• Local humorist and performance artist Seth Lepore in character. Photo by Jeff Derose.

    Cracking Up

    Seth Lepore mines discomfort for laughs “You’re fucking me!” Seth Lepore shouted into the phone, sounding a little shrill, a little desperat...
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    Date Night in Northampton

    Downtown Northampton is the preferred destination of many Pioneer Valley residents for a night out. Pioneer contributor Jeffrey Byrnes has photographe...
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    Chomping at the bit

    Six years ago, I had a difficult relationship with a horse who looked like Tom Petty. He had been abandoned by his owner, and my friends and I boarded...
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    Noho’s LuxDeluxe studies abroad

    TORONTO – The five members of LuxDeluxe are as deeply-rooted in Northampton’s independent music scene as any group playing in the Pioneer Vall...