Community support helps local icon

Legions of François Clemmons’s fans recently contributed to a GoFundMe campaign initiated 10 weeks ago to help cover the Diva Man’s ongoing expenses at The Residence at Otter Creek, where he now resides at age 78.

Francois Clemmons to celebrate 400 years of Negro Spirituals

Francois Clemmons has sung spirituals his entire life and is a preeminent interpreter and champion today of the American Negro Spiritual. He will give a concert in Middlebury on May 6.

Francois Clemmons to read from his memoir

Hear Middlebury singer, author, and celebrity François Clemmons read from his debut memoir “Officer Clemmons,” now out in paperback, on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., at the Mahaney Arts Center’s Robison Hall. Clemmons will offer remarks, readings and so … (read more)

Francois sings for the spirit every Wednesday

The weather is marvelous, parties are being planned and large-scale events are happening again this summer. We have arrived at the beautiful and freeing unfolding of post-pandemic life. And yet, there’s pain, sadness, anxiety and uncertainty that lingers … (read more)

Book review: Officer Clemmons

(Catapult) Curious readers will discover inside information about “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” but this deeply personal and intimate account of one man’s single-minded pursuit of a career as a performer is pure François Clemmons. Director of the Martin … (read more)

What does it mean to be a Vermont artist?

Looking for an artist in Vermont? Easy, check any home studio, any shared collaborative space, look on the stages, and in the workshops and sheds that cluster in the “artsy areas” of Vermont towns, or out behind some bucolic farmhouse. They’re there — the … (read more)

François Clemmons wins the 2019 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts

VERMONT — Governor Phil Scott today announced François Scarborough Clemmons as the recipient of the 2019 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Clemmons, who lives in Middlebury, is a nationally renowned actor, singer, playwright and author. He is b … (read more)