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The Arts & Entertainment world is a many-splendoured thing in Western Mass, Southern VT, and North Eastern NY. What are you're interested in?
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WDIJW? VD Is for Everybody

The American Social Health Association was always experimenting with new ways to educate the public about venereal disease. They helped produce the first VD education film, “Fit to Fight”, in 1918 in order to educate soldiers being shipped abroad to fight in the first World War.

Jason VelazquezJason Velázquez has worked in print and digital journalism and publishing for two decades.
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INDIEcent Exposure #35: NTRVW —
Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies

Wes Buckly will be celebrating the release of his 2019 album, Dancing the Bliss Friday, November 8 at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in Pittsfield, Mass; photo by Jason Velázquez.

We speak with Michael Timmins of legendary alt-rock-country-blues-folk act Cowboy Junkies this past week as the band gets ready to do a micro Northeast U.S. tour.


Cowboy Junkies is a nearly 40-year collaboration between (left to right) Alan Anton, Peter Timmins, Margo Timmins, and Michael Timmins ; photo by Heather Pollock

WDIJW? Pasta for War!

"Pasta for War," by Zach Schlappi.

Pasta for War satirizes a 1930’s propaganda newsreel. It begins with fresh pasta marching towards the podium. There, the Great Dictator orates.

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

Maestro, by Bloom Pictures, directed by Illogic, is a short animated flick that contains some of the exact elements that inspired the “What Did I Just Watch” series. It’s silly. It’s quirky. Its brilliant. Enjoy!

Maestro from Bloom Pictures 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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Book Review:
¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market

In ¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market, by Raúl the Third, Little Lobo makes his way through a crowded local market and smells cinnamon churros, watches traditional dancers, buys some candy, reads a comic book—and fantasizes about meeting the wrestler El Toro.

Cover of ¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market,; image courtesy Versify/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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
www.greylockglass.com…

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.

This Land Is Our Land

Photo of indigenous American dancer in traditional ceremonial attire: The Land On Which We Dance Inside/Out Performance; photo byGrace Kathryn Landefeld.

An Arapaho proverb says, “All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us, and if we listen, we can hear them.” It’s an elegantly simple explanation of the interconnectedness of life on and with earth—a central belief in most, if not all, indigenous traditions.

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.…

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