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Bing Arts Center presents TRANS•figuration exhibitSPRINGFIELD – The Bing Arts Center is pleased to present TRANS•figuration, oil paintings by Michael St. George and Catherine Gibbs.
St. George has been creating images of trees near water and faces as long as he can remember. He’s considered himself an artist since the age of 6 when he drew a...
Picknelly saves The Fort, calls restaurant ‘anchor for the city’
G. Michael Dobbs
Picknelly explained to Reminder Publications that his motivation to buy the St...
Wistariahurst examines Holyoke's Musical HistoryHOLYOKE – On July 26 at 7 p.m., Wistariahurst will host “A Legacy of Holyoke’s Music, People and Place: 1800 to 1950.” This concert, which is sponsored by the Holyoke Cultural Council and Country Dance and Song Society, is the culmination of months of research by historian Jacqueline Cooper.
Museums celebrate Springfield’s motorcycle heritage with Indian DaySPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Museums will present their fifth annual Indian Day, a revival of a long-standing celebration and rally of the classic motorcycles that were manufactured in the city from 1901 to 1953.
Indian Day will take place July 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the...
Storrowton offers herb garden toursWEST SPRINGFIELD – Storrowton Village Museum will host a free educational tour of its legendary Aunt Helen’s Herb Garden on July 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The garden, named for Storrowton Village’s founder, Helen Storrow, is located in the backyard of the Gilbert Farmstead on the grounds of ...
ZZ Top to play xfinity arena Sept. 26WEST SPRINGFIELD – ZZ Top, “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” will be playing The Big E’s xfinity arena, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the performance, priced at $39 and a limited number of $49 seats will be available for purchase at www.T...
Springfield Unity Festival to be staged Oct. 18SPRINGFIELD – A diverse group of community members and organizations, led by York Mayo and Lee Hagon, have come together to plan and stage the Springfield Unity Festival, a one-day vocal music concert to promote unity and diversity in the Greater Springfield region on Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Springf...
Fanning kicks off Westfield MusicFestWESTFIELD – Country recording artist David Fanning will be the headliner when Westfield MusicFest, kicks off its free summer concert series at Park Square in the center of Westfield on June 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Appearing with Fanning will be Westfield native Ashley Gearing, another Na...
Base Camp hosts Photographic OdysseyGREENFIELD – A Photographic Odyssey, a collection of 20 photographs by Ginny Newton of Erving, will open June 21 at Base Camp Photo.
“Photography is my main creative outlet, it fits into the cracks and crevices of my life and it engages my brain in way I did not anticipate,” Newton said.
Springfield Museums announce 2014 Summer Spectacular lineupSPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Museums have announced the schedule for their annual Summer Spectacular Family Series, which runs from July 7 through Aug. 15.
Every Monday through Friday, families visiting the Quadrangle can look forward to a schedule packed with hands-on art and science activ...
Storrowton and the Civil War explores Northeast wartime experiencesWEST SPRINGFIELD – Storrowton Village Museum will present an interactive, educational tour titled Storrowton and the Civil War, June 25 from 6 to 7 p.m., offering an inside look at how folks in the Northeast coped with the Civil War and the absence of men who were called to duty or joined the patrio...
Eddie Money comes to Big EWEST SPRINGFIELD – Eddie Money is coming to The Big E’s xfinity arena Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. The show is free with admission to The Big E and a limited number of premium reserved seats priced at $25 are available for purchase at www.TheBigE.com and...
Girl Scouts get ready for cookie recipe competitionHOLYOKE – Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts announce the return of Fork It Over, the annual Girl Scout cookie, culinary competition and fundraising event featuring some of the region’s top chefs who create original appetizers and desserts using Girl Scout cookies.
Chefs will c...
White Hut Kitchen to host five-day grand opening celebrationLONGMEADOW – White Hut Kitchen (WHK), 791 Williams St., will celebrate its grand opening from June 18 to 22.
