The drive to stained-glass artist Karen Deets’ Fair Haven studio is worth the trip alone, but inside, her studio is a playground. A neatly organized conglomeration chock-full of crates of glass, small tables with carpeted tabletops for cutting, ribbons of copper foil on reels, and a miscellany of tools. It’s inspiring.
Six months after his untimely passing last November, the result of a head injury from a bicycle accident, Larry Gordon, the founder of Onion River Chorus, Village Harmony and Northern Harmony, will be celebrated with LarryFest in a Memorial Day weekend of activities at Goddard College in Pla…
Passion for the music of Johann Sebastian Bach in nearly universal among music-lovers. It was literally standing-room-only at the November 2018 Capital City Concerts all-Bach concert in 2018 at the 800-seat St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, making it likely the largest concert audience in the…
On a recent Thursday evening 13 people gathered at the Montpelier Senior Center’s meeting room. There’s a big circle of chairs and the folks take out instruments and start tuning. Several size ukuleles, a couple of guitars, fiddles, banjos and a bass fiddle are tuned and ready to go. It’s th…
‘On my walk home — I get off the bus and walk home to the trailer park every day after school. It’s beyond the Job Lot and up the hill toward Brodie’s farm where I got my first deer when I was 9,” says a teen wearing a pastel apricot color T-shirt and green shorts, standing on a stage bathed…
After 26 years as the director of the Montpelier Community Gospel Choir John Harrison is stepping down in May.
‘Birch trees growing, on some new mountains, mountains made of stones, taking back taking back our home,” sings singer-songwriter Bryan Blanchette in the opening lines of one of his new songs. His rich voice continues in Abenaki, telling of deep ties with the land.
The Irish band We Banjo 3 makes its second visit to Barre Opera House for a 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, concert that was postponed from January. We last saw the Galway-based quartet in March 2017 and were impressed with their energy, musicianship and creative approach to Irish and American music.
Few first time novelists hit the ground running as fast as Catherine Drake has concerning getting the word out about their new novels. Even though the launch date for her book, “The Treehouse on Dog River Road,” is May 10, she and her book have already been featured on television, she has a …
Celebrated Los Angeles singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will include Burlington on his two-month summer tour of the Midwest and East, performing July 11 with his band at the Flynn. The concert will benefit Barnet filmmaker Jay Craven’s new film, “Lost Nation.”
Kingdom County Productions (KCP) has started three weeks of principal photography in and around Marlboro for its newest film, “Lost Nation,” that will tell a multi-racial narrative set in Vermont during the American Revolution.
It’s always news when “Banjo Dan” Lindner, Vermont’s dean of bluegrass, issues a new CD, even more so when it is to be his last. And appropriately, “Spirits” celebrates spirituality.
A sitar? A balalaika? A tiple? Siddhartha and Jesus? Bees? Greek mythology? These instruments and subject matter are not the usual musical fare for bluegrass banjo musicians. But with “Spirits,” the latest and purported last album from “Banjo Dan” Lindner of Montpelier, we get a swan song of…
The recent history of St. Michael’s College baseball has been ugly.
“Delightful Pairings” is the apt title of the spring program of the Solaris Vocal Ensemble, now in its eighth year, which will be heard in Waterbury, St. Albans and Burlington next weekend.
At “Drip,” a new exhibition up through April 30 at Barre’s Studio Place Arts, viewers are also surrounded by water — and drawn to consider the present and future of this life-sustaining resource.
In 1983, Nathaniel Lew sang in the premiere of “The Bells,” Erik Ewazen’s setting of Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, while a student at the pre-college program at the Juilliard School of Music. Thirty-nine years later, now artistic director of the Montpelier-based professional Counterpoint Vocal Ens…
If you think you know Tennessee Williams’ play “A Streetcar Named Desire,” a forthcoming production of the legendary drama asks you to reconsider.
There is a sense of traveling along with Carole Naquin in her solo exhibition that recently opened at the Gallery at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. In “Roaming the Rivers, Roads & Hills,” Naquin takes viewers outside in the mostly Vermont landscape in her pastels and oil paintings. The artworks roam through the region and seasons and under glorious expanses of sky.
From classical music from the Champlain Trio which opens the series, to Gamelan Sulukala on June 26, the series includes operatic singing, classical piano, a singer-songwriter and Latin jazz.
Given the program conductor Tania Miller’s has chosen to perform with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, she clearly has a love for music of the Romantic era. Still, she doesn’t neglect the music of today.
