble
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RV, Camping and Outdoor Show returns

1/16/2015


WEST SPRINGFIELD – With spring only two months away, outdoor enthusiasts will once again set their sights on the annual Springfield RV, Camping & Outdoor Show for the latest in...
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OSV offers half-price admission this January and February

1/15/2015

STURBRIDGE – Old Sturbridge Village is helping local visitors experience the charm of a New England winter by offering adults half-price admission in January and February to one of the nation’s larges...
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Springfield Symphony begins search for new executive director

1/15/2015

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO) announced recently that Executive Director Audrey J. Szychulski will resign her post with the orchestra to accept the position of director of Dev...
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Springfield Symphony offers trio of diverse performances

1/8/2015

SPRINGFIELD – For the winter-weary, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO) will provide a much needed thaw with the performance of three lively and diverse classical works on Jan. 24, 2015.

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New England Air Museum to host ‘Open Cockpit Day’ on Jan. 18

1/2/2015

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. – The New England Air Museum will host its next Open Cockpit Day on Jan. 18, 2015.

On that day, visitors will be permitted to climb into the cockpits of up to 10 vintage ai
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Odyssey Bookshop announces January events calendar

1/2/2015

SOUTH HADLEY – The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley has announced the following programs for January. All events are conducted at the bookshop at 7 p.m.  unless otherwise indicated.

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Comic Adam Devine takes Mullins Center stage Feb. 17

12/23/2014

AMHERST – Comedian and actor Adam Devine is coming to the Mullins Center Feb. 17 at 8:30 p.m.

Devine is best known as a co-creator, writer and star of the hit Comedy Central show “Workaholics.
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Bright Nights among American Bus Association’s Top-100

12/18/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau (GSCVB) presented a special evening with Peter Pantuso, president and CEO of the American Bus Association (ABA) at the Carriage Hou...
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Robert Charles fundraiser benefits Baystate Children’s Hospital

12/18/2014

EAST LONGMEADOW – Robert Charles Photography is pleased to announce its ninth annual holiday fundraising event, “Portraits for Baystate Children’s Hospital.” Since 2005, the acclaimed studio has donat...
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Masterpiece Ball marks Downton Abbey’s season premiere

12/18/2014

SPRINGFIELD – If last year was any indication, those hoping to attend WGBY’s third-annual Masterpiece Ball in Celebration of the Women of Downton Abbey Jan. 3, 2015, 6 to 11 p.m., would be wise to acc...
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Bing Arts Center celebrates ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’

12/18/2014

“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” is essential viewing for anyone seriously interested in film and now there is a new presentation produced by the Bing...
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Italian Cultural Center releases cookbook

12/12/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts Inc. (ICC) is proud to announce the publication of its very own “homemade” cookbook, “Mangia! Ci fa bene!”

It is a delightful
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UMass art museum celebrates 40 years

12/12/2014

AMHERST – In 2015, the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s (UMass) University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) will enter its 40th year, dedicated to advancing contemporary art through exhibitions,...
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Ackerson’s ‘All Over the Place’ exhibited at Taber Art Gallery

12/12/2014

HOLYOKE – The Taber Art Gallery at Holyoke Community College (HCC) will present “All Over the Place,” an exhibit of oil paintings by Northampton artist Bruce Ackerson, through Dec. 18.

“The vis
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MGM Springfield names BBC its regional brewing partner

12/4/2014

SPRINGFIELD – MGM Springfield recently announced that it has finalized a partnership agreement with Berkshire Brewing Company (BBC). The agreement names BBC the premier regional brewing partner and cr...
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Local band to express gratitude to veterans through music

12/4/2014

SPRINGFIELD – Three friends have combined their love of music, their support of the city, and their respect and gratitude for veterans, to throw a holiday party.

Dave Callahan from Palmer Pavin
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Iron Duke has successful opening

12/4/2014

You might recall a Page 2 feature story in these papers several months back profiling Iron Duke Brewing Company, a local brewery that was in the midst of establishing its home in one of the stackhouse...
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GSCVB Foodfest winners announced

11/26/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau (GSCVB) recently hosted the “Western Massachusetts Foodfest Challenge” and crowned winners of the new signature event Monday evenin...
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Lighting of the Quadrangle set as part of Family Fun program

11/26/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Museums will kick off the holiday season with an afternoon of family fun and the annual Lighting of the Quadrangle Nov. 28. All of the day’s events are part of the Museum...
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Signature Sounds to throw post-Thanksgiving anniversary bash

11/26/2014

NORTHAMPTON – Signature Sounds knows how to throw a party. On Thanksgiving weekend, the Northampton-based record label will celebrate its 20th anniversary with concerts spotlighting 18 artists from it...
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Mullins Center hosting ‘Holidaze Toy Drive’ through Nov. 29

11/21/2014

AMHERST – The Mullins Center and Global Spectrum Charities have partnered with Toys For Tots to host the “Holidaze Toy Drive” until Nov. 29. The initiative of the Toy Drive is to collect new toys for ...
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Local photographer offers pictures with Father Christmas

11/21/2014

FLORENCE – Santa Claus as we know him today didn’t exist until the 1950s, prior to that he wore a long robe and went by the name: Father Christmas.

This holiday season Jacki Jacobs Photography
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HCC Theater Department to stage ‘When the Rain Stops Falling’

11/14/2014

HOLYOKE – It’s raining. A man screams. A fish falls from the sky.

So begins “When the Rain Stops Falling,” Andrew Bovell’s dramatic exploration of one family’s struggle over four generations, f
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‘Fire and Ice: Landscapes Worldwide’ exhibited at Baystate

11/14/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The  beauty of our world can be absolutely breathtaking.  “Fire and Ice: Landscapes Worldwide,” a photography exhibit by Amy S. Dane, will be on view in the Daly Building of Ba...
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Old Sturbridge Village demonstrates traditional Thanksgiving festivities

11/14/2014

STURBRIDGE – Did you know that Thanksgiving was one of just a few holidays celebrated by 19th-century New Englanders – and by far, it was the most important?

Beginning Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27
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Storrs Library hosts Local Artist Spotlight

11/14/2014

LONGMEADOW – The Longmeadow Cultural Council (LCC) will host the first annual “Local Artist Spotlight” Nov. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Storrs Library - featuring Longmeadow artist, Jeanne Rye.

The
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Bing to present For A Limited Time Only painting exhibit

11/7/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The Bing Arts Center is pleased to present For A Limited Time Only, an installation by Amy “BannerQueen” Johnquest. She has been an integral part of the Valley art scene for many years. ...
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OSV celebrates Veterans Day

11/7/2014

STURBRIDGE – Old Sturbridge Village will offer free admission to veterans, active military personnel and their families – up to six people – on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Historians will fire vint
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Martha Graham Dance Company to visit UMass FAC Nov. 18

11/7/2014

AMHERST – Martha Graham Dance Company is one of the oldest and most celebrated contemporary dance companies on the planet.

The venerated choreographer and dancer drew her groundbreaking style
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Springfield Museums to host teen anime and comic event

11/7/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The Central Library will be buzzing with activity the weekend of Nov. 15 and 16 when teen anime and comic fans hang out and meet other like-minded teens.

Described as “a style of
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East Longmeadow to host Many Hands Piano Recital

10/30/2014

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Grammy winner Jack DeJohnette to play at UMass Fine Arts Center

10/30/2014

AMHERST – If there is such a thing as jazz royalty, this concert offers an ample supply. Across a 50-year career, 2012 NEA Jazz Master and Grammy Award winner Jack DeJohnette has blazed a trail as one...
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GSCVB to host Foodfest Challenge

10/30/2014

HOLYOKE – The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau (GSCVB) is proud to announce The Western Massachusetts Foodfest Challenge.

The event will take place Nov. 17 at The Log Cabin f
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Evening of Illumination set for Old Sturbridge Village

10/30/2014

STURBRIDGE – How did New England families spend their evenings before the intrusion of texting, telephones, TVs and computers?

Visitors to Old Sturbridge Village will get a rare chance find out
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Country Club of Wilbraham to host Jimmy Mazz By Request

10/30/2014

WILBRAHAM – Would you like to attend a show and select the songs? You can.

The Country Club of Wilbraham is pleased to debut the Jimmy Mazz By Request Dinner Show on Nov. 7.

Enjoy an ev
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Local playwrights’ show ‘Fabulous’ gets off-Broadway run

10/30/2014

SPRINGFIELD – Getting a show in an off-Broadway theater is almost as tough as getting a production on Broadway, but two local men have beaten those odds.

Michael Rheault of Springfield and Dan
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Amherst Historical Society to host Scene in Amherst art show

10/24/2014

AMHERST – From Nov. 1 to Dec. 13, the Amherst Historical Society and Museum (AHSM) will present its second juried art show, Scene in Amherst, at the Simeon Strong House, 67 Amity St.

AHSM is r
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2014 Instrumentalist of the Year to perform at UMass

10/24/2014

AMHERST – One of America’s most thought-provoking, multi-faceted, and compelling artists, pianist Jeremy Denk is the winner of a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship, the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical Ame...
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‘Menagerie’ exhibited at HCC's Taber Gallery

10/17/2014

HOLYOKE – The Taber Art Gallery at Holyoke Community College (HCC) is pleased to welcome an exhibit by Ashfield artist Peggy Grose called “A Menagerie” now through Nov. 7, with a reception on Oct. 22,...
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Springfield Turnverein to host ‘Blast from the Past’ concert

10/17/2014

FEEDING HILLS – From obscure songs to the top 40 oldies, Gary Jones and Tony Mitrook promise spinning tunes that will bring back fond memories.

“The songs that we will play are from a period wh
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Wilbraham United Players to stage 'The Man Who Came To Dinner.'

10/10/2014

WILBRAHAM – Wilbraham United Players has begun preparing for its November production of “The Man Who Came to Dinner”, a comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufmann.

Paul Nesbit of Springfield p
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Jimmy Mazz to play Storrowton

10/2/2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Peace, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll! Go “Swingin’ Thru The Sixties” with Jimmy Mazz on Oct. 12 at the Carriage House at Storrowton Tavern for a lunch show.

 Mazz will take aud
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The Cedars to host Doo Wop Society show

10/2/2014

SPRINGFIELD – Bob Belniak and Gary Jones are “passionate” when selecting musical acts for the New England Doo Wop Society.

“This music is in our blood,” said Belniak during a recent interview w
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Pulitzer winner coming to STCC

9/26/2014

SPRINGFIELD – Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning author, musician, and screenwriter James McBride will perform at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) on Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. in the...
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OSV celebrates apple season

9/26/2014

STURBRIDGE – With its “living collection” of heirloom apple trees, Old Sturbridge Village is one of the best places in the country to learn about rare varieties of antique apples.

During the m
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Springfield Symphony Orchestra welcomes new board member

9/18/2014

SPRINGFIELD – Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C. (MBK) announced the appointment of Christopher Marini to the Board of Trustees and Audience Development and Education Committee for the Springfield Symphony...
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Register now for Museum School

9/18/2014

SPRINGFIELD – Registration is now underway for fall courses and trips offered by The Museum School, which offers experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults on an ongoing basis at...
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Western New England University hosts ‘Possibility of Space’ exhibit

9/12/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The Western New England University Art Gallery will host “Possibility of Space,” an exhibit by artist and independent curator Kim Carlino, from Sept. 7 to Oct. 2.

The gallery, lo
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Joel Crouse to play Big E Sept. 13

9/12/2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD – One of country music’s freshest faces, Joel Crouse is on the road and bringing his energetic live performance to the Eastern States Exposition on Sept. 14.

Crouse will perfor
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Springfield Symphony Orchestra announces 71st season lineup

9/4/2014

SPRINGFIELD – Maestro Kevin Rhodes has crafted another season of surprises, symphonic “greatest hits,” and a string of remarkable guest artists. The Springfield Symphony Orchestra (...
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OSV presents ‘Family Fun Days’ this Labor Day weekend

8/28/2014

STURBRIDGE – Thousands of visitors converge on Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) each Labor Day weekend to enjoy one last summer outing and the Village’s annual old-fashioned “Family Fun Days” celebration....
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Northampton Jazz Festival kicks of with 12 Mile Meal contest

8/28/2014

NORTHAMPTON – The Sierra Grille will defend its title against challengers Galaxy and Viva Fresh Pasta to determine which restaurant can impress a panel of blue-ribbon judges and build the best 12 Mile...
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Springfield Museums sponsor annual ‘Littlefest’ Sept. 13

8/28/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle and the Springfield City Library will host the annual “LittleFest” event to promote a love of reading in young children, on Sept. 13 from 10 a.m...
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Fresh seafood served up by Matunuck Oyster Bar at Big E

8/28/2014

WESTFIELD – The Big E will be serving up fresh seafood and oysters from Matunuck Oyster Farm as Rhode Island’s Matunuck Oyster Bar arrives for the 2014 fair season.

Featured on multiple occasio
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Book chronicles ‘Fifteen Minutes’ of a lifelong career

8/25/2014

SPRINGFIELD – Fifteen minutes can either seem like an eternity or an instant when a reporter is interviewing someone and in the last 40 years, G. Michael Dobbs has experienced both.

A book rele
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Big E offers flavorful food that’s novel and fun

8/20/2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD – In keeping with tradition, the 2014 Big E brings a variety of food options to suite every palate, offering items including the fair’s trademark cream puffs, ...
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The Drama Studio offers free lesson at open house

8/13/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The Drama Studio will offer a free 45 minute acting class: one for students ages 9 to 18 at an open house on Aug. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., and one for students ages 6 to 8 at an open house ...
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‘Turtle Power’ explores history of pop culture phenomena

8/13/2014

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the pop culture phenomena that has deep roots in the Pioneer Valley. Paramount is releasing a new live action/CGI movie starri...
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Oxbow Gallery exhibits ‘Confluence’

8/6/2014

NORTHAMPTON – Oxbow Gallery, 273 Pleasant St., is pleased to announce Confluence, a group exhibition that brings together six of the gallery’s newest members – Linda Batchelor, Jess Soules Greene, Eli...
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Valley Photo Center announces People’s Choice Awards winners

8/6/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The Valley Photo Center is pleased to announce the winners of the People’s Choice Awards for the Spring Open Submission show, Edward Hing, from Easthampton, and Joseph Schmidt from Hampd...
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Double Decker Dine highlights Valley’s best eateries

8/6/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau (GSCVB) presents “Double Decker Dine 2014,” an exciting and unique way to tour and sample treats from some of the Pioneer Valley’s ...
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Majestic presents jazz concert on Aug. 14

8/6/2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD – World-class, internationally-renowned concert and jazz pianists, vocalists, flutist, violinist, Celtic harpist, trumpeter and premier tap dancer on Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at The Majes...
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Big E seeks volunteers

7/31/2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Eastern States Exposition’s Storrowton Village Museum is extending an invitation to individuals ages 14 and older to volunteer as costumed guides in our classic 1800s village during...
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WGBY presents Presencia, a celebration of Hispanic heritage

7/31/2014

SPRINGFIELD – WGBY, Public Television for Western New England, invites the community to Presencia, a fun fall fiesta to celebrate the diversity of Hispanic Heritage in western New England. 
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Local studio puts ‘Zing’ into music production

7/31/2014

WESTFIELD – In an unassuming building situated at the end of a dead end street, nearly two decades ago Jim Fogarty thought he found the perfect spot to make some noise without drawing much attention.<...
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Springfield’s Court Square to play host to Jazz & Roots Festival Aug. 9

7/23/2014

SPRINGFIELD – Downtown Springfield will be the location of the free Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival on Aug. 9 in Court Square.
   
Blues to Green, a nonprofit organization
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Trinity’s ‘A Little Night of Music’ concert series continues

7/23/2014

SPRINGFIELD – Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave., invites the public to attend the fifth concert in its series “A Little Night Music on July 31.
   
At 6 p.m., an
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WGBY documentary traces area’s agricultural past

7/16/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The new documentary WGBY premiered on July 9 tells the story of agriculture in western Massachusetts and it’s far from just history.

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‘The Voice’ winner Cassadee Pope to perform at xfinity arena

7/16/2014

SPRINGFIELD – Season three winner of “The Voice,” Cassadee Pope, will be performing a free show with Country music’s up and comer Chris Janson at The Big E’s outdoor xfinity arena Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m...
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Registration deadline for Early American Summer Days approaching

7/16/2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The registration deadline for Storrowton Village’s Early American Summer Days is July 18.

This five-day educational adventure merges learning and fun to bring history to lif
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Bing Arts Center presents TRANS•figuration exhibit

7/9/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The Bing Arts Center is pleased to present TRANS•figuration, oil paintings by Michael St. George and Catherine Gibbs.

St. George has been creating images of trees near water and f
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Picknelly saves The Fort, calls restaurant ‘anchor for the city’

7/2/2014

SPRINGFIELD – Peter Picknelly doesn’t want to be a restaurateur, but he does want to save a city landmark.

