Byline: By CHRIS GOUDREAU

Western Massachusetts has a vibrant arts scene with an abundance of art galleries and music/entertainment venues across the region. Stand-up comedy...

Comic books and other forms of graphic novels haven’t always been met with respect from literary circles. During the 1950s, anti-comic book...

The Atlantis of western Massachusetts

2/22/19

Growing up in Amherst, Emma June Ayres was fascinated by the history of the Quabbin Reservoir – how four towns were disincorporated, razed and...

It’s not often that you find a music festival during late winter, let alone a diverse collection of shows across four nights ranging from zydeco to...

Dr. Willie Hill, Jr. has been the director of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for over 20 years — but his...

The images are stark: black and white charcoal and acrylic canvas paintings that capture the emotional bleakness not only of prisoners affected by...

Jazz guitarist Frank Vignola has played thousands of shows across the world during 40 years of performing. He’s known for his virtuosity in...

During a single day over spring break two years ago, then-eight-year-old Daisy Rolland of Easthampton worked for hours to craft a book about sweets...

Emily Dickinson is revered for her innovative and prolific poems, 1,800 of which were amassed during her lifetime and first published four years...

Holyoke-based poet and activist Maurice ‘Soulfighter’ Taylor knows personally what it’s like to struggle with addiction. For Taylor, making art has...

Dozens of local bands, fireworks, a Latin dance party in the streets, a comic opera, martial arts, juggling, and a host of other other events: They...

For most folks, the winter holiday season is an opportunity to connect with friends and family, whether that’s around the dinner table or by warm...

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