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Jason Velazquez

Jason Velázquez has worked in print and digital journalism and publishing for two decades.
Phone: (413) 776-5125

TLC #75: DA Harrington discusses new juvenile justice initiative

Berkshire County Courthouse, photo by Alexius Horatius; [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

"The plan will hold juvenile offenders accountable while encouraging positive youth development through proven strategies to reduce teen recidivism and address the root causes of delinquency. It is a shift from a court-centered model of addressing juvenile delinquency to a community-based model, focused on ending the school-to-prison pipeline."

WDIJW? The Absence of Eddy Table

Screenshot from The Absence of Eddy Table, by Rune Spaans; source: Vimeo.

The Absence of Eddy Table, by Rune Spaans, is a short animated flick that contains some of the exact elements that inspired the “What Did I Just Watch” series. It’s twisted. It’s dark. Its brilliant. Enjoy!

The Absence of Eddy Table from Rune Spaans on Vimeo.
Jason VelazquezJason Velázquez has worked in print and digital journalism and publishing for two decades.
Phone: (413) 776-5125
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IE #34: HiLo North Adams — a resurrection of space and sound

From the Crystal Hardhat to Museum of Dog, 55 Union Street has known it's share of weirdness and wildness. Now, reanimated as the region's premier mid-sized music and comedy venue, HiLo North Adams is already winning the hearts, minds, and ears of North County.

The newly revealed original exterior of 55 Union; photo and effects by Jason Velázquez.

TLC #74 — DJ Oli Real on Summerfest Talent Show

DJ Oli Real; photo courtesy Oli Real

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A Westside Legends Community Event

We spoke this week with DJ Oli Real about the first ever Summerfest Talent Show taking place at Pittsfield’s Durant Park on August 18 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. This community event is family friendly and hope to amuse, entertain, and showcase some of the best sides of West Side.

Jason VelazquezJason Velázquez has worked in print and digital journalism and publishing for two decades.…

Racism, slurs, and White liberal silence

There is no conceivable way that white supremacy could have achieved the strength that it has, without otherwise decent people turning a blind eye to the subtle discrimination happening in their communities in both personal and systemic ways.

Plenty #15: Eating the Landscape with Chef Brian Alberg

Photo of Hancock Shaker Mill vegetable gardens: The gardens at Hancock Shaker Village are a key educational component of the annual activities on site. Now, visitors can eat their education, both at Seeds cafe and through food awareness workshops; submitted photo.

On Plenty #15, we hear from Chef Brian Alberg about Seeds, the new Tap House, and Eating the Landscape.

Theatre Review:
The Children at Shakespeare & Company

Diane Prusha, as Hazel, in Lucy Kirkwood's The Children, on stage at Shakespeare & Company until August 18; photo by Nile Scott Studios.

Not much gives away what a slap across the psyche a drama is going to be like a funny first act.
Diane Prusha, as Hazel, in Lucy Kirkwood's The Children, on stage at Shakespeare & Company until August 18; photo by Nile Scott Studios.

INDIEcent Exposure #33: INTERVIEW —Kevin Connelly of Iron Age Mystics

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PLUS: Six other artists you should be listening to.  * EXPLICIT *

Welcome, my INDIEcent legions of new music addicts, to episode number 33 of INDIEcent Exposure. I am you host the mongrel — every bit as INDIEcent on the inside as I am on the out. You may be wondering, ”What the hell have I signed up for with this episode? Is the mongrel going to push some history lesson on us?…

Cornbread Cafe #14: The Mammals

The Mammals appear Saturday, July 27 at Hancock Shaker Village as an installment in the Shaker Barn Music series, photo by Schnaidt.

Episode #14 of the Cornbread Cafe features a deep-dive interview with Mike Merenda of The Mammals, tunes, and more tunes.

TLC#73: 2019 Sundance Film Festival
Short Film Tour

In TLC, Number 73, I had the very good fortune of speaking with Michael Plante, Senior Programmer for Short Films at the Sundance Film Festival, who discussed the 2019 Short Film Tour, a little bit of cinematography, and, as usual, Life, the Universe, and Everything.

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