While offering their classic White Hut hamburgers and hot dogs, the Longmeadow location will also showcase brand new menu items such as The Big Joe Stack of Pancakes, a freshly prepar...
Majestic unveils summer lineupWEST SPRINGFIELD – Danny Eaton, producing director of the Theater Project, has announced the summer lineup of concerts and events at the theater.
Tickets for all concerts are currently on sale at the box office at 131 Elm St., or may be purchased by calling 747-7797.
Hybernians announce annual summer picnic at the Wherehouse?HOLYOKE – The Ancient Order of Hibernians James A. Curran Division One of Hampden-Hampshire Counties invites the public to attend the 6th Annual Summer Picnic Hibernian Style on Jun 14 at the Wherehouse?, 109 Lyman St. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and serving will begin at 5 p.m. Enjoy music from 5:30 to...
Springfield Museums announce Steampunk People’s Choice winnersSPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Museums recently announced the winners of the People’s Choice Awards for their current exhibit, Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City.
More than 40 regional artists were asked to create original works of Steampunk art and fashion for the p...
ECA+ Gallery to display ‘My Last Link to Sanity’ in JuneEASTHAMPTON – Artist Antti Kaisla exhibit, “My Last Link to Sanity,” a collection of Neo-Cubist wall sculptures, will be on display at the ECA+ Gallery from June 3 to 28.
The opening reception follows the Cottage Street Cultural Chaos festival and coincides with the “Made in Easthampton” the...
Storrowton Village Museum to open for season June 14WEST SPRINGFIELD – Storrowton Village Museum celebrates the beginning of its summer season June 14 by offering a free day of tours for the whole family from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Village will be bustling with activity for Opening Day, including guided tours through the historic buildings and costume...
Amelia Park announces return of free Musical Moments concert seriesWESTFIELD – Amelia Park Arena & Garden is proud to host their Annual Musical Moments free concert series starting June 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Amelia’s Garden, 21 South Broad St.
The concert series, in its 13th year, takes place in Amelia’s Garden, a 1.3 acre memorial garden built in memory of ...
Gallery A3 to host first ever open juried by Yarlow in JulyAMHERST – Gallery A3, a member-based contemporary fine art gallery, will present its first-ever open, juried show July 3 to Aug. 2.
The juror is Loretta Yarlow, director of the University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) in Amherst. Exhibited works will come from artist...
SkyScreamer takes amusement park swing rides to new heightsBy Carley Dangona and Peter Spotts
AGAWAM – What is one way to impress an intern? Make his first assignment ridin...
Blanchette to play at Bing Arts CenterSPRINGFIELD – The Bing Arts Center, at 716 Sumner Ave., is pleased to present a performance by internationally acclaimed guitarist and composer Peter Blanchette on May 31 at 8 p.m. as part of the Bing’s House Concert Series.
The series features outstanding musicians performing diverse and co...
Paradise City Arts Festival returnsNORTHAMPTON – Every Memorial Day weekend a magical city rises up in Northampton’s fairground by the river.
Cavernous barns are transformed into elegant exhibition halls, remarkable sculptures are installed in beautiful gardens, peaked tents appear, a soundstage is built and local chefs fire ...
Wistariahurst Museum hosts annual galaHOLYOKE – On June 6 from 7 to 10 p.m., join those at Wistariahurst Museum for the organization’s annual fundraising event for the continued vibrancy of the museum and to raise a glass in celebration.
This year, Wistariahurst is taking the festivities outside to enjoy the beauty of the restor...
June 1 picnic fundraiser benefits Granby Veterans MemorialBy Lori Szepelak
GRANBY – The Immaculate Heart of Mary pavilion on State Street will be the setting for a veterans’ picnic fundraiser on June 1 to benefit the construction of the Granby V...
Springfield Museums present new Rockwell exhibitSPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Museums will unveil a new exhibit of original drawings by Norman Rockwell titled “Norman Rockwell’s World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century” on May 20.
