Actor Ron Crawford’s odyssey as Mark Twain began many years ago when a stage designer at Dorset Theatre Festival told him he looked like America’s quintessential and irascible author — and convinced Crawford to do a short monologue for a fundraiser.
A penchant for puns, affection for alliteration and relish for rhymes — G. Richard Ames has always had a way with words. Perhaps it came from sharing a birthdate with William Shakespeare. Or his mother may be right when she observed of his childhood vocabulary that it seemed he brought words…
A black-and-white photo installation going up in the Vermont Farmers Food Center on West Street in Rutland is the beginning piece in a series of stories that take a deeper look into our local community, agriculture and history, giving a voice to many untold stories.
Safe to say that most Vermont musicians have been “woodshedding” during the past year of the pandemic, the results of which have been popping up in a proliferation of new releases. Here’s a closer look at the three noteworthy new EPs.
As I sit in my dinning room writing this note about what we have all experienced during the past year, I am thinking about venturing out on this lovely spring day to catch the warmth of the sun and taking in the smells of spring.
Central Vermont singer-songwriter Chad Hollister and his acoustic quintet perform Sunday, June 27 at the Trapp Family Lodge meadow in Stowe.
Mark May 12 on your calendar: It’s the day when Sotheby’s New York is going to auction a major Basquiat painting titled “Versus Medici”(1982). The auction house expects this artwork will fetch between $35 million and $50 million.
The latest news in the Vermont arts scene.
Currently open public art exhibits, galleries and museums throughout the region.
Events and reaction marking Prince Philip's funeral:
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Global death toll from COVID-19 tops 3 million, by Johns Hopkins University's count.
WINDSOR, England (AP) — Prince Philip will be remembered as a man of “courage, fortitude and faith” on Saturday, at a funeral that salutes both his service in the Royal Navy and his support for Queen Elizabeth II over three quarters of a century.
TATOI, Greece (AP) — Prince Philip's life spanned a century of European history. His family ties were just as broad, with Britain's longest-serving consort linked by blood and marriage to most of the continent's royal houses.
Since its start in 1996, the James T. Bowse Health Trust (BHT) has been awarding funds to groups working to improve the health of the Rutland Region. BHT has granted more than $4 million to 65 programs over the last 25 years. Over half of the programs that were awarded funds are still in ope…
Who’s up for adult summer camp? After a year of pandemic-induced isolation, it certainly sounds appealing. For Vermont’s teachers and educators, a week away spent in the outdoors with colleagues is one of many options for continuing education, as a popular Fish and Wildlife course is being h…
This is a good time to look carefully at your garden, and to decide what you might do to make it better. Spring is upon us, trees and shrubs are waking up in my garden, but perennials are still mostly dormant and woody plants are just beginning to leaf out. It is a good time to look at “the …
Erie was perched on a sunny branch when I met her on a cold day in March. She turned her head this way and that to survey her surroundings at the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. She is a slender hawk, brown above, with a dark-streaked, buff breast and a long, barred tail. A ring of li…
Just outside Philadelphia is a magical garden estate in Wayne, Pennsylvania, known as Chanticleer. Built in the early-1900s, the estate’s 35 acres of rolling land and gardens are open to the public to explore for a small fee.
Prosecutors overseeing a grand jury investigation into the death of Daniel Prude last year in Rochester, New York, undercut the case for criminal charges with testimony from a medical expert who said three police officers who held Prude to the ground until he stopped breathing didn’t do anyt…
JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says COVID-19 vaccines would be made available at key airports in the state starting June 1.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and a slew of celebrities including Billy Crystal, Jennifer Hudson and Lin-Manuel Miranda are part of a special aimed at boosting COVID-19 vaccination rates.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces high school returned to remote learning on Friday as the school district in New Mexico's second most populous city investigates a recent off-campus “secret prom" that officials said violated state mandates intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
NEW YORK (AP) — The image that many Americans have of 13-year-old Adam Toledo is frozen in time: He is standing in an alley with his hands up as the gunshot that killed him is heard.
Federal officials on Friday reversed Trump administration restrictions on using human fetal tissue for medical research.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — YouTube personality, businessman and musician Jeffree Star was hospitalized after a car crash in Wyoming.
WINDSOR, England (AP) — Prince Philip will be remembered as a man of “courage, fortitude and faith” at a martial but also personal funeral that will mark the death of a royal patriarch who was a beloved husband and father, and one of a dwindling number of World War II veterans.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards will host a very special crowd who will finally get to see live music performances again.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel and YouTube personality and engineer Mark Rober will host an online fundraiser to benefit those with autism.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Brass bands playing at a 24-hour drive-thru coronavirus vaccine event. Doses delivered to commercial fishermen minutes from the docks. Pop-up immunization clinics at a Buddhist temple, homeless shelters, truck stops and casinos, with shots available at night or on weekends.
NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of memoir by a Louisville police officer who fired at Breonna Taylor after being shot during the deadly raid on Taylor’s apartment says it will release the book even though its distributor, Simon & Schuster, announced it would “not be involved."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is setting up a $1.7 billion national network to identify and track worrisome coronavirus mutations whose spread could trigger another pandemic wave, the Biden administration announced Friday.
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Rodney Muterspaw figures J.D. Vance has already shown he's got what it takes to be a U.S. senator.
British actor Helen McCrory, who starred in the television show “Peaky Blinders” and the “Harry Potter” movies, has died, her husband said Friday. She was 52 and had been suffering from cancer.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A real-world study of millions of Chileans who had received the Chinese-developed CoronaVac vaccine has found it 67% effective against symptoms and 80% against death from COVID-19, the South American country's Health Ministry said Friday.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Viola Davis was named Woman of the Year on Friday by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals.
NEW DELHI (AP) — The chief executive of Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest maker of vaccines and a critical supplier of the U.N.-backed COVAX facility, asked President Joe Biden on Twitter to lift the U.S. embargo on exporting raw materials needed to make the jabs.
BERLIN (AP) — German-Australian author Walter Kaufmann, who survived the Nazi persecution of Jews and later played a prominent role in the literary scene of Communist East Germany, has died at the age of 97.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — While most of the Europe Union grapples with new surges of COVID-19 cases and brings back curbs on what people can do, Portugal is going in the other direction.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gustavo Dudamel will become music director of the Paris Opera while continuing his commitment to the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Migrant workers are piling into rail stations in India's financial capital Mumbai to head back to their home villages now that virus-control measures have dried up work in the hard-hit region.
NEW YORK (AP) — The big-screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's “In the Heights” will kick off the Tribeca Film Festival on June 9, two days before the film opens in theaters and begins streaming.
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway star Ali Stroker says she always felt like her “most powerful self” when onstage, and now as the co-author of a new book for kids, she’s trying to empower others.
LONDON (AP) — Jon Watts was 18 years old when he woke up in a prison cell and decided he had to change.
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged parliament Friday to pass a bill that would mandate a nationwide “emergency brake” when the spread of the coronavirus becomes too rapid, saying that it was needed to prevent the health care system from becoming overwhelmed.
LONDON (AP) — Here is the full list of mourners who will attend the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle:
BUCHAREST (AP) — Seeing the day that her life changed forever played out on a big screen was an emotional moment for Tedy Ursuleanu.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten liberal senators are urging President Joe Biden to back India and South Africa’s appeal to the World Trade Organization to temporarily relax intellectual property rules so coronavirus vaccines can be manufactured by nations that are struggling to inoculate their populations.