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Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner: My brain is more female than male

Friday, April 24, 2015

NEW YORK — Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner told the world that “for all intents and purposes, I am a woman” in an extraordinary television interview aired Friday about gender confusion he first felt as a youngster trying on his mother’s and sister’s dresses. The 1976 decathlon champion, known better to a new generation as the patriarch of television’s omnipresent …

Beatles 2.0: Fab Faux to recreate ‘Abbey Road’ album in its entirety at UMass concert

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In early 1969, Paul McCartney sat down with his fellow Beatles and tried to convince them that they should go back on tour, something the …

Former student-mentor duo team up to direct HEF musical, ‘The Pajama Game’

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Frank Jackson and Vanessa Kerby met in 2001, when Kerby was a freshman at Northampton High School, interested in acting, and Jackson was brought in …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Will Lee — best known as the longtime bassist in David Letterman’s “Late Night” and “Late Show” bands — appreciates a good tribute. Recently on the program, Lee sang lead vocals on a fully orchestrated version of Jimmy …

Advance Bookings

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Wailin’ Jennys, The Stray Birds — Fri., May 1, 8 p.m., Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $28.50, $38.50. 586-8686, iheg.com Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales — Sat., May 2, 2:30 and 5:30 p.m., Mullins Center, Amherst. $17, $27, $32, $67. mullinscenter.com Seth Meyers — Sat., May 2, 8 …

Art Maker: Michael Poole | Welder

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Some months ago, Easthampton City Arts+ asked artists to come up with possible designs for a sculptural bike rack to be installed on Main Street. The design submitted by Michael Poole, an Easthampton welder, was chosen. Poole 45, …

Carol Lollis’ Photo Gallery: A sad demise

Thursday, April 23, 2015

In my frequent travels along Reservoir Road in Westhampton, I often pass these red pine trees. Some have been marked with blue spray paint, meaning they are diseased, and must be cut down. Those that are healthy are …

Thursday, April 23, 2015

50 Years Ago  Ribbon-cutting ceremonies to open its new headquarters and garage on North King St. took place at Labbee Chevrolet Inc. yesterday. Open house will be held at the new establishment today and tomorrow when Northampton residents are invited to inspect the building.  There will …

Adv24 For release Friday, April 24

Thursday, April 23, 2015

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, April 24, the 114th day of 2015. There are 251 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 24, 1915, what’s regarded as the start of the Armenian genocide began as the Ottoman Empire rounded up Armenian political …

A passion for Bach: UMass festival celebrates music, legacy of baroque composer

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

It started with a T-shirt. More specifically, it was the T-shirt that Amanda Stenroos, a University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate student in music, was wearing one day in early 2014 when she walked in for a violin class …

Reclamation project: Runner’s art recaptures Boston Marathon’s joy and whimsy

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

With her running shoes and her paintbrush, Hope Phelan of Easthampton is trying to recapture the joy and whimsy of the Boston Marathon. An artist and a competitive distance runner, Phelan has created a series of paintings that …

Daffodil Days celebration of spring in downtown Amherst this weekend

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

AMHERST — Daffodils are beginning to push up from the earth and bloom in several areas of downtown Amherst, just in time for a weekend of activities planned to coincide with the arrival of the flowers. Daffodil Days, a celebration of spring in downtown Amherst, takes place throughout …

Deerfield program showcases archaeological dig at Sugarloaf site which yielded Paleolithic tool and weapon stones

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

DEERFIELD — It’s not often you get your hands on a mastodon foot. Along with some ancient local history, Richard Michael Gramly gave people who attended an archaeological event in the Conway Street municipal building Sunday an up-close …