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UMass tuition set to rise 3-4 percent for 2017-2018 school year -

July 18, 2017

PVTA potential cuts affect UMass and five college students -

July 10, 2017

New director of student broadcast media at UMass this fall -

July 10, 2017

Whose American Dream? -

June 24, 2017

Man who threatened to bomb Coolidge Hall taken into ICE custody -

June 24, 2017

Cale Makar drafted by Colorado Avalanche in first round of 2017 NHL Entry Draft -

June 24, 2017

Conservatives: The Trump experiment is over -

June 17, 2017

UMass basketball lands transfer Kieran Hayward from LSU -

May 18, 2017

UMass basketball’s Donte Clark transferring to Coastal Carolina -

May 17, 2017

Report: Keon Clergeot transfers to UMass basketball program -

May 15, 2017

Despite title-game loss, Meg Colleran’s brilliance in circle was an incredible feat -

May 14, 2017

UMass softball loses in heartbreaker in A-10 title game -

May 14, 2017

Navy sinks UMass women’s lacrosse 23-11 in NCAA tournament second round, ending Minutewomen’s season -

May 14, 2017

UMass softball advances to A-10 Championship game -

May 13, 2017

UMass basketball adds Rutgers transfer Jonathan Laurent -

May 13, 2017

UMass women’s lacrosse gets revenge on Colorado, beat Buffs 13-7 in NCAA Tournament First Round -

May 13, 2017

Meg Colleran dominates as UMass softball tops Saint Joseph’s, advances in A-10 tournament -

May 12, 2017

Rain keeps UMass softball from opening tournament play; Minutewomen earn A-10 honors -

May 11, 2017

Former UMass football wide receiver Tajae Sharpe accused of assault in lawsuit -

May 10, 2017

Justice Gorsuch can save the UMass GEO -

May 10, 2017

Greene Room Productions impresses with production of The Who’s “Tommy”

Northampton’s Academy of Music played host to a production of The Who’s popular rock opera “Tommy” last Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The show was put on by local theater group Greene Room Productions.

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The “Cats” meow: Classic Broadway production comes to Mullins Center

Last Monday night, the national tour of “Cats” played one performance to a full house at the Mullins Center, which it most certainly deserved. “Cats” has been a benchmark of musical theater since it came out in 1981 in London, for its writing, music, dance and design elements. Now, more than 30 years later, the tour continues to uphold that high standard.

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Beloved musical ‘Cats’ comes to Mullins Center

The national tour of ‘Cats’ arrived at the Mullins Center yesterday for one show only. The 1982 show features music by mega-composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Webber has been won 11 Tony Awards, including best original score for ‘Cats’ in 1983. ‘Cats’ won seven Tony Awards overall, including Best Musical. The lyrics are mainly from poems by T.S. Eliot, with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe.

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Theater Guild’s ‘Rent’ amazes

The Theater Guild’s production of ‘Rent’ dazzled audiences this weekend. Although the audience was disrespectful at times, the all-student cast’s performance was impressive.

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“Spring Awakening” succeeds as an eye-opening production

The University of Massachusetts theater department’s production of “Spring Awakening: A Sin of Omission” is a pleasing new adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 play.

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New adaptation ‘springs’ into action at the Curtain Theater

The University of Massachusetts Theater Department’s first play of the semester, “Spring Awakening,” opens tonight at the Curtain Theater.

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‘Vagina Monologues’ performed at Bowker

They meet every Sunday as an entire group, with a supplemental smaller meeting during the week, to discuss one thing: their vaginas. The cast of the “Vagina Monologues,” coming to Bowker Auditorium Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., has been rehearsing for just under a month, and is made up of over 40 women. While most are University of Massachusetts students, members also include staff from the Everywoman’s Center, a haven for students of any gender expression to turn to for help.

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“From Good Times to Girlfriends” Goofs

Black Student Union members and non-members alike performed a series of sitcom scenes Saturday night as part of a retrospective – “From Good Times to Girlfriends and The Rebirth of the ‘90s” – to commemorate Black History Month. The choice of showcasing prominent black sitcoms by decade reflected our recent entry into the – what are they calling them – the ‘10s?

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Slideshow: Hairspray at the Mullins Center


“Hairspray” came to the Mullins Center on Monday night as part of Broadway in Amherst.

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‘Hairspray’ national tour dances into Mullins Center

The national touring production of “Hairspray” makes a stop at the Mullins Center tonight, as part of the University of Massachusetts’ “Broadway in Amherst” series.

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Cirque Dreams Illumination: a performance of urban fantasy

A visually stunning hybrid between a Broadway musical and a traditional circus show, Cirque Dreams Illumination came to the University of Massachusetts’ Mullins Center stage for a two-hour performance on Sunday night, leaving audience members both laughing and gasping in wonder.

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The Battle for Chile featured in documentary at Food for Thought Books

Food for Thought bookstore in Amherst is hosting a four-part epic movie series chronicling the saga of the violent 1973 United States-sponsored coup d’état in Chile every Wednesday this month at 7 p.m.

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Slideshow: Cirque Dreams Illumination


Cirque Dreams Illumination performed at the Mullins Center on Sunday night as part of Broadway in Amherst.

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In your Cirque Dreams

An evolutionary departure from the traditional three-ring circus, “Cirque Dreams Illumination” is a truly imaginative interpretation of the phrase “urban fantasy,” coming to the Mullins Center for one performance only.

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Mark Morris dance group to take stage at UMass

The Mark Morris Dance Group will take the stage in the Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. The Mark Morris Dance Group, an internationally acclaimed dance company is coming to the University of Massachusetts tonight to perform its innovative blend of live music and modern dance.

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Demon barber to possess crowds at the FAC

Sweeney Todd will play at the Fine Arts Center today and tomorrow at 8:00 P.M., as well as Saturday at 2:00 P.M. and at 8:00 P.M. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Center Box Office. Student tickets are $6 each, and adult tickets are $10.

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Slideshow: Cirque Mechanics in a Birdhouse Factory

Cirque Mechanics in a Birdhouse Factory came to the Fine Arts Center on Tuesday night for a fun-filled circus made up of former members of Cirque du Soleil, Pickle Family Circus, and the Moscow Circus.

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Genetic Imperfection shadows soon-to-be cult classic “Repo”

On Friday, Oct. 30, Genetic Imperfection of South Hadley presented their first annual Halloween production of “Repo: The Genetic Opera” at the Academy of Music in Northampton.

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‘Repo: the Genetic Opera’ to show in Northampton

Alissa Mesibov and Melissa Sims weigh in on “Repo: The Genetic Opera,”, a horror musical directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, of Saw fame. Set in the year 2056, Repo introduces us to a world where one company, GeneCo, has control. In this world, surgery is commonplace and organ repossession is legal.

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Let’s Do The Time Warp Again…and again and again

For most people “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is a film to see once a year for Halloween. This is not the case for the Come Again Players of South Hadley, Mass. Every Saturday at midnight, this troupe of everyday locals transform into the characters from the cult classic.

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