Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-73), who took the gospel music of her childhood and made it rock, was called the godmother of rock ’n’ roll. Marie Knight (1920-2009), the younger gospel and R&B singer, was performing at the Golden Gate Auditorium in Harlem, on a bill with Mahalia Jackson, wh…

Although Tom Merwin was born in Brooklyn, his paintings reflect his deep love of nature, and the woods and waterways surrounding his downtown Castleton studio and gallery.

They’re called “the first family of Canadian music,” and we’ll get to hear them in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7 when Leahy graces the stage at the Barre Opera House as part of its Celebration Series.

Her music was the soundtrack to a generation of teenage girls, many of whom looked up to Whitney Houston in the 1980s.Her songs had extra special meaning for South African singer Belinda Davids, who credits Houston with inspiring her entire career.

Two years after her triumphant headline show at Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in support of her widely lauded 2018 album “Loner,” ever-rising singer-songwriter Caroline Rose returns to the bigger Higher Ground Ballroom March 7 in support of another stellar album.

“Inside Out,” “Love Letters” and “Elements of Glass” are among exhibitions scheduled at 36 museums and galleries in a statewide project, “2020 Vision: Seeing the World Through Technology.” Organized by the Vermont Curators Group, this collaboration includes galleries and art, science and history museums.

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A dynamic Irish trio, Socks in the Frying Pan, kicks off the pre-St. Patrick’s Day music season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 29, at the Barre Opera House. While this trio may be new to many fans of Irish music, they’ve been performing for a decade and won Live Band of the Year 2020 from Celtic…

Two of the best and most distinctive artists in jazz grace our region with performances in the Burlington area Thursday. Monster saxophonist Kamasi Washington brings his sizable band to the Higher Ground Ballroom, while master guitarist Bill Frisell and his Harmony quartet settle into the in…

“Agrippina,” George Frederic Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome arrives at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury Feb. 29, Rutland’s Paramount Theatre March 8.

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STOWE – Intimacy is the ideal in chamber music and it’s the basis of the Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society. Now in its second season, the program brings topnotch young classical musicians to the stage of Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center — where they share with the audience.

COLCHESTER – The Vermont Philharmonic closed its winter program with a pretty spectacular performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Saturday at the Elley-Long Music Center. And there was plenty more, including a virtuoso performance by a teen cellist. (The program was also performed Sunday at the Bar…

John Williams, creator of the scores for the “Star Wars” film series, is widely considered the finest film composer of our time. For its celebration of the composer, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra has invited Troy Peters, legendary music director of the Vermont Youth Orchestra 1995-2009 and …

“The deeper purpose of ‘Vermont Artists to Watch’ goes beyond a magazine feature, an exhibition, and artist boosterism,” Ric Kasini Kadour said. “The goal is to reframe how artists are seen by society and promote engagement with visual art.”

During the late 1980s and 1990s, Richard Marx’ music told a story. His string of hits went from the romance of “Endless Summer Nights” to the heartbreak of “Should’ve Known Better,” and post break-up regret in “Right Here Waiting.”

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PLAINFIELD – Shakespeare’s treatment of women in his plays is varied and controversial, but there’s no question that Rosalind in the comedy “As You Like It” is in control of her own destiny. And in the Plainfield Little Theatre production, which opened Thursday at Plainfield Town Hall Opera …

Think of it as “The Logger: Unplugged.” The Tiny Town Hall Tour is a more up close and personal take on the show audiences have come to know and love from Vermont actor and comedian Rusty DeWees’ “The Logger.”

Tom Blachly, who has directed some 12 of Shakespeare’s plays, hasn’t until now tackled one of his most popular comedies, “As You Like It.” “The reason I haven’t attacked it all these years is that it needs a really good Rosalind,” Blachly said recently by phone. “And I found one in Sorsha Anderson.”

Fans of blues and soul singer and guitarist Dave Keller will find his new album “Live at the Killer Guitar Thriller,” a change from his previous seven album releases. His catalog of recordings hasn’t, until this CD, included a live album. With this release we hear a performance as authentic …

The swans, dog, and Tinkle are among the decorative arts from the Shelburne Museum’s permanent collection featured in the “Creature Comfort: Animals in the House” exhibition that opened this week in the Colgate Gallery of the Museum’s Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education.

For such a short month – one day longer this year – February is seriously stocked with a plethora of smokin’ music options. Here’s a look at three noteworthy offerings in the coming week.

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