In February, when Rusty DeWees, aka The Logger, emceed a talent show at Rutland’s Mount St. Joseph Academy, he was blown away by student Mary Baab singing “Unforgettable.” And so she will join The Logger (DeWees) and The Fiddler (Patrick Ross) when the fall-winter tour of their latest show, “No Sugar Added” hits Rutland’s Paramount Theatre Nov. 24.
Take a close look at the 1884 “bird’s eye” map of Montpelier and you see the tiny black steam engine, just emerged from a covered rail bridge over the Winooski, rolling down the tracks heading north. This appealing image is among the 19th century prints in the exhibition “Mapping an Uneven Country: Bird’s Eye Views of Vermont” that opened last week at Shelburne Museum.
Just 22 years old, Marcus King is a preternatural powerhouse of a guitar player, singer and songwriter, and his six-piece group is one of the fastest-rising bands in the land. On Friday, the South Carolina native brings his distinctive brand of Southern roots rock to Vermont for the second time.
Danielle Klebes brings her recent series of paintings “Aimless Pilgrimage” to Rutland’s 77 Gallery and it’s an invigorating view. In this series, Klebes focuses her attention on people or groups of people who are about to experience changes. Is a storm on the horizon? Will an accident happen? Did he hurt himself?
“Wait, wait, hold on!” Gilbert Gottfried says in a more pleasant manner than seeing the words in print implies. Then, in the background, “It’s the interviewer.” Then to me, “So this is for like the press, like a magazine or newspaper?”
Killington Resort is bringing Guster to the mountain plus an all-star lineup of athletes and musicians including Paul Oakenfold, KT Tunstall and Michael Franti for a series of free concerts and ski races Nov. 23-25 for the Killington Cup.
It’s been six years since Bluegrass guitarist and singer Mark Struhsacker released his first solo album “Cold Outside,” which we called “a welcome addition to the bluegrass library.” His second solo project, the EP “Town & Country,” was released recently.
While Wagner’s operas represent only a small fraction of operas performed, they have become the works by which opera houses are tested. Last weekend, Opéra de Montréal, our nearest major opera house, proved its mettle opening a spectacular and beautiful production of Wagner’s “Das Rheingold.”
Imagine creating something at 25 years old that would come to define you for the rest of your life. Something so impressive it would be regarded by many as the high-water mark of not only your own career but an entire medium. That was “Citizen Kane” for Orson Welles.
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Matilda isn’t your average 5-year-old child heroine. Sure, she’s a brilliant bookworm, but she doesn’t hesitate to use that brilliance to wreak havoc upon those that aren’t nice to her – particularly her parents and a rather nasty school headmistress.
Jerry Williams and Chris Miller are united in their love of the ancient craft of carving. It is this common love that has brought them together as a team in creating the 14.5-foot statue of Ceres for the Vermont State House dome. This project, and their separate accomplishments, have won the…
For her first time with the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, marimba soloist Jane Boxall has chosen Guatemalan composer Jorge Sarmientos’ 1957 Marimba Concerto No. 1, or “Concerto para Marimba y Orchestra No. 1,” Op. 20.
It’s amazing! An army of kids, ages 10 to 17, overwhelm the rehearsal studio of Vermont’s largest professional theater. Some are rehearsing with adults, some are rapidly changing sets, some are busily taking notes, while the remainder quietly works on their iPads. These unusually disciplined young folks are preparing for their debut Northern Stage's “Matilda the Musical.”
When Don McLean’s “American Pie” came out, its success was instant “It was almost like the minute someone heard the song, they wanted to buy it, or they wanted to hear it again. And that’s a hit,” McLean has said.McLean will be at Rutland’s Paramount Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, with hits like “American Pie,” “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” “Castles in the Air,” and many more.
When Sarah Jarosz, Aoife (pronounced EE-fah) O’Donovan and Sara Watkins bring their relatively new band I’m With Her to Burlington’s Flynn Center Monday, the show will be a homecoming of sorts for the standout roots musicians, who wrote much of the material for their stellar debut album whil…
Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Metropolitan Opera with this reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities.
Queen was a bombastic, flamboyant, extravagant spectacle of a band. It defined the arena rock anthem and left a creative legacy few other bands have. It’s a shame, then, that the new Queen biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” is such a mediocre attempt to tell its story.