The drawings, along with an original Rockwell-inspired mural by local artist John Sim...
Senior NASA astronaut to speak at Children’s MuseumWESTFIELD – On May 17, NASA’s most senior active astronaut, Cady Coleman, will be coming to Amelia Park Children’s Museum to speak and share stories about her adventures.
The lecture is free with a general admission ticket to the museum.
Along with sharing inspirational stories and an...
Red Shoe Ball raises $17,000HADLEY – The third annual Friends of Children Red Shoe Ball, which took place April 11 at the Look Memorial Park Garden House in Florence, raised more than $17,000 for the organization.
The money will be used to support the work of Friends of Children, a nonprofit organization that advocates ...
Westfield on Weekends announces pizza-making contestWESTFIELD – Westfield on Weekends (WOW) has partnered with The Universe According to Josh Simpson to introduce a pizza contest in the summer of 2014. The winning recipe will be featured on the menu at Clemenza’s Brick Oven Pizza during July, August, and September.
Westfield will be celebratin...
White Lion roars into SpringfieldBy Chris Maza
SPRINGFIELD – With the growing popularity of craft beers nationwide, Western Massachusetts has seen a boom in local beer production.
Along the Interstate 91 corridor alone is a large portion of the state of Massach...
New American Mandolin Ensemble coming to Bing Arts CenterSPRINGFIELD – The Bing Arts Center, 716 Sumner Ave., will present a performance by the New American Mandolin Ensemble (NAME) on May 10 at 8 p.m. as part of the Bing’s House Concert Series.
Widely recognized for their performances of contemporary classical music for plucked string instruments reflec...
Yiddish Book Center named National Medal winnerAMHERST – The Yiddish Book Center has announced that it is one of 10 recipients of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
The National Medal, the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community, has celebrated 20 years of institutions that...
Applause series reveals stars of the summer skyAGAWAM – The 10th season of the Agawam Cultural Council’s popular Applause Series concludes on May 9 at 7 p.m., when Richard Sanderson comes to the Agawam Public Library to give a preview of the summer’s coming celestial attractions.
Sanderson, longtime stargazer and curator of physical science at ...
‘Gifts’ exhibit on display at D’Amour Museum of Fine ArtSPRINGFIELD – On May 13, a new exhibit titled Gifts from the Collection of Peggy and David Starr will open at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.
Long-time supporters of the Springfield Museums and active leaders in the arts community, the Starrs recently donated a dozen exceptiona...
Heatons to close out 29th annual uNi Coffeehouse concert seriesSPRINGFIELD – On May 17 at 7:30 p.m., the uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series will come to a close after 29 years with a final performance by Matt and Shannon Heaton.
The concert will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Society Meetinghouse, 245 Porter Lake Drive.
Boston-based Matt and Shannon Hea...
Student photographers’ work on display at Valley Photo CenterSPRINGFIELD – A new photo exhibit featuring the work of valley middle, high school, and college student photographers will be on display until May 16 at the Valley Photo Center (VPC) gallery located on the upper level of Tower Square at 1500 Main St.
The second annual student photo show is an opp...
Maine comic Bob Marley celebrates winter’s endBy G. Michael Dobbs
SPRINGFIELD – If you talk about how bad this winter was comic Bob Marley feels your pain.
The Maine native and resident told Reminder Publications, “In New England we have complacent behavior. ‘I love New Engl...
Expansions highlight area’s interest in craft beer, supporting local businessBy Chris Maza
There are some very exciting things happening for those who appreciate the art of beer in Western Massachusetts.
There was no fooling around on April 1 for East Longmeadow’s The Beer Shop, in my mind one of the best c...
WWE Smackdown comes to BostonBy Carley Dangona
BOSTON – The WWE rolls into Boston on March 25 at 7 p.m. in the TD Garden for Smackdown. Featured superstars include The Shield, The Wyatt Family, Daniel Bryan, Sheamus and John Cena. Tickets start at $20.
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