Paul Miller has been an integral member of several of Vermont’s top country and bluegrass bands as a guitarist, bass player and vocalist.
The stage may be dark, but new life is percolating behind the curtain at Dorset Theatre Festival. The acclaimed and innovative southern Vermont professional company has launched its new Commissioning and Fellowship Program, and named returning director Jade King Carroll as resident artist.
Two women, on separate continents, 5 and 6 decades ago, had firsthand experience with the herbicide-defoliant Agent Orange. In Vietnam in the 1960s, Tran To Nga was immersed in vegetation doused by the United States’ Operation Ranch Hand that targeted jungles and crop fields. In the early 19…
BURLINGTON — Friday’s UVM Lane Series concert, titled “Mary Bonhag & Friends: Out of Darkness/Into the Light,” proved a rich and rewarding showcase of some of northern Vermont’s finest musicians.
Arthur Zorn is well known as a choral conductor, pianist, choir director, organist an vocal soloist. Few people may know that besides his storied music career, Zorn is an accomplished visual artist.
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s next Jukebox is a reunion of sorts, featuring two popular Vermont rock musicians, singer-songwriters Kat Wright and Ryan Miller.
Green Mountain Swing, central Vermont’s popular jazz and swing band is itching to get back to playing music for live audiences. The 17-member band has an extensive repertoire of songs to present and a membership eager to bring their special brand of horn-based music to the stage.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, art teacher Emily Umphlett’s classroom looked much different than it does today. In a regular full day of classes, she would see more than 100 students who would share a variety of art materials kept in a big community art bucket.
Shelburne Museum has acquired a portrait by John Singleton Copley titled “Mrs. John Scollay (Mercy Greenleaf),” a pendant painting to the portrait in the museum’s permanent collection, “Mr. John Scollay,” reuniting the long-separated portraits of wife and husband.
DORSET —Dorset Theatre Festival is taking its Art of Storytelling and Playwriting workshops online to students this spring. Building on the success of its first online workshop in fall 2020, the festival is expanding its offerings to reach as many middle and high school students in Vermont a…
Last summer, Taconic Music was first in Vermont to present live indoor concerts, after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down indoor performing arts in the state. Now the Manchester community music organization is the first in the state to announce an indoor summer concert series for 2021.
For the past five years JAGfest, the brainchild of Jarvis Antonio Green, has established itself as a unique Vermont theater company celebrating black lives through original storytelling. This year is no different, except that COVID-19 restrictions have led to a creative way to present them.
Stannard, Two Trees, MacNutt, and Xi are among the 19 Vermont artists featured in “I Am … 2021” presented by the Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery and opening online Feb. 18.
Thanks to COVID-19, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra has been able to take its statewide mission even deeper. In addition to streaming chamber music programs to the general public, the VSO has partnered with the VA Hospital in White River Junction and Age Well, advocates for the aging populati…
Most New Englanders have seen ice shanties on frozen lakes, but few, if any, have seen an ice shanty shaped like a fish — not to mention a stovepipe hat, a wishing well, or a wedge of cheese. The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) and Retreat Farm present all this and more in the inaugural Artful Ice Shanties Design-Build Competition, an outdoor celebration of the delightful possibilities of winter.
Next weekend, in time for Valentine’s Day, Gabrielle Rosiere and an array of charming and eccentric lovers and would-be lovers come to screens in audience homes in Lost Nation Theater’s production of Beckwith’s play, “Love Letters Made Easy.”
Vermont’s newest professional chamber music ensemble, the Champlain Trio is introducing itself with a documentary, “Empty Stages: Performances and Stories of Resilience,” directed by renowned Barnet filmmaker Jay Craven.
A standout of Burlington’s rock scene from the late 1980s until the early 2000s, central Vermont singer and songwriter Peg Tassey is back with her first new song in nearly 20 years, which will no doubt be music to the ears of longtime fans of the beloved Calais-based artist.
Chicky Stoltz calls himself “a reflective mountain man.” A resident of the Mad River Valley he says he considers himself “more storyteller than a musician.” But musician he is.
Shelburne Museum presents 20 textile masterpieces dating from the first decades of the 1800s to the turn of the 21st century in its newest online exhibition, “Pattern & Purpose: American Quilts from Shelburne Museum.” The online exhibition opened Thursday.
Wheels roll, seedpods burst with color, handcrafted art books beckon, and an intricate thread installation considers “Contact Tracing.” The four exhibitions that opened last week at Studio Place Arts in Barre offer a beautifully fitting start to this year, each one with much to explore and savor.
Vermont’s theater world hasn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic stop them from practicing their art — instead, coming up with novel ways to meet the challenge. Middlebury Acting Company, already presenting its play reading series, “The American Dream,” hasn’t stopped there.
In “Raggedy And,” David Valdes' 2016 comedy of manners, the perfect poet is needed for the impending inauguration of America’s first female President. When a trans woman, is selected, her wife hits the roof and her son is torn. Imagining the glare of the media spotlight on her family’s priva…
In a rehearsal this past Sunday for Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre’s (ART) upcoming virtual short play festival, the subject of a reporter’s interview reveals a little too much, a family pays more attention to Facebook than to each other, and a service that seems too good to be true gloss…
Chelsea choreographer Hannah Dennison doesn’t create merely dances, she builds worlds of dance, theater and music. Covered in these pages, in 2012, Dennison revealed her evening-long “Dear Pina” in which 28 dancers and one tall dignified couple paid tribute to the renowned German choreograph…
While the notion of a thriving surf-rock scene in the landlocked, mountainous state of Vermont might seem absurd to some, Burlington has birthed some noteworthy bands over the years.
From the first notes of Doug Riley’s first CD “Nostalgia Café” this writer was reminded of the heady days of the 1990s when he discovered Celtic music and wound up spending many Wednesday evenings in Burlington learning the jigs and reels played at Irish sessions around the city, usually hel…
“Unmasked: Artful Responses to the Pandemic," featuring artwork influenced by and created during the pandemic, opened this week at Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. Through 10 galleries of SVAC’s Yester House, the show includes collaborative projects born of this time and work by over 40 individual artists.
Zoom has taken over the theater — at least for the moment. Dorset Theatre Festival, White River Junction’s Northern Stage and Weston Playhouse Theatre Company have each found Zoom particularly effective in the development of new plays.
John Fusco is the 2020 recipient of Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, which recognizes Vermont artists who have had a profound impact on their field. Since the Vermont Arts Awards couldn’t be presented in person this year the five recipients appear in brief videos.
“Same but Different” is a collaboration of Vermont dancer-choreographers Christal Brown and Lida Winfield, exploring their similarities and differences in a cultural commentary on race, age and gender.
Montpelier’s favorite resident country musician and singer-songwriter Mark LeGrand recently released a 17-track, nearly one hour of music, CD titled: “A Twenty Year Retrospective 1997-2017.”
What does Albrecht Dürer, the 15th-century Old German master, have in common with modern 21st-century customer-centered business strategy? The answer is marketing — the management approach that focus on the needs of consumers and creates products and services to fulfill their needs.
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 through any of the other years."