MONTPELIER – The Capital City enjoyed its best-attended concert in memory Saturday, standing room only at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church. An estimated 700 to 800 people crammed into the city’s largest church to hear Capital City Concerts present music of Johann Sebastian Bach. (Sunday…
Main Street Arts in Saxtons River is home to the largest collection of Charles Henry’s painted stage curtains in the state — the world in fact — and has created a musical celebrating the unique and colorful Vermont theater artist and vaudevillian.
The Temptations concert originally scheduled for Sept. 23 at Rutland’s Paramount Theatre was postponed until 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Last month, an interview wasn’t possible, but the day after his 77th birthday on Oct. 30, Otis Williams, the founder and last remaining original member of the…
I remember so well the first time I heard violinist Arturo Delmoni play. It was years ago at the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival at Randolph’s Chandler Music Hall. Not only was his sound luscious and beautiful, he used it to deliver the music with style, warmth and expressiveness that…
Vermont playwright Tom Blachly has always found inspiration in American history, but one particular presidential campaign became especially fascinating.
Blues guitar and blues rock guitar fans get ready for a great show Friday, when The T ‘N’ T Tour comes to the Barre Opera House for an 8 p.m. Celebration Series performance. The two Ts belong to Tommy Castro & The Painkillers and Tinsley Ellis. Both Castro and Ellis are dynamic guitarist…
Musical sparks will no doubt be flying when blues and soul standouts Johnny Rawls and Dave Keller team up for a potent doubleheader Nov. 10 at Burke Mountain.
MONTPELIER — The T.W. Wood Gallery is presenting an exhibit of two Vermont artists, Mary McKay Lower and Elizabeth Nelson, through Jan. 4. Nelson will feature works from her travels to Iceland and Lower her landscapes and still lifes.
“Remembrance,” an exhibit featuring work by Athena Petra Tasiopoulos and Nina Dubois, will be on display in the Copley Common Room at River Arts through Jan. 9. “Colorful & Curvaceous: Captivating Quilt Art by Judy B. Dales” will be on exhibit in the Gallery at River Arts through Jan. 9.
The El Royale, the hotel at the center of the Drew Goddard film “Bad Times at the El Royale,” has its share of secrets. Straddling the California-Nevada border, the glitzy, mid-century modern structure was once haven for the ring-a-ding-ding Rat Pack set.It’s the perfect setting for the pulpy, noir-tinged thriller Goddard sets out to tell.
Halloween might have been ideal, but the Day of the Dead certainly couldn’t have been much better for opening night of Henry James’ “The Turn of the Screw,” a delicious tale of macabre goings on at a 19th century English estate.
BURLINGTON — The Vermont Symphony Orchestra introduced a compelling new violin concerto written for its excellent soloist to a Vermont audience Saturday at the Flynn Center. With its guest conductor, it also delivered Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony in “pastels,” and a delightful bonbon by R…
Henry James’ “The Turn of the Screw,” his horror novella originally published in serial format in Collier’s Weekly in 1898, tells of a governess who, caring for two children at a remote estate, becomes convinced that the grounds are haunted. And her experiences make for a perfect Halloween t…
Capital City Concerts is bringing out the vocal star power for its performances of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat and other works next weekend. Returning to the series are soprano Hyunah Yu, a Marlboro regular who began her career at Vermont’s New England Festival, and mezzo-soprano Juli…
How much of what we remember about our lives makes up who we are? In the days of i-Everything, that question is being looked at in the context of technology in Jordan Harrison’s play “Marjorie Prime,” for which he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
The Paramount Theatre will present accordionist Hanzhi Wang Nov. 1 as part of its Passages at the Paramount Series. Wang is the first accordionist to win a place on the roster in the 58-year history of Young Concert Artists.
“Ewing the Stark Fisher” is the title of a new group show at Castleton University’s Bank Gallery in downtown Rutland. A trio — J.R. Ewing, Mindy Fisher and Roscoe Stark — presents paintings that, while not similar, are connected by the thread of strange imagination. Showing their work togeth…
Did you know Howie Mandel does standup? Mandel still has a passion for standup, where his career began, and you can see him at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland.
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.
Muriel Anderson, a guitarist with a variety of styles and musical interests, and a résumé a mile long, is in concert at Richmond Congregational Church at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. If you enjoy guitar music, virtuosic playing and variety in the repertoire this is a do-not-miss concert.