Vermont’s Lucy Terry Prince
Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” has long been at the top of the “classical charts,” but in the orchestration by French composer Maurice Ravel. In fact, the composer wrote it for solo piano.
MONTPELIER — The Med Shed has become a valuable resource across central Vermont for loaned medical equipment and supplies to anyone who can’t afford to pay for them.
George Milne is well known in central Vermont as the president of Barre’s Granite Savings Bank and Trust Company for nearly 30 years, but how many are aware that he has been composing “classical” music for decades?
BARRE — Plans to convert a former Ayers Street auto parts store into a state-of-the art coffee roasting operation cleared a key hurdle Tuesday night when city councilors approved a surgical change to zoning regulations they adopted earlier this year.
During the holidays, I try to take time from the humdrum of festivities to sit quietly and reflect on how happy and grateful I am for my life here in rural New England. Much of what I appreciate is linked to a life that allows me to spend time in my garden, raising some of the food I eat and…
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with its revelatory “Ode to Joy,” has been a beloved celebration of humanity since Leonard Bernstein conducted a worldwide telecast performance honoring the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
MONTPELIER — Students in central Vermont are producing artwork that will be projected over the stage during a performance in the Capital City Concert series next month.
When Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” opened in 1892, with its story adapted from E.T.A Hoffman’s tale, the ballet’s opening Christmas party took place in the parlor of a gracious urban home of the time.
Conductor Chelsea Tipton II’s watchword is excellence. The first time he works with an ensemble, he asks for the programs from the last four or five seasons, to see what they like and what they program. That’s exactly what he did when he was invited to conduct this year’s Vermont Symphony Or…
MONTPELIER — It was a “blowout” by all accounts at the 47th annual Washington County Youth Service Bureau’s Thanksgiving feast at the Bethany Church in the Capital City on Thursday.
“Messiah,” George Frederic Handel’s great oratorio, has become a ubiquitous part of Christmas celebrations worldwide — and yet it was written for Easter.
Why have the impersonal experience of shopping online when you can get unique products from people who really care? Why shop the big box stores and deal with the traffic and ugly strip malls? Stay downtown and really enjoy yourself this holiday season!
“Ancestry” is among Athena Petra Tasioupoulos’ mixed media pieces in her “Faces and Figures” series in a new joint exhibition with Elliot Burg in the Nuquist Room of the T.W. Wood Gallery. Burg’s “Conga!” photographs combine street photography and portraiture in exploring the exuberance and culture of Cuba in 2018.
BARRE – The truck is now “stuffed,” the signature red kettles are just starting to fill up, but while the sign in the window of a vacant downtown storefront declares it will be the “Future Home of the Salvation Army,” it will be empty for awhile.
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 a comic, in “A Concert in Pantomime” on primetime national television.
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.
MONTPELIER — Women who have championed opportunities for other women in professional and community roles were celebrated with awards by the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce on Saturday.
“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 …
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.
MONTPELIER — Elisabeth “Bibba” Kahn, a Spanish and French teacher at Main Street Middle School, was hailed as the 2020 Vermont Teacher of the Year at a lively ceremony last Tuesday.