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Summer fun in ski country: Base Lodge Bluegrass Festival

Janelle Faignant THE ARTS Last fall three organizations came together to brainstorm collaborative ways to bring new events to the Suicide Six Ski Area and the South Pomfret area. The…

Leading two lives: Author Reeve Lindbergh tours with her latest

Janelle Faignant THE ARTS Reeve Lindbergh has one of those famous last names that gives her away immediately. “If I’m introduced to somebody, often people will say, “Any relation?” she…

‘Hair: The Tribal Rock Musical’: 50 years, and more relevant than ever

Janelle Faignant THE ARTS “If you saw somebody with long hair you knew what they stood for,” says Marina Laurendi, 23. She plays Sheila in a cast of 18 professional…

Laughs for New Year’s Eve: Four young comedians coming to Rutland

By Janelle Faignant THE ARTS This year there’s an easy answer to the quandary New Year’s Eve poses. You can ring in 2018 with a night full of laughs and…

Supercalifragilistic: Rutland Youth Theatre presents “Mary Poppins”

By JANELLE FAIGNANT Correspondent The local production behind the biggest word you ever heard has a cast to match. Rutland Youth Theatre’s “Mary Poppins” features 71 local actors from kindergarten…

Puddles would rather sing than talk

Janelle Faignant THE ARTS During a recent episode of the NBC reality show, “America’s Got Talent,” a nearly seven-foot-tall clown named Puddles took the stage. He stood silent as the…

‘The Whale’: Beauty and redemption for the hopeless

Janelle Faignant THE ARTS At the end of a staged reading of Samuel D. Hunter’s award-winning play “The Whale,” this past the summer, a surprising number of people in the…

Finding a kindred spirit in Robert Frost

By JANELLE FAIGNANT THE ARTS Actor Gordon Clapp had been waiting 40 years to portray poet Robert Frost. When the Emmy-winning and Tony-nominated actor (“NYPD Blue,” “Chicago Fire,” and “Grey’s…

Vermont’s troubadour opens Old Firehouse series

By JANELLE FAIGNANT Arts Correspondent “As eclectic as it gets,” Jon Gailmor said, describing his musical style. Folk, rock, country western, Motown — he writes and plays them all. “Music…

The language of art: Carving Studio Members’ exhibit

By Janelle Faignant THE ARTS Some artists say that their work speaks to them. A personal, unspoken language develops mysteriously between artist and subject. In painter Rita Fuchsberg’s case, it…