Category: Paradise City Press

Breaking the Fourth Wall: How “Urinetown” Parallels the Flint Crisis

The award winning musical by Greg Kotis and Mark Hallmann opened on Broadway in 2001, and has been highly successful with both major and minor productions ever since. The musical satire provides commentary on topics ranging from capitalism, environmentalism, corporate…

Urinetown at NHS

Northampton High School is putting on a production of Urinetown the weekend of March 11, 2016. In this video director and cast members talk about the play, and the relevant themes it touches upon.

Dog Show 2016

VINS hosts its annual Dog Show at Northampton High School, and boy, was it a ball (a tennis ball, that is!)

Connecticut River Hidden Surf Spot

The “Wave-o-Saurus” is a standing wave formation located on the Connecticut river and occurs once or twice a year. Its the dream of every surfer right in Holyokes backyard. Haley Ryger NCTV

Myopia: The Millennial Affliction

Students at Smith College in Northampton, MA were interviewed and asked about about what issues they hope to see addressed in the upcoming presidential election as well as their current knowledge surrounding Syria and the crimes against humanity.

“Loculus” Brings Dynamic Performance to Florence

Loculus–a new performance collective based in the Pioneer Valley–had its third event in correlation with the release of issue 3, volume 1 of its quarterly journal. The event–”Solo”–was held at the Florence Civic Center, and featured a variety of performances–ranging…