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The charismatic Peter Askim brought a decidedly new flavor to the December Vermont Symphony Opera Holiday Pops concerts, one that was applauded enthusiastically by audiences Dec. 10 at the Barre Opera House, Dec. 11 at The Flynn in Burlington, and Dec. 12 at Rutland’s Paramount Theatre.

Miranda, the daughter of paleontologists, grew up surrounded by dinosaurs on a remote island. But today she’s bringing them to a theater near you. The remarkably life-like dinosaurs in Dinosaur World Live! include every kid’s favorite like Tyrannosaurus rex and triceratops, built to life-lik…

For such a short month, February is seriously smokin’ with several hot music options to start planning for.

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We’ve been through our first tough winter of COVID-19 in 2020-21, and a considerable amount of music was produced by Vermonters who had lots of time on their hands and decided to use that time to record their music. In this, the 16th edition of the The Times Argus-Rutland Herald Tammie Award…

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Live music has long been a popular pick for ringing in the New Year, and this year’s offerings deliver a plethora of compelling events — a welcome return after last year’s lull in the action.

Amid the plethora of best-album lists, we like to take a slightly different tack in looking back on the year in pop music. What follows is our highly biased list of noteworthy, most obsessed-over albums by artists who graced our fair little state with a live performance during 2021 — or will be in 2022.

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Latex surgical gloves, cozy knit gloves, work gloves, a leather driving glove, a ski glove with metal clip dangling, a delicate dress glove, a pair of small cuffed gloves — dozens of gloves, like so many hands, touch each other, forming an arc that seems to float along an expanse of wall. Ea…

Last year Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater (THT) enlisted some of Vermont’s best musicians to make music videos, and packaged them together into the Holiday Jukebox.

There was no shortage of noteworthy Vermont releases this year, perhaps due in part to the added “woodshedding” time during the past year-plus of the pandemic. Here’s a look at 12 albums by Green Mountain State artists that stood out in 2021, in order of release date.

A single venue was not enough. Jasper Johns needed two major American museums to host his 90th year birthday retrospective (91st to be precise, delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic).

StJ Art on the Street’s winter show features the work of several artists in storefront, sidewalk, and indoor galleries along Railroad Street and Eastern Avenue. The new show will run through Feb. 25.

Currently open in-person public art exhibits, galleries and museums throughout the region.

From the December day in 1843 when parsimonious Ebenezer Scrooge first growled “Bah Humbug!” to his nephew Fred’s cheery Christmas greeting, Charles Dickens’ tale of ghostly Christmas Eve visitations and the cranky miser’s change of heart has been a holiday favorite.

After a long hiatus, Counterpoint, Vermont’s professional vocal ensemble directed by Nathaniel G. Lew, is back and joining forces with the VSO Brass Quintet — as they have for many years — to ring in the holidays in style!

The Champlain Trio — violinist Letitia Quante, cellist Emily Taubl and pianist Hiromi Fukuda — will bring the magic of the holidays back to the stage with a heartwarming, family friendly, candlelit concert.

Currently open in-person public art exhibits, galleries and museums throughout the region.