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    1. Samite, Tia Fuller among acts at Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival 2019 - masslive.com

      Samite, Tia Fuller among acts at Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival 2019 - masslive.com

      Vocalist. Multi-instrumentalist. Actor. Photographer. Humanitarian. But at the end of the day, Uganda-born artist Samite just wants to show the world how music can be used to help people of all different backgrounds overcome the obstacles in their life.  Samite will play an important role at this year’s Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival on Saturday, Aug. 10 as both performer and speaker, appearing on the Court Square music festival’s main stage as well as the city’s Community Music School the night before to participate in a special discussion.

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    2. Jazz concert series brings life back to shuttered CityStage while owner Springfield Parking Authority seeks long-term plan

      Jazz concert series brings life back to shuttered CityStage while owner Springfield Parking Authority seeks long-term plan

      CityStage, closed since December, will reopen with four jazz concerts from September to December while the Springfield Parking Authority, which owns the building, comes up with a long-term plan for the venue. “We don’t want the space to be dark,” Thomas D. Moore, interim executive director of the Springfield Parking Authority, said Tuesday.

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    3. Hoop Hall, MGM, Ray Allen Team Up for Charity Golf Classic

      Hoop Hall, MGM, Ray Allen Team Up for Charity Golf Classic

      They’re calling it a “pairing party.” And, as that name suggests, this is a party at which the pairings for the MGM Springfield Basketball Hall of Fame Golf Classic Hosted by Ray Allen!, will be announced. Most golf tournaments in this region, and there are a great many of them, don’t have a pairing party. This one does, and for a good reason — players are being paired with Hall of Famers and legends of the game. The list of those signed on to participate include players such as Allen, Dominique Wilkins, Gary Payton, Dave Cowens, Rick Barry, Bernard ...

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    4. Watch, Clock Collectors Make Time in Western Mass.

      Watch, Clock Collectors Make Time in Western Mass.

      The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) is staging its national convention in Western Mass – 39 years after its last New England convention. The convention, which started Thursday, takes place at the Eastern States Exposition, and runs through Sunday. “The convention is unique to New England because the first clock and watches were produced in New England in the 1700s,” said Alicia Szenda, GSCVB director of Sales.  “This convention is all about clocks, watches, the tools used in making and repairing them, sun dials, barometers and ephemera. Members of the group share a common interest in collecting, buying ...

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    5. Our Annual Guide to Summer Events in Western Mass. - BusinessWest

      Our Annual Guide to Summer Events in Western Mass. - BusinessWest

      Summertime is a great time to get away, but in Western Mass., it’s also a great time to stick around and enjoy the many events on the calendar. Whether you’re craving live music or arts and crafts, historical experiences or small-town pride, the region boasts plenty of ways to celebrate the summer months. Here are a few dozen ideas to get you started.

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    6. Jazz & Roots Festival Brings People, Energy to Springfield

      Evan Plotkin has always been a firm believer in the arts as an economic-development strategy and vehicle for “changing the conversation about Springfield,” as he likes to say. And this belief has manifested itself in a number of ways, from the manner in which he has turned 1350 Main St. (the downtown Springfield office building he co-owns) into a type of art gallery to the sculptures he has helped bring to the central business district, to his long-time support of the Springfield Museums and other institutions.

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    7. White Lion Brewing to Debut Summer Beer Garden Today

      White Lion Brewing to Debut Summer Beer Garden Today

      Starting today, May 22, White Lion Brewing will expand on its highly recognized White Lion Wednesday pop-up concept which was recognized in 2017 by Food and Wine magazine as a beer garden to visit. This year’s White Lion Summer Beer Garden is sponsored by MassLive and will operate on the corner of Bridge and Main streets each Wednesday through Friday, 4 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.  “Springfield continues to witness an uptick in general attractions,” General Manager Ray Berry said. “There is a lot of creativity taking place in every corner of the ...

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    8. MGM pulls out of talks to purchase Wynn Casino in Everett

      MGM pulls out of talks to purchase Wynn Casino in Everett

      MGM Resorts is pulling out of talks with Wynn Resorts to negotiate a purchase of Encore Boston Harbor Casino in Everett. The company released a statement saying “We have noted the anxiety raised by various stakeholders regarding a transaction and this troubles us at MGM. We only wish to have a positive impact on communities in which we operate. We think the best course of action is to discontinue discussions concerning this opportunity. We wish the company and the Everett community all the best and look forward to visiting their beautiful resort when it opens and welcoming the 5,600 ...

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    9. Well, Howdy! Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau hosts annual Howdy Awards for hospitality excellence

      Well, Howdy! Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau hosts annual Howdy Awards for hospitality excellence

      The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau honored a dozen workers in the hospitality industry Monday during the 24th-annual Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence. The Visitors Bureau hosts the awards each year to recognize front-line employees at restaurants, attractions, modes of transportation, hotels and the like who help make a visitor’s stay in Western Massachusetts special.

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    10. Downtown Springfield Farmers Market NOW at Court Square on Fridays - Opening Day May 17th!

      Downtown Springfield Farmers Market NOW at Court Square on Fridays - Opening Day May 17th!

      From the rural farm to your urban table, the Downtown Springfield Farmers Market is gearing up for their best season yet, and it’s at a great NEW LOCATION!  Kicking off THIS FRIDAY, May 17th, the market is being held in beautiful Court Square in downtown Springfield, which will be able to accommodate the growth in vendors for this popular market.The market runs every Friday from May 17 – September 27 from 11am – 3pm.

