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Eat, Pray, Laugh!

 Jewish princess seeks Indian guru for one life stand.

When:    2:00 pm November 14th, 2010

 Where:    NEA Dance Studios (On the top floor of the Fitzwilly's building)
23 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060

 General Admission $10, Students $8, Tickets can be bought at the door or online here:


Directed by Katie Rubin '99.

"Goofy, messy, and fun!" Pick of the Week -SF Weekly "Dattner is charming, likable, and funny." -LA Theater Review "Roar of the Crowd Award" -Goldstar Events Award for Highest Member Rated Show

 Audience Reviews:

 Youtube Trailer:

 San Francisco – November 8, 2010 - Amid a flurry of parodies of the recent movie release of Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love, one notable piece stands out.  It is the new solo show from comedian Alicia Dattner.  After a knockout world premiere at the San Francisco Fringe Festival last year, Eat, Pray Laugh! blows into Northampton on November 14, 2010.  Dattner, winner of the SF Fringe's "Best Female Solo Act" & "Best of the Fringe",  brings her award-winning solo show to Northampton, fresh off an 18-week, thrice-extended run of the show in SF and a world tour with stops in New York, London, Mumbai, and Los Angeles.  Dattner, previously a resident of Northampton and graduate of Hampshire College, is excited to return to the Pioneer Valley.  The show's director, Katie Rubin, is a graduate of Amherst College.

Legacy Concert

 Saturday, November 13, 2010


Michael Sahl and Margaret Yard


Sung by Jessica Medoff and Nimrod Weisbrod

Keyboards- Rosie Catts and Michael Sahl

 In Memory of Tom O’Horgan

Join us at Greenwich House Music School

46 Barrow Street

New York City

8 PM


LEGACY: Our legacy- the terrible beauty and awful paradox of the 60s-

The dream of justice and love, and the reality of empire and violence.

That dream is still alive in our old bodies, despite the certainty of oblivion.


All that counts is the obscenity of a free spirit.

by Michael Sahl & Margaret Yard: Two Songs '90; Blood Ferry '91; John Grace Ranter'96; Sally Anne '04; Katrina, Voices of the Lost' 07; Legacy '10

Generation Earn: The Young Professional's Guide to Spending, Investing, and Giving Back (Ten Speed Press) by Kimberly Palmer '01

Submitted by Catherine A. Hirschman Choudhry on Friday, 11/5/2010, at 9:35 AM

$elf. Family. World.

Today's young professionals may have taken out more debt than previous generations, but they're not slackers living off credit cards as pundits would have you believe. Instead, they have greater earning power, advanced degrees, and a fresh, more holistic outlook on financial success. They want to make smart, sustainable decisions for themselves, their growing families, and the global community. Kimberly Palmer, Alpha Consumer columnist and blogger for US News & World Report, frequently receives questions from her twenty-, thirty-, and forty-something readers about making such decisions, including:image

  • What should I be doing with my savings? image
  • Should I take on freelance jobs?
  • Where should I invest my money?
  • Should I buy a house or keep renting?
  • Does it make sense to share a mortgage with my significant other?
  • Can I afford a baby?
  • Should I start a nonprofit?
  • How can I support the causes I believe in?

In Generation Earn, Palmer answers these questions, and more, in three key life sections. The first section centers on the self, covering professional goals, personal spending, debt, and investing. The second focuses on creating a home, including renting, mortgages, marriage, and saving for baby. The third focuses on community and the world at large, including green spending, sustainable donating, and supporting nonprofits. Once you add it all up, you'll have a plan for every big decision you'll have to make to create a successful life—in whatever form it takes for you. More at

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"Clemenza & Tessio Are Dead" by Gregg Greenberg '92 Opens In December

Submitted by Gregg M. Greenberg on Thursday, 10/28/2010, at 2:55 PM

Just a note out there for Amherst Alums who are Godfather and Tom Stoppard fans. My play "Clemenza & Tessio Are Dead" opens off-Broadway on December 2nd at the Shell Theater. Would love to see a big Amherst contingent there. Go to for ticket info! Its an offer you cant refuse! Thanks, Gregg Greenberg '92

Summer Sublet in Boston

Submitted by Alexandra L. Slavet on Tuesday, 9/14/2010, at 4:30 PM

I live in a great 3BR/2 bath in Coolidge Corner moments from the C line and minutes from the D line. I am a law student interning in NY for the summer and looking for someone to sublet two rooms FULLY FURNISHED  - dates negotiable.

The apartment is very big and sunny.  One room is huge with french doors and comes with a parking spot. Another room is HUGE, with two closets, brand new furniture, and an attached bathroom.  All three bedrooms in the apartment are in their own corners so there is a lot of privacy. The kitchen has a dishwasher, garbage disposal, gas stove, granite counter-tops, and a little balcony. The living room has leather couches, a fake fireplace, and big windows--it's just a nice, comfortable place to hang out. There is a washer/dryer in the apartment and hot water is included in the rent. The apartment is on the 3rd floor and is located in a very safe neighborhood with great restaurants, a movie theatre, bars, supermarkets, and a lot of young professionals

Looking for someone responsible, fun, easy going! I have pictures, but they were too large to upload, so contact me if you want to see the apartment at It's a fabulous apartment!

Beautiful vacation home for sale

Submitted by Samuel K. Lockhart on Thursday, 9/9/2010, at 3:20 PM

In Mid-Coast Maine, about 90 minutes north of Portland; spectacularly located property in my family since 1930, but now must be sold:

This post & beam solar home is one block away from the sailing/cruising harbor of Christmas Cove, which was discovered in the 1600s. The house features a cathedral ceiling, wood stove a bedroom on the first floor, and a ramped main level. The property includes a 3 car garage and a guest cottage/in-law apartment on 2-3/4 acres. Moorings, tennis and sailing lessons available nearby.

