The Metropolitan Opera presents Philip Glass’s modern masterpiece “Akhnaten.” The opera explores the life of the avant-garde pharaoh who introduced the concept of monotheism to ancient Egypt, using texts drawn from ancient hymns, prayers, letters, and inscriptions — sung in their original la…

The idea was to put a new spin on popular songs. Hits from the ’80s like Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child of Mine” and recent songs like Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” were arranged into something classical, jazzy, unexpected. Scott Bradlee then took his idea and joined forces with a roster of rotating …

“Gentlemen, gentlemen, I’m afraid I’m not making myself clear. You see, I have run my car into the ditch while taking a tour of one of your beautiful roads hereabouts, and I require some assistance as my automobile has suffered some damage and is stuck firmly in the mud. Do you know where I …

On his seventh album, Montpelier’s country music/honky-tonk singer/songwriter gives us 10 new songs on “This Dream I’m In.” Essentially, there are two album styles here on this 36-minute CD, the insightful social commentarian who writes about rural poverty, as in “Duct Tape County,” veteran …

On paper it sounds like a mess — scattered pieces across a floor, a collection of broken plates, bags of rocks. In person, the neat, geometric presentation is completely expressive. They’re part of artist Whitney Ramage’s latest exhibit at 77 Gallery in Rutland through mid-November called “(…

The Metropolitan Opera continues its season with one of Massenet’s most popular operas, “Manon.” A take on the quintessentially French tale of the beautiful young woman who is incapable of forsaking both love and luxury, “Manon” features one of the truly unforgettable, irresistible, and arch…