Friday, October 20, 2017
The Academy of Music
274 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
New England Public Radio and Live Art Magazine present a special, five year anniversary issue of their popular pop up magazine full of cutting-edge, gutsy, art, opinion, music and wit this fall at the Academy of Music!
Live Art Magazine is a pop-up—a performance art event structured like a magazine, with shorts, features, and interstitial delights. Its editor-in-chief, artist and photographer Amanda Herman, with much help from her friends, stages a fast-moving series of introductory pieces, a collection of eight minute main articles, and a string of surprises—like a magazine’s cartoons, verse, pensive reflections and memoir. The performers are local and regional—writers, poets, artists, musicians, dancers, filmmakers—risk-takers all. For the fifth straight year, we ‘publish’ their new work and work-in-progress on the stage.
To celebrate this five-year milestone, we’re collaborating with local design group The Idea Collective to present SPARK! The Ideas Issue featuring an evening of fresh, innovative, sometimes wacky and always compelling ideas dreamed up by local creatives including: Whiting Award winner Vietnamese-American poet Ocean Vuong, jazz musician Khalif Neville, radio producer Karen Brown, National Geographic photographer Maria Stenzel, astronomer and cognitive scientist (AKA Mr Universe), Salman Hameed, animator and musician Matt Newman, aerialist Hayley Brown, music historian Steve Waksman – not to mention our house band and audience favorite, the Sci-Tech High School Band from Springfield.