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What It Means to Be Human: Haley Morgan’s Handmade Homebody Heart

If you live in Northampton, the chances that you haven’t already met Haley Morgan or encountered her work are pretty slim. Here’s a little primer of her various creative talents and community-improvements:  She’s in a band called HOME BODY, with Eric Hnatow — and they’re about to release first EP, Fire Places. (You can even […]

Wild Life Sanctuary STUDIO

For well over a decade, Rythea Lee’s WILD LIFE SANCTUARY has been offering affordable studio space/time for artists and other folks who need to practice, teach, rehearse, play, dance, party, meet, and perform. It’s at the Arts & Industry Building at 221 Pine Street in Florence. TOTALLY bike-able from downtown Noho. And totally walkable, if […]

Recognize Something True: The Sacred and Sarcastic Creations of Rythea Lee

Rythea’s been planted here in the Northampton area since the late 1990s. When I first met her about 10 years ago, I was a student in the “Improvisation As Performance” class she was teaching at her Wild Life Sanctuary studio in Florence.  I saw a flyer for it, took it home, called her and asked […]