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Joyce Skowyra / NEPR

On behalf of everyone at New England Public Radio, thank you for joining us at the Hotel Northampton Saturday night for Jazz, Baby! — what a night it was!

We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

We have a few snapshots from the event in the slideshow above, or relive to full evening on the album on Facebook.

If you had your portrait taken by Sloan Norris Tomlinson, photographer to the stars, he will be sending you your image, just as soon as it's ready... in the meantime, click here to see your snazzy self and the rest of the dew droppers and bearcats having a grand old time at The Hotel Northampton!

Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts. Commentator Robert Chipkin recently noticed that students, staff and faculty there often hold doors open for each other.
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Early in the morning or late at night, even in the most crowded times between classes, it is nearly impossible to approach an entranceway without someone holding the door open to let a nearby someone in.

Franco Jazz Safari
www.lecongolais.cd

On this week's edition of Jazz Safari, I've re-posted a blog on Congo’s legendary guitarist, singer and bandleader Franco and his song “Attention Na SIDA” (Beware of AIDS) to commemorate World AIDS Day, Saturday, December 1.  

Customer Giovanni Net, at right, looks at the menu options at Cultivate in Leicester, Massachusetts.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

Over the first five days they were open, retail marijuana shops in Northampton and the central Massachusetts community of Leicester did more than $2 million in combined business the first five days they were open. 

Berkshire Museum
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The head of the Berkshire Museum's board said she hopes to repair relationships with museum industry groups. That's afer the Pitttsfield institution finished art sales that led to the rift.

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