Machines on the first floor — fanciful, futuristic, historic, cautionary — from a fossil-fuel dinosaur to abandoned millworks to technological overload. There is even a hand-powered drawing machine — try it!
This February marks Sue Higby’s 20th anniversary as Studio Place Arts executive director. A tireless advocate for the arts, Higby has led SPA to become a vital and valued art hub serving the central Vermont community and beyond.
The seventh and final candidate for music director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra is already familiar with the area, having studied for four years at McGill University in Montreal.
Two of the Rutland area’s favorite acoustic performers, George Nostrand and Phil Henry, bring an evening of new tunes and fine singing to the West Rutland Town Hall Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, for what they are calling “The February Thaw II.”
Rather than featured artists and an overall theme, the Chaffee Art Center’s latest exhibit features themed galleries, which Executive Director Sherri Birkheimer Rooker says lets each of its members share the spotlight.
Playwright Celeste Jennings remembers surreptitiously listening to family and elders talking, telling stories, and she so much wanted to be included.
For the 2022-23 season, Upper Valley Baroque, a professional instrumental and choral ensemble, is taking “A Journey through Italian Baroque.” After choral music in the fall, the chamber orchestra is turning to the concerto.
A key figure on the Burlington indie rock scene as a session drummer and member of such bands as the Dead Shakers and Robber Robber, Windham County-raised singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Zack James steps out on his own with a new album as Dari Bay.
Walk into the first gallery of Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art this winter and encounter two George Washingtons.
American artist Jasper Johns (b. 1930) is best-known for two things: He was the first living artist to sell a painting for more than $1 million, and he painted the American flag hundreds of times. But, for Rutland artist Bill Ramage, the timing of his work parallels the world’s descent into …
Three of Vermont’s leading Irish music musicians, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler and Sarah Blair, open the Plainfield Opera House’s 2023 Winter-Spring Series at 4 p.m. Sunday Jan. 22.
The 17th-century Spanish Baroque artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-82) carved a place in European art history as being “the painter of beautiful people and of children.”
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Psychedelic space-rock blues-based progressive rock, lyrics philosophical, dark and psychological. These are some of the words people use to describe the legendary band Pink Floyd. But ultimately the group captured something elusive to language.
For some eight years now, the Plainfield Town Hall Opera House (Plainfield Opera House for short) has presented concerts that continually grow in stature. The Winter Series 2023 boasts three of Vermont’s foremost classical musicians.
A new year in these parts typically takes a little while to gather up steam in the live music department, though things tend to really start rolling by mid-January. And for such a short month, February is seriously smokin’ with several hot music options to start planning for.
The year’s most memorable performance closed revered Marlboro Music Festival’s 71st season in August.
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“At its heart, 12th Night is a festival for families,” said Dana Robinson, executive director of Cabot Arts.
Peter Shen was hiking on a narrow trail by Calero Reservoir in San Jose, California, when he spied a female western grebe with two chicks on her back. It earned him the Audubon Society’s 2022 Amateur Photographer Award.
We’ve decided to award performers who have made big contributions to the Vermont music scene over the years or are up and coming.
Here’s a look at 15 albums by Green Mountain State artists that stood out in 2022 — excluding major-label artists like Noah Kahan and Anaïs Mitchell, both of whom released noteworthy albums of their own — in order of release date.
After months of worry and struggling, Vermont theater has emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic spectacularly. Not only have there been spectacular productions, they have included musicals, dramas and comedies. And community theater also has made a spectacular comeback.
In “We Feel Our Way Through When We Don’t Know,” a group exhibition on view at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC), feelings come first, both in terms of emotional responses and tactile experiences.
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony has been one of history’s most celebratory pieces of music throughout its history, since its premiere in Vienna in 1824. In Vermont, the Green Mountain Mahler Festival has presented the work every New Year’s Day for more than a dozen years at the Elley-Long Music C…
It starts with a 21st birthday, the New Year’s Eve of birthdays. It starts with smashing beer steins to cheers and slinging swords in celebration. Except it’s not technically Frederic’s 21st birthday — since he was born on Leap Day he’s really only 5 years old, and still contracted to a band…
New Year’s Eve will be special this year for fans of soul-blues musician Dave Keller. His Bethany Church solo concert in Montpelier will introduce his recently recorded yet unnamed album with his band.
Live music has long been a popular pick for ringing in the New Year, and this year’s offerings deliver a plethora of compelling events. Here’s a look at some noteworthy options happening around the state:
Well, we finally had a full year of live music in Vermont, a welcome return after last year’s late start following the lengthy pandemic hiatus before that. And while challenges continue for artists and presenters, the Green Mountain State has packed in an impressive number of musical perform…
"A Pocket Chautauqua," Thursday, Dec 29, will feature three family friendly mid-holiday week performances at the intimate Four Corners Schoolhouse — featuring Jon Gailmor, Dana and Susan Robinson, Tim Jennings, and three generations of Azarians.
The passing of Pete Sutherland on Nov. 30 leaves Vermont’s traditional music community with a deep emptiness that will take a long time to fill. Sutherland, at age 71, was arguably the dean of Vermont traditional music.
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On this year’s winter solstice, Wednesday, Dec. 21, Lost Nation Theater will presents “Stories for the Season.” Native American songs to South African tales, Hannukah to O. Henry, Dr. Seuss to West African “talking drums” — the evening features dramatic readings of stories and poems and musi…
Lying in a hospital just after Christmas last year, barely hanging on after being diagnosed with congestive heart failure, Kyle Thompson — aka veteran Burlington rapper and DJ Fattie B. — received “a message from the universe.” The result of that message is a massively ambitious new collabor…
It’s no surprise to me or any of my readers that Vermont is filled with very talented very artistic folks — but sometimes it’s not what we expect.
In “The New Herbarium,” currently on view at BMAC, Evers uses mushroom spores and plant matter as her artistic mediums.
Josephine, “Jo,” March aspires to be a writer, an unconventional path for a young woman in the 1860s. Although enthusiastically trying her hand at melodramatic romantic stories, her journey is rooted in her close-knit family and beloved sisters — Meg, Beth and Amy —who help her find her time…
Looking for that special Christmas or Hanukkah present for a music loving family member? We’ve reviewed a number of excellent albums this year.