Picknelly explained to Reminder Publications
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Wistariahurst examines Holyoke's Musical History

7/2/2014

HOLYOKE – On July 26 at 7 p.m., Wistariahurst will host “A Legacy of Holyoke’s Music, People and Place: 1800 to 1950.” This concert, which is sponsored by the Holyoke Cultural Council and Country Danc...
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Museums celebrate Springfield’s motorcycle heritage with Indian Day

7/2/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Museums will present their fifth annual Indian Day, a revival of a long-standing celebration and rally of the classic motorcycles that were manufactured in the city from ...
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Storrowton offers herb garden tours

7/2/2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Storrowton Village Museum will host a free educational tour of its legendary Aunt Helen’s Herb Garden on July 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The garden, named for Storrowton Vill
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ZZ Top to play xfinity arena Sept. 26

6/25/2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD – ZZ Top, “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” will be playing The Big E’s xfinity arena, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the performance, priced at $39 and a limited number o
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Springfield Unity Festival to be staged Oct. 18

6/25/2014

SPRINGFIELD – A diverse group of community members and organizations, led by York Mayo and Lee Hagon, have come together to plan and stage the Springfield Unity Festival, a one-day vocal music concert...
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Fanning kicks off Westfield MusicFest

6/18/2014

WESTFIELD – Country recording artist David Fanning will be the headliner when Westfield MusicFest, kicks off its free summer concert series at Park Square in the center of Westfield on June 26 at 7:30...
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Base Camp hosts Photographic Odyssey

6/18/2014

GREENFIELD – A Photographic Odyssey, a collection of 20 photographs by Ginny Newton of Erving, will open June 21 at Base Camp Photo.

“Photography is my main creative outlet, it fits into the cr
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Springfield Museums announce 2014 Summer Spectacular lineup

6/18/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Museums have announced the schedule for their annual Summer Spectacular Family Series, which runs from July 7 through Aug. 15.

Every Monday through Friday, famili
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Storrowton and the Civil War explores Northeast wartime experiences

6/18/2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Storrowton Village Museum will present an interactive, educational tour titled Storrowton and the Civil War, June 25 from 6 to 7 p.m., offering an inside look at how folks in the No...
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Eddie Money comes to Big E

6/18/2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Eddie Money is coming to The Big E’s xfinity arena Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. The show is free with admission to The Big E and a limited number of premium reserved seats priced at $25 ar...
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Girl Scouts get ready for cookie recipe competition

6/12/2014

HOLYOKE – Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts announce the return of Fork It Over, the annual Girl Scout cookie, culinary competition and fundraising event featuring some of the region’s ...
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White Hut Kitchen to host five-day grand opening celebration

6/12/2014

LONGMEADOW – White Hut Kitchen (WHK), 791 Williams St., will celebrate its grand opening from June 18 to 22.

While offering their classic White Hut hamburgers and hot dogs, the Longmeadow loca
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Majestic unveils summer lineup

6/5/2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Danny Eaton, producing director of the Theater Project, has announced the summer lineup of concerts and events at the theater. 

Tickets for all concerts are currently o
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Hybernians announce annual summer picnic at the Wherehouse?

6/5/2014

HOLYOKE – The Ancient Order of Hibernians James A. Curran Division One of Hampden-Hampshire Counties invites the public to attend the 6th Annual Summer Picnic Hibernian Style on Jun 14 at the Wherehou...
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Springfield Museums announce Steampunk People’s Choice winners

5/29/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Museums recently announced the winners of the People’s Choice Awards for their current exhibit, Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City. 

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ECA+ Gallery to display ‘My Last Link to Sanity’ in June

5/29/2014

EASTHAMPTON – Artist Antti Kaisla exhibit, “My Last Link to Sanity,” a collection of Neo-Cubist wall sculptures, will be on display at the ECA+ Gallery from June 3 to 28.

The opening reception
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Storrowton Village Museum to open for season June 14

5/29/2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Storrowton Village Museum celebrates the beginning of its summer season June 14 by offering a free day of tours for the whole family from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Village will be bustl...
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Amelia Park announces return of free Musical Moments concert series

5/29/2014

WESTFIELD – Amelia Park Arena & Garden is proud to host their Annual Musical Moments free concert series starting June 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Amelia’s Garden, 21 South Broad St.

The concert seri
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Gallery A3 to host first ever open juried by Yarlow in July

5/29/2014

AMHERST – Gallery A3, a member-based contemporary fine art gallery, will present its first-ever open, juried show July 3 to Aug. 2.
    The juror is Loretta Yarlow, director of the
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SkyScreamer takes amusement park swing rides to new heights

5/22/2014

By Carley Dangona and Peter Spotts
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peters@there
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Blanchette to play at Bing Arts Center

5/22/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The Bing Arts Center, at 716 Sumner Ave., is pleased to present a performance by internationally acclaimed guitarist and composer Peter Blanchette on May 31 at 8 p.m. as part of the Bing...
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Paradise City Arts Festival returns

5/22/2014

NORTHAMPTON – Every Memorial Day weekend a magical city rises up in Northampton’s fairground by the river.

Cavernous barns are transformed into elegant exhibition halls, remarkable sculptures
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Wistariahurst Museum hosts annual gala

5/22/2014

HOLYOKE – On June 6 from 7 to 10 p.m., join those at Wistariahurst Museum for the organization’s annual fundraising event for the continued vibrancy of the museum and to raise a glass in celebration. ...
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June 1 picnic fundraiser benefits Granby Veterans Memorial

5/15/2014

By Lori Szepelak
lori@thereminder.com

GRANBY – The Immaculate Heart of Mary pavilion on State Street will be
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Springfield Museums present new Rockwell exhibit

5/15/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Museums will unveil a new exhibit of original drawings by Norman Rockwell titled “Norman Rockwell’s World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century” on M...
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Senior NASA astronaut to speak at Children’s Museum

5/15/2014

WESTFIELD – On May 17, NASA’s most senior active astronaut, Cady Coleman, will be coming to Amelia Park Children’s Museum to speak and share stories about her adventures.

The lecture is free w
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Red Shoe Ball raises $17,000

5/15/2014

HADLEY – The third annual Friends of Children Red Shoe Ball, which took place April 11 at the Look Memorial Park Garden House in Florence, raised more than $17,000 for the organization.

The mon
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Westfield on Weekends announces pizza-making contest

5/15/2014

WESTFIELD – Westfield on Weekends (WOW) has partnered with The Universe According to Josh Simpson to introduce a pizza contest in the summer of 2014. The winning recipe will be featured on the menu at...
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White Lion roars into Springfield

5/8/2014

By Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – With the growing popularity of craft beers nationwide, Western Massachusetts has seen a boom in local
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New American Mandolin Ensemble coming to Bing Arts Center

5/8/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The Bing Arts Center, 716 Sumner Ave., will present a performance by the New American Mandolin Ensemble (NAME) on May 10 at 8 p.m. as part of the Bing’s House Concert Series.
Widely rec
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Yiddish Book Center named National Medal winner

5/8/2014

AMHERST – The Yiddish Book Center has announced that it is one of 10 recipients of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
The National Medal, the nation’s highest honor conferred
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Applause series reveals stars of the summer sky

5/2/2014

AGAWAM – The 10th season of the Agawam Cultural Council’s popular Applause Series concludes on May 9 at 7 p.m., when Richard Sanderson comes to the Agawam Public Library to give a preview of the summe...
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‘Gifts’ exhibit on display at D’Amour Museum of Fine Art

5/2/2014

SPRINGFIELD – On May 13, a new exhibit titled Gifts from the Collection of Peggy and David Starr will open at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.
Long-time supporters of the Springfi
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Heatons to close out 29th annual uNi Coffeehouse concert series

5/1/2014

SPRINGFIELD – On May 17 at 7:30 p.m., the uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series will come to a close after 29 years with a final performance by Matt and Shannon Heaton.
The concert will take place at the Un
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Student photographers’ work on display at Valley Photo Center

5/1/2014

SPRINGFIELD – A new photo exhibit featuring the work of valley middle, high school, and college student photographers will be on display until May 16 at the Valley Photo Center (VPC) gallery located o...
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Maine comic Bob Marley celebrates winter’s end

4/4/2014

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com
SPRINGFIELD – If you talk about how bad this winter was comic Bob Marley feels your pain.
The Maine native and resid
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Expansions highlight area’s interest in craft beer, supporting local business

4/3/2014

By Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com
There are some very exciting things happening for those who appreciate the art of beer in Western Massachusetts.
Ther
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WWE Smackdown comes to Boston

3/21/2014

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com
BOSTON – The WWE rolls into Boston on March 25 at 7 p.m. in the TD Garden for Smackdown. Featured superstars includ
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Yuengling celebrates return to area

2/20/2014

By Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com
SPRINGFIELD – D.G. Yuengling & Son, the storied Pennsylvania-based beer company celebrated its long-anticipated return
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New England Doo Wop Society to celebrate 10 years

2/13/2014

By Lori Szepelak
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The New England Doo Wop Society has a reason to celebrate this spring – marking 10 years and 31 shows in
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New Fantastic Four film far from ‘DOOMED’

1/17/2014

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com
Filmmaker and American International College faculty member Marty Langford is in a bit of state of shock – which in
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Gonzalez’s Criollo Clasico Trio releases ‘World Christmas’

11/26/2013

By Debbie Gardner
debbieg@thereminder.com
GREATER SPRINGFIELD – It’s the sounds of the season with a Latin twist. Just in time for the holidays, Amherst-ba
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NEA welcomes new addition to its family

11/4/2013

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com
BOSTON – A brand new baby seal is capturing the hearts of patrons at the New England Aquarium (NEA).
Kitovi “Kit”
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Bing Arts Center to bring ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ to life

10/24/2013

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com
SPRINGFIELD – The Big Arts Center is offering a different way to celebrate Halloween: watching a classic silent horro
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Bill Maher brings stand up act to Symphony Hall

10/24/2013

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com
Bill Maher is arguably one of the best known comics in this country as he and his guests on HBO’s “Real Time with Bi
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New York Comic Con: A marquee event for East Coast pop culture fans

10/17/2013

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com
NEW YORK CITY – For the past five or six years the annual San Diego, Calif., Comic Con has become more and more of a
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JCC celebrates Jewish Book Month

10/10/2013

SPRINGFIELD – In celebration of Jewish Book Month in November, The Springfield Jewish Community Center (JCC) is hosting a lineup of nationally acclaimed authors as part of the community Jewish B...
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Lawrence excited ‘Mama’s Family’ finally released on DVD

10/3/2013

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com
Vicki Lawrence is having a busy day. She’s juggling media interviews, waiting for the piano tuner and talking over h
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Renaissance fair provides mystical realm of escapism

9/26/2013

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com
CARVER – The realms of fantasy and reality collide at the King Richard’s Faire (KRF) in September and October as pa
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Friends of the Agawam Library announce November art show

9/19/2013

AGAWAM – The Friends of the Agawam Public Library announces its fifth Open Juried Art Show Nov. 4 to 29.
There are 26 awards with cash prizes totaling $1,250. The awards are made up of three pri
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Majestic Theater opens 17th season with ‘33 Variations’

9/19/2013

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The 17th Season of live theater at West Springfield’s Majestic Theater opened with “33 Variations” on Sept. 12.
The play, by Moises Kaufman, infuses drama, humor and poignancy
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UMass Fine Arts Center to host inaugural Piano Day Sept. 29

9/19/2013

AMHERST – The inaugural Piano Day will take place on Sept. 29 at Bezanson Recital Hall in the music wing of the Fine Arts Center, on the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst campus.
Creat
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Eastern States Exposition unveils 2013 fair foods

8/22/2013

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com
WEST SPRINGFIELD – For a foodie, the assignment was a bit of risk: Sample the new fair foods that will be featured at
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Westfield River Brewing becomes Valley’s beer canning pioneer

8/1/2013

By Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com
WESTFIELD – For years the conventional wisdom regarding beer was simple – good beer came in bottles while generic, mass
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Keystone Arch Bridge Trail one of the gems of Western Massachusetts

7/25/2013

By Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com
There are plenty of benefits to hiking and you don’t need to go that far to enjoy them.
There’s of course the exercis
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Green River Festival one of area’s top summer music events

7/18/2013

By Craig Harris
craigharrismusic@gmail.com
Mid-July and the summer music festival season is just beginning to heat up. For those who thrill to the expe
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Jia Pan Zest's dishes display style, creativity

6/27/2013

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com
SPRINGFIELD — The location of the new Asian restaurant at 1168 Boston Road is a familiar one — it has been
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Six Flags celebrates opening of newest attraction Bonzai Pipelines

6/20/2013

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com
AGAWAM — "Taking the plunge" had a new meaning for six couples at the grand opening of Bonzai Pipelines, the n
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Exciting times for brewers in Western Massachusetts

6/6/2013

By Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com
From new brews to new buildings, there's a lot to be excited about in the Western Massachusetts craft beer scene.
Sev
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Harris brings unique perspective on music to local communities

5/30/2013

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com
CHICOPEE — For Craig Harris, drumming and music is more than just entertainment — it's a mean to establish
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Craft beer's rapid growth forcing macrobreweries to take notice

5/16/2013

By Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com
One thing I have found humorous recently was Budweiser's new marketing campaign.
One recent television advertisement
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Doo Wop Society's revival show to feature The Fireflies

3/14/2013

By Lori Szepelak
lori@thereminder.com
SPRINGFIELD — The Fireflies, best known for their 1959 hit, "You Were Mine," are the star attraction at the New Eng
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The Seldom Scene builds upon bluegrass roots

2/7/2013

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications
The more things change the more they stay the same. Although its latest lineup has been together for a decade and a half, progressive bluegrass
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Iris Dement to bring new music to Iron Horse Music Hall

1/17/2013

By Craig Harris
craigharrismusic@gmail.com
NORTHAMPTON — Many lists of the top 10 CDs of 2012 included Iris Dement's "Sing the Delta Out," the firs
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Rob Schneider brings stand-up act to the Hu Ke Lau

12/17/2012

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com
Rob Schneider is more than a successful comedian. Speak to him for just a few minutes and you realize he is a true h
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St. Michael's Players kick-off season with 'Fiddler on the Roof'

11/5/2012

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com
EAST LONGMEADOW — The 2012 season for the St. Michael's Players (SMP) kicks off Nov. 15 with its production of
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The Short Sisters take uNi Coffeehouse stage
on Nov. 10

11/2/2012

SPRINGFIELD — On Nov. 10, uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series will present The Short Sisters harmony trio.
The concert will take place at Unitarian Universalist Society Meetinghouse, 245 Porter Lake
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The Short Sisters take uNi Coffeehouse stage on Nov. 10

11/2/2012

SPRINGFIELD — On Nov. 10, uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series will present The Short Sisters harmony trio.
The concert will take place at Unitarian Universalist Society Meetinghouse, 245 Porter Lake
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ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

10/30/2012

In celebration of the 50th anniversary, St Mark's Church in East Longmeadow will have two evenings of Broadway and Pop Music in November, starring Dan Kane Singers and featured soloist Lauran Beluzo, ...
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Equine Affaire returns to ESE Nov. 8

10/30/2012

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Equine Affaire, the premiere equine exposition and equestrian gathering in North America, will return to the Eastern States Exposition Nov. 8 to 11.
Tens of thousands of hors
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Jam 4 Springfield to benefit Open Pantry emergency food bank

10/29/2012

By Katelyn Gendron
katelyn@thereminder.com
SPRINGFIELD — Ask Peter Newland what he treasures in this world and he'll quickly respond with rock 'n' rol
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INDIAN ORCHARD MILLS EVENT TO FEATURE 50-PLUS ARTISTS

10/25/2012

INDIAN ORCHARD – On Nov. 10 and 11 from noon to 4 p.m., more than 50 Artists at Indian Orchard Mills will open their studios to the public during this special two-day event.
The show will begi
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Westfield Athenaeum continues lecture series

10/25/2012

WESTFIELD – The Westfield Athenaeum's Lecture Series continues with various events from Oct. 24 to Nov. 27. Each lecture takes place at the Athenaeum, 6 Elm St., in the Florence Rand Lang Audito...
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Westfield Athenaeum continues lecture series

10/25/2012

WESTFIELD – The Westfield Athenaeum's Lecture Series continues with various events from Oct. 24 to Nov. 27. Each lecture takes place at the Athenaeum, 6 Elm St., in the Florence Rand Lang Audito...
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Old Post Road Orchestra to perform 'Anniversaries and Landmarks' concert

10/25/2012

HOLYOKE – The Old Post Road Orchestra, under the direction of Juli E. Sansoucy, presents their first 27th season concert "Anniversaries and Landmarks" on Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m.
The concert, whic
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Community theaters promise exciting 2012-2013 season

10/22/2012

By Shera Cohen
www.inthespotlightinc.org
GREATER SPRINGFIELD — Community theater, though sometimes overlooked, is ripe with local tal
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NRBQ to continue revival at Look Park's Pines Theater

10/1/2012

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications
With a repertoire that includes everything from pop tunes, rock 'n' roll, rockabilly, jazz, blues, country, and Disney classics, NRBQ is the em
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Bing to screen examination of booming Nigerian film industry

8/20/2012

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com
Quick name the world's largest film industries. The United States is an easy answer for most. Some might know that
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Bing to screen Herzog's documentary on Antartica

8/6/2012

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com
SPRINGFIELD — The second screening in The Bing Arts Center's World Film Series will take viewers literally to th
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Newport Jazz Fest offers much

8/1/2012

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications
Celebrating its 58th anniversary, the Newport Jazz Festival, in Newport, Rhode Island, has continued to grow as one of the world's most diverse showcas
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Do-it-yourself yogurt shop opens in Five Town Plaza

7/24/2012

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com
SPRINGFIELD — For many people, the new Yogurt City is a little bit of soft serve heaven.
The new dessert spot l
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Newport Folk Festival honors its roots while evolving

6/12/2012

June 11, 2012
By Craig Harris
craigharrismusic@gmail.com
NEWPORT, R.I. — With a lineup that includes My Morning Jacket, Iron Wine, Patty Gri
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West Springfield's Taste of the Valley returns for 13th year

6/4/2012

June 4, 2012
By Debbie Gardner
debbieg@thereminder.com
WEST SPRINGFIELD — John Weiss of Ormsby Insurance had already sampled kielbasa from The
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Hoke transforms trash into treasure

5/1/2012

April 30, 2012
By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com
SPRINGFIELD — Where some people might see objects for the recycling bin, Lisa Hoke sees th
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Musical 'reunion' comes to Bing Arts Center

4/2/2012

April 2, 2012
By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com
SPRINGFIELD — Music is in Mark Davis' blood. He started playing piano at age 5 and was regu
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Echoes of Time headline Rock 'n' Roll Revival Show

3/19/2012

March 19, 2012
By Lori Szepelak
lorio@thereminder.com
SPRINGFIELD — Randy and the Rainbows, best known for their 1963 hit "Denise," will headline
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Larry Miller set to bring his one-man show to CityStage

3/5/2012

March 5, 2012
By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com
Larry Miller is a guy with a lot going on. He's not complaining, though. He loves it.
The sta
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Al-Asad brings hookah culture to Western Mass.

