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    March 22, 2017

    Jay Ottaway: Crossing musical times ...

    By George V. Nostrand Staff Writer “The Jay Ottaway Band — Live in Europe,” album lays down a driving, rollicking sound right off the bat. It’...
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    March 15, 2017

    Blues behind bars

    By George Nostrand It’s a Friday evening and John Cassarino is relaxing on the couch with his three dogs in his man-cave slash music room. Surrounde...
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    March 8, 2017

    Ceol-VT style

    By George Nostrand While St. Patrick’s Day was clearly an Irish holiday, to begin with, it’s been the Americans who have turned the celebration of...
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    March 1, 2017

    A passion for words: Rutland native Davi...

    By Janelle Faignant Correspondent This past Thursday, AMC was playing the movie, Gladiator. The blurb in the channel guide boasts Russell Crowe and Jo...
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    February 21, 2017

    Chaffee’s Challenge: Moving on, from o...

    By Janelle Faignant Correspondent “‘Where are they now?’ Is that the theme? I’m still alive,” Rick Chaffee says with a laugh. Rick is the Ch...
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Jay Ottaway: Crossing musical times & genres

By George V. Nostrand Staff Writer “The Jay Ottaway Band — Live in Europe,” album lays down a driving, rollicking sound right off the bat. It’s the type of CD…

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+FIVE: March 23 – 29, 2017

COME SAIL AWAYDennis DeYoung: The Voice of StyxMarch 248 p.m.Paramount Theater30 Center St.RutlandDennis DeYoung is a founding member of Styx and the lead singer and writer on seven of the…

ReaderBulletins

READER BULLETINS: March 23-29, 2017

To list your event in the Reader Bulletins email editor@rutlandreader.comWOODSTOCK VERMONT FILM SERIES “UNBRANDED”The 7th Annual Woodstock Vermont Film Series at the Billings Farm & Museum will feature the award-winning…

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ARTS PREVIEW: March 23 – 29, 2017

RUTLANDFour bands ‘invade’College of St. Joseph is hosting a free concert featuring bands from across the Northeast Saturday, March 25, in the Tuttle Theater, located at 71 Clement Road in…

TV Review Jim Sabataso

Stand up guy: ‘Crashing’ is a pleasant, if familiar, sitcom

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent By now, TV audiences are familiar with the autobiographical standup-comic sitcom. “Seinfeld,” “Louie,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Master of None,” “Mulaney” — it’s been done to death….

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Book an Adventure

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Hidden treasures, secret codes, greedy villains, or a race to the finish may signify an adventure story. In action-filled novels like those sampled below, the…

TV Review Jim Sabataso

Punching down: Netflix’s ‘Iron Fist’ is a rare miss for Marvel

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent I was going to try to finish the entire season of “Iron Fist” before writing this review, but after several episodes, I’m unsure when or if…

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Program encourages aspiring farmers

By Catherine Twing Correspondent Farming is essential to the success of a society, and to promote a successful new generation, young farmers must be trained in business as well as…

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‘Sweeney Todd’ is gruesome — and fun

By Jim Lowe LOWE DOWN How many musical comedies find humor in insane revenge, multiple murders, and cannibalism? Perhaps only one. Main Street Arts opened a spectacular production of “Sweeney…

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Don’t eat that! Common household products can be hazardous to your pets

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH We have recently seen a rash of animals that have eaten things they should not have. These things range from medications to chocolate, to…