See the property and contact the agent here:

Questions for me:

Sam Lockhart

Class of 1977

My Darklyng

My DarklyngMy Darklyng is a YA novel that was published all summer on Slate Magazine ( -- Laura Moser '99 and Lauren Mechling like to think of it as a Dickensian serial for the digital age. In addition to the actual novel, the authors used Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and various other Internet sites to unveil the mystery.

Publishers Weekly sums up the experiment nicely.

The book is also featured in the New York Times Sunday Styles section.

Christmas Sparkle Magic and the End of All Things Serious vs. The Return of Ancient Night presents: Battle for Planet Earth!



at The Royal Nonesuch Gallery
4231 Telegraph Avenue
(btwn 42nd & 43rd, just 2 blocks from MacArthur BART)

Opening party: Friday May 7, 7-10 pm

Exhibition runs - May 7 - 30
Gallery hours: Sat/Sun 1-4 pm
Storytelling events on Saturday afternoons throughout, stay posted for details!



Featuring new sculptures and animations by Erica Gangsei, including:
beasts of the ice
beasts of the garden
beasts of the sea
beasts of the cave

Erica Gangsei rescues forgotten little scraps  – packing foam, Christmas kitsch – cast off from the most broken aspects of our global materials economy, and uses them to make her sculptures, dioramas and stop-motion animations. She is interested in the transitional areas whereby a scrap of material, from the most over-literal piece of kitsch to a tiny piece of garbage, becomes something that starts to hold meaning for the viewer. Erica's work questions how much narrative she can impose and still leave a piece open to the imagination.

Purchasing almost nothing, scavenging and salvaging almost everything, Gangsei creates and taxonomizes her own cosmology for us – crafting her own fairy tale universe of little garbage puppets.  You’ve never felt sorrier for a piece of kitchen sponge, we swear.

This is Arte Povera meets the Muppets.  This is Pokémon’s answer to Richard Tuttle.  This is Christmas Sparkle Magic and the End of All Things Serious vs. The Return of Ancient Night presents:  Battle for Planet Earth!

Artist Bio:

Erica Gangsei is a conceptual artist, curator, performer and activist from Brooklyn, NY who has exhibited widely throughout the Bay Area and nationally. Her installations, sculptures, performances, interventions and lectures work explore and expose the hidden narratives of objects and materials. She studied Philosophy and Fine Art at Amherst College, and Sculpture at the San Francisco Art Institute.  Gangsei is Interpretation Coordinator for the Education Department of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and serves as President of the Board of the Lab, an experimental interdisciplinary art space at 16th and Capp in San Francisco, where she lives and works.

Keys to the Future Festival of contemporary piano music 5/25-27, NYC

Submitted by Joseph A. Rubenstein on Sunday, 4/25/2010, at 5:45 PM

NYC's only festival of contemporary solo piano music is back for its fifth season - Join us at our new venue - the vibrant and hip Le Poisson Rouge - for a "pianophile extravaganza", where our "posse of leading ivory merchants" (TimeOut New York) performs "a remarkable range of contemporary styles." (The New York Times)

On Tuesday, May 25 at 7:30PM, pianists Eric Huebner, Marina Lomazov, Lisa Moore, Molly Morkoski and Joseph Rubenstein present works of Silvestrov, Ligeti, Bodin, Kapustin, Byron, and Rubenstein.

On Wednesday, May 26 at 7:30PM, pianists Amy Briggs, Marina Lomazov, Lisa Moore and Tatjana Rankovich perform works of Corea, Oldham, Liebermann, Silvestrov, Gosfield, Mellits, Lindberg, Shchedrin and Kapustin.

On Thursday, May 27 at 7:30PM, pianists Stephen Gosling, Karén Hakobyan, Blair McMillen and Joseph Rubenstein play works of Danielpour, Greenstein, Stark, Kulenovic, Hersant, Barbara White, Kapustin. and Rubenstein.

General Admission: $20. Doors open at 6:30PM, shows start at 7:30 and are approximately 1 hour with no intermission.
Food and drinks available. Le Poisson Rouge is
located at 158 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and Sullivan Street) in NYC. 212.505.3474

Any questions can be sent to

Valerie Lee '82s Art Opening, S. Philly, Feb. 21

Submitted by Valerie Lee on Tuesday, 2/9/2010, at 8:57 PM

Welcome to Valerie Lee '82s Art Opening/ Reception!


25 Watercolors, oils and acrylics.  Landscapes, endangered species, still lifes, large acrylic abstracts and more. travel from Hawaii, Lake George, Yosemite, domestic cat, impressionist masters reworked.

Sunday, February 21, 2010  1:00-4:00+

Snowdate,  Sunday March 7, 2010  3:00-6:00+ 

At: Bella Vista Chiropractic  800 S. 10th Street (& Catharine)  SW Corner. Across from Dante and Luigi's Restaurant.  White first floor with brick 2nd & 3rd floor and big glass doors and upper windows.  3 blocks South of South and Whole Foods.  1 1/2 blocks away from the Italian Market.  Unlimited Sunday street parking in 1-4 block radius.

Post Valentine's special-

                      10% off original framed works

                      10%  Matted digital prints of "Western Mountain Pond and Birches" goes to Haiti Relief.

RSVP encouraged to with number expected

or call with questions to (610) 639-0730