2/6/2012

Feb. 6, 2012
By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com
SPRINGFIELD — In a fast-paced world, the hookah urges a person to slow down, and Yazen Al-As
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Amazing Johnathan brings his bag to tricks to Chicopee

1/23/2012

Jan. 23, 2012
By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com
CHICOPEE — The Amazing Johnathan is known for his combination of comedy, interaction with a
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Doowop Society presents Rockin’ New Year’s Eve

12/27/2011

Dec. 26, 2011
By Lori Szepelak
Correspondent
GREATER SPRINGFIELD — For anyone who loves oldies – and is still undecided how to spend New Year’s Eve — the New England Doowop Society ha
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Bob Franke to play uNi’s ‘Thanksgiving Eve’ show

11/4/2011

October 31, 2011
SPRINGFIELD – The uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series will present a “Thanksgiving Eve” concert by Bob Franke on Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society Meetingho
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TruBeer aims to bring more variety to local beer drinkers

10/25/2011

Oct. 24, 2011
By Chris Maza
Reminder Assistant Editor
EASTHAMPTON — TrüBeer is not your typical package store. It’s a destination for those who love craft beer.
A concept that was ha
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Mystics to headline New England Doowop Society show

10/19/2011

Oct. 19, 2011
By Lori Szepelak
Correspondent
ENFIELD, CONN. — The Mystics, who recorded "Hushabye" in 1959 which soared to #20 in the nation, will be the headliners for the next rock ‘n’ r
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Frigo’s to host Italian food tasting Oct. 22

10/18/2011

Oct. 17, 2011
By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor
SPRINGFIELD – The rich food culture of Italy will be explored during a special event on Oct. 22 at both locations of Frigo Foods as part of Ita
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Museum of Fine Arts welcomes French masterpieces

10/11/2011

Oct. 10, 2011
By Katelyn Gendron
Assistant Managing Editor
SPRINGFIELD — On Dec. 13, works from such artistic visionaries as Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh will adorn the walls of the M
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Kids in the Hall set to appear in Chicopee

9/27/2011

Sept. 26, 2011
By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor
It’s not the easiest thing to laugh and take notes and that was the primary challenge in speaking with Kevin McDonald and Scott Thompson, two
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Buckinghams’ Big E concert promises not to be a drag

9/20/2011

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications

During an eighteen-month span, from 1967 until 1968, there were few bands as successful as the Buckinghams. Driven by a driving, R&B-ro
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Tom Green brings his stand-up routine to the Hu Ke Lau

9/19/2011

Sept. 19, 2011
By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor
If you think of outrageous when you think of comedian Tom Green, you would be right. Green came to prominence with a program on MTV that emph
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DiMeola remains an influential face in jazz

8/1/2011

Aug. 1, 2011
By Craig Harris
Correspondent
Al DiMeola was a few days shy of his 20th birthday when he debuted with Chick Corea’s jazz-fusion band, Return To Forever (RTF), in 1974. Nearly thre
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Amherst Cinema to showcase Bogart’s classic films

6/28/2011

June 27, 2011
By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor
AMHERST — If there ever was a “classic” movie star who would appeal to new audiences in the 21st century, it might just be Humphrey Bogart
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Majestic Theater presents two one acts June 17 to 19

6/9/2011

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Two highly acclaimed one act plays by Steve Henderson will bring a unique blend of comedy and drama to summer at the Majestic Theater June 17 to 19. They're calling the product...
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'Best seat' tickets for Cheap Trick at the Big E on sale

6/9/2011

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Cheap Trick, 70s music icons, will rock The Big E's Comcast Arena Stage on Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in a concert titled "An Evening With Cheap Trick."
The show is free and a lim
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French Heritage to be celebrated with Réveil

6/7/2011

HOLYOKE — The French Heritage Center Committee kick-off event titled "Réveil" will take place on June 12 at 2 p.m. at the Holyoke Country Club, 2 Country Club Road.
Réveil provides an
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'Taste' showcases both new and old of West Side

6/6/2011

June 6, 2011
By Debbie Gardner
Assistant Editor
WEST SPRINGFIELD — It was the calm before the storm a sunny, sultry mid-day — when eight of the restaurants featured in the 2011 West
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Western Massachusetts brewers to take part in American Craft Beer Fest

5/31/2011

May 30, 2011
By Chris Maza
Reminder Assistant Editor
I must say that I am very excited to be able to attend this year's American Craft Beer Fest (ACBF) in Boston, sponsored by BeerAdvocate an
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Paradise City Arts Festival kicks off May 28

5/24/2011

NORTHAMPTON — Paradise City Arts Festival Award-Winning Fairs of Fine and Functional Art May 28, 29, and 30 (Memorial Day weekend), Northampton.
The Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton w
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Works from Germany's historic Bauhaus art school on display at D'Amour

5/4/2011

SPRINGFIELD — An exhibition of prints by American and European artists associated with the Bauhaus School in Germany is on view at the Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts through Oct. ...
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Years later, Bitchin' Babes going strong

5/2/2011

May 2, 2011
By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications
Intended as a one-time showcase of women singer-songwriters, the Bitchin' Babes continue to enchant audiences with well-written bal
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Bok samples world's cultures in music

4/11/2011

April 11, 2011
By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications
Gordon Bok is the living embodiment of the musical traditions of Maine's seacoast. Many of his songs deal with schooners, seafar
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Grammy-winning Cotton to play at Infinity Music Hall

3/28/2011

March 28, 2011
By Craig Harris
Correspondent
James Cotton is a national treasure. One of the last links to the great bluesmen who transformed the blues of the Mississippi Delta and clubs of Ch
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'Jackass' icon Steve-O shifts gears from stunts to stand-up

3/15/2011

March 14, 2011
By Katelyn Gendron
Assistant Managing Editor
CHICOPEE — Contrary to what some might think, Steve-O does not spend his days contemplating the most comical ways to be hit in t
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Put down the Guinness and try one of these stouts this St. Patty's Day

3/15/2011

March 14, 2011
By Chris Maza
Reminder Assistant Editor
St. Patrick's Day is approaching and with it, of course, comes the parade of green beer advertisements trying to convince people they wil
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Red Hot Chili Pipers set to bring 'bagrock' to Springfield

3/15/2011

March 14, 2011
By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor
SPRINGFIELD — Forget what you know about the bagpipe. The Red Hot Chili Pipers are coming to Springfield and after listening to them many
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O'Donoghue featured at exhibit

2/9/2011

Feb. 9, 2011
GREATER SPRINGFIELD — Reminder Publications' graphic artist Elizabeth O'Donoghue is among the three artists whose work is featured in an exhibition at the Hosmer Gallery of th
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Giliberti brings his passion for food to WHYN

2/1/2011

Jan. 31, 2011
By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor
SPRINGFIELD — One local restaurateur is taking his message to the airwaves. Mino Giliberti said the point of his radio show over WHYN is t
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WGBY offers extended news coverage with 'Connecting Point'

1/17/2011

Jan. 19, 2011
By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor
SPRINGFIELD — WGBY's new show, "Connecting Point," is designed to add further news coverage to Western Massachusetts, according to Jim Madi
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Winter Warmer lives up to name

12/7/2010

Dec. 6, 2010
By Chris Maza
Reminder Assistant Editor
Thanksgiving has now officially passed, so bring on Christmas and the holiday beers associated with it.
I have to admit I broke my own rul
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E.L. native to appear on Iron Chef America

11/29/2010

Nov. 29, 2010/i>
By Debbie Gardner
Assistant Managing Editor
EAST LONGMEADOW -- It's a long way from Sullivan's Mountain View in Hampden to a spot on The Food Network's prestigious culinary competi
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Hasbro releases new games you will get hooked on

11/29/2010

Nov. 29, 2010
By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor
Can games be addictive? Well, anyone who has spent hours in front of a video screen -- whether a television or a computer -- can certainly sa
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Bay Path Festival Choir kicks off holiday season

11/15/2010

Novv. 15, 2010
LONGMEADOW With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, the holiday season has arrived. To celebrate, the Bay Path College Festival Choir will give local residents a preview performa
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Sam Adams delivers with Stony Brook Red

11/10/2010

Nov. 8, 2010
By Chris Maza
Reminder Assistant Editor
November is a very tough month for me when it comes to beer. The Octoberfests which I enjoy so much are cleared off the shelves and the win
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Goodchild Badchild offers musical confections

11/2/2010

Nov. 2, 2010
By Mike Briotta
PRIME Editor
GREATER SPRINGFIELD -- Whether you got tricks or treats in your bag this Halloween, a local musical duo's new CD is offering ear candy for the Dr. Jeky
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Doo-wop comes to Chicopee

10/25/2010

Oct. 25, 2010
By Lori Szepelak
Correspondent

CHICOPEE -- Dance the night away to the sounds of Motown and doo-wop as the New England Doowop Society hosts a rock 'n roll spectacular Oct. 30 at
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'Art and Sole' sneakers to go to auction on Oct. 23

10/21/2010

SPRINGFIELD -- Art & Soles, the public art project comprised of 19 6-foot sneaker canvases featuring the work of local artists has, in many ways, put Springfield on the map.
Organizers believe their
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Second annual Discover Holyoke day has new attractions

10/19/2010

Oct.18,2010
By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor
HOLYOKE -- The second annual Discover Holyoke day promises to present not only attractions from last year's premiere event but also several new f
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Organic company reaches 'Peak' of brewing summit

10/12/2010

Oct. 11, 2010
By Chris Maza
Reminder Assistant Editor

This month, I had my beer selection handed to me, quite literally.
Reminder Publications managing editor G. Michael Dobbs had a c
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October cabaret fundraiser to support Bing renovations

10/4/2010

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor
SPRINGFIELD A fundraiser to help move the renovation of the former Bing Theater to its second phase will feature an evening of cabaret.
The Bing Arts Center, 7
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'Faces of Phobia' brings horror to Springfield

9/30/2010

Sept. 6, 2010
By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor
SPRINGFIELD -- Jeffrey St. Germain wants to scare you.
The self-described horror film fan whose favorite holiday is Halloween has been workin
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'Hacksaw' to star at benefit wrestling match in Chicopee

9/22/2010

Sept. 22, 2010
By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor
Hacksaw Jim Duggan has beat the odds. He has been in professional wrestling for 30 years an easy profession and he has survived kidney ca
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If you want suspense, you want 'The Girl by the Lake'

9/20/2010

Sept. 20, 2010
By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor
Two art house movies are in this week's edition of the DVD review column.

The Girl by the Lake
It's a shame these days that more fo
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Welcome Autumn with BBC Oktoberfest lager

9/20/2010

Sept. 20, 2010
By Chris Maza
Reminder Assistant Editor
This month, in honor of fall, I am going to review an Oktoberfest or Octoberfest -- lager.
For many, this style of beer hitting the s
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Zone Arts Center lives on...

9/7/2010

Sept. 6, 2010
Arts center left legacy for Springfield in memories
By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor
SPRINGFIELD -- Although the Zone Arts Center has been closed since 1996, the
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'Beer of the Gods' is good, but title doesn't quite fit

8/23/2010

Aug. 23, 2010
By Chris Maza
Reminder Assistant Editor
Before I begin, I believe that an introduction is in order to explain exactly what I'm doing with this column and what inspired it.
I wil
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Air show takes flight in Westfield this weekend

8/17/2010

Aug. 16, 2010
By Katelyn Gendron
Reminder Assistant Editor
WESTFIELD -- It's time to pull the chocks and start the props for the 2010 Westfield International Air Show this weekend.
Two hundre
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Gabriel Iglesias to be live and 'fluffy' in Chicopee

8/2/2010

Aug. 2, 2010
By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor
Comic Gabriel Iglesias has a slightly different writing regimen than other comedians. Rather than sit down at a computer and write jokes, Igles
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Six Flags' 'coasters are still a thrill

7/19/2010

July 19, 2010
By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications
AGAWAM -- Roller coasters are a metaphor for life. That's the thought that came to me as I waited to take my first ride since chil
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Caldwell to talk books

7/13/2010

July 12, 2010
By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor
SPRINGFIELD -- The Civil Rights movement in Springfield as well as the Vietnam War protests and the other social changes brought by the 1960s a
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Auditions for scholarship jazz ensemble announced

6/9/2010

SPRINGFIELD The Community Music School of Springfield (CMSS) will host auditions for participation in the 2010-11 Charles Majid Greenlee Scholarship Jazz Ensemble.
Auditions for the Charles Majid
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Channel creativity at workshop

6/9/2010

SPRINGFIELD The Creative Writing Course led by Eric Bascom will begin a Summer Session on June 22. It will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, running through June, July and August.
The course
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Wistariahurst Museum to welcome Boston String Quartet on June 18

6/9/2010

HOLYOKE The Boston String Quartet will be performing at Holyoke's Wistariahurst Museum on June 18, featuring a new program of classical, jazz, Latin and Middle Eastern selections. Many of the pieces...
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Drama Studio to present five plays during 'June Shorts'

6/9/2010

SPRINGFIELD New this year are the Drama Studio's June Shorts productions, featuring five new short plays created by students during the spring semester. These unusual plays explore themes of change,...
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Exhibit to feature nationally acclaimed artists with Alzheimer's

6/9/2010

SPRINGFIELD Nationally acclaimed artists based in Western Massachusetts will team up with local watercolor artists with Alzheimer's disease for "Memories in the Making," an exhibition and auction of...
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Two-woman show to electrify PACE stage

5/3/2010

May 3, 2010
EASTHAMPTON - Come enjoy the music of Audrey Ryan and Rachel Efron, appearing together at the Pioneer Arts Center of Easthampton (PACE) on May 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 or $6 for
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Folk, blues artist returns to home for free concert

5/3/2010

May 3, 2010
WILBRAHAM - On May 6, folk/blues artist Scott Perry, a 1982 graduate of Wilbraham & Monson Academy (WMA) who grew up in Wilbraham, will return to his hometown to perform a free conc
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Friendly's new salad options will fill you up right

4/12/2010

April 12, 2010
By Courtney Llewellyn
Reminder Assistant Editor

WILBRAHAM -- This reporter tends to support local, independent eateries when it comes time to chow down. When lunchtime rolls aro
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Greater Westfield Community Band to present April 14 spring concert

4/12/2010

April 12, 2010
By Lori Szepelak
Correspondent

WESTFIELD -- A community of musicians are gearing up for a spring concert that promises to offer entertaining music for all ages.
Gene Bartley di
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Concerto Grosso performances to benefit CMSS

4/8/2010

April 8, 2010
By Lori Szepelak
Correspondent

HOLYOKE - The Community Music School of Springfield (CMSS) has a long waiting list of children who want to learn music, and with the generosity of
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Flutie Foundation ready to rock the court at the Hall of Fame

