Arts & Entertainment


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Vermont Birdland—the art of Gary Starr

Bird-decoy modeling wasn’t an established art form until the opening years of the 20th century. Prior to that time, decoys were just that—decoys—used by many sportsmen to lure, say, waterbirds to rest and thus line up in their gunsights. Even as far back as the 18th century, art connoisseurs such as George Hepplewhite recognized the artistry of these otherwise mundane hunting accessories.

Ashley in college drama

Megan Ashley of Middlebury will perform in Colby-Sawyer College’s fall theater production...

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Midd faculty talent to be showcased on campus

GOT TALENT? — Affiliate artist faculty members will present an eclectic concert Saturday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m., in the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

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“Little Mermaid” to headline VUHS

The students of Vergennes Union High School will be presenting the annual fall musical on Nov. 13-14, at 7 p.m. and Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. in the newly renovated VUHS auditorium. VUHS will present Disney’s version of “The Little Mermaid,” written by Hans Christian Anderson. The stage musical is produced by Disney Theatrical and written by Doug Wright with music by Alan Menken.

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PRX radio host to campus storytellers

Middlebury College hosts the live performance event “Cocoon,” inspired by popular storytelling phenomenon “The Moth,” on Friday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., at the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

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Watch 55th Annual Rutland Halloween Parade live on PEGTV

PEGTV, Rutland County’s public access television station, will be broadcasting the 55th annual Rutland City Halloween Parade live on cable channel 15 starting at approximately 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25.

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Middlebury play celebrates America's Jewish experience

The Middlebury College Department of Theatre and Dance will present David Freedman’s play “Mendel, Inc.” on Oct. 30–No. 1 at Wright Memorial Theater.

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A classical interlude in Middlebury

Renowned around the globe for unique, elegant, and refined interpretations, the Belcea Quartet returns to Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m.

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Singing—for the joy of it!

Middlebury resident Barbara Clearbridge is both a Quaker and a medical intuitive. She has shared her spirituality and healing skills for more than a quarter century. In addition to her healing work,

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C-SPAN to broadcast Art Cohn's “Battle of Lake Champlain”

Cohn founded Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

According the C-SPAN 3 television network, the first four airings of Art Cohn's illustrated lecture on "The Battle of Lake Champlain" will be Sun., Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 a.m..

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Blues legend B.B. King, 89, falls ill; Rutland concert canceled

Blues legend B.B. King, 89, fell ill Friday night, Oct 3, during his performance at the House of Blues in Chicago.

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Lakeside views: New art, old car

A large modern canvas, which recreates a classic 1949 automobile billboard, graces the side of the former Wheelock Chevrolet building on Route 9N in Port Henry-Moriah, N.Y.

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Local novelist explores future politics

Nick Monsarrat views journalism as a vocation, rather than a profession. The Charlotte resident built a storied career at a number of publications, ranging from local newspapers to an online news site. Driven to continue the quest to find the truth, Monsarrat just published his first novel, “united states.“ (Yes, the lower-case cover title is correct.)

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Rutland fiddle jam welcomes area players

A fiddle jam will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Godnick Adult Center in Rutland from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. The jam welcomes fiddlers, players of acoustic instruments and listeners.

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Richard Goode to perform

Pianist Richard Goode, who has won worldwide acclaim for his interpretations of the classical masterworks, will return to the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Oct. 5 to play a program including Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, and Schumann.