Robert Markey | Speaking of Springfield | Springfield, MA
robert markey's mirrored mosaics Nora Drapalski Friday, September 7, 2012

In 2003, artist Robert Markey was walking down the streets of Salvador, Brazil when he saw something that changed his life forever: there were birds made out of pieces of broken tile on one of the concrete walls. “I’d seen mosaics, and I liked them, but this blew me away.

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robert markey, nora drapalski, Sights
performance art space elevates local talent Janet Bennett Friday, September 7, 2012

Attend a performance at the Renaissance Art Space and you’ll find a perfectly gritty, urban art venue: beautifully worn, wooden floors, a lounge area with floor-to-ceiling drapes, comfy furniture and a performance room with stage, mic, folding chairs and concession area.

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Renaissance Art Space, Janet Bennett, Sounds
crew not just for the ivies Azell Cavaan Friday, September 7, 2012

Rowing, the nation's oldest intercollegiate sport, is making a splash in Springfield, thanks to the efforts of the Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club (PVRC).

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PVRC, Azell Cavaan, Signs
a taste of vietnam Chris Marion Friday, September 7, 2012

According to Maly Son, executive director of the Springfield Vietnamese American Civic Association, the Vietnamese population in Hampden County is around 8,000.

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Vietnamese, Chris Marion, Savories