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Omar Little is a 6 year old Papillon who is appearing for the 3rd time on the Academy of Music stage with his human companion, Sheena See.
Roots To Resistance Introduction Roots To Resistance is an art and activism project in which local artist Denise Beaudet is painting twelve large scale portraits (4 ft x 8 ft) of twelve women activists from around the globe who have done ground-breaking work risking their lives for women's rights, social and environmental justice. In addition to the portraits there is a global campaign consisting of postcards and street art displaying each of the women activists and the issues they are fighting for and against. These women are presented to the audience as directed by Rachel & Pam Hannah. For more information about this project visit www.denisebeaudet.com. Feeding Pigeons and Kicking Ass (Northampton Martial Arts)
Northampton Martial Arts welcomes all positive people to our training hall at 297 Pleasant St. in Northampton. If you have a physical limitation or other health problem, our highly trained instructor can work with you so that you can take part in the quest for martial arts mastery. Our philosophy is that marital arts are for everyone, and there is no problem that cannot be overcome or worked around. We are willing to put forth the extra effort to make sure that each and every one of our students gets the attention and instruction they need. Martial arts are an amazing way of strengthening muscles and bones after injuries have healed. We specialize in developing mental strength and self-discipline that can aid those with mental limitations, ADD, ADHD and/or Dyslexia. The founder of Tae Kwon Do was a very sickly child, and it was through martial arts practice that he gained the strength to become a general in the Korean Military and master martial artist. Please come down to our school and try out a couple of classes for free. We are sure that you will love it.
And the Kids (Rock)
And the Kids is made up of Hannah Mohan (lead vocals, electric ukulele and guitar), Rebecca Lasaponaro (vocals, drums, bells) and Megan Miller (vocals, synth, glockenspiel, woodblock). Playing what they call accessible unconscious existential indie folk rock glitter popsicle crisis music, they have been packing the sidewalks and clubs from Northampton to Boston to New York City with their fierce infectious harmonies, tight and unique grooves and songwriting that has the ability to reach down and tug at the truths of their generation and beyond. Hannah and Rebecca met in their grade 7 music class and have been collaborating ever since. Megan Miller direct from Canada met Hannah and Rebecca at the Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) in Goshen, MA at a women’s recording and sound engineering program and together the trio is on a mission to inspire the hearts of all living beings of light and laughter one stage at a time.
Young Tricksters is a dynamic four-piece explorative rock band from Amherst, MA. Their ability to juxtapose soaring vocal harmonies with heavy, triumphant instrumentation creates an intensely beautiful emotional energy in their music. The members are Amherst natives and have played together in several different bands since they met in high school. In 2012, the band took its final shape, and since then Young Tricksters have shared their music with audiences across the Northeast. Together, Ryan Severin (guitar, vocals), Lucas Solórzano (guitar, vocals), Jesse French (bass, vocals), and Aaron Noble (drums) unite a vast array of collective influences to produce “complex, densely textured and emotionally mature rock music
Northampton High School and JFK MIddle
"Seventy-Six Trombones" is the signature song from the Tony award winning musical, The Music Man. Sung today by members of the cast of this year's Northampton High production, “Professor” Harold Hill uses the song to help woo the townspeople of River City. The cast is comprised of over 50 NHS and JFK students, and is directed by Cate Damon (New Century Theater) with Musical Direction by Beau Flahive. The show will be presented at the High School auditorium March 13, 14, and 15 @ 7 pm with an additional 2 pm matinee on Saturday. Tickets are available at the Northampton High Box Office (enter from the circle drive at the school). Iroko Nuevo
Iroko Nuevo Performance Group is a thirteen-member ensemble specializing in music and dance from Afrocuban folkoric traditions, such as Yoruba, Congo, Palo, rumba, carnival, son and more. Iroko Nuevo had its origins in 2001, when Artistic Director Miguel Periche, a native of Holguín, Cuba, and principal dancer of Conjunto Folklórico Okú, left Cuba for the Pioneer Valley. For several years Miguel’s ensemble was known as Grupo Folklorico Palo Santo, and, in addition to performances, held weekly dance classes in Northampton, MA. In 2012, the group expanded, adding professional singers and additional musicians, and changed its name to Iroko Nuevo, reflecting the new focus. In the Afrocuban religion Lucumí, or Santeria, the iroko tree is a gathering place for the orishas – the saints and ancestors of African religion. The dancers, musicians and singers of Iroko Nuevo gather in this same spirit. We believe that dance, drum and song are not only good for the soul, but help to build community.
SHOW Circus Studio is a circus training facility in Easthampton, MA that opened in 2009. The space is available for classes, workshops and professional training in the circus arts. As a recreational circus school, we teach adult and youth classes in aerial arts (trapeze, fabric & lyra), juggling, hand balancing, tumbling, mini trampoline, tight wire, rolla bolla, rolling globe, partner acrobatics and clowning. 150 Pleasant St, Suite #313 • Easthampton, MA 01027 • 413-527-6901 • email@example.com
Produced by the Northampton Arts Council
Proceeds benefit the 2014 ArtsEZ Grant Round