4/5/2010

April 5, 2010
By Courtney Llewellyn
Reminder Assistant Editor

SPRINGFIELD -- Football legend Doug Flutie loves to play basketball. He also loves his son, Dougie Jr., who was diagnosed with a f
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Longmeadow Chamber Music Society plans spring concert

3/15/2010

March 15, 2010
LONGMEADOW - The Longmeadow Chamber Music Society will present a spring concert on March 26 at 8 p.m. and will feature music for piano, two violins, cello, clarinet, percussion a
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Agranoff to bring folk music circuit to uNi Coffeehouse

2/22/2010

Feb. 22. 2010

SPRINGFIELD -- The uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield will take place on March 13 at 8 p.m., with humorist, fo
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You vs. food - The Mick unveils new giant burger

2/15/2010

HOLYOKE - The Mick, the casual dining spot at Holyoke's Delaney House, has introduced The Pounder, a burger big enough to feed a party of four. And with it, The Mick has issued a challenge: Dinner is ...
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Valley Photo Center to open new exhibit

2/15/2010

SPRINGFIELD - The Valley Photo Center is pleased to present the work of three photographers - Frank Ward, Robert Aller and David Prifti - at the Valley Photo Center. The exhibit will run from Feb. 16 ...
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Enjoy some Hot Soup! at uNi Coffeehouse

2/4/2010

SPRINGFIELD On Feb. 13 at 8 p.m., the uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series will present Maryland's hot harmony three woman trio, Hot Soup!, for an "almost Valentine's Day" concert.
Hot Soup! is Maryland'
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Union Jack brings the British Invasion to Exit 7 theater Feb. 13

2/4/2010

LUDLOW The Exit 7 Players present Union Jack, a New England-based British Invasion tribute band, on Feb. 13 for a 7:30 p.m. show at the Exit 7 Theater in Ludlow.
The show will be a "history of the
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Russian pianist makes his debut with Springfield Symphony Orchestra

1/21/2010

Jan. 18, 2010.
SPRINGFIELD -- Russian and European influences will be evident on the stage of Symphony Hall Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. when the Springfield Symphony Orchestra hosts its first concert of
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CityStage announces January shows

1/21/2010

Jan. 18, 2010.
SPRINGFIELD -- Tickets are available at the CityStage Box Office at 1 Columbus Center, by phone at 788-7033, or online at Ticketmaster.com. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesda
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CMSS family concert scheduled for Jan. 23

12/28/2009

SPRINGFIELD The ever-popular Aric Bieganek & The Royal Order of Chords and Keys will appear in concert at the Community Music School of Springfield on Jan. 23 at 2 p.m.
The musically talented and
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Open audition for Springfield Symphony chorus slated for Jan. 5

12/28/2009

SPRINGFIELD - Choral music is alive and well in Western Massachusetts according to Springfield Symphony Chorus director Nikki Stoia, but she wants to make it even stronger. So the chorus is scheduling...
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Springfield Museums set to host a la Carte programs

12/28/2009

SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle will present the following Museums a la Carte programs in January. The programs take place on Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. in the Michele and Donald ...
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Some of Ireland's best to visit uNi Coffeehouse

12/28/2009

SPRINGFIELD - On Jan. 9 at 8 p.m., the uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series will present Aoife Clancy and Robbie O'Connell of the Clancy Legacy. The concert will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Soc...
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Budweiser Clydesdales to visit Old Sturbridge Village Dec. 19

12/16/2009

STURBRIDGE The most recognizable team of horses in the world the Budweiser Clydesdales will appear at the Old Sturbridge Village Twelve Nights of Christmas celebration Dec. 19. Following a 2:30 ...
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Arcadia Players recreate Handel's 'Messiah' with period instruments

12/15/2009

NORTHAMPTON - The Arcadia Players will present the complete performance of George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" on Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 3 Elm St., Northampton.
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Potter exhibit proves magical for Museum of Science

12/15/2009

By Debbie Gardner
Assistant Managing Editor

BOSTON - Muggles and would-be wizards take note: a collection of Harry Potter's favorite - and not-so-favorite - things have come to this city for a visit.
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Boar's Head Festival tickets on sale

12/3/2009

SPRINGFIELD The Boar's Head Festival, a medieval celebration of the Epiphany, will be presented at Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave. on Jan. 8, 9 and 10, 2010. Complete with period c...
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Coffee House at The Oaks to benefit homeless cats

12/3/2009

AGAWAM With a large number of feral and homeless cats in the area and not enough people to capture them, find homes for them or trap them to be spayed or neutered, Agawam Friends of Homeless Cats wa...
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Celebrate Emily Dickinson's 179th birthday at Amherst College

12/3/2009

AMHERST The Emily Dickinson Museum announces a celebration of the poet's 179th birthday on Dec. 10 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Lewis-Sebring Dining Commons at Valentine Hall on the Amherst Coll...
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Shakespeare's 'Love's Labour's Lost' to be performed in Holyoke

12/3/2009

HOLYOKE The Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts (MIFA) is presenting Shakespeare's Globe Theatre from London as the major event of its 2009 fall season. The Globe production will be Sha...
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Annie's back! America's most beloved musical returns to Symphony Hall

12/3/2009

SPRINGFIELD Leapin' lizards! America's most beloved musical, "Annie," is back in a 30th anniversary tour, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this classic musical about never givi...
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Welsh Society of Western New England to host annual Christmas Gathering 12/5

12/3/2009

SOUTH HADLEY The Welsh Society of Western New England (WSWNE) will host their annual Christmas Gathering on Dec. 5 from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the same lovely location as last year, the beautiful Will...
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Drama Studio presents 'What Would Prudence Do?'

11/25/2009

SPRINGFIELD The Drama Studio will open a new comedy "What Would Prudence Do?" on Dec. 5 in its theatre at 41 Oakland St.
Miss Prudence's School for Young Ladies is an exclusive girls' school, stee
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Give boxes of boxed sets as presents this holiday season

11/25/2009

By G. Michael Dobbs, Managing Editor
Looking for holiday gift ideas? This week's DVD review column has two boxed sets that might be of interest to you.
Rock 'n' Roll Hal of Fame Live
This nine
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Exit 7 Players to bring back 'Nuncrackers'

11/25/2009

LUDLOW The Exit 7 Players are proud to announce their holiday musical "Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas Musical." Featuring a spectacular cast including Claire Bertrand, Mary Jane Disco, Katie Cl...
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Jim Breuer's a different kind of family guy

11/23/2009

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

Log onto Jim Breuer's Web site and you'll see a commercial for his new comedy DVD starring his young son. When I ask him about it, the comedian -- known for his r
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Majestic Theater to host nostalgic 'Home For The Holidays' revue

11/19/2009

WEST SPRINGFIELD West Springfield's Majestic Theater will present "Home For The Holidays" Dec. 17 through 22.
The show will include traditional holiday songs, comedy and magic and has been created
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Cathedral Drama Club presents 'And Then There Were None'

11/19/2009

SPRINGFIELD "Oh! Look here's one of the little Indians off the mantelpiece broken!" That's how the curtain falls on Act One of "And Then There Were None" (commonly known as "Ten Little Indians")...
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'Piecemeal' continues Majestic's 12th season

11/18/2009

WEST SPRINGFIELD - "Piecemeal - The Frankenstein Musical" by Howard Odentz is the second production in the Theater Project's 12th season in residence at Majestic Theater.
The play, described as ima
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'Bowzer' to bring his show to Westfield State

11/16/2009

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

WESTFIELD - Listening to Jon Bauman speak during an interview with Reminder Publications last week, there was no indication that since 1969 the musician, s
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Godchaux continues to share her God-given gift

11/16/2009

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications

Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff Mattson and the Dark Star Orchestra
Calvin Theater, Northampton
Nov. 20 at 8 p.m.; $27
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Northampton's Arts Night Out promotes creative artworks

11/11/2009

GREATER SPRINGFIELD Arts Night Out is a collaborative event hosted by Northampton art spaces to promote creative works and community in downtown Northampton on the second Friday of each month. This ...
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Nehemiah Ministries to host Phoenix Art Show and Sale

11/11/2009

SPRINGFIELD Nehemiah Ministries Inc. and the Phoenix Arts Project invite the public to the fourth annual Phoenix Art Show and Sale.
An artists' collective of guests and staff of Springfield's Loave
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City Stage & Symphony Hall coupled 'til death'

11/11/2009

SPRINGFIELD November is a busy month at CityStage & Symphony Hall with Sister's return in "Late Nite Catechism 3" and magic from Bill Blagg III at CityStage; then a tribute to Bruce Springsteen and...
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Youth Orchestra performs season premiere concert at Belchertown High School

11/10/2009

SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestra begins its 66th season with its Premiere Concert at Belchertown High School on Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. Marsha Hassett and Jonathan Lam, the orchestra's...
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Three delicious meals served up and sampled at 3 Caf

11/10/2009

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

SPRINGFIELD -- So how many local restaurants use eggs from their own organically raised flock of chickens?
As far as I know, there's only one: 3 Caf at 684 Belmo
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Springfield JCC hosting auditions for 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'

10/28/2009

SPRINGFIELD - Auditions will be hosted for the musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" on Nov. 1 from 3 to 5 p.m. and Nov. 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson ...
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Bay Path to honor South American dance

10/26/2009

LONGMEADOW -- Bay Path College invites the public to celebrate the dances of South America as it hosts the South American Dance and Brunch on Nov. 1 at noon in the Dining Hall of Blake Student Common...
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South Congregational Church of Springfield hosts Jazz Sunday

10/26/2009

SPRINGFIELD -- South Congregational Church of Springfield will host Jazz Sunday on Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. The Willie Sordillo Quartet as well as the South Church Chancel Choir and Children's Choir will per...
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South American Dance at Bay Path Nov. 1

10/19/2009

LONGMEADOW Bay Path College invites the public to celebrate the dances of South America as it hosts the South American Dance and Brunch on Nov. 1 at noon in the Dining Hall of Blake Student Commons...
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Globe Theatre troupe to perform in Holyoke Dec. 3-5

10/19/2009

HOLYOKE Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts (MIFA) is presenting Shakespeare's Globe Theatre from London as the major event of its 2009 fall season.
The Globe presentation at MIFA will
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Cheffetz exhibit at Springfield Museum

10/19/2009

SPRINGFIELD Wood engravings by the celebrated, self-taught artist Asa Cheffetz are on view in the Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts through March 28, 2010 in the exhibition "Asa Cheffetz:...
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A night of paranormal activity at the library

10/19/2009

WEST SPRINGFIELD Back by popular demand, Mentalist, Mind-Reader and Spoon-Bender Rory Raven will appear Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at the West Springfield Public Library. Raven's performance, "Brainstorming...
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Drama Studio opens 23rd season

10/13/2009

SPRINGFIELD The Drama Studio will open its 23rd season on Oct. 16 with a production of "Ascension Day" by Timothy Mason.
The play takes place in 1947 at the Solid Rock Lutheran Bible camp on a Wisco
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Ha Ha Sisterhood to bring improv comedy to Wilbraham Country Club

10/13/2009

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

WILBRAHAM The Children's Study Home welcomes audiences to a hilarious evening of dinner and laughter with the Ha-Ha Sisterhood on Oct. 24 at the Wilbraham Country
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Shakespeare & Co. brings old tale to life

10/5/2009

By Shera Cohen
www.inthespotlightinc.org
The Hound of the Baskervilles Shakespeare & Company, Lenox through Nov. 8
Leave any revere
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Musical legend Dionne Warwick to sing with Springfield Symphony Pops

10/5/2009

SPRINGFIELD Beloved singer and respected humanitarian Dionne Warwick will make an appearance with the Springfield Symphony Pops at a concert Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. in Symphony Hall. For tickets call 733-22...
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Bob Marley fits in the real funny guy theory

10/5/2009

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

Bob Marley leads two lives. After touring comedy clubs for years, recording CDs and DVDs and making dozens of appearances on televisions shows, he has built a hug
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Free concert at Westfield State

9/30/2009

WESTFIELD Come spend a pleasant fall afternoon listening to an eclectic blending of musical styles by flutist Elaine Saloio. Saloio is a resident of Ludlow, Massachusetts and an Adjunct Professor o...
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Phelps remembered through works next month

9/28/2009

GREATER SPRINGFIELD The artists at Indian Orchard Mills are pleased to host a special event featuring the works of acclaimed artist John Edward Phelps (1907-2002), to coincide with the 102nd anniversa...
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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver to read at Smith

9/22/2009

NORTHAMPTON Smith College will present a reading by poet Mary Oliver at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 in John M. Greene Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The doors will open at 6 p.m.
A long-
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Hasbro sponsors first ever National Family Game Night

9/21/2009

By Courtney Llewellyn
Reminder Assistant Editor

When was the last time you turned your cell phone off? When was the last time your kids weren't eating, texting and watching TV all at the same time?
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World premiere of play will bring to life Polish Shakespearean actress

9/14/2009

CHICOPEE The Kosciuszko Foundation New England Chapter, in conjunction with the Northampton Arts Council and the Academy of Music, will present the world premier of the play "Modjeska's Voice: The ...
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Crescents celebrate 30th anniversary with rock 'n' roll gala in September

9/14/2009

By Debbie Gardner
PRIME Editor

GREATER SPRINGFIELD Like most groups, this one started with a bunch of teenagers and a dream.
And nearly half a century after "The Spydelles" cut their first 45, "The
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NBA Star Returns to His Hometown

9/10/2009

SPRINGFIELD History will be made in Springfield Massachusetts on the campus of the Basketball Hall of Fame when one of the most exciting classes including Michael Jordan, David Robinson, John Stockt...
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New open mic night offers budding comedians a chance to try out material

9/10/2009

By G. Michael Dobbs, Managing Editor
SPRINGFIELD Ever thought you have the talent, the jokes and the courage to stand up under bright lights and before a microphone and be a comic? Here's your chanc
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Spirit of Springfield to celebrate Bright Nights' 15th season

9/8/2009

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

SPRINGFIELD -- Fifteen years ago, Bright Nights at Forest Park was considered a radical idea -- no one had done that kind of animated light display in the Northeas
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Springfield Museums to host free admission day

9/1/2009

SPRINGFIELD Admission to the Springfield Museums will be free for everyone on Sept. 4. The free admission will also include the special exhibition "Grossology: The Impolite Science of the Human Body,"...
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Music writer ready to debut his own band

9/1/2009

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

Readers of Reminder Publications over the past several years have seen that writer Craig Harris knows music inside and out through his many interview piece
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'The Porch' to open Majestic Theater's latest season

8/26/2009

WEST SPRINGFIELD "The Porch," a gentle comedy that looks at a close-knit group of friends, launches the Theater Project's 12th season in residence at Majestic Theater when it opens on Sept. 10.
Aut
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Local farm hosts ninth annual Tomato Festival Aug. 22

8/18/2009

By Cory Garwacki
Staff Intern

GRANBY Whether they're sliced up nice and topped on a burger or served among a medley of greens in a refreshing and healthy salad, the tomato is a very versatile food.
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Fairy Circus to take place at Peach Fest

8/12/2009

WILBRAHAM The Tanglewood Marionettes will be performing at the Wilbraham Peach Festival on Aug. 22 at 3 p.m.
Tanglewood Marionettes' presentation of "The Fairy Circus" begins with a brief demonstrati
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'Captain Miserable' ready to return to the Hu Ke Lau

8/12/2009

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

Comedy can be hard work. Just ask Dave Attell.
The veteran comedian who will be appearing at the Hu Ke Lau in Chicopee on Aug. 15 told Reminder Publications that
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Cats and dogs want you to hit the hog for a cause

8/5/2009

By Cory Garwicki
Staff Intern

SPRINGFIELD It's time once again for the annual "Ride Like an Animal" motorcycle run to benefit the Thomas J. O'Connor Center Foundation.
Area motorcycle enthusiasts a
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Second Saturday Walking Tour to visit outdoor sculpture by Saint-Gaudens

7/27/2009

SPRINGFIELD - Henry J. Duffy, Ph.D., Curator and Chief of Cultural Resources at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in New Hampshire, will conduct a Springfield walking tour to see sculpture by A...
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'Sounds of Summer' brings music to Blunt Park

7/27/2009

SPRINGFIELD - The park will be alive with the sounds of music - specifically, Blunt Park will host "Sounds of Summer - Concerts in the Parks," a series that will run through Aug. 4. The outdoor concer...
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Black-eyed Sally's to celebrate 15th anniversary with classic rock and blues

7/27/2009

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications

Black-eyed Sally's 15th Anniversary
Mick Taylor, July 30
Lucky Peterson, , Aug. 15
Rebirth Brass Band, Aug. 16
350 Asylum Street, Hartford, Conn.
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Digital paintings to be put on display at D'Amour Museum

7/20/2009

SPRINGFIELD Digital collage paintings by artist and teacher Robert Masla will be on view at the Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts from July 21 through Oct. 18.
Masla's collages juxtapose c
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Springfield Museums' Summer Festival continues to sizzle

