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“Shrek the Musical” headlines Paramount Theatre this week

The award-winning Rutland Youth Theatre will present “Shrek the Musical”with a live orchestra, Friday, Dec. 19 and Saturday, Dec. 20. The show is produced by Saskia Hagen Groom and guest directed by Meghan Hakey.

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“The Snowman” headlines Rutland, Dec. 13

Rutland Youth Theatre is collaborating with Lakes Region Youth Orchestra’s 25th Anniversary in “The Snowman” Dec. 13.

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Neshobe student places third in statewide Peace Poster Contest

For several years the Brandon/Forest Dale Lions Club has sponsored a local level competition for the Lion’s annual Peace Poster contest.

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The art of Reed Prescott

When artist Reed A. Prescott III opened his gallery and studio, Prescott Galleries at Verde Mountain, located at 19 Main St. in Bristol three years ago, he was making a statement. Bringing his art to a downtown street, painting and working with wood in full view of shoppers and tourists in a large, front bay window, Prescott was demonstrating his commitment to what he calls the local “creative economy.”

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Vergennes art community to celebrate new gallery, studio

Vergennes' art renaissance exploded on the scene in the early 2000s. Since then, several art galleries have opened in town and Vermont's smallest city is fast becoming a hub for artists in the region.

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Quartet returning to Brandon

On Nov. 22, Brandon Music will welcome back the John Funkhouser Quartet.

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Popular exhibit held over in Middlebury

Through painted canvasses and "sound portraits," artist Kate Gridley marks the passage of emerging adults as they come to realize their selves and claim their voices.

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Vermont literary journal aims to slow online reading

Breaking with the trend of constant updating and notifications, Mud Season Review posts just one work each of fiction and nonfiction, one portfolio of poetry and one of art each month.

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Time Capsule: Picturing a classic Vermont country general store

Remember when general stores provided one-stop shopping in rural Vermont?

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Ex Gov. Douglas to speak in Middlebury

Middlebury resident and former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas (R) will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting and dinner of the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History on Wednesday, Nov. 19, presenting “The Vermont Way.”

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“Oliver!” soars in downtown Middlebury

Middlebury Community Players’ priduction of “Oliver!“ is underway this week and the musical production is simply terrific. The local cast and crew shine with their dramatic and musical skills int he spotlight. This year’s “Oliver!” staging has surpassed recent productions and it’s worth an evening out to enjoy Addison County’s bubbling cauldron of top-notch amateur stage talents.

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Middlebury, Rutland performers in classic horror tale turned musical

Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic allegorical work, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," was an instant success in 1885.

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ACORN looks at Vermonters during the Roaring '20s

Greg Sharrow, folklorist and co-executive Director of the Vermont Folklife Center, will share archival recordings in a talk about “What can we learn about local food and farming from Vermonters growing up in the 1920s and 30s?” at the Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN) Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 5:30 – 7 p.m., in the Community Room of the Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury.

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Vermont PBS web series features wild mushroom gatherers, others

Vermont PBS’ web-original series, "Makin’ Friends With Ryan Miller," announces the launch of season 2 exclusively on the station’s website, vermontpbs.org.

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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.

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