Arts & Entertainment


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Author to discuss Shakespeare in America

William Shakespeare has been a prism through which American issues—including revolution, slavery, war, the battle of the sexes, even so-called social justice—have been refracted.

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New Haven artist sets off on USA road tour with giant Da Vinci statue

Award-winning sculptor Dennis Sparling of New Haven is preparing to tour the USA beginning this week in a special van carrying his giant sculpture of Leonardo Da Vinci and other works.

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A new director for Rutland's award-winning men’s singing group

Curbstone Chorus

After 10 years of directing Rutland’s award-winning Curbstone Chorus men’s singing sensation, Dan Graves has chosen to use his musical talents in other ways.

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Quilters at the Strong House Inn: Made of hands and hearts

There’s an old Vermont joke that goes something like this...

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U.K. musicians to spend winter semester in Middlebury

The acclaimed U.K.-based Heath Quartet ensemble will spend all of Middlebury College’s winter term on campus, performing in two free concerts on Jan. 14 and 21, and a third, ticket-cost concert on Feb. 4.

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Television actor to host local public access program on PEG-TV Channel 21

Jan 5, at 6 p.m., PEG T.V. will air the first episode of “Jim Riley’s Reality Check,” a weekly current affairs, news and politics talk show.

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K-12 students: Green Up Vermont poster and writing contests

Any student K-12 may submit one entry each for both of Green Up Vermont’s annual poster and writing contests. Entries must be received by Jan. 31. One poster design is selected as the official 2016 Green Up Day poster, promoting Green Up Day, the first Saturday in May.

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Young actors wanted! Auditions for “The Orphan Train” in Rutland

Rutland Youth Theatre will hold open auditions for its first One Acts for Youngsters Series and join the One Act season for high school-age students with the a moving historical story titled, “The Orphan Train”.

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America's Got Talent comes to Middlebury's Town Hall Theater

The Boston-based band Sons of Serendip performed to a sold-out audience at Town Hall Theater in downtown Middlebury Dec. 22.

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Charlotte Select Board considers option of creating news media fund

In what started as a request by a local newspaper for a financial donation has spurred discussion about creation of a fund designated for contributions to local news media sources.

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“Banjo Kid” made Forest Dale his home

During the spring of 2014, a query appeared in one of the local newspapers asking if anyone knew about a “banjo factory” that existed in Brandon’s Forest Dale district...

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Bristol to host townwide Winterfest, Dec. 12

New Haven Winterfest ~ Saturday, Dec. 12:

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All ages, species welcome to Rutland holiday happenings in December

Children and kids-at-heart will get to meet Dr. Seuss’ meanest and greenest creation when the Grinch himself visits all Phoenix Books in Rutland in early December.

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Time Capsule: Robinson was farmer, artist, conservationist, abolitionist

Local history

The Rokeby Museum, located along U.S. Route 7 in Ferrisburgh, is a treasure trove of artifacts and history about life in early Vermont and the Underground Railroad.

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New book features wild tales from Vermont’s leafy outback

If you think only guys love the wilds of Vermont, it’s time to get with the program. Some of Vermont’s best up-and-coming sportsmen are women.