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Kinobe brings music of Africa to Middlebury, Feb. 20

Herbert Kinobe—whose last name is pronounced “Chin-O-bay”—is a gifted Ugandan multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer known for his inspired synthesis of African roots and global fusion.

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West Rutland Variety Show is coming March 8

The sixth annual West Rutland Variety Show is coming Sunday, March 8, at 3 p.m., at the West Rutland Town Hall.

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Steven Osborne returns for campus performance

Classical pianist Steven Osborne makes a much-anticipated return to Middlebury College’s Performing Arts Series on Wednesday, February 11 to perform a stunning concert of solo piano works including Schubert’s Drei Klavierstücke (Three Piano Pieces), Beethoven’s Piano Sonata no. 28 in A Major, op.101, and Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” sonata, op. 106.

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The art of Masako Inkyo coming to Middlebury

The beautiful, ancient graphic art of Japanese shodo has made its mark down through the centuries. Most recently, exotic shodo characters have appeared as hip skin illustrations with the airy brush strokes becoming even more popular in San Francisco tattoo parlors than kanji. However, to be clear, the shodo art—with its Chinese roots—includes both kanji (Chinese) and hiragana (Japanese).

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Middlebury’s D8 brings a cappella sound into the 21st century

Middlebury College’s Dissipated 8 a cappella singing group dazzles audiences from Vermont to Bermuda. The all-male group begin a new year of performances this month.

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Locally produced radio show now in Arizona

”Floydian Slip,” a weekly Pink Floyd show produced by Craig Bailey of Shelburne, began airing on KZGL 103.7 FM in Flagstaff, Ariz., on Jan. 3.

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Middlebury dance company goes on the road

The Dance Company of Middlebury College is hard at work preparing for an upcoming premiere and subsequent tour.

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1950’s rocker comes alive in Rutland

“The Buddy Holly Story,” now in its 25th year, continues to thrill audiences on tour in the U.K. and around the world is now coming to Rutland’s Paramount Theatre on Thursday, Jan. 22, for one show only at 7:30 p.m.

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Mush! Addison man is arctic dog sledding expert

The snowy world of sled dogs will be explored in a program this month sponsored by the One World Library Project in Bristol. Addison resident Ed Blechner, who has been mushing dogs for forty years throughout the Northeast and Eastern Canada, will present “Dogsledding in Labrador” on Thursday, Jan. 15, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol.

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Rising composer to perform in Middlebury

On Friday, Jan. 9, at 1:30 p.m. atm the Maheny Center for the Arts, Middlebury College will present Mary Ellen Childs, one of the most intriguingly original music composers working today.

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Student painting adorns local shopping bag

When a talented Hinesburg Community School second-grade student created a drawing featuring sunflowers, a fundraiser aimed at helping the local food shelf also took flight.

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Mary Ellen Childs and the sounds of music

On Friday, Jan. 9, at 1:30 p.m. om the Maheny Center for the Arts, Middlebury College will present Mary Ellen Childs, one of the most intriguingly original music composers working today.

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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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