BY LINDA MATYS O’CONNELL, ARTS & CULTURE CORRESPONDENT SPRINGFIELD—Flowers are raising their heads outside my window. Last Friday, the city’s artistic community bloomed downtown. I like this eventuality: April showers, then May flowers with promise. The artistic flowering was the Art Stop(s) celebration showcasing Springfield’s
BY LINDA MATYS O’CONNELL ARTS & CULTURE CORRESPONDENT Hungering to refresh my perspective on the present social and political challenges, I turned to Springfield’s colleges. Campus dining has improved since I was in school, but is food for thought still available on campus, I wondered.
UPDATED 3/18/2019 9:40AM: To reflect a correction. The performance begins at 7:30pm, not 8pm. BY LINDA MATYS O’CONNELL ARTS & CULTURE CORRESPONDENT SPRINGFIELD – In “Captain Marvel,” the latest entry in the Marvel Comics cinematic universe, feminist superhero Carol Danvers vanquishes all comers with energy
BY LINDA MATYS O’CONNELL ARTS & CULTURE CORRESPONDENT This week I’m drawn to two opportunities to engage in cultural dialogues. Springfield’s Art for the Soul Gallery offers artist Dane Tilghman contemplating a slice of African-American history that speaks to him. Meanwhile, in Longmeadow people are
BY LINDA MATYS O’CONNELL ARTS & CULTURE CORRESPONDENT I’ve been craving an escape from the Trumpiverse recently, something allowing me to see glints of hope on the horizon. When I need this fix, I watch for signal fires from the creatives among us. This week