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Jim Lowe is music critic and arts editor for the Rutland Herald and The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus writes about arts events around Vermont.

VSO Made in Vermont: Young composer celebrates his home state

By Jim Lowe The Lowe Down Upper Valley-bred composer Zach Sheets looked to his roots when composing his new piece for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. “(The) piece has to do…

Does Rutland still need its Chaffee?

Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN The Rutland area is burgeoning with visual arts. Castleton University is currently operating not one, but three exhibition spaces in downtown Rutland, as well as…

Weston’s ‘All My Sons’ classic and powerful

By Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN “All My Sons,” another compelling story of the American dream gone wrong by Arthur Miller, is the great theater classic that most of today’s…

The power of Billie Holiday lives on

By Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN No one who experienced Marinda Anderson singing “Strange Fruit,” the song about lynching that Billie Holiday made famous, Friday at the Dorset Playhouse is…

Is Vermont theater coming into its own?

Jim Lowe The Lowe down When Weston Playhouse Theatre Company broke ground for its new theater at the Walker Farm last weekend, it was the third such occasion in as…

New Rebeck comedy takes on the 1 percent

By Jim Lowe The Lowe Down Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy “The Way of the World,” like the William Congreve Reformation comedy it’s inspired by, is a scathing satire of today’s…

In ‘Forever,’ tragedy compels new life

By Jim Lowe Correspondent Dael Orlandersmith’s “Forever” is a riveting tale of a young woman, oppressed by a broken but dominating mother, reinventing herself, finding the family she can relate…

Theater Review: Discovering the drama behind the poetry:

By Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell are considered two of the finest American poets of the 20th century. In spite of their brilliant work and…

A poetic friendship: Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell

By Jim Lowe Staff Writer A poetic friendship: Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell Two of America’s most revered poets, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, were introduced to each other in…

Unique piano virtuosity opens Killington festival

By Jim Lowe The Lowe Down Killington Music Festival opened its 34th season of faculty concerts Saturday at Killington Resort’s Ramshead Lodge with what was ostensibly a solo piano recital…