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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As an impoverished blind child in Florida, Ray Charles grew up listening to the country-and-western stars on the Grand Ole Opry broadcasts. That music of his childhood stayed close to his heart for the rest of his career, and it was his landmark two-volume set, “Modern Sou…

Every once in a great while, a local musician around these parts assembles a project that features a myriad of our local talent, a local "supergroup" if you will. Central Vermont based bass player and singer-songwriter Ben Dunham has done just that with his latest, Backline Collective.


NEW YORK — SoundCloud, the world’s largest open audio platform, and Pandora (NYSE:P), the largest streaming music service in the United States, today announced that SoundCloud has partnered with Pandora as its exclusive U.S. advertising and sales representation. Launching in 2019, the agreem…

The first season of “American Vandal” came out of nowhere. It was a surprisingly smart, well-observed parody of true-crime documentaries that blended low-brow comedy with high-concept execution. The result was a deadly funny, pitch-perfect representation of low-stakes high-school drama writ large.

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Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly might not be obvious picks to play brothers, but French director Jacques Audiard made an inspired choice by casting them as such in “The Sisters Brothers .”

Italian Night. 4:30 — 6:30 p.m. followed by a discussion of this year’s Vermont Reads selection, “Bread and Roses Too,” by Katherine Paterson, at 7 p.m. Call the Waterbury Library at 244-7036 by Sept. 14 to sign-up. Adults, $12, seniors (60+) $8, children under 12, $5. Waterbury Senior Cente…