Arts & Entertainment


Construction progressing on new town hall, rec center in Middlebury

At a May 12 meeting of the Middlebury Select Board, member Nick Artim reviewed the minutes from the April 28 Recreation Facility Construction Meeting and the May 5 Town Offices Construction meeting.

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Kimble in the spotlight at Sheldon Museum

The Sheldon Museum in Middlebury presents the exhibit “Warren Kimble All-American Artist: An Eclectic Retrospective”, on view now through Oct. 18.

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"Parenting" author to discuss new book, kids

On Tuesday, June 2, 5-7 p.m., the Vermont Book Shop in downtown Middlebury will host Vicki Hoefle, professional parent educator and author. Hoefle will discuss her new book, “The Straight Talk on Parenting: A No-Nonsense Approach on How to Grow a Grown-Up”.

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Rutland Youth Theatre: Disney’s “Mulan, Jr. the Musical” on the Paramount stage

Rutland Youth Theatre will present Disney’s “Mulan, Jr., the Musical”, May 15-17, at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland. The stage version is based on the 1998 Disney film “Mulan” and the story “Fa Mulan” by Robert D. San Souci.

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Silent stars return to the screen in Brandon

More than a century after he first appeared on the big screen, Charlie Chaplin’s “Little Tramp” character remains an international symbol for hilarity recognized around the world.

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Festival on-the-Green invites Chamber members to vote on t-shirt design

The Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green celebrates its 37th season during the week of July 5-11 at the Middlebury Recreation Park.

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Artist brings colorful, novel art techniques to Brandon

Vermont artist Muffy Kashkin Grollier will teach a workshop in needlefelting at the Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon, Sunday, May 17

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Songs of spring at Middlebury College

The Middlebury College Choir will present its final concert Friday, May 22, at 8 p.m., in the Mahaney Arts Concert Hall, with the graduates of the Class of 2015.

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Middlebury Book Shop celebrates local authors

Following the success of last year’s California Bookstore Day, bookstores across the nation are now preparing for IBD, a country-wide celebration of books and independent bookstores on May 2.

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Losing Mandalay: Kipling's heartaches in Vermont

For those who have dreamed of romantic travel in the Far East and Africa, the name of author, poet Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) conjures up the glory days of empire, adventurous thrills in exotic lands, and that rare gift of unparalleled storytelling.

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Middlebury students present “Threshold” dance

Senior dance majors Stevie Durocher, Doug LeCours, Sarae Snyder, and Afi Yellow-Duke will present their thesis concert entitled “Threshold” on May 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. in the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

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Phoenix Books signs lease for downtown Rutland store

The next chapter in Rutland’s story of revitalization will include an independent downtown bookstore, as Phoenix Books has signed a five-year lease on a portion of the former Lake Sunapee Bank building, owned by MKF Properties.

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Bristol event will help HIV+ children

The event includes a homemade shepherd’s pie supper at 5:30 p.m., with all funds to benefit the project.

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Axiom Brass to open Bach Fest, Performing Arts Series

For the first time since 1999, the sounds of brass instruments will ring out for Middlebury College’s Performing Arts Series, when the award-winning Axiom Brass Quintet performs at 8 p.m. on April 24 as the opening event for the fifth annual Middlebury Bach Festival.

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Creative Habitat closing

Creative Habitat, an arts and crafts retailer located next to Price Chopper on Shelburne Road in South Burlington, is going out of business.