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    December 7, 2016

    Gear-Crazy with Magnum P.A.

    By George V. Nostrand What may be the ultimate epitome of Jared Johnson’s philosophy sits right inside the door of his new combination warehouse-wor...
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    November 30, 2016

    The mic stays open

    By George V. Nostrand Stephen Audsley, who has been the host of the open mic at the Center Street Alley in Rutland and The Killarney in Ludlow for ove...
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    November 23, 2016

    Playing for keeps: A young musician find...

    By George Nostrand What do most people do when they get out of college? They look for work. Well, believe it or not, it’s the same for most musician...
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    November 16, 2016

    Brit Davis: Drumming to her own beat

    By George V. Nostrand Staff Writer Local musicians series Spotlight on the drummer It was a brisk but sunny Saturday morning when drummer Brit Davis r...
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    November 9, 2016

    Oak Totem: Carrying the Torch, and a lit...

    By George V. Nostrand Keeping a band together isn’t easy. Challenges include everything from clashing personalities to conflicting musical tastes. O...
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Gear-Crazy with Magnum P.A.

By George V. Nostrand What may be the ultimate epitome of Jared Johnson’s philosophy sits right inside the door of his new combination warehouse-work space. A Frankenstein-looking vehicle — once…


+FIVE: December 8-14, 2016

BIRDERSWest Rutland Audubon Marsh WalkDec. 088 a.m.West Rutland MarshMarble StreetWest RutlandA monthly bird monitoring walk, 3.7-mile loop around the marsh (dirt and paved roads) or go halfway. Meet at the…


READER BULLETINS: December 8-14, 2016

To list your event in the Reader Bulletins email editor@rutlandreader.comMANCHESTER FARMERS MARKET HOLIDAY FAIRThe Manchester Farmers Market will be holding a holiday fair on Saturday, Dece. 17 from 10 a.m….

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Arts Preview: December 8-14, 2016

BRANDONSarah Blacker in concertBrandon Music brings back Sarah Blacker with Aaron Katz at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. The singer-songwriter is a Brandon Music favorite and is known as Boston’s…

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NIGHTLIFE: December 8-14, 2016

Brandon: Dec. 08 A Cappella St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble, an a cappella group from Russia, show $20, dinner & show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show….

Paramount Sunday Matinee Series

Staff Report The Vermont Symphony Orchestra continues its Sunday Matinee Series in southwestern Vermont this season with three performances at the Paramount Theatre. The series opens at 3 p.m. Dec….

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Celebrate with the VSO

By Jim Lowe Staff Writer When Anthony Princiotti conducts the Vermont Symphony Orchestra in music by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Hindemith on Saturday at Burlington’s Flynn Center for the Performing Arts,…

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New book teaches harmony singing to kids

By Art Edelstein THE ARTS There was a time when American songs were regularly taught in public schools across the country. Even in cities like New York and its environs,…


If Walls Could Talk

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT If the walls of homes could talk, what tales would they tell about the inhabitants that lived there throughout the years? Here are four novels…

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New owners to take reins at Rutland fitness club

By Bruce Edwards Correspondent When Dan Doenges graduated from Assumption College with a degree in marketing, his first job was at a bank. But it didn’t take him long to…