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Friday, September 4, 201509/04/2015

Required Rock Reading List: Charles Shaar Murray ‘Crosstown Traffic’

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Dr. Steve Waksman, the Dr. of Rock, from Smith College with a look at a meta-biography of Jimi Hendrix.

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Thursday, September 3, 201509/03/2015

Required Rock Reading List: The Works of Ellen Willis

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An early rock writer finally getting her due? Dr. Steve Waksman, Smith College’s Dr. of Rock, on one of the…


Thursday, September 3, 201509/03/2015

Required Rock Reading List: Greil Marcus ‘Mystery Train’

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Dr. Steve Waksman, Smith College’s Dr. of Rock, on one of the first and most important rock history books of…


Friday, August 28, 201508/28/2015

Wine Snob: Yo ho ho & a bottle of rum

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Goslings and Kirk & Sweeney and Dark & Stormy and black mojitos!

Steve Westfield and Beige doing Sound of Music. Photo: Dave Madeloni

Thursday, August 27, 201508/27/2015

Transperformance 2015: A Look At The Movies

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The Northampton Arts Council’s annual event was (in movie reviewing terminology) a ‘Tour de Force’. And somehow, the Gazette skipped…


Wednesday, August 26, 201508/26/2015

Stop Looking at This On Your Phone (If You’re Driving)!

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Amanda Drane from The Valley Advocate on the staggering statistics on texting related traffic deaths.

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Wednesday, August 26, 201508/26/2015

Word Nerd: And Her Prodigy Progeny

In Podcasts

Young Theo, Emily Brewster,┬áResident Wordster from Merriam-Webster’s offspring, comes up with his own words. Will they get in the dictionary?


Tuesday, August 25, 201508/25/2015

Oud Morning, East Jerusalem!

In Podcasts

Communications director for Connecticut’s Secretary of State,┬áradio producer, and Valley resident, Av Harris, took his daughters to a restaurant in…


Tuesday, August 25, 201508/25/2015

Heavy Petting: RIP Uggie

In Podcasts

Dr. Steve, from the Sunderland Animal Hospital, says farewell to the famous doggie actor from The Artist.

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Monday, August 24, 201508/24/2015

Mr. Universe: Stunning Pictures From Saturn

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Hampshire College Astronomer, Dr. Salman Hammeed, on what NASA has been looking it at the same time we’ve all been…

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WATCH: Soldier breaks rank to hug daughter at homecoming


Top brass at a Colorado Army post are all smiles after a 2-year-old girl interrupted a general's speech to dash across the room and hug her dad, who had just come home from a nine-month deployment.

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WATCH: Keith Richards on ‘Crosseyed Heart’ and getting the Stones back in the studio


The Rolling Stones guitarist talks about the overwhelmingly positive response to his third solo album, and getting the Stones back in the studio for the first time in a decade.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘A Reasonable Speed’ with Keanu Reeves


This could give the "Fast & Furious" a run for its money.

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John Mayer happy to help ‘bring back’ the Dead


Singer-songwriter John Mayer proudly declared himself a Deadhead as he defended members of the Grateful Dead in their decision to regroup after playing what was supposed to be the band's final tour this summer.

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Peewee footballers ‘Whip’ & ‘Nae Nae’ instead of playing


That moment when you're supposed to be playing football but your jam comes on ...