A winter festival, Montpelier’s standout winter music weekend, celebrates a decade of musical entertainment Jan. 23-26 as the Spice on Snow Festival brings a variety of musical styles to the Capital City.

“King Lear” is one of William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies in that not only does it chronicle the downward spiral of a self-deceiving head of state and explore the ramifications of a messy regime change, it plumbs the human depths of its characters. In short, it’s a play for today.

Hands clutch the front of the wooden sled, scarf trails behind, legs wag in the air — the wide-eyed sledder in Mark Barry’s “Warp Speed” is having a thrilling ride. The slope clearly feels as steep as a bobsled run. The rider’s eyes reveal his consternation, or even terror. Anyone who has ev…

The small town of Brattleboro in southern Vermont is both home and host to all kinds of artists, and the annual Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival there has made its mark as a cornerstone in the traditional music scene. It returns to Jan. 25-26.

Hip-hop, reggae, Americana and indie-folk are all on tap this week in the Burlington area. Here’s a look at five acts that are sure to liven up Vermont in the next seven days.

Comprehensive listings of public art exhibits, galleries and museums throughout the region.

Jukebox isn’t quite the Vermont Symphony Orchestra in miniature. Now in its fourth season, this unique program brings audiences into intimate contact with music and musicians, inviting new listeners and veterans to share the joy of concert music.

“I was fortunate enough to see these amazing musicians last night,” Shelly Mayer said, “at a little ‘best kept secret’ type of place off the beaten path.”

February is an extra day longer this year, with several hot music options to start planning for.

After wowing audiences with his astounding production of “Lulu” in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, “Wozzeck,” which comes to cinemas for the first time.

Comprehensive listings of public art exhibits, galleries and museums throughout the region.

Osvaldo “Nitya” Brighenti’s pair of paintings, “Benares 1” and “Benares 2,” evokes this sacred place – its timelessness, its elemental connection with water, its humanity and rituals. Brighenti’s “Benares” diptych is among his paintings in his solo exhibition “Of Cities and Deserts” opening at the Vermont Supreme Court Gallery this week.

George Milne is well known in central Vermont as the president of Barre’s Granite Savings Bank and Trust Company for nearly 30 years, but how many are aware that he has been composing “classical” music for decades?

Sure, we’re all still broke from the holidays. But it’s never too early to start planning for some hot music events this winter. Here’s a look at six acts that are sure to liven up Vermont this month. Look for a preview of noteworthy February shows next week:

Five years ago Ted Tyler called Glendon Ingalls to talk about the possibility of a jazz night at the Red Clover Inn. As owner of both the Tyler Place, a resort on Lake Champlain, and the Red Clover in Mendon, Tyler saw the possibilities at the Red Clover after the success of the last 40 year…

Comprehensive listings of public art exhibits, galleries and museums throughout the region.

Local listings of public art exhibits, galleries and museums throughout the region.

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 2019 — or will…

The line didn’t just run down the block, it wrapped around corner after New York City corner, with no end in sight. In May 2011, Luke Cresswell stood on a sidewalk outside their destination — the New York City theater where open auditions for “Stomp” were about to be held. The endless line o…

Next Saturday, Jan. 4, Cabot Arts presents its inaugural Cabot 12th Night Celebration. With events on and around the Village Common, at the Willey Building, The Den at Harry’s Hardware, and Cabot United Church, the celebration spans nine hours with attendees welcome to come for some or all.

Comprehensive listings of public art exhibits, galleries and museums throughout the region.

Local listings of public art exhibits, galleries and museums throughout the region.

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. Here’s a look at some noteworthy options happening around the state.