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Stories behind the art

Vermont artists to gather in Brandon

“With watercolor, the paint participates in the creative process—you don’t so much control it as collaborate with it.” These words, by Andrea Varney speak to the challenge of working in such a difficult medium.

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All-star jazz lineup headlines Middlebury concert

Acclaimed performer, composer, and educator Miles Donahue will lead an all-star lineup of jazz players in a public concert on May 2, 8 p.m., at the Middlebury Mahaney Center for the Arts.

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On stage: “Hair” revival in Rutland

Hair down to There!

The Paramount Theatre presents the national Broadway tour of HAIR, the rock musical that sparked a revolution and ignited a generation, on Thursday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m.

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Concert to benefit Middlebury Methodist Church

Vermont musicians Patti Casey and Pete Sutherland are coming together on Mother’s Day, May 11, 2-4 p.m., for a benefit concert at the Methodist Church in Middlebury. All proceeds will go to Hospice Volunteer Services and Wellspring Hospice Singers.

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From the Editor: "1984" is never too far away

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking 13...” George Orwell, “1984”

Quilt Expo looking for participants

Quilters and vendors are being sought to participate in an upcoming quilt expo which will take place on Oct. 25 in the Mineville, N.Y., VFW. The expo is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with proceeds to benefit High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care.

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Rutland prepares for an Elvis sighting, April 26

"Thank you very much..."

Vermont Maturity Magazine will present the third annual Central Vermont 50+ EXPO on Saturday, April 26, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Rutland from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.—and “Elvis is in the building!”

Exhibition brings art activism to Middlebury

Now on view at the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the exhibition Guerrilla Girls: Art in Action features thirteen politically charged posters that showcase the history of the Guerrilla Girls’ activism and encourage viewers to question the ethics of the art world.

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Aurora School to present play about immigration in Vermont

Aurora Middle School will present its spring play on Wednesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m., at the Memorial Baptist Church on South Pleasant Street in Middlebury.  

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Remembering mystery writer Diana Ramsay

Middlebury mystery writer was something of a mystery herself

When mystery writer Diana Ramsay—whose real name was Rhoda Rebee Brandes—learned that the end of her life was near, she said she couldn’t imagine a better way to go than to be at home in Middlebury, Vt., in bed and watching a Major League Baseball game on television. Ramsay-Brandes died just that way, on March 31, the opening day of the 2014 baseball season.

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Middlebury concert to feature accompanied Bach works

Middlebury Bach Festival

Award-winning cellist Sophie Shao will return with special guest violinist Soovin Kim on Friday, April 25, to perform a program of unaccompanied Bach works as the opening concert of the fourth Middlebury Bach Festival.

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Cotey Gallagher: an eye for art

Artist Cotey Gallagher of Salisbury is passionate equally about art and humor. The self-described “perfectionist” and young commercial artist—who has illustrated everything from children’s books and English-as-a-second-language language textbooks to personal art commissions and high-tech articles appearing in geeky, national computer magazines—believes that art should be an equal blend of hard work, detail and fun.

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Rutland conference will explore American horror genre

The College of St. Joseph in Rutland will hold its third annual Popular Culture Conference, “American Horror from the Great Depression to the Great Recession,” April 11-12, on the CSJ campus.

Opera Company of Middlebury announces 2014 season

Two Italian operas, one comedy and one drama, will be staged by the Opera Company of Middlebury in its 11th season.

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Addison County poets to gather

On Wednesday, April 9. at 6:30 p.m., the Sheldon Museum will present “Poets as Historians” with five area poets celebrating Poetry Month and Vermont History.