7/20/2009

SPRINGFIELD The Springfield Museums' Summer Festival Days will continue July 20 through 24 with "Magnificent Magic." Activities are free with the price of museum admission unless noted.
July 20
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Old time string band to celebrate summer at Wistariahurst

7/20/2009

HOLYOKE The Wistariahurst Museum will be presenting two outdoor concerts in the last week of the month.
On July 26 at 2 p.m. the museum will host Shingle the Roof: Old Time String Band. Bring a blank
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Theodore's ready to celebrate 30 years

7/13/2009

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications

SPRINGFIELD - With its mix of mouth-watering barbecue, fully stocked bar and great blues and rock bands, Theodore's has transformed a 100-year-old bui
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High Wire Acts to present 'Working'

7/13/2009

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

SOUTH HADLEY - Local community theatre group High Wire Acts will be performing the musical "Working" July 23, 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. at South Hadley High School.
Ba
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Bay Path College launches 'Kitchen Sink: A Women Writers' Workshop'

7/7/2009

LONGMEADOW Nationally best-selling authors Luanne Rice and Elinor Lipman will be among the speakers and faculty featured at "Kitchen Sink: A Women Writers' Workshop" July 31 to Aug. 2 at Bay Path Coll...
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Springfield Museums celebrate Summer Festival Days

7/7/2009

SPRINGFIELD The Springfield Museums' Summer Festival Days will continue July 13 through 17 with "Bubble Mania." Activities are free with the price of museum admission unless noted.
July 13: Make a
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Ballroom dancing helps put middle schoolers 'over the top'

6/29/2009

The sounds of music from the '60s, like "Baby Love" and "Please Mr. Postman," could be heard from Symphony Hall stage on June 6 when eight Springfield elementary schools competed in the fourth annual...
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View the wood and water of Wilbraham at local photography exhibit

6/22/2009

As an art teacher at Wilbraham & Monson Academy, Paul Bloomfield had already found inspiration for various projects in its grounds, but the idea for his photography exhibit "Wilbraham: Wood and Water...
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View the wood and water of Wilbraham at local photography exhibit

6/22/2009

As an art teacher at Wilbraham & Monson Academy, Paul Bloomfield had already found inspiration for various projects in its grounds, but the idea for his photography exhibit "Wilbraham: Wood and Water...
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Enjoy the vibes at laid-back festival

6/15/2009

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications

Gathering of the Vibes
Seaside Park, Bridgeport, Conn.
July 23 -- 26
Weekend pass: $185 in advance; single day, $60 in advance
VIP packages availab
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Rowdy Roddy Piper comes to town

6/15/2009

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

Rowdy Roddy Piper has spent his career in professional wrestling as one of the baddest of the bad boys, but on the phone, he is a gentleman with an easy laugh. He
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Storrowton readies to open for summer

6/15/2009

WEST SPRINGFIELD Storrowton Village Museum begins its summer season June 20 with free tours of historic buildings and activities for the whole family from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Life in the 19th century w
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Westfield State invites all to take 'a walk in the woods'

6/11/2009

WESTFIELD Lee Blessing's long-running Broadway success "A Walk in the Woods" leads off The Westfield State College (WSC) Foundation's second summer season of professional theater in downtown Westfie...
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Tenth 'Taste' aims to please palates

6/8/2009

By Katelyn Gendron
Reminder Assistant Editor

WEST SPRNGFIELD Other communities may have lost their appetites for annual celebrations of quality dining and entertainment but the West Side Taste of t
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Local ballerina to perform with Cirque du Soleil

6/1/2009

Jessica Rindone Yates (stage name, Jessica Sibley), daughter of Douglas and Cynthia (deceased) Rindone of East Longmeadow, has signed a contract with Cirque du Soleil's production of La Nouba in the ...
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Tekoa Country Club to host fundraiser for Shriners

6/1/2009

SPRINGFIELD - The Melha Shriners are looking to the community to show their support for the Shriners Hospitals for Children. A fundraiser will take place June 13 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the newly reno...
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Artist Mary Nelen shares her fetish for food and flowers

5/19/2009

HOLYOKE Mary Nelen is a writer, photographer and videographer concentrating on local flora and food. Wistariahurst welcomes the public to her exhibit, "Fetish: Food and Flowers." Her photographic work...
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First ever East Longmeadow Fashion Show

5/19/2009

EAST LONGMEADOW Fashion Salon and Alterations (FSA) is sponsoring the first ever East Longmeadow Fashion Show on May 30 at 3:30 p.m. inside East Meadow Shops Mall.
Young designers from FSA's Fashion
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Paradise City Arts Festival returns May 23, 24 and 25

5/19/2009

Boston Magazine writes, "There's no better place in the country to pick up original artwork than the Paradise City Arts Festival."
So why not spend a part of your Memorial Day Weekend in the cultur
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Rock 'n' roll revival returns

5/12/2009

By Lori Szepelak
Correspondent

CHICOPEE Gary Jones and Bob Belniak of the New England Doo Wop Society are on a mission - to bring the cr me de la cr me of performers to Western Massachusetts.
"What
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'Vermont's hardest working folk group' to visit Western Mass.

5/12/2009

By Courtney Llewellyn
Reminder Assistant Editor

Much like the New England favorite known as Enter the Haggis, Wood's Tea Company is a group that defies categorization. At one turn folk, at the next
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Those who serve to be honored with play, exhibit

5/12/2009

SPRINGFIELD - In honor of military veterans and active duty military personnel, Springfield Armory National Historic Site is hosting the play "Silent Men Speaking" and the exhibit "100 Faces of War Ex...
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Commonwealth Opera announces Annual Gala Concert

5/12/2009

SPRINGFIELD - As welcome as the flowers in May is the annual Gala Concert presented each year by Commonwealth Opera. An afternoon of great music from both opera and the musical stage will be presented...
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Majestic Theater annouces auditions for 13th season

5/11/2009

WEST SPRINGFIELD The Theater Project announced that auditions will take place for roles in six plays that comprise its 13th season in residence at the Majestic Theater.
The season includes, "Golf:
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Springfield's first and only Latina theater welcomes guest artist Fred Ho

5/5/2009

After his recent success at Carnegie Hall, Fred Ho is presenting from his latest book, "Wicked Theory, Naked Practice," as a fundraiser for Teatro V!da in Holyoke. He is one-of-a kind- and not to be ...
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Mustard's Retreat to end uNi season

5/4/2009

SPRINGFIELD - On May 9 at 8 p.m., the uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series' Season Grand Finale Concert with the delightfully diverse duo called Mustard's Retreat will take place at the Unitarian Universali...
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Exit 7 Players to host auditions for 'Into the Woods'

5/4/2009

LUDLOW - "Into the Woods" is an award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986, and premiered on Bro...
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TWIST returns to Noho with version 2.0

4/28/2009

NORTHAMPTON - TWIST, a craft show-meets-party-meets-gallery-meets-one-stop-shopping-extravaganza, is a fresh kind of fair, showcasing original handmade goods and art from 60 talented vendors from all ...
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Drama Studio to host 'Backstage Bash'

4/28/2009

SPRINGFIELD - The Drama Studio in Springfield will host the "Backstage Bash" on May 1 at the Melha Shriners located at 133 Longhill St. in Springfield. The evening's events will begin at 6 p.m. and wi...
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P.A.C.E. presents 'Falsettos' at Academy of Music Theatre

4/28/2009

EASTHAMPTON - P.A.C.E./Pioneer Arts Center of Easthampton presents the musical "Falsettos," with music and lyrics by William Finn and book by Finn and James Lapine for six performances May 1 through 3...
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City Stage and Symphony Hall plan on expanding

4/28/2009

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

SPRINGFIELD -- Downsizing may be a common occurrence throughout American businesses, but not at City Stage and Symphony Hall. The schedule of events for the two ar
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V-One Vodka's owner has local tastes with national dreams

4/21/2009

By Courtney Llewellyn
Reminder Assistant Editor

SPRINGFIELD Paul Kozub, owner of V-One Vodka, has big dreams for his local company.
At the "V-One Vodka Stimulus Package" event last Wednesday at Max'
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Symphony Hall to host a capella competitions

4/14/2009

North Atlantic Region One of Sweet Adelines International will host its 34th Annual A Cappella Quartet and Show Chorus Competition at Symphony Hall.
Seventeen choruses and 23 quartets representing t
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Golden Gala: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wistariahurst

4/14/2009

HOLYOKE On April 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. Wistariahurst will host a Golden Gala in Celebration of the museum's 50th anniversary. This festive evening will feature fine food, live music, drink and plenty of...
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City Stage to host PfC benefit concert

4/14/2009

SPRINGFIELD The timeless lyrics and harmony of Simon and Garfunkel and Harry Chapin will fill CityStage Theater with hits like "Cecilia," "Mrs. Robinson," "Cats in the Cradle," "Taxi" and many more.
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Junior Brown's unique sound coming to Noho

4/14/2009

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications

Junior Brown
Iron Horse, Northampton
April 24, 7 p.m.
Adv. $25; door, $28
For further information, call 584-0610


There's no one like Junior B
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'Mr. Sulu' to be guest narrator at Spfld. Symphony Pops

3/23/2009

SPRINGFIELD -- Springfield Symphony Maestro Kevin Rhodes makes no bones about it; he's a science fiction fan and a devout "Trekkie."
He's invited "Star Trek's" Mr. Sulu, George Takei, to narrate a p
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The MacDuffie School presents 'My Fair Lady' spring gala

3/23/2009

SPRINGFIELD -- The MacDuffie School will present "My Fair Lady," the musical based on George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion," on April 3 at 8 p.m. and April 4 at 2 and 8 p.m. A special spring gala on April...
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'The Producers' is set to debut at Hampden Country Club

3/16/2009

By Courtney Llewellyn
Reminder Assistant Editor

HAMPDEN -- The original Broadway production of "The Producers" opened at the St. James Theatre in New York City on April 19, 2001 and ran for 2,502 per
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The YankCelt Band is back with five shows planned for March

3/9/2009

Fresh off his appearance with Steve Martin on "Saturday Night Live" and "The Letterman Show," Craig Eastman will once again be performing his magic on the fiddle and mandolin with Bo Fitzgerald and t...
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Dillweedz Cafe serves up 'somethin' special' on Main Street

3/2/2009

By Courtney Llewellyn
Reminder Assistant Editor

SPRINGFIELD -- Dillweedz Cafe, located at 1244 Main St., may be the beacon of 21st century bistro breakfast and lunch dining in the city.
Healthy eate
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Welsh Society to host St. David's Day celebration

2/23/2009

The Welsh Society of Western New England (WSWNE) will be celebrating St. David's Day on March 7 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Nutmeg Restaurant in East Windsor, Conn.
Writer Pamela Petro -- Welsh not
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Castle of Knights will be rockin' at revival concert

2/23/2009

By Lori Szepelak
Correspondent

CHICOPEE -- The Castle of Knights will be rocking on the evening of March 14 as the New England Doowop Society presents its spring rock 'n' roll revival featuring Joel
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Speedway EXPO honors Riverside Park's legacy

2/23/2009

By Katelyn Gendron
Reminder Assistant Editor

WEST SPRINGFIELD -- From 1948 to 1999, stockcar racers put the pedal to the floor, entertaining thousands at Riverside Park Speedway in Agawam.
For the
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Artists to gather at first Art Party

2/16/2009

By Lori Szepelak
Correspondent

INDIAN ORCHARD -- More than 40 regional artists have donated works of art for the first Art Party 2009 on Feb. 21 to benefit Gallery 137.
"There are many fine artists
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South Congregational Church announces Jazz Sunday

2/16/2009

SPRINGFIELD -- South Congregational Church of Springfield will host Jazz Sunday on Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. The Hot Cat Jazz Band will perform a rendition of Paul Halley's Freedom Trilogy during the service...
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WGBY to host Wine Lovers Weekend

2/9/2009

SPRINGFIELD Special guest Sara Moulton, executive chef for Gourmet Magazine and host of the popular cooking program Sara's Weeknight Meals, will make several appearances at this year's spectacular and...
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Enjoy Small Potatoes on Valentine's Day

2/9/2009

SPRINGFIELD On Feb. 14 at 8 p.m., the uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series presents a Valentine's Day Concert with the fun loving duo Small Potatoes. The concert will take place at the Unitarian Universalis...
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Northampton landmark to celebrate 30th anniversary

2/9/2009

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications

Special 30th Anniversary shows:
The Tannahill Weavers, Feb. 18, $17.50 adv., $20 door
CJ Chenier & Red Hot Louisiana Band, Feb. 20, $12.50 adv.
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Wistariahurst Museum presents February events

2/2/2009

HOLYOKE We have an incredible month of activities and events happening in February at Wistariahurst Museum!
On Feb. 4 at 6 p.m., see "Historical Perspectives: You Can't Work in a Corset: Examining Fa
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Pananas offers new way to enjoy Mediterranean

2/2/2009

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

AGAWAM While some people would say that these are tough economic times in which to open a new restaurant, those people might change their minds once they try Panan
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Pianist Martin Kas k returns to the Pioneer Valley

1/26/2009

Czech pianist Martin Kas k will make a return appearance in the Springfield area to perform concerts with Czech pianist Kristina Kas kov . Kas k visited the area last May to perform concerts and to c...
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Divine Performing Arts to dazzle Hartford audience

1/26/2009

The Falun Dafa Association of New England, the Renaissance Chinese Cultural Association and Connecticut Chinese Culture Association are delighted to bring Divine Performing Arts, the world's premier ...
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Springfield Frigo's to bring back popular cooking classes

1/26/2009

By Debbie Gardner
PRIME Editor

SPRINGFIELD Have you always had a desire to learn the ins and outs of authentic Italian cooking?
Frigo's Gourmet Foods has just the classes for you!
Once again this
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Ann Maggs chooses 'to be the one'

1/21/2009

HOLYOKE-- On Jan. 23 at 6 p.m., Ann Maggs will perform the one-woman play "I Choose to Be the One: The Adventures of Belle Skinner." Explore the glamorous and exciting world of Belle Skinner.
From her
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Motown group Spectrum encores with Springfield Symphony Pops Feb. 7

1/19/2009

SPRINGFIELD When the Motown foursome Spectrum were guest artists last year with the Springfield Symphony Pops, newspaper music critic Clifton Noble Jr. said, "the orchestra keeps the Motown train a-ro...
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Celebrate President Obama at an open poetry reading on Inauguration Day

1/12/2009

Northampton Poet Laureate Leslea Newman, the Florence Poets Society and the Northampton Arts Council will host an open poetry reading on Jan. 20 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Yellow Sofa Cafe (24 Ma...
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'Lumberjacks in Love' set up camp at the Majestic Theater

1/5/2009

WEST SPRINGFIELD The musical comedy "Lumberjacks in Love" will be presented by the Theater Project at West Springfield's Majestic Theater Jan. 8 through Feb. 15. The play is written by Fred Alley an...
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Museums la Carte features photos to icons

12/29/2008

SPRINGFIELD The Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle will present the following Museums la Carte programs in January. The programs take place on Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. in the Michele and Donald D'...
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Bright Nights wraps up 2008 season in snow

12/29/2008

SPRINGFIELD There are only a few days left to enjoy the Bright Nights at Forest Park's holiday glow until next November. The 2008 season will wind down on Jan. 3, 2009, at 11 p.m. Until then, Cat in t...
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Johnson Girls ready to sail into the uNi Coffeehouse

12/29/2008

SPRINGFIELD The uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield will present on Jan. 10 at 8 p.m., the Johnson Girls, the rousing four woman sea...
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Wistariahurst Museum announces upcoming January events

12/22/2008

January 2009 events at Wistariahurst Museum include:
Jan. 7 -- 28 -- Exhibition: "The Fabric of Our Lifes: Pieces of Wistariahurst's Costume Collection." In January and February, the museum will o
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Local children, artists participate in 'How Will They Know Us: An American/Iraqi Mural Project'

12/22/2008

Northampton As part of a venture called the Art Miles Mural Project, which seeks to include the voices of youth/children that are often missing from the important current conversations, 12 to 15 North...
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The Screaming Souls are ready to rock the Hall of Fame

12/15/2008

By Courtney Llewellyn
Reminder Assistant Editor

SPRINGFIELD All are invited to attend the CD release party and concert for Barry Kingston and the Screaming Souls latest effort, "Screaming Souls IV.
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Jodee James educates and entertains through Welsh song

12/10/2008

By Courtney Llewellyn
Reminder Assistant Editor

SOUTH HADLEY The Annual Christmas Gathering of the Welsh Society of Western New England was an event filled with both song and history. The society bro
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Experience Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village

12/8/2008

Sturbridge, MA On six special evenings in December visitors to Old Sturbridge Village can escape the holiday frenzy, experience the magic of a candlelit New England village and learn about the real hi...
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Boar's Head Festival tickets now on sale

12/8/2008

The Boar's Head Festival, a medieval celebration of the Epiphany, will be presented at Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave. in Springfield, on Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 10 at 3:30 and 7:3...
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Three 'Tinas come to the uNi Coffeehouse

12/8/2008

SPRINGFIELD On Dec. 13 at 8 p.m., the uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series presents the Three 'Tinas -- Bob Zentz, Jerry Bryant and Geoff Kaufman. The concert will take place at the Unitarian Universalist S...
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Bay Path student prompts Winterfest road show

12/1/2008

By Lori Szepelak
Correspondent

HOLYOKE Bay Path College students are taking their Winterfest show on the road this holiday season, thanks in part to one of its dance members -- Amanda Marie Boileau.
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'Reflections of India' taking place at Bay Path College

11/24/2008

LONGMEADOW Earlier this year, Bay Path College faculty and graduate students traveled to the Southern Indian city of Bangalore -- India's Silicon Valley -- and Mysore, an ancient cultural site, to stu...
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Irish Cultural Center celebrating 10th anniversary with Christmas festivities

11/24/2008

The Irish Cultural Center begins the holiday season with its celebration of Christmas with an Irish Touch on Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. As we approach our 10th anniversary we are proud that this is our 10th an...
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Margaritaville Opens at Mohegan Sun

11/11/2008

Celebrate an evening of music

11/11/2008

Northampton Among the events taking place at the Northampton Center for the Arts this month are an evening of music in memory of Melissa Rich Mulcahy, and two programs for young people.

