It was The Red Skelton Show in 1965 that not only inspired a young Rob Mermin, but was to determine his future. The great French mime Marcel Marceau joined Skelton, himself a mime as well as comic, in “A Concert in Pantomime” on primetime national television.
“The Sound of Music,” one of the most popular of all musicals, immediately brings to mind some of Broadway’s greatest songs. However, the 1959 Broadway musical — the basis for the 1965 hit film starring Julie Andrews — is about much, much more than that.
Three of the hottest musicians in the bluegrass acoustic music orbit, Sierra Hull, Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan have teamed up for a few concerts in the Northeast this month.
Adelaide Murphy Tyrol takes viewers to and into the water in her solo exhibition “Anatomy of a Pond” at Montpelier’s North Branch Nature Center. Her paintings evoke the experience of ponds and moments in nature – spring clouds dance overhead and in reflections, sunlight catches scarlet tendr…
What does it mean to try to recapture that which is gone? That is but one question Whitney Ramage tackles in Disembodied, her new exhibition currently at 77Art in downtown Rutland.
Long before Shaun Hague knew that he not only looked like Eric Clapton but sounded like him, the English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter was the single biggest influence on his career.
Compelling concerts are a sure cure for chilly November nights. Here’s a look at three bright spots on the live-music horizon.
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…
Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K. 218, is Jesse Irons’ favorite Mozart concerto. The concerto also proved pivotal to the musical development of the Berlin born and bred violinist now living and performing in Boston – and around the world.
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 …
Fleming Museum of Art — “Be Strong and do Not Betray Your Soul” and “RESIST! INSIST! PERSIST!”
Stannard writer Ben Hewitt describes northern Vermont’s “stick season” as “the time between the leaves’ dropping and the first snow that sticks — a time that brings its own stark beauty and rituals.”
“Will You Leave The Light On?” the second album released by the folk duo Jennings & McComber, follows the themes this husband and wife team began with their 2016 release “Let Fall The Fire.” Kara and Andy Lake are still deeply in love after more than 20 years and their songs exude this f…
One of the most celebrated under-the-radar folk-pop acts of the past 20 years, Fruit Bats—aka Chicago-born, Portland, Oregon-based singer-songwriter Eric D. Johnson—makes a rare Vermont appearance on Friday at ArtsRiot in support of a new album.
“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 …
“We’re all connected,” Robert Black says, “in different ways.”
Ron Carter, aka Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate, wants you to know that should the occasion occur, you’ll be prepared to “Talk Like a Pirate.”
Scrag Mountain Music will present a series of heartwarming fall concerts featuring childhood-inspired music for soprano, harp, viola and double bass, plus new lullabies created with parents at the Lund Residential Program.
Carrie Mae Weems’ photographs in “From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried” are photographs of slaves in the American South — 19th century photographs that are in university collections. The original images were taken not as portraits of the two women and two men, but in the style of anthro…
Ranky Tanky, the South Carolina quintet whose debut album soared to the #1 position on the Billboard, iTunes and Amazon Jazz Charts, makes its Vermont debut at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Barre Opera House. It’s a talented quintet with a unique perspective on “traditional” music.
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 “(…
There’s just something about Halloween that makes it one of the biggest times of the year for concerts, with bands scrambling to claim hometown haunts and desirable music markets throughout the country.
It’s a romance with a little mystery, a gorgeous Greek island and the music of ABBA, but at its heart, a young woman’s soul search before she gets married and starts a new chapter of her life.
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…
For over 20 years, François Clemmons played the role of Officer Clemmons, the friendly neighborhood policeman, in the “Neighborhood of Make-Believe” on the beloved PBS television show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
The gossamer floss and flat brown seeds in the open pod of Dianne Shullenberger’s “Milkweed” unmistakably evoke late autumn. The silvery pod has dried, the seeds attached to their feathery filaments liberated for their new directions.
It’s right after World War II, and a small theater company is reuniting for the first time at a formal dinner party. And what do they decide to do? William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing.”
At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash – the number one and official tribute band featuring performers from Broadway's “Million Dollar Quartet” – will come to The Barre Opera House.
New CDs to review usually come in the mail, but recently a stop at the Maple Corner Store in Calais was fortuitous. Waiting for change, I noticed a CD I hadn’t seen before on the counter and asked the young man at the cash register about it.
One of America’s most distinctive and longest-running rock bands, Little Feat brings its 50th anniversary tour to Burlington’s Flynn Center Sunday.
Middlebury College’s Mahaney Arts Center will host this year’s Vermont Arts Awards Wednesday, presented by the Vermont Arts Council.
Heliand Consort will perform the opening concerts of its 13th season this month with a program featuring music by Vermont native Nico Muhly, along with several of his contemporaries.