A classic Christmas tale plays for everyone

Nine seasoned actors and five local children will take the stage at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury to perform an imaginative and theatrical version of Charles Dickens’s classic “A Christmas Carol.”

‘Showing Up’ takes the stage in Middlebury

Addison County natives Miranda Ferriss Jones and Vanessa Dunleavy are coming back to the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, on Nov. 18-20, to finally perform their musical “Showing Up.”

Local composer premieres requiem in El Paso

Jorge Martín’s piece, the “El Paso Requiem,” pays tribute to the victims and survivors of the 2019 mass shooting at the Walmart in El Paso.

Give & take: A mini-gallery for all in Lincoln

“The whole idea is: Let’s just have some fun!” said Mary Barnett, who volunteers at the library every week, and launched the mini-gallery project in August.

Cornwall poet reflects on four decades of work

“I write the way a tortoise runs, although occasionally, instead of a hare, I pull a poem out of a hat,” said Michael Collier, who recently published a new book of poetry.

Joan of Arc revives live opera in Middlebury

Opera Company of Middlebury is rehearsing now for the opening of “The Maid of Orleans” on Oct. 1, at Town Hall Theater.

Joan of Arc revives live opera in Middlebury

Tchaikovsky called it “my masterpiece,” and yet his opera about Joan of Arc has virtually disappeared since its debut in 1881.Why?“Epic is the best word for this score,” explained Opera Company of Middlebury’s music director Michael Sakir. “This is balls … (read more)

Live music moves indoors

Summer COVID-style has been — shall we say it? — almost bearable. Masks have gotten cuter and more comfortable, vaccinations are widely available and six feet feels just fine. Yes, we’ve adapted and have enjoyed outdoor events, gatherings, live music and … (read more)

Community chorus director sings his finale

“Music has always been a part of my life.”Since he was a boy growing up in a suburb of Rochester, N.Y., Jeff Rehbach was surrounded and inspired by music.“My parents sang in the Lutheran church choir in my hometown, and my younger sister, brother and I al … (read more)

Pencils and pottery show farm animals in art

With a name like “Home Grown; Pasture Raised” it’s no surprise that the new exhibit at the Brandon Artists Guild features farm animals — no, no, don’t get too excited, there won’t actually be sheep stuffing the gallery and chickens flapping in the windows … (read more)

Local filmmakers explore ‘The Price of Safety’

Sometimes you need to step back to see something clearly; or if your Vergennes filmmaker and photographer Chris Spencer, you use a drone. Flying high over the Little City, Spencer’s footage captures the picturesque falls, homes nestled snuggly on their qu … (read more)

‘Constellations’ brings stars to Middlebury

Slowly, slowly, the stars are beginning to align. We’re emerging from this pandemic with some trepidation — nod to the Delta variant — but nonetheless, press forward. Masks on, masks off… masks on again? Let’s do whatever it takes to hold onto the live pe … (read more)

Mobile makerspace spotted in Vergennes

Did you see a trailer parked outside Aubuchon in Vergennes a couple weekends ago? It was big and teal, with the words “BUILDING ARTS” in big white letters. Well we found out what exactly was going on inside that trailer and it’s pretty cool. Ryan Pierson … (read more)

Painting with thread: Mona makes crochet sculptures

What do you do with “really big string,” “really big hooks” and “really big hands?”Why make really big crochet doilies, of course.Just ask Mona Richardson (a.k.a. Mona Rae Hill — that’s her artist’s name) who has made probably the biggest doilies in all o … (read more)

Youth to perform ‘Newsies’ at Town Hall Theater

Back in the late 1800s, newsboys were on every street corner in New York. Poor, often homeless and shoeless, their cries of “Extra! Read all about it!” could be heard throughout the city. But when publishers Pulitzer and Hearst demanded a bigger cut of th … (read more)

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