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With A First-Time Producer, Northampton's First Night Returns For Another Year

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First Night Northampton is returning on Sunday for the 33rd year. 

This will be the first time the New Year’s Eve festival is produced by the Northampton Arts Council.                

More than 100 musicians, dancers, acrobats, and other performers have been booked to appear at almost two dozen venues throughout downtown Northampton. There is a fireworks show, and the traditional countdown to the new year in front of the Hotel Northampton.  

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Steve Sanderson, the Art Council’s event producer.

First Night details are at firstnightnorthampton.org

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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