Live music is back in a big way when the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival returns to the Queen City on June 4-13, the first big live event to return to Vermont following a year-plus of mostly virtual music experiences.
“Cranbrook Connections” opens this weekend at Studio Place Arts in Barre. The exhibition features work by over a dozen Vermont and New Hampshire artists who studied at Cranbrook — some decades ago, some recently.
The Champlain Trio is a product of COVID-19. It not only began because of the pandemic, it developed its artistry through this time of no live performances by creating its own unique project.
In “Going up the Country,” Vermont author and journalist Yvonne Daley chronicles how the 1960s counterculture — popularly known as “the hippie invasion” — changed Vermont, and how Vermont changed those who came here to build a new “clean” life. Playwright Eric Peterson and composer John Fole…
These are some of the diverse stories to be told in the fourthcoming White River Indie Films Festival, which will run May 21-30 outdoors in White River Junction, and everywhere online.
With the lead voice of Jed Hughes growling and rumbling its way through 11 tracks, a resonator guitar providing lead lines and a bass-drum combo pounding out a solid rhythm, the band Saints & Liars has produced an impressive sophomore recording. Here’s a band that could gain national rec…
Titled “Fields of Vision: The Private Collection of Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason,” the Christie’s auction will feature works by some of the world’s most distinguished artists.
“Truth in Sound,” a new four-song EP by Denver-based singer and guitarist Marcus Rezak, was recorded in Burlington and features the dynamic rhythm duo of drummer Russ Lawton and Tony Markellis, best known for their work in the Trey Anastasio Band, along with TAB keyboardist Ray Paczkowski.
This weekend, through a new partnership with Salem Art Works (SAW) of Salem, New York, two exhibitions open at Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester.
For Jeannie Podolak, it was the moon. For Daniel Brett, beetles. The symbols that spoke to them as points of inspiration during the year of lockdown came out in their work — signs that life was still breathing under the heavy cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s been 12 years since Karen McFeeters last released an album of her songs. We’ve missed the honey voiced, no nonsense singing from this talented part time performer. With her fourth album “Bonfire” we are brought back into the welcoming production values that McFeeters and her producer/mu…
Tedeschi Trucks, a scaled-back version of the 12-piece Tedeschi Trucks Band, brings its “Fireside Live” tour to Shelburne Museum July 23 as part of the Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on the Green series presented by Higher Ground.
In lieu of the VSO Summer Festival Tour, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra is accelerating ever so carefully away from COVID19 into full symphonic concerts at Burlington’s Flynn Center for the Performing Arts this fall and the initiation of its music director auditions. In the meantime, the VSO…
The theme "Expressions of Me” turned out a variety of interpretations from the students — a sunset sky burning hot pink, tempered with birch trees; a collection of animals at a lake; a faceless girl, her hair an exclamation point of blue flames. Some were already sold on opening night.
The COVID-19 pandemic presented musicians with a dilemma, bemoan the lack of performance opportunities or get to work on new material and get it to the public in whatever way possible. Bow Thayer, the Stockbridge based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist chose the latter.
Scrag Mountain Music, based in Marshfield, has created inventive curricula for all ages through high school, designed for teachers, home-schooling parents, and even individual students. And it’s free through the end of the 2020-21 school year.
Mad River Valley Arts presents its first in-person exhibit of 2021 with “Art Forms: An Exploration” is on exhibit through May 21 at The Gallery at Mad River Valley Arts.
You might say that artist Pria Cambio has “taken it all off” for her organization. She has donated a nude painting to the annual Studio Place Arts (SPA) Silent Auction that she modeled for in the early 1960s soon after completing her graduate program in the Philadelphia area.
“Nature/Nurture,” featuring artists Brent Birnbaum and Christin Ripley. The evening will include a live musical performance by electronic musician J. Icevich.