Pioneer Valle
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Abayudaya Jews to be subject of lecture

11/10/2008

Israel Siriri is visiting as part of a national speaking tour sponsored by U.S.-based Kulanu Inc., which is dedicated to reaching out and assisting lost and dispersed remnants of the Jewish people.
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Quicken your chances at love

11/10/2008

Springfield Long, boring dates are a thing of the past. The new way for singles to meet is speed dating. Highlighted on the "Today Show," "Oprah!" and "Sex and the City," now
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Pink Floyd tribute show will help benefit Food Bank

11/10/2008

CHICOPEE When locally-based Pink Floyd tribute band Liquid Floyd takes the stage at 9 p.m. on Nov. 15 at Chicopee's Maximum Capacity nightclub, they'll be helping to collect food for the Open Panty fo...
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Short Sisters coming to uNi Coffeehouse

11/3/2008

SPRINGFIELD On Nov. 8 at 8 p.m., the uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series presents the delightful harmony trio the Short Sisters. The concert will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Society Meetinghou...
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"Jerry & Ed' tells the tale of two best friends

11/3/2008

By Shera Cohen
www.inthespotlightinc.org
"Jerry & Ed"
Majestic Theatre, West Springfield, through Nov. 30

Life-long friendship, mu
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Jimmy Buffett to Perform at Mohegan Sun

10/30/2008

JIMMY BUFFETT TO PERFORM DURING EXCLUSIVE GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION AT JIMMY BUFFETT'S MARGARITAVILLE AT MOHEGAN SUN
WHAT: Singer, songwriter, and author Jimmy Buffet
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CMSS Community Jazz Jam to feature jazz legends

10/27/2008

SPRINGFIELD Legendary jazz great Avery Sharpe and his renowned trio will present a free community jazz jam at the Community Music School of Springfield (CMSS) on the evening of Oct. 29 from 7:30 to 9 ...
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Doo Wop Society hosting fifth anniversary show Nov. 1

10/27/2008

By Lori Szepelak
Correspondent

CHICOPEE Area residents who enjoy crooning and swooning to oldies are in for a treat -- the New England Doowop Society is hosting its fifth anniversary show on Nov. 1 w
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Frigo's offers the best of Italy

10/27/2008

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

SPRINGFIELD Joe Frigo wants to you to reconsider parmigiano cheese.
We all have a can of grated parmesan "shake cheese" sitting in our refrigerator ready to
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'Rock and shock' a perfect prelude to halloween

10/21/2008

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

It's that time of year again, when people's thoughts turn just a little dark Halloween. And by the looks of things at this year's "Rock and Shock" convention i
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Ringling Bros. circus coming to MassMutual Center

10/14/2008

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications

The circus is coming to town. That's the word from husband and wife David and Cherie Gregg, who as Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey clown ambass
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Give your weekend a fun upgrade in paradise

10/10/2008

NORTHAMPTON Linda Post, founding director of Paradise City, presents "Balancing Acts," opening Oct. 10, coinciding with the opening of the Paradise City Arts Festival, Oct. 11 through 13 in Northamp...
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UNICO to host wine, beer and food tasting event

10/6/2008

LONGMEADOW Western Massachusetts-crafted spirits will be featured when the Longmeadow Chapter of UNICO National Inc. hosts its eighth annual Wine, Beer and Food Tasting on Oct. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. on ...
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Clark escapes Cupid's crosshairs ... this time

10/6/2008

By Natasha Clark
Assistant Managing Editor

SPRINGFIELD I've had many interesting experiences during my employment here at Reminder Publications. I've driven to Somers, Conn. at two in the morn
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Bertucci's invites customers to submit original recipes for a chance to be included on menu

10/1/2008

For more than 25 years, Bertucci's Italian Restaurant has shared its flavor and love of Italy with its guests and now customers have the chance to share their taste of Italy with Bertucci's. Bertucci...
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Irish Cultural Center ready to celebrate 10th anniversary

9/29/2008

The Irish Cultural Center at Elms College in Chicopee will begin their 10th anniversary celebration with a lecture series in the fall titled "The Ubiquity of Religion in Irish Studies." All lectures ...
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Monte Carlo night coming to Norcross

9/22/2008

The grounds of the Norcross Center at 89 Maple St. in East Longmeadow will be transformed into a carnival Monte Carlo atmosphere for an evening of gaming, entertainment, door prizes and great food on...
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Enjoy wine tasting with a hint of Ireland

9/22/2008

The Irish Cultural Center will host a "Wine Tasting with an Irish Accent" as a fundraiser to support the Elms College Irish Studies Program on Sept. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Mary Dooley Campus Cent...
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First ever WEMA Fest announced

9/15/2008

SPRINGFIELD The First Annual Western Massachusetts Jewish Music & Arts Festival (WEMA Fest) will take place outdoors at the Springfield Jewish Community Center on Sept. 21.
The organizers view WEMA
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Appraisal might reveal a treasure

9/9/2008

By Lori Szepelak
Correspondent

DEERFIELD If you've been wondering for years about the worth of an antique that is collecting dust in your basement or attic, now is the time to find out as WGBY and H
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Exit Seven Players present 'The Goodbye Girl'

9/9/2008

The Exit Seven Players of Ludlow are proud to announce that they will be presenting the musical comedy "The Goodbye Girl" by Neil Simon with music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by David Zippel on Se...
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Tickets on sale for 65th symphony season

9/9/2008

SPRINGFIELD Tickets are now on sale for the Springfield Symphony Orchestra's 65th celebratory season, which music director Maestro Kevin Rhodes calls a "blockbuster."
"Whether it's celebrating the Ho
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'Saltimbanco' shines at Mullins Center through Sept. 7

9/4/2008

By Debbie Gardner
PRIME Editor

AMHERST Cirque du Soleil brought its high-energy style of entertainment to town last night with the opening of the company's arena show, Saltimbanco, at the Mullins Ce
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"Saltimbanco" shines at Mullins Center through Sept. 7

9/4/2008

By Debbie Gardner
PRIME Editor


AMHERST Cirque du Soleil brought its high-energy style of entertainment to
town last night with the opening of the company's arena show, Saltimbanco,
at the Mullins C
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Western Mass. native seeks funding for film

9/2/2008

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

Have you ever wanted to invest in a feature film? You now have that opportunity. Palmer native Kristen Zaik is returning to Western Massachusetts to shoot a low-bu
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Texas Roadhouse will boot, scoot and boogie for fundraiser

8/11/2008

By Lori Szepalek
Correspondent

SPRINGFIELD For the fourth year, employees of the Texas Roadhouse will line dance for four hours to raise money for Baystate Children's Hospital as well as offer a s
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Get 'comfort'able at Donovan's Pub

8/5/2008

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

SPRINGFIELD Sometimes you just want the basics. Sometimes you crave the basics. And sometimes the basics are more than just that.
That's the case at Donovan's Iri
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Gem and Mineral show ready to shine in West Springfield

8/5/2008

By Katelyn Gendron
Reminder Assistant Editor

WEST SPRINGFIELD "Diamonds are a girl's best friend," or so the song goes. But what about the more than 40 other popular gemstones such as sapphires, garn
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John Boyle O'Reilly Club hosting 10th Irish music festival

8/5/2008

By Courtney Llewellyn
Reminder Assistant Editor

SPRINGFIELD What could be better than a warm summer night with a cool drink in your hand and being surrounded by friends? The John Boyle O'Reilly Club
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Brothers' sound continues to evolve

7/28/2008

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications

The Avett Brothers
Pearl Street, Northampton, MA
Aug. 2, 8:30 PM
For further information, call 413-584-7771
Newport Folk Festival
Aug. 1-3
For fu
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Bailey brings traditional burlesque show to Springfield

7/16/2008

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

SPRINGFIELD In 1962, former burlesque queen Ann Corio brought back the era of the showgirl and the baggy-pants comic in her show "This Was Burlesque." Rose Bail
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Brass Attack presents free concert at Blunt Park on July 29

7/14/2008

SPRINGFIELD The park is alive with the sounds of music as "Sounds of Summer Concerts in the Parks" series kicks off its third year of free concerts. Scheduled in July and August, five outdoor perfo...
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Doo wop concert to benefit Rays Of Hope

7/14/2008

By Lori Szepelak
Correspondent

CHICOPEE A daylong "oldies style" family festival is slated July 26 at the K of C Council 69 to benefit Rays of Hope.
Hosted by the New England Doowop Society, a fun-f
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Brian Wilson is Here to Stay

7/14/2008

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications

Brian Wilson's return to the concert stage, in 1997, was nothing short of miraculous. His personal struggles were well documented seven years in bed
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The Crescents to play Fest of All finale

6/30/2008

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

CHICOPEE A show band that has been a favorite in the western New England since 1979 will stage a reunion for the finale of this year's Fest of All in Chicopee.
T
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Don't miss Historic Deerfield this summer

6/23/2008

By Lori Szepelak
Correspondent

DEERFIELD As gas prices continue to inch up during the summer months, area residents should take note that the Pioneer Valley has a wealth of entertaining ways to pass
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Burroughs returns home to share story of his father

6/23/2008

By Courtney Llewellyn
Reminder Assistant Editor

SOUTH HADLEY America first got to know memoirist Augusten Burroughs through "Dry," "Possible Side Effects," "Magical Thinking" and "Sellevision."
Then
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'Persepolis' pushes perceptions of reality

6/16/2008

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

When I had the opportunity of speaking briefly with Marjane Satrapi earlier this year when she appeared at Smith College I told her she was robbed. Satrapi's anim
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Free live music in downtown Springfield

6/9/2008

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

SPRINGFIELD Downtown Springfield will be the area's headquarters for free live music this summer with the Springfield Business Improvement District (BID) offerin
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CityStage hosts impressive lineup this season

6/2/2008

SPRINGFIELD Springfield Performing Arts Development Corporation (SPADC) is pleased to announce the 2008-09 season at CityStage and Symphony Hall. The upcoming season introduces a 15-show lineup featur...
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'Fearless Puppy' author heads to Borders on June 7

6/2/2008

The dog is out!
"Fearless Puppy on American Road" is a true story so amazing that it reads like a fantasy.
A free author event featuring Doug Rose will be taking place at the Borders in the Holyok
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Farmers' markets to tantalize senses throughout Valley

5/20/2008

By Lori Szepelak
Correspondent

Sweet breads in season, colorfully decorated cookies and an array of bread loafs were among the delicious offerings of Gabriella Steria of Stony Creek Farm Store at th
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Enjoy Paradise City this holiday

5/12/2008

NORTHAMPTON There's no better way to spend Memorial Day Weekend than with a trip to Northampton's "Springtime in Paradise," just named the #1 art fair in America and surely the most exciting juried sh...
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Laugh your pants off with 'The Full Monty'

5/5/2008

By Shera Cohen
www.inthespotlightinc.com

"The Full Monty"
Majestic Theater, West Springfield
Through June 1


Colloquial definitions of "the full monty" are: the whole lot, entire pot, full am
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Larry Miller bringing vast talent to the Hu Ke Lau

5/5/2008

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

Comedian, actor and writer Larry Miller had a job the day he spoke with Reminder Publications: he was to provide the voice for a French-Canadian goose in the upco
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Symphony Hall welcomes Lifetime's Lisa Williams

4/28/2008

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

Lisa Williams does something this reporter has never seen on television shows featuring mediums or clairvoyants. Oh, sure, on her Lifetime program "Lisa Williams,
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Performers share the spirit of the past

4/15/2008

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications

Richard Thompson April 19, The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington and April 20, Latchis Theater, Brattleboro, Vt.;

Gandalf Murp
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'Kooza' dazzles in Hartford stop

4/7/2008

By Debbie Gardner
PRIME Editor

HARTFORD Nearly every seat in the house was full for the April 1 opening night performance of Cirque du Soleil's newest touring show, "Kooza," at Market Street in Hart
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Onyx Fusion attracts crowds

4/1/2008

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

SPRINGFIELD The parking lot was full, the bar was crowded and most of the tables were occupied with diners. Dr. Michael Spagnoli, co-owner of Onyx Fusion bar and r
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Cafe Lebanon offers deliciously different dishes

3/25/2008

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

EAST LONGMEADOW Have you had your fill of the same old Chinese food? Vietnamese cuisine? Italian selections?
If you're looking for something different, but not s
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Music of the world visiting W. Mass.

3/18/2008

By Craig Harris
Special to The Reminder

March 22 Nanci Griffith & Her Blue Moon Orchestra, Lincoln Theater, Hartt School, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, Conn.; for furt
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ZO2: conquering Chicopee, then the world

3/18/2008

By Courtney Llewellyn
Reminder Assistant Editor

BROOKLYN, N.Y. Paulie, David and Joey are three Brooklyn boys with big dreams. Together, they form ZO2, a hard rock band ready to step into the limelig
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Actors breath life into enchanting words

3/10/2008

By Shera Cohen
www.inthespotlightinc.org

"Enchanted April"
Majestic Theater, West Springfield
Running through April 6


It's March 2, dirty snow aligns the streets and sidewalks of downtown We
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'Rumors' ravage Panache stage

3/10/2008

By Katelyn Gendron
Reminder Assistant Editor

SPRINGFIELD Nestled in City Stage is a small, intimate venue called the Winifred Arms Studio Theater, which houses "one of the best kept secrets in Spring
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Walk with dinosaurs at UMass

3/3/2008

By Lori Szepelak
Correspondent

AMHERST A live theatrical production of 15 roaring, snarling dinosaurs will present an awe-inspiring experience next month at the Mullins Center at the University of Ma
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Bo Fitz and the YankCelt Band are back by popular demand

2/25/2008

After a two year hiatus, Bo Fitzgerald and the YankCelt Band will reunite again this March. The band will perform a limited schedule of four shows for, what could possibly be, the last time. Bo Fitz ...
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Longtime artists recharge with new music

2/25/2008

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications

March 1: Tuck & Patti; FTC Stage One, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield, Conn.; for further information, call 203-259-1036.
March 7: Donna Jean & The T
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Levell ready to bring laughs to Hu Ke Lau

2/19/2008

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

Lavell Crawford said that as a child he wanted to be a superhero specifically, Spiderman.
"There were plenty of spiders in my basement, but none of them were
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Entertainment should be your Maine destination

2/11/2008

By Shera Cohen
www.inthespotlightinc.org

Why would a person who doesn't ski take a vacation in Maine in the winter? Well, it's not crowded with tourists. It's not crowded with anyone. For those who
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Buon Appetito shares savory creations

1/31/2008

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

WESTFIELD Have you ever sat in a favorite restaurant, savored a bite and wished you had the recipe?
Mino Gilberti of Buon Appetito is making that happen. The chef
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Model Railroad Show rolls into Big E

1/22/2008

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

WEST SPRINGFIELD If you remember your Lionel train with fondness or if your ears perk up when you hear the whistle of a passing train, you might have "it," accordi
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'Guys on Ice' receives rave reviews

1/22/2008

By Shera Cohen
www.inthespotlightinc.org

"Guys on Ice -- The Ice Fishing Musical"
Majestic Theater, West Springfield
Through Feb. 10

No, the musical currently running at the Majestic is not a
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Dinner and a show provided at Tokyo

1/22/2008

By Katelyn Gendron
Reminder Assistant Editor

WEST SPRINGFIELD I love Japanese hibachi! There are really no words to express how much I enjoy this cuisine, whether dining at the cooking tables of Japa
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Editor escapes role as news junkie with book

1/15/2008

By Katelyn Gendron
Reminder Assistant Editor

SPRINGFIELD G. Michael Dobbs' office at Reminder Publications is somewhat of an anomaly in the newsroom. Like other managing editors, his desk is piled hi
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Pink Floyd tribute band to perform at Maximum Capacity

