For over 30 years, jazz educators from UMass’ illustrious music program have teamed up with musicians from around the country to provide an intensive week long crash course in jazz performance. “Jazz in July” gives students a chance to play in a variety of styles, both in the classroom and on stage.
Running from Southern Vermont down to the Connecticut River in Greenfield, MA, the Deerfield River is both a center of whitewater recreation and a major source of hydroelectric power in the Western New England region. AudioFIles intern Jake Hochberger brings us to the town of Charlemont to hear…
The Pioneer Valley is home to a thriving music scene, including many artists of color who want to make their voices heard. The Strange Noir Festival, held recently at the Flywheel Arts Collective in Easthampton, celebrated these performers. The event also served as a benefit for a Strange Noir summer tour…
On Friday April 24th, 2015, the UMass Amherst Landscape Architecture urban design studio led a tour through the city of Springfield MA, showcasing their ideas for how public space around town could be revitalized through strategic city planning.
On May 2nd 2015, the 34th annual NoHo Pride Parade took over the city of Northampton for a day of celebration. People from many different […]
During finals week at UMass Amherst, Lucy Martirosyan set out to interview a teacher as well as a classmate about dealing with the stress of the closing school year. After speaking with her former World Literature professor, Neelofer Qadir, the conversation turned…
In recent years, more and more women with Afro-textured hair have begun embracing styles which maintain the natural texture of their hair, a process frequently […]
For the first time, an Armenian student group has organized on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Founded this semester, the Armenian Students […]
On Saturday April 11th, 2015, the Flywheel Arts Collective hosted the Pioneer Valley Zine Fest as part of the Easthampton Book Festival. Flywheel is a DIY music venue and arts collective that’s been around for 15 years.
On the top floor of the Eliot House, where Mount Holyoke’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is located, lies Wa-shin-an, the Japanese teahouse and […]