Katie Trautz, a stalwart in the Vermont old-time, Cajun and Americana musical circles has released her first solo CD since 2009’s “Remembering.” “Passage” is a nine-track, 30-minute album that has Trautz writing all the songs, playing banjo, guitar and fiddle with a band that includes electric guitars, drums, horns and pedal steel guitar.

A new year in these parts typically takes a little while to gather up some steam in the live music department. But for such a short month, February is seriously smokin’ with several hot music options to start planning for.

There’s a point early on in “Vice” when a young Dick Cheney asks then-Congressman Donald Rumsfeld what it is they believe. It’s a seemingly earnest question from a wet-behind-ears political neophyte attempting to formulate a worldview. Rumsfeld laughs in Cheney’s face.

Death is for us human beings the ultimate concern. We know that one day we and our loved ones are going to die, but not when — and most importantly, our destination after we pass away.

The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts Live in HD Francesco Cilea's “Adriana Lecouvreur” to Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and rebroadcasts it to Rutland’s Paramount Theatre at 12:55 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13.

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From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jack Hanna brings animals from the far corners of the world to audiences in his stage show. “Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live!” will make a stop at Rutland’s Paramount Theatre at 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.

Scrag Mountain Music will begin the new year with a program of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music, however, the first work on the program will be contemporary. “Situation,” a song from the larger work, “Song Cycle,” is by Matthew Ricketts, a Canadian-born composer who teaches at Columbi…

MOXIE Productions presents its third annual “One and Only” series celebrating solo performance at the Grange Hall Cultural Center Jan. 12-March 24. Six weekends of performances from theatrical storytelling to stand-up comedy to musicals, and almost everything in between, the series features …

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 eight acts that are sure to liven up Vermont this month. Look for a preview of noteworthy February shows next week.

BRATTLEBORO – The new year brings new exhibits to the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC). “If she has a pulse she has a chance” and “Robert Perkins: Every Day” close on Monday. They will be replaced by “Open Call NXNE 2019: Paint,” BMAC’s annual juried exhibit, which opens Saturday, …

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On Nov. 27, Britain’s Prince Harry “cut the ribbon” on a new 250-seat theater, joining a school on the recently acquired property of Circus Zambia, a professional ensemble of former street kids helping today’s street kids. Behind it all is a Vermont theater professional and generous folks fr…

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 2018 — or will…

When Lou Scott made his first military diorama with his son Chris 35 years ago, he had no idea of where it would lead him. He has expanded well beyond this narrow theme, and the 150 dioramas on display at the B & G Gallery in downtown Rutland, just begin to scratch the surface of Scott’s seemingly boundless creative energy.

Ann Young’s painting “Legacy” is among the large-scale oil paintings in her solo exhibition opening Jan. 3 at the Vermont Supreme Court Gallery in Montpelier. “Fellow Travelers” features recent work by Young, who lives in Barton. 

From Gaagudju in Australia, whose last native speaker died in 2002, to the Cromarty dialect of Scots that died in the United Kingdom in 2012, to Nuchatlaht, which perished with Alban Michael in British Columbia in 2016 — languages around the world are disappearing. Of roughly 6,700 languages…

MONTPELIER — The Unitarian Church did a pretty good imitation of a Roman Catholic cathedral, rather than the intimate non-denominational community center it is, Saturday when the Onion River Chorus delivered grand performances of liturgical works from the High Baroque.

Reid Brechner brings his ceramic art for a brief exhibit called “Sorry, But Hello” at the Castleton University Bank Gallery. Brechner, a painter and sculptor, studied art and mathematics, and he has sought to combine both disciplines in the work on display in Rutland now.

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.

If you aren’t staying in with Dick Clark this year, there are lots of music options happening in the Rutland area to ring in 2019.

After nearly two decades of comic book adaptations, someone finally got it right. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is a triumph of animation — a vibrant, visually stunning kaleidoscope of action that perfectly translates the experience of reading a comic book to the big screen.

We can thank Meadowlark Studios and eight Vermont performers for new renditions of holiday songs this year. Owner and producer Yasmin Tayeby recorded Josh Panda, The DuPont Brothers and Dwight & Nicole in arrangements that breathe fresh air into the Christmas songbook.

Opera North, the Vermont-New Hampshire professional opera company, has announced the schedule of its 37th season, Summerfest 2019, with expanded programming at Blow-Me-Down Farm.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” at the Metropolitan Opera, featuring a dazzling 19th-century setting that changes with the seasons.

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BURLINGTON — The music of Joseph Haydn often takes a backseat to his peer Mozart, but not Friday at the University of Vermont Recital Hall. The vivid imagination, humor and grandeur of Haydn’s solo piano music was brought to life in a recital by Paul Orgel that was brilliant and compelling.