1/7/2008

Chicopee's Maximum Capacity nightclub will host Liquid Floyd, western Massachusetts' only local Pink Floyd tribute band on Jan. 19. Start time is expected to be 9 p.m.
The four-piece group will util
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Theatrix to present 'The Phantom Toll Booth'

11/26/2007

SPRINGFIELD Theatrix, the Springfield JCC's Teen Theater Company, will present "The Phantom Toll Booth" on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at the JCC, 1160 Dickinson St., Springfield. The show i...
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Pop/R&B group seeks additional member

11/26/2007

Massachusetts can add an item to its list of claims to fame; the aspiring Pop/R&B group 4u2nV. The flavorful pop sounds that ensconce one's senses when 4u2nV is playing are rich, melodious and laden...
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Talented glassworker to exhibit at Museum of Fine Arts

11/13/2007

SPRINGFIELD "Josh Simpson: A Visionary Journey in Glass, 1972-2007," a retrospective exhibition highlighting more than three decades of glassblowing by one of the most acclaimed artists in the field,...
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Charlie Murphy proves his skills

11/13/2007

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

There's plenty of acting siblings in show business today, including the Wayans, the Baldwins, the Cusacks, and the Gyllenhaals, and now the Murphys.
Only the pro
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Get ready for a fabulous time

11/6/2007

SPRINGFIELD "Fabulous!", Nov. 17 at the CityStage in Springfield, features hot designers and boutiques from Boston, New York and the local area in a one of a kind event held by ArtisN Productions and ...
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Sebastian to headline Reel Blues Fest in Noho

11/6/2007

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

NORTHAMPTON John Sebastian may not be the first person who comes to mind when thinking about the blues, but the man known for his pop hits such as "Do You Believe
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Del-Vikings to headline doowop show

10/23/2007

By Lori O'Brien-Szapelak
Correspondent

CHICOPEE The legendary Del-Vikings will headline a doowop show later this month that promises to be a win-win situation for area residents.
The show, billed as
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Stand-Down gives mother hope for veteran son

10/2/2007

By Katelyn Gendron
Reminder Assistant Editor

SPRINGFIELD She was a mother on a mission.
She said she "dragged" her son to the Western Massachusetts Stand-Down at the Greek Cultural Center last Fri
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Hogan wrestles her way into the spotlight

9/24/2007

By Katelyn Gendron
Reminder Assistant Editor

Life could not be busier for Brooke Hogan, co-star of the popular reality series "Hogan Knows Best" and pop music artist, who performed at The Big E last
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Musicians gather to help friend

9/12/2007

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications

"Sammy's Big Night" Sept. 20 Chapin Auditorium, Mt. Holyoke College Rte. 116, South Hadley $15 Advance $17
door For further information,
call 413-586-
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HCPAC presents 'How to Succeed'

9/10/2007

By Lori O'Brien
Correspondent

CHICOPEE It's show time, folks!
For the past four months, Holyoke Catholic Performing Arts Club members have been in rehearsals for this month's production of "How To S
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Murder mystery at the Moose

8/27/2007

By Lori O'Brien
Correspondent

CHICOPEE If you love a great mystery and welcome the chance to play detective to win prizes circle Sept. 14 on your calendar for a benefit at the Moose Family Center
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Boys & Girls Club holds first art show

8/20/2007

By Courtney Llewellyn
Reminder Assistant Editor

SPRINGFIELD Have you ever thought about Cheerios and Chex as materials for artwork? How about platform shoes? Or leaves?
Approximately 100 children e
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You can smell good barbecue in Springfield

8/13/2007

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

SPRINGFIELD Ted Harris has an easy way to tell the authenticity of a barbecue place.
"You can always smell good barbecue," he said. The aroma of smoke and cooki
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Jazz, folk and blues to be found in Newport

7/23/2007

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications

Dunkin' Donuts Folk Festival
Aug. 3, Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport, RI
Aug. 4 and 5, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI

JVC Jazz Festival
August 10
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2007 Axiom Events Series

7/16/2007

Don't miss the 2007 Axiom Events Series. Several performers from past years will return for a few performances.
Poet, singer, songwriter Sue Phelon will return with new arrangements and new songs a
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Forum announces all-star lineup

7/16/2007

SPRINGFIELD The Springfield Public Forum, the nation's longest-running public lecture series, has announced the line-up of speakers for the 2007 season. This season's speakers include a human rights ...
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Things get crafty at the Big E

7/16/2007

By Lori O' Brien
Correspondent

WEST SPRINGFIELD A celebration of the performing arts is this year's theme for the annual showcase of arts and handcrafts at The Big E.
Formerly known as CraftAdventur
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Blues is still the heart of Hammond

7/16/2007

By Craig Harris, Special to Reminder Publications
John Hammond
July 26, 8pm, Club Helsinki, 284 Main Street, Great Barrington, $25
For further information, call 413-528-3384

One of the blues' g
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Poundstone juggles motherhood with comedy

7/16/2007

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

During a telephone interview there are the sounds of vacuuming and children in the background, but that's typical for working mother and comedian Paula Poundstone
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Band to play a season of seven concerts in Westfield

7/10/2007

The Pioneer Valley Concert Band, founded in 1984, is pleased to present a season of 7 concerts., led by director Samuel A. Hudak III.
Beginning with a concert on the West Springfield Common on J
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Big band music and dancing on the Green

7/3/2007

SPRINGFIELD Music lovers of all ages can take part in this free, fun and special opportunity to dance and listen to the classy Steve Lord Big Band, July 7, 2007 on the historic Armory Green. A compl...
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Family concert series displays unique talent

7/3/2007

By Lori O'Brien, Correspondent
WEST SPRINGFIELD A host of unique venues and talented entertainers always make the Family Concert Series popular with area residents, according to Domenic G. Longo, di
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CMSS presents Jazz Jam

6/26/2007

The 7th monthly program in the TD Banknorth 2007 Jazz Jam Series at the Community Music School of Springfield will take place on July 5 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the main floor performance space. CMS...
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S. Hadley choir to give 'preview' performance

6/26/2007

By Lori O'Brien, Correspondent
SOUTH HADLEY "These are women who obviously love a big challenge."
That's the summation of Catharine R. Melhorn, professor emeritus and conductor of the Mount Holyoke
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Daughtry heads to the Big E

6/19/2007

Country artists Montgomery Gentry and Trace Adkins as well as rock newcomers, Daughtry, have been booked to appear on the Comcast Arena Stage as The Big E in ticketed concerts this September.
Chris
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Play tackles the dangerous effect of racism

6/19/2007

NORTHAMPTON New Century Theatre's Producing Director Sam Rush will direct NCT's only drama this season. "Spinning into Butter," by Rebecca Gilman, opens July 5 and runs through July 14 in Theatre 1...
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Elms hosts Meet the Authors

6/4/2007

The Women's Partnership, a division of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, Inc. will host their annual scholarship fundraising event, Meet the Authors. This important fund-rai...
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Doo Wop to reign June 8

5/29/2007

By Lori O'Brien, Correspondent
CHICOPEE Four doo-wop bands will take the stage June 8 at the Castle of Knights for an entertaining evening of strolling down memory lane.
Gary M. Jones of Chicopee a
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Prodigy drummer to play

5/29/2007

By G. Michael Dobbs, Managing Editor
SOUTHWICK At age seven, Matthew Garstka fell in love with the drums and music has been a constant in his life ever since.
Now 17, the young musician, who is hea
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Wayans comedy comes to Chicopee

5/29/2007

By G. Michael Dobbs, Managing Editor
So why is the star of the successful ABC sit-com "My Wife and Kids" as well as an alumnus of "In Living Color" and "Saturday Night Live" and the star or co
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Brian Auger at Fairfield Theater

5/21/2007

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications
Brian Auger and the Oblivion Express Fairfield Theater, 70 Sanford Street, Fairfield, CT. June 2- $32.
For further information, cal
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The Halcyon String Quartet

5/14/2007

(From left) Liam Buell, Patrick Shaughnessy, Matthew Owens and Longmeadow native John Hanifin make up The Halcyon String Quartet shown in Boston where they attend the Boston Conservatory of Music. The...
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New chef brings big changes

5/14/2007

By G. Michael Dobbs,Managing Editor
SPRINGFIELD A Springfield institution is entering a new era.
The Springfield Lodge of Elks #61 has hired Lou Maravilha as its executive chef and plans to expand
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Palm free tickets with donation

5/8/2007

Reminder Publications, in cooperation with Big Time Wrestling, will be giving away a ticket to the up-coming Big Time wrestling card with each donation of two cans of non-perishable food. Supplies ...
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Club draws lovers of the outdoors together

5/8/2007

By Lori O' Brien
Correspondent

Whether it's hiking for a few hours or days on end, the Pioneer Valley Hiking Club (PVHC) has leaders at all experience levels ready to hit the trail.
Founded in 199
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The Majestic Theater plays host to "The Graduate"

4/30/2007

From In the Spotlight
www.inthespotlightinc.org

"The Graduate"
Majestic Theater, West Springfield
April 20 May 27


With the music of Simon and Garfunkel in the background - "Hello darkness
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Irrera looks forward to local tour stop

4/23/2007

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

Veteran comedian and actor Dom Irrera is looking forward to performing in Western Massachusetts again.
"I have friends in Springfield," Irrera told Reminder P
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Jazz Mandolin Project still have it years later

4/16/2007

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications

"How Much Land Does One Man Need?"
Multimedia Presentation featuring literature, video and live musical soundtrack by the Jazz Mandolin Proj
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Stanley Park offers outdoor programs

4/13/2007

By Lori O'Brien
Correspondent

WESTFIELD-Award-winning naturalist/conservationist Art O'Leary will lead off Stanley Park's Nature Workshop Series on April 15 by seeking out the early signs of spring a
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Concert series brings a taste of Scotland

4/2/2007

On April 14 at 8 p.m., The uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series presents Scotland's Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre. The concert will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Society Meetinghouse, 245 Po...
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"Tuesday's with Morrie" hits the stage in the west side

3/26/2007

From In the Spotlight
www.inthespotlightinc.org

"Tuesdays with Morrie"
Majestic Theater, West Springfield, MA
Through April 8


Overhead at The Majestic were audience members' comments to the
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Sallins celebrates another year with new grooves

3/19/2007

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

SPRINGFIELD Jo Sallins is celebrating a birthday in the best way he knows how: a jam session.
The jazz musician and educator will be hosting a benefit for the Ope
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City to get slice of 'American Pie'

3/19/2007

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications

Don McLean
Symphony Hall, Springfield
March 31


A song inspired by the tragic 1959 death of rock 'n' roll pioneers, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Vale
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WNEC Art Gallery - an Exhibit by Nona Hatay

3/7/2007

ART EXHIBIT The Western New England College Art Gallery presents "Exploring Creativity: Natural Illusions," an exhibit by Nona Hatay, from March 4 through March 29. The Gallery, located on the ground ...
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Jazz up the work week with line dancing

3/5/2007

By Lori O'Brien
Correspondent

WESTFIELD Slowly and methodically, Vance Reed calls out cues for the beginning line dancers who are listening intently to his calls and watching his feet as they gracefu
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Witness a musical union

2/19/2007

SPRINGFIELD - Two marriages will take place on the stage of Symphony Hall during the March 3 Springfield Symphony Orchestra concert at 8 p.m. The Springfield Symphony Chorus and the University of Mas...
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After a 22-year hiatus, Bromberg and his guitar to hit the stage on Feb. 17

2/12/2007

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications

David Bromberg and Angel Band
Mahaiwe Performing arts Center, 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington
Feb. 17, 8 p.m.
For further information, call 413-52
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Spice up your lunchtime with live music at Symphony Hall

2/5/2007

SPRINGFIELD - The uplifting sound of the trumpet will put some spice into the Springfield Symphony Orchestra's lunchtime concert, Feb. 9 at 12:30 p.m. in Symphony Hall.
The orchestra, conducted by M
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Intergenerational fiddlers preserve tradition

1/29/2007

By Lori O'Brien
Correspondent

WESTFIELD Walking down Church Street on a recent Tuesday evening, "happy music" could be heard permeating the cool, crisp winter air.
The occasion was the weekly rehe
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Groove to smooth sounds at next Jazz Jam

1/22/2007

The second monthly program in the TD Banknorth 2007 Jazz Jam Series for the year at the Community Music School of Springfield (CMSS) will take place on Feb. 1 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The evening will ...
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International musician comes to Springfield

1/22/2007

Paul White is an accomplished musical entertainer who has performed in many musical milieus nationally as well as internationally. White will be appearing in concert on Feb. 18 at St. Peter's Episcopa...
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'30 Rock' and SNL alum drops in

1/15/2007

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

Tracy Morgan has done it all movies, television and stand-up but he doesn't have a favorite.
"I love it, " he told Reminder Publications. "It's all show busi
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Rhodes serves up a musical variety

1/8/2007

SPRINGFIELD Springfield Symphony Orchestra Maestro Kevin Rhodes will have a lot on his plate at the Jan. 20 concert in Symphony Hall as he serves up a variety of classical music, from a reprise of hi...
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Musicians had their share of struggles and conflict

1/2/2007

By Craig Harris
Correspondent

A life in rock and roll may seem glamorous. But, for Angelo D'Aleo, tenor vocalist of the Belmonts, and Gary Troxell, lead singer of the Fleetwoods, a life in music ha
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A-Ray of Elvis comes to HCHS

12/20/2006

By Lori O' Brien
Correspondent

HOLYOKE If you have an Elvis fan on your holiday gift list, you may want to consider tickets to a unique fund-raising event that benefits Holyoke Catholic High School (
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B'shara's celebrates new look with 26th anniversary party

12/11/2006

By Debbie Gardner
PRIME Editor

WEST SPRINGFIELD When B'Shara's Restaurant opened its doors on Riverdale Street on Dec. 3, 1980, there were a mere five eateries on that now-bustling strip of road.
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Duo to hit uNi Coffeehouse

12/11/2006

SPRINGFIELD On Jan. 13 at 8 p.m., The uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series presents the diverse duo of Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen.
The concert will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Society Meeting
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May to spread his laughter to the Hu Ke Lau

12/5/2006

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

For Ralphie May, it didn't matter that he didn't win the first season of "Last Comic Standing." He told Reminder Publications that his loss only made his fans "mo
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Beach Boys' original sound is kept alive

11/27/2006

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications

The Beach Boys featuring Mike Love and Bruce Johnston; Palace Theater, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury; December 9, 8 p.m.; for further information
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Wrestling slams into Chicopee Dec. 1

11/20/2006

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

CHICOPEE Promoter Terry Allen thinks the greater Springfield area needs a little action.
That's why he's bringing professional wrestling to the Castle of Knights
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Folk singer's new CD is good pick

11/20/2006

By Levon Kinney
Staff Intern

Vashti Bunyan - "Lookaftering"

Vashti Bunyan might sound more like an affliction, right? In all actuality she is the possible cure to all that ails you.
Her soft, whi
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Upcoming Crommet CD reviewed

11/13/2006

By Levon Kinney
Staff Intern

Dennis Crommett -- The Evening Sorrow
Sitting on the hard and cold floor of an empty apartment that is filled with memories he doesn't want to remember is the sce
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Taste of Sonoma set for Nov. 9

11/6/2006

SPRINGFIELD Tickets are now on sale for the "Taste of Sonoma" Wine and Food Tasting, being sponsored by The Exchange Club of Springfield, on Nov. 9, 2006 from 5:30pm 8:30pm, at Sonoma Wine Bar and ...
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NIFF sticks to its core roots

10/30/2006

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

NORTHAMPTON While the Sundance Film Festival may get a lion's share of the attention from the media and Hollywood, David Leo, the director of the Northampton In
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Bistro Romito is unpretentious and welcoming

10/18/2006

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

Romito's at 21 North Main St. in East Longmeadow is an institution in the town for breakfast and lunch. It's a classy, but comfortable neighborhood spot where the
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Locals to compete in Head of the Charles Regatta

10/16/2006

By Natasha Clark
Reminder Assistant Editor

More than 7,500 athletes will gather to participate in The 42nd Annual Head of the Charles Regatta. Starting at Boston University's DeWolfe Boathouse in Ca
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Vintage planetarium is renovated for 21st century

10/11/2006

By Lori O'Brien
Correspondent

SPRINGFIELD The oldest operating planetarium in the country the Seymour Planetarium at the Springfield Science Museum went through a rebirth of sorts last month.
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Smith & Wesson club to conduct shooting weekend

10/11/2006

By Lori O'Brien
Correspondent

SPRINGFIELD Smith & Wesson's Club 1852 will be in the spotlight as the firearms company gears up for a Super Shooting Weekend Oct. 20-21.
The Smith & Wesson Shooting
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Slambovian Circus of Dreams rolls into Noho Center for Arts

9/27/2006

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications

Gandalf Murphy & Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Northampton Center For the Arts, 17 N. South Street, Northampton
October 28
For further information, cal
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Accident provides story for new film

9/27/2006

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

"Head Trauma," the new film from producer, director and writer Lance Weiler, will be released on DVD on Sept. 26 and Weiler has avoided the sophomore curse.
Weil
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African movie posters featured at HCC exhibit

9/20/2006

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

HOLYOKE Their imagery is defiantly politically incorrect and titillating: snakes slither out of the abdomens of screaming men; men dressed in cleric's robes bran
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The mini-circus has come to town

9/13/2006

By Lori O' Brien
Correspondent

SPRINGFIELD Miniature circuses past and present will be the center of attention when the Circus Model Builders Inc. bring their unique show to the Eastfield Mall this
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NPR show to be taped live in western Mass.

