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Jake Klar on the Valley Advocate Sessions Stage

This week’s Advocate Sessions performer is singer-songwriter Jake Klar, who plays poetic folk and blues that stirs the soul. Check out his performance in...

Letters to the Editor: Forget the wall; plant a hedge

Forget the Wall; Plant a Hedge I think that instead of building a wall along our southern border, we should plant a hedge. And granted...

Pioneer Valley Workers Center to establish worker-owned farm

The Pioneer Valley Workers Center (PVWC) plans on breaking ground this week on its planned four-acre worker-run cooperative farm on the border of Hatfield...

Editorial: Even Politicians Are Beginning to Support Medicare For All in Mass

Earlier this week, both Holyoke and South Hadley overwhelmingly passed municipal resolutions in support of Medicare for All legislation. A few weeks earlier, Boston’s...

Bizarro Briefs: A daring escape (with cat)

A daring escape In what could easily be a scene from an action movie (starring an elderly woman and her cat), a Massachusetts woman managed...

A Street Fair Named Desire: Valley festivals you can find downtown

It can be hard to remember it based on the cold, rainy weather we’ve had recently, but the middle of May is here. That...

Q&A: ‘Rafiki’ film hopes to spark change in Kenya

The 2018 film, Rafiki, by co-writer/director Wanuri Kahiu, follows Kena and Ziki, two friends who encourage one another to follow their dreams by going...

Valley Show Girl: Weege & The Wondertwins

Western Mass’s Weege and The Wondertwins turn it to 11 on the jazzometer and when listening to them, they send you to the nearest...

Monte Belmonte Wines: That Time I Almost Got a Fancy Wine Word into Merriam-Webster

“This is super important, Monte. You can do something. Having this knowledge that you do. Knowing both the word and knowing what you know...

Basemental: Music for a World without Jails

Before prisons became the inevitable institutions they are today, believe it or not, they were introduced as a reform; a humane alternative to torture...

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