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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.

Music Review: Cellist delivers very personal message

    THE LOWE DOWN By Jim Lowe Cellist Sang-Eun Lee is a very personal musician and, at 21, has a lot to say and the technique to say it….


Theater Review: The other side of cruise ship entertainment

Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN Ever wonder what propels the ever-so-sweet performers performing for middle Americans on cruise ships? Wonder no longer when “My Post-Traumatic Cruise Ship Cabaret” introduces you…

Pianist Eugene Uman: Inspired Vermont jazz

CD REVIEW By Jim Lowe Eugene Uman is one of Vermont’s finest jazz musicians. Not only a virtuoso pianist and composer, he is executive artistic director of Brattleboro’s all-important Vermont…

‘Hallelujah’: ‘Messiah’ inspires the world for 273 years

THE LOWE DOWN By Jim Lowe George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” has inspired the world since it was first performed in Dublin, Ireland, in 1742, but it began with its composer….


Will tiny Saxtons River become a regional arts hub?

THE LOWE DOWN By Jim Lowe When, in a recent music review, I referred to Main Street Arts in Saxtons River as David of David and Goliath, I wasn’t kidding….


Comic and Tragic: ‘Dido and Aeneas’ proves old, not dated in Middlebury

The Lowe Down By Jim Lowe Opera Company of Middlebury’s production of Henry Purcell’s 1680 “Dido and Aeneas” gives a little taste of where Puccini came from and, with Doug…


Chamber music can mean mixed results:

THE LOWE DOWN By Jim Lowe Sophie Shao and Friends proved itself topnotch, yet not sublime, in works of Beethoven and Dvorak. (The program was repeated Saturday at Brattleboro’s Centre…

Are we missing out on our own art scene?

THE LOWE DOWN  |  By JIM LOWE Being more experienced in the performing arts, for some reason it always surprises me to see crowds at visual arts events. Of course,…

OPERA REVIEW: ‘A Fleeting Animal’: A true Vermont opera

THE LOWE DOWN | By Jim Lowe At Friday’s opening night performance, moments in “A Fleeting Animal” — with the soaring voices of soprano Mary Bonhag as Grace and tenor…

Theater Review: Barrymore tries to teach ‘Hamlet’

THE LOWE DOWN | By Jim Lowe Dorset Theatre Festival is closing a most successful season — appropriately — with dessert. Paul Rudnick’s delicious 1991 comedy “I Hate Hamlet” opened…