ARTS PREVIEW: February 4-10, 2016

BRANDON Arts Preview The Woedoggies have an eclectic sound firmly rooted in classic country, blues and Americana. With an arsenal of originals and an extensive repertoire of classic country, blues,…

READER BULLETINS: February 4-10, 2016

FEBRUARY 10 IS VERMONT WRITES DAY Young Writers Project hosts Vermont Writes Day on Wednesday, Feb. 10. This is the seventh year that YWP has called for a special day…

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A part of the whole: For nearly 60 years, ARC has worked to integrate people with developmental disabilities into the community

By Bruce Edwards Correspondent There was a time not so long ago when those with developmental disabilities were segregated from society and often shunned. Since 1958, ARC (Advocacy Resources Community)…

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Dress rehearsal of Mad Love, produced by Northern Stage in White River Junction, Vermont on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

Fashions change, the comedy of love remains:

THE LOWE DOWN By Jim Lowe Northern Stage is presenting the world-premiere production of a witty and charming comedy that could only occur today — yet it’s reminiscent of 1930s…


+FIVE: February 4-10, 2016

YOU’RE IN Free TBA Concert Feb. 5 9 p.m. Casella Theatre Castleton University Castleton Total Backstage Access (TBA), invites the audience to share the stage with the bands, removing the…

The Plumb Bobs.

NIGHTLIFE: February 4-10, 2016

Castleton: Feb. 5 Straight & Narrow The Plumb Bobs, from Shrewsbury perform at the cozy Iron Lantern, Route 4A, Castleton Corners, 6 – 9 p.m. Rutland: Feb. 5 Fresh Slice?…


Big issues: ABC’s ‘American Crime’ is difficult but rewarding television

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent When the first season of “American Crime” premiered last winter on ABC, it was a refreshingly sophisticated and trenchant take racism and prejudice in American society….


Calvin Prize for Vermont Youth: Hector Steyn

The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation has established the Calvin Prize for Vermont Youth, for writers aged 19 years and younger currently living or attending school in the state of Vermont….


Devil’s advocate: ‘Lucifer’ delivers wicked fun

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent Once upon a time, the Devil solving murders would have been the craziest television pitch ever. That was before our screens were graced by vampire-hunting cheerleaders,…

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Q&A by Mike Sabataso: February 4, 2016

Are you watching the Super Bowl this year, and if so do you think the Panthers or the Broncos will win? Sarah Laderoute “I would like the Denver Broncos to…