9/6/2006

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

When this writer asked the producer of the National Public Radio quiz show "Says You!" if the program was inspired by the classic quiz shows of the 1950s and '60s
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Water Garden and Ornamental Fish Show is fun for all

8/23/2006

By Lori O'Brien
Correspondent

NORTHAMPTON The New England Water Garden and Ornamental Fish Show is for the hobbyist of all ages, according to one of its organizers.
"This show is designed not only
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Punk Rock and Metal Fest rolls into Holyoke Aug. 18

8/16/2006

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

HOLYOKE Attention all head-bangers: Holyoke will be a must-visit location for Aug. 18. The second annual Holyoke Punk and Metal Fest will roll into town with 12 b
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Annual Mattoon Street Fest is on its way

8/16/2006

By Lori O'Brien
Correspondent

SPRINGFIELD Stately Mattoon Street with its herringbone brick sidewalks will once again come alive for the annual Mattoon Arts Festival Sept. 9-10.
Now in its 34th yea
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Last of Season

8/7/2006

New Century Theatre rounds out its mainstage 2006 season with the late, great Wendy Wasserstein's loving valentine to sisterhood in the touching and uplifting comedy, "The Sisters Rosensweig" at Theat...
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Local groups featured in Battle of the Bands

8/2/2006

By Lori O'Brien
Correspondent

CHESTER In an effort to draw a younger audience to the annual Littleville Fair, a new feature, the Battle of the Bands, kicks off the weekend festivities on Aug. 4.
"
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Annual Irish Music Fest returns

8/1/2006

By Lori O' Brien
Correspondent

SPRINGFIELDMusic enthusiasts will be treated to a day filled with Irish tunes as the John Boyle O'Reilly Club hosts its eighth annual Irish Music Festival on Aug. 12.
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Exhibit features the art of Oz

7/26/2006

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

AMHERST Even if you've never read the books that gave birth to them, you know the characters of The Cowardly Lion, The Tin Woodsman, the Scarecrow and Dorothy, th
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Yardbirds to rock Stearns Square July 20

7/19/2006

By Craig Harris
Special to Reminder Publications

The Yardbirds
Springfield
July 20 at 7:30 p.m.

The Yardbirds were one of the most influential rock bands of the 1960s. Best known for introducing t
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Ko Festival enriches the Valley again this summer

7/19/2006

By Lori O'Brien
Correspondent

To celebrate its 15th summer season, the Ko Festival of Performance has invited artists from its first 14 years to come back to share their latest works.
"The styles
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Chicopee invites Valley to Fest of All

6/28/2006

By Lori O'Brien
Correspondent

CHICOPEE Szot Park will be the setting for a three-day community celebration, Chicopee Fest of All, that hopes to bring together people of all ages with community leade
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'Love Is My Religion'

6/27/2006

An interview with Ziggy Marley

By Erin O'Connor
Staff Writer

"Fear is what makes us not love each other," said Ziggy Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, in an exclusive intervi
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Big Band performs in Wilbraham

6/7/2006

June 10 at 7 p.m., at Fountain Park (Tinkam Road, Wilbraham) the Air Force Liberty Band will perform for local audiences. From the swingin' sounds of Glenn Miller to the best of contemporary big band ...
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Comedian returns to the Hu Ke Lau

5/30/2006

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

I've interviewed a fair number of comedians who've appeared in our area, but I've never been serenaded by one before.
But then, I've never talked to Judy Tenuta
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New 'Complete Idiot' book covers Freemasonry

5/23/2006

By Natasha Clark
Reminder Assistant Editor

For anyone who thinks there has been a recent surge in religious-themed books, films and other media: they're right.
Many have said "The Matrix" trilogy h
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'New' Hampden House continues tradition

5/17/2006

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

In the restaurant business, it's always a tricky proposition to change the menu and direction of a beloved establishment. The owners at the Hampden House at 1 All
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Free concert series returns to downtown

5/16/2006

The Springfield Business Improvement District (BID) announces an eclectic mix of performers for the 2006 Stearns Square Free City Block Party Summer Concert Series. Concerts will begin on July 6 and ...
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Popular eatery re-opens in Westfield

5/2/2006

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

After a brief hiatus, Buon Appetito in Westfield is back in business and chef and owner Mino Giliberti is once again in fine form.
Although he had considered sel
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Artists host spring exhibition, open studios and sale

5/2/2006

INDIAN ORCHARD The Artists at Indian Orchard Mills take visual arts awareness to a higher level. The presentation of this year's Spring Art Exhibition, Sale & Open Studios event will certainly build ...
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Wistariahurst is alive with activitiy this spring

4/25/2006

The following events will be held in May at Wistariahurst Museum.
May 3 at 6 p.m. Historical Perspectives: Industrial Development and the Paper Industry in Holyoke. Robert Fowler, retired presiden
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Music festival returns to mall

4/25/2006

The tradition continues! On May 5 and May 6, Eastfield Mall, in conjunction with Falcetti Music Stores and Reminder Publications, will present the annual Music Festival competition in the Center Cour...
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Auction benefits public television

4/25/2006

SPRINGFIELD The annual WGBY Wine & Dine Auction benefiting Public Television in western New England, returns on April 26, 27 and 28 beginning at 7:30 each night, with something for every wine and foo...
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Artist re-enters the field with new comic

4/11/2006

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

NORTHAMPTON In a medium crowded with vengeance, villains and violence, Williamsburg cartoonist Mark Martin is putting the "comic" back into "comic book."
Martin
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Pops concert features The 5th Dimension

3/23/2006

SPRINGFIELD Springfield Symphony Orchestra Maestro Kevin Rhodes can't wait to go "up, up and away" with seven-time Grammy winners The 5th Dimension at March 25 Pops concert at 8 p.m. in Symphony Hall...
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OPRO performs for families

3/7/2006

Old Post Road Orchestra, under conductor Neal Schermerhorn, will perform a free concert on Friday evening, March 10, at 7 p.m. at the Memorial School, 310 Main St., Wilbraham.
This unique performanc
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Filmmaker prepares for DVD release

2/28/2006

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

EAST LONGMEADOW In a digital-editing suite at Veritech Corporation, Marty Langford is editing footage from his science fiction thriller Magdalena's Brain. Langfor
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Talented teen to showcase his skills

2/15/2006

By Lori O'Brien
Correspondent

SPRINGFIELD The works of Liszt, Ravel, Mozart and Chopin are just a sampling of what awaits concertgoers as pianist Vincent Yu, 14, soon takes the stage for the annual
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Wendy Leibman performs at the Hu Ke Lau Feb. 18

2/15/2006

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

Wendy Leibman thinks her appearance in the film The Aristocrats and a recent appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno "solidifies everything together" in her
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Chordsmen spread romance

2/8/2006

By Elisabeth Hatch
Staff Intern

Whoever said chivalry is dead was dead wrong. There are modern day knights but they're armed with romantic verses and a dozen roses rather than suits of armor.
What
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Annual RV Show returns

2/8/2006

By Lori O'Brien
Correspndent

WEST SPRINGFIELD For anyone who loves the great outdoors, a visit to the Springfield RV, Camping and Outdoor Show will provide new ideas and inspiration even to the se
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John Melendez performs at the Hu Ke Lau Jan. 28

1/26/2006

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

John Melendez has a list of his greatest hits, but none of them involve music.
The Howard Stern alumni, who spent much of his 15 years with the "King of All Medi
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Springfield restaurant offers action-packed dinner

1/25/2006

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

SPRINGFIELD I remember with great clarity the first time I ever encountered hibachi dining. I was in the sixth grade and our family was stationed on Okinawa. It w
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Restaurant helps neighbors in need

1/17/2006

By Debbie Gardner
PRIME Editor

WILBRAHAM Executive Chef Andrew Sussman had the restaurant's smoker fired up just outside the kitchen door of O'Driscoll's Irish Pub the day Reminder Publications vis
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Double Door features fresh Mexican cuisine

1/10/2006

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

SPRINGFIELD We all think we know Mexican food, right? It's spicy. All the dishes contain ground beef. And everything seems to have the same set of ingredients.
W
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New book looks at life from Too Much Coffee Man's perspective

1/4/2006

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

Wearing a skin-tight suit with the letters "TMCM" emblazoned on the chest, and a headpiece or head shaped liked a coffee mug, one might assume that Too Much Cof
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Local residents nominate heroes

1/3/2006

Editor's note: Reminder Publications' annual Hometown Heroes nominations have been submitted. The following are individuals that have been nominated for their contributions to the community.

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Gumbo Live serves up hot, steamy talent

12/8/2005

By Natasha Clark
Reminder Assistant Editor

Gumbolive has become an open stage for artists, musicians and poets to share their talents in a supportive environment.
On the third Friday of each month
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Monty Python's Carol Cleveland appeared in Springfield this weekend

11/9/2005

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

SPRINGFIELD If you don't know the name Carol Cleveland, just ask a fan of the highly influential comedy group Monty Python.
Cleveland was the beautiful young act
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Experience authentic Indian flavors at The Garden in Agawam

11/9/2005

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

When my wife and I visited Scotland a few years ago, we couldn't help but notice that there were Indian restaurants almost every where not unlike the number of C
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Edward's Bookstore hosts two book signings this month

11/2/2005

SPRINGFIELD - The Edwards Bookstore will feature two author events.
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Dr. Jay Unger, author of Bringing Magic to Life, will sign copies of his book and work a few acts of magic Nov. 3 from 5:30 to
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For Attell, there's life after Insomniac

11/2/2005

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

Dave Attell may not be shooting his hit show Insomniac any longer, but he's keeping very busy.
Attell's most recent Comedy Central special allowed him to feature
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Comedian Eddie Griffin comes to Hu Ke Lau

10/25/2005

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

Ask Eddie Griffin why he's been out of the country for much of the last two years and he has a quick answer: "That's where the movies are being shot."
The stand-
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Water, water everywhere

10/25/2005

Four towns deal with flooding

By Debbie Gardner,
Natasha Clark
and Sarah M. Corigliano

As the result of history-making heavy rains and flooding, all of the tow
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New record label in Westfield is a dream come true

10/19/2005

By Michelle Symington
Staff Writer

WESTFIELD Owning a record label is something Dave Witthaus has always wanted to do and he is now living that dream through his new business, First National Records
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Lozada performs Wednesday

10/18/2005

Choy Lozada is recognized internationally as one of the premier organists of our time.
Lozada will perform in the ballroom at the Holiday Inn on White Farms Road in Holyoke on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. Admi
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For Caroline Rhea stand-up comedy means creative freedom

10/13/2005

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

Caroline Rhea was enthusiastic about returning to perform at the Comedy Connection at the Hu Ke Lau in Chicopee.
"I love saying 'Hu Ke Lau Chicopee'," she told R
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Forastieres celebrate 100 years

10/3/2005

By Sarah M. Corigliano
Assistant Managing Editor

For 100 years, the Forastieres have been helping families in the greater Springfield area through one of the most difficult parts of life the death
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Reminder Publications takes you inside this year's Big E

9/29/2005

By the News Staff
Next year we're drinking beers on the company's time

WEST SPRINGFIELD Some people complain that the Big E doesn't change enough every year, but I view the re-occurring features of
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Balloon flight can change perspective

9/23/2005

By Lori O'Brien
Correspondent

NORTHAMPTON-"Excellent launch guys."
On the evening of Sept. 7, hot air balloon pilot Lisa L. Fusco called out a thank-you to her ground crew as she magically lifted th
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Cirque choreographer calls Spfld. home

9/23/2005

By Debbie Gardner
PRIME Editor

"It's always fun to come back to your hometown a success." So said former Springfield resident Michael Montanaro about the upcoming return to Hartford of Cirque Du
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CityStage kicks off season

9/14/2005

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

SPRINGFIELD At a time when other theatrical venues in the region are struggling with deficits, CityStage announced its eighth season with the added news that the
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TheaterXtreme is more than just big tvs

9/6/2005

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

EAST LONGMEADOW This film fan has seen the promise land. I've been to TheaterXtreme.
It's difficult to maintain any journalistic impartiality when you're watchin
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Westfield Arts on the Green to feature works of local artisans

8/24/2005

By Lori O'Brien
Correspondent

WESTFIELD-The Westfield Green will come alive on Sept. 3 as more than 25 local artisans and entertainers participate in Westfield Arts on the Green.
Westfield Arts on t
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Pioneer Valley residents audition for The Bachelor

8/24/2005

By Natasha Clark
Reminder Assistant Editor

Standing at the top of the Eiffel Tower, letting all their cares blow away in the wind ... looking into one another's eyes as they vow to spend the rest of
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Air show returns this weekend

8/24/2005

By Lori O'Brien
Correspondent

WESTFIELD A "Celebration of Freedom" is the theme of the 2005 Westfield International Air Show at Westfield Barnes Airport Aug. 27-28.
Highlights of the air show wi
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Epps says he's 'got it popping'

8/17/2005

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

Mike Epps said that he "can't get away from [comedy.]"
The Def Comedy Jam star is coming to the Comedy Connection at the Hu Ke Lau in Chicopee on Aug. 20 and, w
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Breuer is happy to be on radio

8/8/2005

Comic returns to Hu Ke Lau on Aug. 12
By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

Jim Breuer is on satellite radio with a daily show and he's loving it.
"It's a guilty pleasure," he told Remi
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Plenty of history lies at bottom of the CT river

8/1/2005

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

Some of the region's most fascinating history lies resting and ready to tell its story on the bottom of the Connecticut River and Ed Klekowski is a film maker who
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American Legion tag/bake sale will benefit HSH

8/1/2005

By Sarah M. Corigliano
Assistant Managing Editor

The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary based in Indian Orchard will host a tag sale/bake sale on Aug. 21 to benefit activities at the Holy
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Trip on a Tank: Program at Historic Deerfield is for budding archaeologists

7/28/2005

By Lori O'Brien
Correspondent

DEERFIELD If you've ever wanted to be an archeologist for a day, check out Historic Deerfield's new program "Family Archaeology Day," part of its Hands-On History Famil
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Trip on a Tank: Foxwoods from a beginner's point of view

7/18/2005

By Sarah M. Corigliano
Assistant Managing Editor

LEDYARD, CONN. Before last Thursday, I had never gambled. I never played the Lottery and rarely purchased scratch tickets. My 401K has been enough of
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'Jr. Bassinators' teach kids the fun of fishing

7/13/2005

By Lori O'Brien
Correspondent

Girls and boys who want to learn to fish like the pros are invited to join a new fishing club in Western Massachusetts.
"Most of our young anglers have just started fi
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Indian Motorcycle legacy lives on through annual rally

7/13/2005

By Lori O' Brien
Correspondent

SPRINGFIELD The legacy of the Indian Motocycle rides on in the city in part due to an annual rally with enthusiasts from around the country expected to attend.
The 3
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Seminar: 'Podcasting' may be future of talk radio

6/19/2005

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

NEW YORK CITY In the near future, you may have more than your favorite music on your Apple IPod or other MP3 player you also might have your favorite talk show
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Audubon prints on display at Spfld. Museums

6/14/2005

SPRINGFIELD The Springfield Museums have announced the following programs:
A selection of rare 19th-century Audubon prints will be on display at the Springfield Science Museum through September 25 i
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Piccolo's Ristorante in Westfield to feature Cabaret shows

6/14/2005

By Lori O'Brien
Correspondent

WESTFIELD Cabaret is coming to the city.
Gianpaolo Sesti, owner of Piccolo's Ristorante at 110 Elm St., will begin offering The Shows at Piccolo's next month, a series
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West Side's Taste returns

5/31/2005

By Michelle Kealey
Staff Writer

WEST SPRINGFIELD Moving from a three-day to a four-day event, the 6th annual WestSide's Taste on the Common will kick-off on June 9, offering residents of West Spring
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Fantasy Cruise Night

5/25/2005

Springfield- Prizes, entertainment, karaoke, putting green, massages, fun games, special food offers, and a art auction. Free travel duffle bag for each family! All at Eastfield Mall from 5 to 8 p.m...
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5/17/2005

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Rachel Maddow

5/12/2005

By G. Michael Dobbs
Managing Editor

NEW YORK CITY At 8:30 a.m., Rachel Maddow's workday is done and she admits that she is ready for bed.
Maddow, the former Pioneer Valley radio personality who le
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