Called “one of the greatest of all soul singers” by The New York Times, Bettye LaVette brings her signature sound to St. Johnsbury Academy’s Fuller Hall on Friday. “The Great Lady of Soul,” as she’s known, performs with her band following a solo opening set by legendary blues and jazz guitar…

Session Americana, a collective of Boston’s finest American roots players and a favorite of central Vermont audiences, having performed twice at Goddard College, brings its multi-talented performers to the Barre Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, for an evening of great standards an…

If you’re not familiar with “Ver-mericana” you will be after listening to the Miss Guided Angels. The Rutland-area band’s new album, “The One that Got Away,” is a rollicking mix of folk, bluegrass, country, blues and rockabilly steeped in the hills of Vermont.

Vermont became a destination for top-notch classical music instrumentalists with the founding of Marlboro Music Festival in 1951, but most played and left. Not so anymore, as many fine musicians have made Vermont their home, while others grew up here and stayed or returned.

“Frankenstein” has been made and remade and parodied since it was first written in 1818 and it’s still a classic. It’s a perfect Halloween story with its mix of camp and horror, and Shoot the Moon Theater Company is presenting “Frankenstein” Oct. 19-Nov. 2 for its annual Halloween Spectacular.

When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of “Carmen” at the Metropolitan Opera, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera when they open the season in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’ biblical…

Arts organization Art Is Vital made a public call to artists wishing to exhibit in temporary alternative galleries in Rutland. Six artists responded and are currently showing their work in two sites on Merchants Row and one on West Street. The exhibitions are the responsibility of the artist…

The “Alice’s Restaurant – Back by Popular Demand Tour,” which comes to Stowe’s Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center Wednesday, coincides with the 50th anniversary of the film “Alice’s Restaurant” originally released in 1969.

The Met HD Season begins with a live broadcast of Verdi’s “Aida.” In what should be a highlight of the new season, soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. Aleksandrs Antonenko and Yonghoon Lee alternate as Radamès.

BURLINGTON – The Off Center for the Dramatic Arts will present new and wild performance work at the sixth annual Burlington Fringe Theater Festival, featuring 22 shows over four days in genres ranging from live video performance, theater, performance art, puppetry, comedy, improv, storytelli…

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – While historical theater can be dry, “Oslo,” J.T. Rogers’ re-creation of the story behind the 1993 Oslo Accords that brought Israel and the Palestinians together for the first time, is less documentary than mystery-thriller. In fact, it won the Tony Award for Best Play…

WESTON — The “Cheers” TV theme song, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name,” might well apply to “Two Trains Running,” the seventh of August Wilson’s 10-play “Pittsburgh Cycle.” But the comic moments, backed by deeply drawn characters, are both darkened and heightened by the urban racism of 1969.

CASTLETON — The loudest response the Vermont Symphony Orchestra has received in memory greeted the opening concert of its annual Made in Vermont tour Thursday at Castleton University’s Fine Arts Center. The capacity audience, largely students, roared its approval with shrieks, yells and whis…