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Arts & Culture
Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Elizabeth Román
The Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival highlights locally and nationally acclaimed performers and incorporates art projects into the festivities.
The Black Men of Greater Springfield organization leaders with kids from the summer youth program joined by Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno at the Church in the Acres.
Nirvani Williams
The Black Men of Greater Springfield organization is able to offer the program to families for free with city and state funding.
Regional news
Illustrator & author Diane deGroat releases “The Adventures of Robo-Kid”
Evan Gregg, who lives in western Massachusetts, found a stash of old complaint letters to Montgomery Ward, saved by his grandmother who worked at the catalog in the 1930s. Gregg brought them to life in a book and a staging called "Dear Mister Ward."
Evan Gregg
"Dear Mister Ward" is a collection of unearthed letters from almost 100 years ago, written to the complaint department of Montgomery Ward, a full-service mail-order catalog, the Amazon of its time. They recently were read aloud by actors at a theater in western Massachusetts.
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National & World News
U.S. Democratic House member John Garamendi, left, shakes hands with Donald Yu-Tien Hsu, of Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday, Aug 14, 2022.
The visit comes less than two weeks after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, which prompted days of threatening military exercises by China.