Arts & Entertainment


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Vermont's "batman" is champion of endangered bats

Local wildlife advocate and author Don Mitchell visited Orwell and Benson area libraries last week to promote his new book about endangered Vermont bats titled, “Flying Blind”.

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Middlebury's Woodchuck fest draws big audience

Beverage-maker Woodchuck celebrated the grand opening of its state-of-the-art cider-making facility with a mini Woodstick-style festival attended by fans and tourists, Aug. 23.

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Film crew to work along Three Mile Bridge Road

Road to be closed between Route 7 and Halladay Road

Three Mile Bridge Road will be closed to traffic between Route 7 and Halladay Road, from 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24, until 12:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, while a film crew is working in the area. Flagging personnel will be on scene for traffic control during this period. Please call the Middlebury Town Manager's Office at 388-8100 x 202 with any questions or concerns.

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Vergennes Arts Walk features "Faces and Places"

Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5-7 p.m.

The Vergennes Arts Walk reception is this Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5-7 p.m. There will be music at the Vergennes Farmer's Market, and a reception at Creative Space Gallery for the newest show, "Faces and Places" and the Gallery Group Show.

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Claude Bourbon to bring Gallic panache to Brandon Music scene

Brandon Music presents Claude Bourbon, highly acclaimed acoustic guitar player, on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Born in France in the early 1960s, Bourbon who has a reputation as a formidable performer, grew up in Switzerland where he was classically trained.

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Vermont Rep: Actors wanted

Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre will hold open auditions for the coming theatre season on Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Brick Box, Paramount Theater, 30 Center Street, Rutland.

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"Hot Neon Magic" will be retroactive this weekend

Performance at Two Brothers Tavern

Actor Hugh Grant tried it in the movie “Music and Lyrics”, but Vermont-based Hot Neon Magic actually found their groove with a revival of the 1980s New Wave sound.

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Vermont independent motion picture to screen in Rutland

Award-winning director Jay Craven will present his most recent Vermont film, “Northern Borders,” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Paramount Theater in Rutland. The screening will include an introduction and post-film discussion led by director Craven.

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Middlebury Arts Walk to feature new studio, artists

The 2014 Middlebury Arts Walk season continues with the season’s fourth event taking place on Friday, Aug. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Middlebury Arts Walk is a free event (for artists, venues, and attendees) and is held the second Friday of the month from May to October. In many cases the art is on display all month long—not just that evening.

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Middlebury author receives National Medal of Arts

Novelist, poet, and essayist Julia Alvarez of Middlebury has won a 2013 National Medal of Arts award and will join fellow recipients and the Obama family at a White House ceremony on Monday, July 28. The event will be live streamed on the Middlebury College campus today.

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Green tower sculpture featured in Middlebury garden

A piece of contemporary outdoor sculpture is shaking things up in the Sheldon Museum’s period garden in downtown Middlebury this season.

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In the groove for Middlebury's Arts Walk

The Michele Fay Band, a popular Vermont-based acoustic quartet, performed at Middlebury’s Arts Walk Happy Hour at Two Brothers tavern July 11.

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Don Thompson: Playing Champlain

Preview: French Heritage Day 2014

When Don Thompson gets into French history, he does it with a passion. A retired teacher, Thompson prepared for his new career in living history with the help of his teacher wife Carol, show-and-tell artifacts from his own collection, and plenty of homework.

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Adam Myers remembered at RetroFit event

For those Addison County residents who knew him or worked along side him, Middlebury firefighter Adam Myers was a hard worker, caring friend, and devoted family man.

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Middlebury College’s carillons will ring in July 4

The sound of American freedom will ring loud and clear on the Middlebury College campus starting this July 4. This year’s Independence Day will kick off the summer-long beautiful sounds of ringing bells of the 29th annual Middlebury College Carillon Series.