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Stagestruck: Culture Clashes on the Border and on the Island

Two plays in the Valley this weekend couldn’t be more different but at the same time so close to the bone of our current...

Monte Belmonte Wines: Uncorked on Netflix

“You like hip-hop? First you got Chardonnay…it’s like the granddaddy of wine. It’s versatile, smooth…it’s like the Jay-Z of wine. This is how Elijah, played...

I’m Dating Three Women; Does That Make Me Polyamorous?

I’m a 38 yo male currently involved with three women. One is a long distance relationship. We met at a concert and had one...

A horrifying chapter from U.S. history: “Wilmington’s Lie” details white supremacist attack on African Americans in 1898

The last few months have brought national attention to Tulsa, Oklahoma, as plans were unveiled to begin digging there in April in suspected mass...

Stagestruck: Summer Stages – The prospects for live performance

“I’ve never missed uncomfortable theatre seats (and airplane seats, for that matter) more in my life,” Angela Combest wrote me recently. She’s the publicist...

What Are Those Flowering Trees/Bushes I Drive By Every Day?

The bloom is on the branch and spring has sprung. And even in my short commute to work, I pass about a dozen varieties...

Esperanto on the Valley Advocate Sessions Stage

Esperanto is a blues-driven alternative rock band from Westfield. Check out the band’s full Valley Advocate Sessions in the video below. Interview with Esperanto:

DJ Afropanther at the Root Cellar Nov. 30

Power to the Panther Hartford-born emcee and musician Afropanther is, in her words, “a Space Jungle Club DJ, producer, and lyrical assassin.” She’s been building communities...

The virtual parlor room: Live-streamed shows organized by Signature Sounds net musicians $37,000

Kris Delmhorst, holding an acoustic guitar in her lap, wore a hopeful smile as she sat recently in a room in her Shelburne Falls...

Bizarro Briefs: Hipster Dogs Don’t Need Shots

Hipster Dogs Don’t Need Shots The anti-vaccination movement has expanded — to include additional species. Many pet owners in Brooklyn are refusing to vaccinate their...

CHVRCHES Announce Falls Festival 2018/2019 Sideshow

After a dazzling performance at Splendour In The Grass, CHVRCHES are returning to Australia for the second time in 2018.   It’s no news that they’re locked in...

California governor signs law requiring trans inmates to be housed by...

The law requires inmates to be asked how they identify, then they must be housed accordingly. Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law on...