Johann Sebastian Bach is undoubtedly the greatest composer for the “king of instruments,” the organ — think the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 — and it has been a tradition on Montpelier to bring Vermont’s top organists together with the composer for the annual Bach Organ Marat…
‘The Thin Place” by Lucas Hnath, Vermont Stage’s first major show in its theater since it closed its doors two years ago, is a haunting new play about a psychic medium who can communicate with people who have crossed over.
When Rev. Rameen Zahed, the new pastor at the Old Meeting House in East Montpelier, faced his congregation for the first time March 6, his sermon marked a beginning but also the end of a long and complicated journey that began 30 years ago at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, and …
A second-generation Ukrainian American is making borscht, with about 27 gallons ordered thus far, to raise funds to help those impacted by the Russian invasion.
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra Jukebox Quartet spring tour will have a decidedly different flavor. Instead of its usual string quartet, violinist Brooke Quiggins and cellist John Dunlop, both founding members, will be joined by percussionists D. Thomas Toner and Nicola Cannizzaro in a progra…
Country music in the 1960s through the early 1980s was dominated by several iconic performing men and women. If you’ve followed this genre, even tangentially, you’ve likely heard the duet music of Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, and Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn.
BARRE — Sporting two new members, a new mayor, but no masks, the City Council breezed through its first meeting since last week’s Town Meeting Day elections altered its makeup.
MONTPELIER — One administrative search has led to another in the Montpelier Roxbury Public School District where a sitting principal has decided to switch schools, but not employers.
Seventeen local students ages 6 to 20, met at Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier City Hall Arts Center last week for orientation to its Winter 2022 Dance Theater Camp. They did physical warm ups and choreography with Taryn Noelle, learned parts of a new song with Kathleen Keenan, practiced li…
A grass-roots effort to conserve the environmentally sensitive portion of a historic 40-acre farm that overlooks Berlin Pond has made significant progress during the past several months, but members of the Berlin Pond Watershed Association still have work to do and money to raise.
So it seems like the weather is extra weird lately. Each week we have one frigid day where I need every single piece of clothes that I own and one warm day where it feels like spring. That leaves us with lots of ice! Dogs are often more adaptable than humans, but I find this weather is weari…
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic only recently bringing world-wide attention to the increased importance of safe water and sanitation, a local Rutland-based nonprofit organization has had its eyes set on making these pillars of hygiene more internationally accessible for 23 years.
The Outside Story
When the Vermont Legislature canceled this year’s Farmers’ Night concert series due to COVID concerns, members of the Nisht Geferlach Klezmer Band were disappointed.
A 71-year-old man is relaxing on a bench in front of a London railway station. Without warning a 42-year-old American woman walks up and kisses him on the neck. He is at once shocked and fascinated. And they begin to talk …
We see eyes above masks, sometimes an expressive brow, but it’s been a long time since we have seen faces — faces of people we know, people we don’t know, faces in a crowd. For those of us longing to see faces again, Studio Place Arts has the answer.
In Sonya Sagan-Dworsky’s exhibition “Discarded: Daily Views of Trash” at Studio Place Arts’ Quick Change Gallery, the Montpelier High School senior brings together her art and climate activism.
When A.J. Croce takes the stage at the Barre Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, those unfamiliar with his music will hear a mature songwriter, a talented singer and a dynamic piano player and guitarist.
PLAINFIELD — Local officials have renewed the town’s mask mandate for another 30 days.
Outdoor concert announcements have been popping up in the past few weeks, much to the delight of Vermont music lovers mired in mid-winter.
Long tubes of loosely crocheted wire loop gracefully through the air in the Nuquist Gallery. Nearby, a large white plaster blossom sits on the floor. A medical-style wheeled tray stands heaped with very squeezable looking flesh-colored forms. Eloquently evoking female fertility, Sabrina Fadi…
WILLIAMSTOWN — A divided Select Board agreed to part with one of the town’s “newest” and “oldest” assets Monday night, and while it isn’t clear what will replace the sprawling structure that was deeded to the town in September, there is no doubt the architectural relic will soon be razed.
The following is a sampling of calls to Montpelier police in recent days:
If all goes as planned, Alex and Amanda Long, of Putnamville, will reopen the gelato shop Chill in Montpelier this March, possibly early April.
We are excited to welcome Hugo’s to our Capital City. The new restaurant plans on opening by Valentine’s Day, and we wish them a successful start. Here is an interview with Hugo’s owner, Thomas Greene.