Amherst Life Blog

Welcome to the Amherst Life Blog! Here we will be posting information on activities, events, arts, community concerns, local business, and a variety of other topics related to life in Amherst, Massachusetts. If you are new to the area and looking for housing, please check out our other blog too ------------>> Amherst Housing Blog ::.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

De Puerto Rico: Hopes, Dreams, Sorrows

This is a relatively new exhibit at the Augusta Savage Gallery (Inside the New Africa House in the "Central" residential section of UMASS)

Hopes, Dreams, Sorrows
by Frank Diaz Escalet
Monday, September 18 - Friday, October 13

This native of Ponce, Puerto Rico has made leather clothing for the Rolling Stones and Aretha Franklin, has been feature on public television and been exhibited in the Smithsonian in Washington DC. Describing his work as primitive and impressionistic, Frank Diaz Escalet depicts large dramatic images of neighborhood life and the characters in them.

Mombasa Party / Royal Drummers of Burundi

This is going to be a GREAT concert!!

Friday, September 29
Concert Hall 8:00 pm

Mombasa Party is a get-together of some of East Africa’s most well-known Taarab artists. It’s a wonderful mixture of Swahili and Indian Film songs. They will be joined by one of the greatest percussion ensembles in the world; the Royal Drummers of Burundi channel the energy and creative spirit of a nation through these drums and the rituals surrounding them. Their massed drum sound, or "Burundi beat" as it has become known, has influenced a lot of western artists since the 60’s. Their live performances are the ultimate African drum experience.

$30, $25, $15, Youth 17 and under $12, Five College Students $15, $10, $7

Thursday, September 21, 2006

History Department: Events

Check out the following link for info on events in the History Dept. at UMass:

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Events in Amherst!

Here are a few interesting things going on in Amherst this week:

Salman Rushdie will be at Bowker Auditorium on Thursday (4pm doors open and it is free so get there early). That is at UMASS.

Beat Streuli Exhibit at the Fine Arts Center (UMASS). The opening is tonight at 6pm (FAC) but the exhibit will be there until Nov. 5th (VERY interesting exhibit on "transient pedestrian activity of urban life")

Free Film Showing: The Untold Story of Emmet Till (2005)
Thursday, September 21 • 7:30 pm
Isenberg School of Management - Flavin Auditorium • Room 137
UMass Amherst Campus
Handicap access available

BSU Annual Black Comedy Show
Friday, September 22 • 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bowker Auditorium
Stockbridge Hall
UMass Amherst Campus
Handicap access available