Matthew Szlachetka
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The Vault Sessions made its debut on Thursday with an acoustic set by Matthew Szlachetka, a Nashville-based musician with roots in western Massachusetts. Szlachetka's Americana aesthetic was recently highlighted in Rolling Stone where he was featured as one of the magazine's "ten new country artists to know in 2017."

He plays The Parlor Room in Northampton, Massachusetts on Saturday, April 29.

In The Footsteps of the Great German Composers With Sunday Baroque Host Suzanne Bona Berlin * Leipzig * Dresden October 2 - 13, 2017

2017 Arts and Humanities Award Winners
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Thank you for joining us at the 2017 Arts and Humanities Awards! NEPR recognized artist and illustrator Barry Moser, children’s book author, and literacy advocate Ty Allan Jackson, and the Northampton Jazz Workshop at the Log Cabin on May 24. NPR's arts correspondent Mandalit Del Barco opened the evening in conversation with NEPR reporter Jill Kaufman.

NEPR offered a Classical Music & Garden Cruise to Holland & Belgium in partnership with Earthbound Tours for May 2017. Trip highlights:A voyage by small ship with classical host Peter van de Graaff, New England Public Radio host Walter Carroll, and legendary plantsman Dan Hinkley.