Arts & Entertainment Briefs

  • Annie Patterson Isabella Delollio

  • Emma’s Revolution. Irene Young

Published: 6/10/2022 11:09:36 AM
Modified: 6/10/2022 11:07:29 AM
Sing Out the Vote! Concert

Emma’s Revolution and Annie Patterson will perform in Northampton on Sunday as a fundraiser for the Movement Voter Project, a national organization that works to strenghten progressive power at all levels of government.

The 7 p.m. concert will be in-person at the Unitarian Society of Northampton & Florence, 220 Main St., and livestreamed. Those attending in person need to provide proof of vaccination and must be masked at all times.

Emma’s Revolution are the California-based duo of Pat Humphries and Sandy Opataw. Peace and environmental activist Gordon Clark has said “I wasn't around to hear Phil Ochs or Woody Guthrie in person, but I'm damn glad I'm alive to hear Emma’s Revolution.”

Patterson is a singer songwriter from New England. She is the creator, along with her partner Peter Blood, of the best-selling singalong collection Rise Up Singing. She also sings in the bands Big Yellow Taxi and Girls From Mars. Her repertoire includes everything from jazz standards to Appalachian banjo tunes.

Emma’s Revolution and Patterson are hitting the road in June to do fundraisers for MVP in five states. MVP helps donors support the best and most promising local community-based organizations in key states, with a focus on youth and communities of color.

For more information and tickets, visit

PVPA’s Annual Short Film Festival

SOUTH HADLEY — Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School’s Short Film Production Class will premiere two films they produced this year on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Mainstage Theater at 15 Mulligan Drive.

This is the last show of PVPA’s spring production season. Tickets are available at the door, or through and are priced as follows: $10 general admission; $7 military and seniors; $5 PVPA alumni, and $3 students.

The first student-directed film “Shut Up, Mourning Dove!” follows five teenagers as they find themselves locked in a library at night with no memory of how they got there.

In “The Dreamer,” a young man goes to see a psychic hoping to have his strange dream given meaning. Both films were written, directed and feature PVPA students.

PVPA Film teacher and Festival Director Melissa McClung recently debuted her short film “All the Marbles” at the Maryland Film Festival. It was also screened at the Easthampton Film Festival and will screen at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Vermont in August. All the Marbles will be available on the online film platform FLICKFAIR for the month of July.

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