Mark Twain visited Vermont virtually Saturday, full of the writer’s legendary wit and unique insight into the human condition. Of course, Twain was Broadway and television actor Ron Crawford — but that was totally forgotten 5 minutes into the 55-minute show.
Like the rest of Vermont’s professional theaters, Burlington’s Vermont Stage’s world was turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. And like the others, it is taking baby steps in returning to its important role to the state’s audiences — and actors.
It’s a testament to artists’ unique way of looking at the world and seeing potential in unexpected places that a string of empty and occupied storefronts in downtown Rutland became an outdoor art museum.
Windham County’s Next Stage Arts Project, based in Putney, has planned a program of concerts and shows that’s both eclectic and diverse. Beginning May 1, the Bandwagon Summer Series runs into October with 20 different shows.
Two new albums recorded in Vermont serve up captivating soundscapes from a couple of unique young artists: Black Fly and John Morgan Kimock. Here’s a closer look at the releases:
Opera Company of Middlebury is in the process of filming a video of Leonard Bernstein’s Voltaire-based 1956 musical “Candide” for streaming June 15-30. I was only familiar with the overture, popular among symphony orchestras, so I decided to take a serious look at the musical theater piece, …
Vermont independent filmmaker Jay Craven recently previewed his latest film, “Jack London’s Martin Eden,” for students and faculty at participating colleges.
Actor Ron Crawford’s odyssey as Mark Twain began many years ago when a stage designer at Dorset Theatre Festival told him he looked like America’s quintessential and irascible author — and convinced Crawford to do a short monologue for a fundraiser.
A penchant for puns, affection for alliteration and relish for rhymes — G. Richard Ames has always had a way with words. Perhaps it came from sharing a birthdate with William Shakespeare. Or his mother may be right when she observed of his childhood vocabulary that it seemed he brought words…
Safe to say that most Vermont musicians have been “woodshedding” during the past year of the pandemic, the results of which have been popping up in a proliferation of new releases. Here’s a closer look at the three noteworthy new EPs.
A black-and-white photo installation going up in the Vermont Farmers Food Center on West Street in Rutland is the beginning piece in a series of stories that take a deeper look into our local community, agriculture and history, giving a voice to many untold stories.
As I sit in my dinning room writing this note about what we have all experienced during the past year, I am thinking about venturing out on this lovely spring day to catch the warmth of the sun and taking in the smells of spring.
Central Vermont singer-songwriter Chad Hollister and his acoustic quintet perform Sunday, June 27 at the Trapp Family Lodge meadow in Stowe.
Mark May 12 on your calendar: It’s the day when Sotheby’s New York is going to auction a major Basquiat painting titled “Versus Medici”(1982). The auction house expects this artwork will fetch between $35 million and $50 million.
“Tosca,” Giacomo Puccini’s opera of power and sexual passion, needs a soprano of beauty, power and temperament in the title role. Add to those requirements, in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, Barn Opera sought a singer of color.
Shelburne Museum’s profusion of peonies — over 700 bushes in 25 varieties — should be in full bloom as June opens. The fragrance of lingering lilacs is likely to still be in the air, late bloomers among the 400 bushes and 90 varieties. And unlike last June, visitors will be welcome to see them.
The Mad Mesa EP is the creation of Eneekay Records, Northern Vermont University’s student-run record label. Based on the NVU-Lyndon campus, it is celebrating its fifth anniversary.
“Don’t have a god but a voice on the radio,” sings Diane Jean on “Come Clean,” the plaintive opening track of Clever Girls’ new album “Constellations.” “I’m spilling my guts like a little baby.”
On Monday, April 19, the Brattleboro arts organization Epsilon Spires will begin a two-week virtual screening of the film “The Substance: Albert Hofmann’s LSD” in honor of the chemist’s first experience with and accidental discovery of the hallucinogen while riding his bicycle home from the …
Catamount Arts has opened a new StJ Art on the Street exhibition, “Evoking Spring,” which will run through May 28.