Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the following cancelations have been reported, and it is wise to call ahead when planning to attend any event. Note that Gov. Phil Scott, in creating a state of emergency, ordered all events involving more than 50 people canceled until April 15.
On Oct. 15, central Vermont’s theater world received a seismic shock. Jeff Tolbert, a beloved actor and filmmaker, died at the age of 58 as consequence of cardiac arrest, painlessly and peacefully while biking in the forest trails in Randolph.
Susan Haefner is what is known in theater circles as a “triple threat,” a consummate actress, singer and dancer — to say nothing of director, choreographer, producer and teacher. With a résumé full of Broadway, national touring and regional theater credits, she is one of a handful of theater…
Reflecting on 2020 and issues and experiences that it has brought to the forefront, Fleming staff and student interns selected artworks and objects from the museum’s permanent collection and wrote personal responses to them for “Reckoning.” Thoughtful and heartfelt, the responses offer viewe…
Studio Place Arts (SPA) has selected artist Austin Furtak-Cole to participate in its annual Studio Residency Program, now in its sixth year. Furtak-Cole is a painter from Vermont who received his master’s of fine art from Stony Brook University, New York, where he received the Provost’s Award.
Diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 18, Alexis Kyriak said she knew at a young age that she had a gift for art. But it was not until she was in her 40s and came to Vermont that it was realized.
During this strange time of COVID-19, we have all been drawn to reflect on our spheres of personal space and boundaries with the community beyond. “InterSpace,” a temporary art installation on the Montpelier front porch of artist/architects Alisa Dworsky and Danny Sagan, considers that dynamic.
One night during his senior year at Rutland High School, Peter Wallis, his sister, and a friend drove out to the Eddy Brothers property in remote Chittenden. Every town has its urban legends, and many, many years ago, word spread like wildfire about the Eddy brothers, who lived on a small fa…
A couple of popular Boston-based bands settle into The Backyard at Nectar’s next weekend, when Organically Good Trio and Ripe play back-to-back nights at the relatively new outdoor venue.
From 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17 and 18, Middlebury College Professors Michole Biancosino and Claudio Medeiros and Town Hall Theater (THT) will present a play reading of “The Agitators” outdoors at Clemmons Family Farm.
Editor's note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, "Pygmailon" has been postponed indefinitely.
Professional theater officially returned Saturday when Northern Stage opened “It’s Fine, I’m Fine” at the Barrette Center for the Arts.
Jukebox, the highly successful informal, intimate program mixing the music of today with beloved classics, from J.S. Bach to the Talking Heads, will open the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s abbreviated and virtual 2020-2021 season.
Ruth Hamilton’s art delights and entices the viewer to enter an ever-expanding world of imagination and possibility. The Poultney artist’s colorful canvases and sculptures tell story after story, each filled with the wonder of color and form.
Greg Keller’s timely and poignant thriller about race relations “Dutch Masters,” went online Wednesday, continuing through Oct. 24, in a streamed staging that required a complex process in order to meet COVID safety requirements.
Phil Henry’s fifth studio album, “Chasing Echoes,” expands on his strong songwriting and fine vocals. This self-produced album is sure to please his fans and bring in new listeners.
Unprecedented conditions caused by the coronavirus pandemic have called for creative solutions by Vermont music presenters. And the coming week provides an impressive lineup of outdoor concert options.
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Systemic racism is a term bandied about these days, but it’s a nebulous one to many, not so much to its victims. Northern Stage has produced a 2018 play that illustrates exactly what it is. And that it is so relatable makes it very unsettling.
When Stephanie Everett was forced off the Dartmouth soccer team by multiple concussions, the road back to health led not only to a new avocation, theater, but to her writing and starring in her first play.
“A Critical Balance: Artists take Action” in The Gallery at Highland Center for the Arts features paintings of animals identified as threatened or extinct on IUCN’s Red List, a worldwide conservation status listing and ranking system.
If you’re a Facebook friend of Wolcott entertainer Jon Gailmor, then you’ve been treated nearly every day for several months to a song he’s posted. The Elmore singer-songwriter’s daily contribution has given followers a smile and the remembrance of some great material.
One of the first things Elise Brunelle did as the new executive director of the Vermont Symphony was to personally call all the VSO musicians.
Ever-rising Los Angeles-based band Mt. Joy returns to Vermont for the first time in two years, performing Thursday at the Higher Ground Drive-In Experience in support of its stellar sophomore album, “Rearrange Us,” released in June
As the autumnal equinox rolls around every year, briefly balancing day and night before the gradual move toward winter, the now 20 year tradition of “Rock Solid” exhibitions at Barre’s Studio Place Arts also connects viewers to long-term time as well as to the moment.
You might think there’s a handful of musicians named Danny Coane performing around Vermont on any given week.
The show must go on, pandemic be damned. To that end, Vermont music presenters are themselves getting creative, providing an impressive lineup of outdoor options across the state.
Years ago, Kat Clear recalled going into Queen City Steel for the first time. It’s nothing new for her now, but at the time it was intimidating, and rare for a young girl to be in a steel yard.
Last Sunday afternoon, the enthusiasm of the all-ages crowd gathered in front of the Vermont State House was palpable as Lost Nation Theater presented a staged reading of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” It wasn’t that the performance was so great — it was fun, but it was r…
John Fusco of Morristown will receive the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the highest honor presented to an artist by the state of Vermont.
At a time when most of the nation’s theaters have been shuttered for months, BarnArts Center for the Arts is announcing an outdoor, across-the-state tour of the play “It Can’t Happen Here,” adapted by Tony Taccone and Bennett Cohen from a satirical novel by Sinclair Lewis.
When Lost Nation Theater decided to re-enter the world of live theater after being shut down by COVID-19, the logical choice was Shakespeare, as this is the 25th anniversary of the Montpelier professional company’s Fall Foliage Shakespeare.
“20/20 Hindsight: Art at the Kent Steps Outside” at the Kents’ Corner State Historic Site in Calais offers the experience to discover compelling sculptures and installations by contemporary Vermont artists and to experience the historic Kent property anew.
Watercolor paintings by members of the Vermont Watercolor Society, are currently on exhibit at Rutland’s Chaffee Art Center. The society’s annual Fall Awards Exhibit is up through Oct. 30.
Singular hip-hop blues singer and guitarist G. Love brings his new group, The Juice, to a new Burlington space, The Backyard at Nectar’s, for two shows today (Sept. 19).
This year, we will have the opportunity to judge for ourselves who is the best painter alive. Many Europeans claim that the German Gerhard Richter (b. 1931, Dresden) is the one; for Americans, Jasper Johns (b. 1930, Augusta, Georgia) takes the prize.
Years ago, local stone sculptor and fiber artist Heather Ritchie spent a winter season working from Pria Cambio’s studio. This past year, an opportunity for the two artists to collaborate emerged.
The Chaffee Art Center is hosting the Vermont Watercolor Society Fall Awards Show that showcases 30 juried works of art by its members.