AMHERST, Mass. — When cellist Astrid Schween joins the Juilliard String Quartet, she'll be the first woman and first African American member in its nearly 70 year history.
Inspired by "Star Wars Uncut," Northampton Community Television producers say for the first time ever, a media center crowdsourced a feature length film -- Raiders of the Lost Ark. Indiana Jones never looked so good.
The Boston Bruins season opening game is tonight against the Winnipeg Jets. The B's are hoping to bounce back this year after missing the playoffs last season, for the first time since 2007. Boston Globe sports writer Amalie Benjamin weighs in about whether last season's disappointing finish puts coach Claude Julien on the hot seat.
Word has arrived of the passing of Phil Woods. The great saxophonist wrote earlier this year that "my improv powers are declining along with my breathing,” and he announced that a concert he played a few weeks ago in Pittsburgh would be his last. Alas, he died today at the age of 83.
The young woman who founded Iraq's youth orchestra believes in the enduring spirit of her musicians. The group planned to bring its act overseas until it was forced into hiatus by ISIS.
Our first in a series of short previews for Live Arts Magazine on October 23rd. Jedediah Berry is author of "The Family Arcana: A Story in Cards", and will be performing excerpts from his latest work at the Academy of Music in Northampton later this month.
Our commentator will miss many things about the region, from its plethora of festivals to maple syrup.
The Supreme Court returns Monday for its new session, with cases pending that could limit access to abortion, restrict unionizing among public employees and alter voter participation.
The upcoming Columbus Day weekend is a popular time for tourists and locals alike to enjoy foliage across western New England.
The city has reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the family of the unarmed black man shot and killed by a white police officer in April.
Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg says only one of his colleagues has accepted a politically risky position on a special committee investigating the possible regulation of marijuana in the state.
The ship's conservancy has retained a broker to explore the potential sale of "America's Flagship" to a responsible, U.S.-based metals recycler, if no investor comes forward by Oct. 31.