Shakespeare Festival fundraiser pairs wines and theater

Shakespeare Festival fundraiser pairs wines and theater

Borrowing a line from “Romeo and Juliet,” the Vermont Shakespeare Festival’s Vino and the Bard fundraiser this Sunday at ArtsRiot calls supporters to “Come and crush a cup of wine.” The clever event pairs wine-tasting with scenes from Shakespeare’s works showcasing the group’s actors and the wines from Shelburne Vineyard. Expect to see comic and… Read More »

Julia Alvarez: Finding home in the America of ‘many rooms’

Julia Alvarez: Finding home in the America of ‘many rooms’

By Kevin O’Connor VTDIGGER.ORG Vermont author Julia Alvarez values her roots in the Dominican Republic, homeland of her parents and the place where she grew up until age 10. But she was born in New York City, which wasn’t so welcoming when her family returned upon fleeing a dictatorship in 1960. “Spik!” she recalls her classmates greeting… Read More »

Carnevale masks in Shelburne

Carnevale masks in Shelburne

Italian Carnevale Mask Making Folks of all ages are invited Saturday, Feb. 10, from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Shelburne Town Hall to celebrate the art and traditions of Carnevale. Make a mask with Nicole Librandi, Julia Ely, and Josette Noll of the Vermont Italian Cultural Association. “A Carnevale, ogni scherzo vale,” or “At Carnival,… Read More »

‘Girl Rising’ author shares work to improve lives of girls

‘Girl Rising’ author shares work to improve lives of girls

Award-winning author and Champlain College faculty member Tanya Lee Stone visits Bristol on Feb.7 to discuss and answer questions about her latest book, “Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time,” which examines global barriers to girls’ education. Organized by the One World Library Project, the free event will be held from 10 to 11… Read More »

Fleming Museum hosts exhibits old and new

Two special exhibitions are coming to the Fleming Museum of Art this season, one with a decidedly modern bent and one that harkens back to a byegone age. “Self-Confessed: The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel” is a decade-spanning display of the Vermont cartoonist and graphic novelist’s work. French caricaturist Honoré Daumier is featured in… Read More »

Photo exhibition transports viewers to mid-20th century Vermont

Photo exhibition transports viewers to mid-20th century Vermont

A new exhibition at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury asks “Who is Minnie Griswold?” Its answer does not disappoint. “Up Home” literally opens a door into a past life and time preserved and now shared across the decades. After Minnie Griswold passed away in 1952, her sons locked up their mother’s house in Pawlet,… Read More »

Summer concert series adds The Decemberists, loses Byrne

Summer concert series adds The Decemberists, loses Byrne

Music fans’ hopes for a David Byrne concert in Shelburne this summer were dashed last week when the debonair former Talking Heads front man nixed his slot in the Concerts on the Green lineup literally hours after the date was announced. Despite the about-face, the schedule is shaping up nicely for the popular Ben &… Read More »

UVM Lane Series hosts recital featuring rare instruments

UVM Lane Series hosts recital featuring rare instruments

  CORRECTION: This concert is Jan. 26.  The UVM Lane Series presents acclaimed musician Rob Schwimmer on an unusual combination of instruments, including the piano and the rarely-heard theremin and Haken Continuum. Entitled “Heart of Hearing,” the concert is Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the UVM Recital Hall and will be followed by a… Read More »

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