Roxbury playwright Jeanne Beckwith has been a Vermont playwright for nearly two decades. “I’ll be honest,” she said. “I’ve been a playwright in Indiana, I’ve been a playwright in Georgia, I’ve been a playwright in Alabama, and I’ve been more productive since I got to Vermont than I was throu…
Drive down Center Road in Greensboro and it’s clear that things are happening at the Highland Center for the Arts. Brilliant festival flags fly in an exuberant row, expansive Bread and Puppet prints adorn one side of the building, red circle segments move in the breeze in a Judith Wrend kine…
If the old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” is true, the Chaffee Art Center’s latest exhibit demonstrates it. “Pictures and Words,” up through Feb. 26, features local authors and artists.
Boston-based singer Ali McGuirk, Stockbridge-based songwriter Bow Thayer and Cabot’s bluegrass band Beg, Steal or Borrow will perform live and in live-stream concerts at Stowe’s Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in three concerts this winter.
The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) and the Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF) have announced their January program for Split/Screen, the online monthly movie series partnership that began in November 2020 and runs through June 2021.
The Valley Players will present “A Life Altering Event” by Jeanne Beckwith, the fourth online staged reading in their Theater in Your Home series, at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday Jan. 21-23 via the meeting platform Zoom.
“StJ Art on the Street Winter Exhibition” features artwork by 11 Northeast Kingdom artists. Paintings and some sculpture are among the pieces displayed in downtown St. Johnsbury storefront windows.
Three of Vermont’s professional theater companies have programs for developing new plays, including Weston Playhouse Theatre Company and Dorset Theatre Festival, but only Northern Stage has regularly taken works from birth to New York, with all the steps in between.
Weston Playhouse’s latest project combines a dash of nostalgia and a smattering of artists in one of its most unusual ventures to date. It pays homage as well to the theater’s roots, and may not have happened if not for the COVID-19 push for new solutions.
Dominic Spillane is a theater marketing professional and an actor. When he moved to Vermont a few years ago, he was dismayed to find the seeming disarray of Vermont’s theater world — and he wasn’t talking about quality of performance.
“Amanecer,” a seven-song album released by Burlington-area singer-songwriter Marcie Hernandez in late November, is a stunning debut by a seriously promising artist that delivers a captivating blend of Latin rhythms and instrumentation with spellbinding indie folk sensibilities.
Pete’s Posse, the talented trad-roots trio, released a double album of instrumentals and songs at the end of last year that highlights the band’s growing stylistic repertoire and each member’s expanding musical skills.
Last summer, Opera North presented an outdoor production of Mozart’s “Magic Flute” — 24-piece orchestra, modest staging and all — at Blow-Me-Down Farm in Cornish, New Hampshire. It was the only professional opera production of the summer in the United States, and all performances will filled…
In this very difficult year many recording studios are on COVID-19 hiatus as musicians and recording engineers are not allowed in the studio. Album production, especially in CD format has been declining for several years, and this year in Vermont continues that trend. Yet, the albums we rece…
Vermont musicians, and other noteworthy artists who sing the praises of the Green Mountain State, are featured in a new virtual concert series created by Higher Ground Presents and the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing.
In Lost Nation Theater’s “Stories of the Season (Goes Virtual)” audiences get close, very close, to that experience online, as individual LNT cast members sit in a cozy fireside setting, and read stories of winter and holidays and seasonal traditions around the world.
Vermont Pride Theater began 10 years ago with the goal to reveal real issues and concerns of LGBTQ Vermonters onstage, and encourage community conversations about them in a safe space.
In 1968, Marc Chagall visited the Georgetown home of his friends and patrons Evelyn and John Nef, and decided that he would design a mosaic for the Nef’s garden — the artist called the artwork “Orphee (Orpheus).”
Live music and arts presentations have long been a popular pick for ringing in the New Year. This year will be decidedly different, however, as consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. That said, the show is going on, at least for a couple of annual events that will help us embrace the light…
For the performing arts in Vermont, 2020 was the year that wasn’t. Yet the COVID-19 pandemic revealed many arts organizations’ ability to redefine themselves — and for others it meant a complete shutdown.
When doors closed in widespread response to a deadly new virus in March, arts organizations were among the first to be affected. But the virtual door swung open. A wide variety of arts content began to crop up online, from dance to theater to film — and a lot of it was free. Instead of fadin…
Way back when 2020 opened, Vermont galleries and museums had a blockbuster year planned. When the world changed in March with the onset of the COVID-19, no one knew where we would be over the coming months.
As the only company able to produce live summer opera in 2020, Opera North announces its 2021 season.
Jay Wahl, producing artistic director at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, has been hired as executive director of the Flynn.
Just a small indication of Bruce Bouchard’s business acumen came about when he brought The Met: Live in HD, big-screen live broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera, to Rutland’s Paramount Theatre. Friday was Bouchard’s last day at the Paramount.
The popular holiday program of stories and music, “Stories for a Winter’s Eve,” which has logged eight annual programs, will continue for 2020 with a virtual — and free production — Dec. 19 to Jan. 3.
Tom Smith's recently published second novel, “Your House Is on Fire” has been in various stages of drafts and rewrites for the last 10 years, but it’s actually been 80 years in the making.
Lucioni, Marsh and Moses are among the 20-plus artists with strong southern Vermont ties whose artwork is featured in “Out of the Vault” at the Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum of the Southern Vermont Arts Center.
When Bruce Bouchard took over the executive director’s chair at Rutland’s then-ailing Paramount Theatre in 2008, he first looked to reorganizing. Eric Mallette, a staff member of four years came in for his initial interview.
Directed by Dawn O. Willis, Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont, one of the state’s best choral ensembles, has just issued its seventh album, “Down by the Riverside,” and it's a showcase of contemporary choral singing.
Oh, what a year of live music it would have been in Vermont. Sadly, thanks to COVID-19, it was mostly not to be, much to the chagrin of fans, artists and venues since mid-March. That said, live music managed to persevere at reimagined drive-in venues and a variety of other formats.
East Montpelier raconteur Willem Lange has been delivering his reading of Charles Dickens’ beloved “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story” every year since 1975. For those 45 years, he has performed the version Dickens presented in public readings some 127 times including in the United States.
The circle of postcards on the book’s cover is a montage of contrasting images — various jolting newspaper headlines shuffled together with photos of birds and flowers — a kaleidoscope of despair and hope.
When the Vermont Symphony Orchestra presents its second “Music for Days Like This,” online at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, it will feature some unlikely ensembles, including VSO percussionists D. Thomas Toner and Nicola Cannizzaro.
Dave Keller has had a busy year. In January, he released “Live at the Killer Guitar Thriller,” his eighth album and his first live recording with his road trio. That album highlighted his live performance sound and the gritty authenticity of the stage.
A solitary life may have been sufficient for Ebeneezer Scrooge prior to his life-changing Christmas Eve visitations, but 2020’s solitude and physical distancing have been challenging for a lot of us, including community theaters.
Tom McNeil, the founder and co-owner with his wife Liz Fitzgerald of Vermont Piano Restorations in Barre Town, has been tuning and restoring pianos for more than 50 years.
This holiday season, the “It’s a Wonderful Life” experience is being made available by Northern Stage, the Upper Valley professional theater company. Instead of a film, “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play.”