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The faces of hate: UMass exhibit uses small figurines to represent U.S. hate groups

11-10-2016 10:06 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

In an election season that included anti-immigrant rhetoric, misogyny, racism and a regular level of vulgarity, it seems a fitting exhibit.But “The Hate Project,” currently on view at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, speaks to a broader...


Surprising roots: Retired ARHS teacher David Brule makes a startling discovery as he digs into his family history

08-31-2016 3:36 PM

By RICHIE DAVISThe family portrait looks quite unremarkable.The formal 1900-era photograph shows Judah W. Smith, with a large handlebar mustache and neat goatee, along with his somewhat stern-looking wife, Elizabeth, and their five sons dressed in bow...


Scotty Moore, Elvis’ first guitarist, dies at 84

06-29-2016 11:44 PM

By ADRIAN SAINZ and HILLEL ITALIE

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians that included Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen, died...


Behind the scenes at the Academy of Music: Northampton theater celebrates 125-year history

04-20-2016 2:56 PM

Behind the scenes at the Academy of Music: Northampton theater celebrates 125-year history- By AUDREY DONOHUEBehind the triple doors at the front of the Academy of Music in Northampton, beyond the plush, deep-maroon walls of the foyer and into the peach-hued theater "house,” lies a rich, textured 125-year-old theatrical history.From the...


A brief history of tap

03-23-2016 4:38 PM

A brief history of tap- Tap got its start in the 1600s and 1700s on Caribbean sugar plantations, where African slaves and Irish indentured servants worked together. The groups exchanged parts of their cultures, including their dance traditions. African flat-footed stepping,...



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