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    11. MGM Springfield Receives Industry’s First LEED Platinum Certification - BusinessWest

      MGM Springfield Receives Industry’s First LEED Platinum Certification - BusinessWest

      MGM Resorts International announced that MGM Springfield has received the world’s first U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) New Construction Platinum level certification for a gaming resort.  MGM Springfield, which opened in August 2018, is the company’s most recent development. Working closely with state and city officials, as well as the local community, MGM Resorts committed to designing and building a property that exemplifies the company’s values in support of environmental sustainability and positive social impact while honoring local history and architecture.

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    12. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield using augmented reality for fundraising

      Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield using augmented reality for fundraising

      The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will use augmented reality technology to help it raise funds. Augmented reality adds images or video to the screen as users look at the real world through the camera function on their phone or another electronic device. Its best-known application thus far has been in the game “Pokémon Go.” The hoop shrine announced Wednesday a deal with Imagination Park Entertainment of Vancouver and Los Angeles for the augmented reality technology.

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    13. MGM tells investors: Springfield ‘continues to ramp;’ entertainment expected to draw more visitors

      MGM tells investors: Springfield ‘continues to ramp;’ entertainment expected to draw more visitors

      Hornbuckle said New England winters tend to keep visitors at home. “Obviously, it’s seasonal. Northeast Corridor, particularly, spring will bring more business. It’s happened throughout Connecticut and throughout the region. We anticipate that,” Hornbuckle said. “We’re in full leverage mode on entertainment, Cher, Aerosmith, Steve Martin all come to Springfield in the near future.” Cher, a veteran of stage and screen, appears at the MassMutual Center on Tuesday night.

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    14. White Lion to open summer beer garden at former Steiger’s site in downtown Springfield

      White Lion to open summer beer garden at former Steiger’s site in downtown Springfield

      White Lion Brewing Co. announced Tuesday that it will host a summer beer garden, May 22 through Aug 31, in Tower Square Park, the former Steiger’s department store site at 1477 Main St.“We are going to activate that park and bring more good things to downtown Springfield,” said Raymond Berry, president and general manager of White Lion

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    15. MGM Springfield Brings Steve Martin and Martin Short

      MGM Springfield Brings Steve Martin and Martin Short

      MGM Springfield is pleased to announce comedic icons Steve Martin and Martin Short will bring their new comedy special “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t” to Symphony Hall Thursday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. The comedy legends Martin and Short will present new material in a variety of musical sketches and conversations about their careers, most memorable encounters, and of course, their legendary lives in show business. The duo will be joined on stage by GRAMMY Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers as well as Jimmy Kimmel Live! band member Jeff Babko.

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    16. Springfield Restaurant Week: A look at what’s on the menu for $20.19

      It’s that time of year again in Springfield when dozens of restaurants around the city offer a night out for a fraction of menu price. 2019 marks the fifth annual Springfield Restaurant week and features over 40 participating restaurants this year, from April 5 through April 14. Most menu offerings are for $20.19, with reduced prices for lunch and a higher price at steakhouses and a picnic option.

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    17. MGM Springfield Launches ‘MGM LIVE’ Summer Concert Series on The Plaza

      MGM Springfield Launches ‘MGM LIVE’  Summer Concert Series on The Plaza

      MGM Springfield, New England’s premier entertainment destination, is heating up the summer season with MGM LIVE Presented by The Big E. The Plaza will host the exciting concert series featuring a variety of complimentary and ticketed live performances beginning in May. With the beauty of the historic Armory as its backdrop, MGM LIVE’s incredible lineup of talent will bring an eclectic mix of artists and bands to an incredible outdoor stage in downtown Springfield. Guests from across the region will rock to performances from artists like LOCASH, Matt + Kim, Collective Soul & Gin Blossoms, Hanson and Warrant as well ...

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    18. Original Western Mass Home & Garden Show returns this weekend

      Original Western Mass Home & Garden Show returns this weekend

      The Original Western Mass Home & Garden Show promises 350 vendors specializing in all aspects of the home and garden improvement and maintenance with more than 600 booths at the Eastern States Exposition grounds this weekend. The four-day show, which begins Thursday, is put on each year by Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Western Massachusetts.

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    19. Home & Garden Show Marks 65 Years of Making Connections - BusinessWest

      Home & Garden Show Marks 65 Years of Making Connections - BusinessWest

      The Western Massachusetts Home & Garden Show may last only four days each March, but Lori Loughlin says vendors reap the benefits all year long.  “The exposure at the show is tremendous,” said Loughlin, manager of Frank Webb Home in Springfield. “It pays for itself within the first week after the show closes. In May, June, July, people are coming in saying, ‘I was at the home show, and I saw this showerhead.’ They come back six months after and want to buy something they saw there. It’s nice.”

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    20. MGM Springfield says Wahlburgers will be ready in late 2019, early 2020

      MGM Springfield says Wahlburgers will be ready in late 2019, early 2020

      Wahlburgers is still coming to MGM Springfield, Michael Mathis, president and chief operating officer of the $960 million casino, said Monday. MGM is negotiating a lease with Wahlburgers — the casual restaurant company founded by actors Mark Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg with their chef brother, Paul Wahlberg — and hopes to begin construction later this year, with an opening at the end of 2019 or in early 2020, Mathis said.

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