Category Archives: The Arts

‘Tertium Quid’: Local artist’s work headed to Kennedy Space Center

By Patricia Minichiello Correspondent Every astronaut Pat Musick has ever talked to, including her husband, Jerry Carr, has similar feelings now about the environment. When looking down from space, way…

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Theater Review: Comedy writers can be (very) funny

THE LOWE DOWN By Jim Lowe Neil Simon’s 1993 “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” harkens back to a bygone day of television and humor. And thanks to an excellent cast…

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‘Rocky Horror’ bawdier and better

THE LOWE DOWN By Jim Lowe For those of you “Rocky Horror Show” virgins, the legendary 1973 Richard O’Brien rock musical remains ridiculous — ridiculously raunchy, ridiculously tacky and ridiculously…

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‘Bad Jews’ aren’t alone

                            By Janelle Faignant Correspondent The title might be misleading. “I’d love to dispel any preconceptions about…

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Bringing the arts to life in Brandon

EMMA SERIES By Janelle Faignant Correspondent Three years ago a barren building once known as Building K of the Brandon Training School was given a second chance at life. The…

Transcending family through science

THE LOWE DOWN By Jim Lowe If playwright Paul Zindel is to be believed, exposing marigold plants to the radiation of Cobalt 60 results in those too close dying, and…

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Painter of stories: EMMA artist Betsy Moakley

EMMA SERIES By Janelle Faignant Correspondent There’s a painting of a little girl sitting on a wooden bench looking down, lost in thought. Her pensive expression contrasts the cheerful tutu…

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Painter Rae Newell is always on the lookout for subject matter

EMMA SERIES By Janelle Faignant Correspondent You might know Rae Newell from the various art classes she teaches in the area – acrylic painting at Artistree in Woodstock; one at…

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Theater Review: Northern Stage opens with old play, new theater

  By Jim Lowe WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — “Our Town,” Thorton Wilder’s classic tale of American small-town life, was written in 1938. But Northern Stage’s production, which opened its 2015-2016…

Arts Preview

ARTS PREVIEW: October 8-14, 2015

  MANCHESTER The Southern Vermont Arts Center completes its Summer Event Series with best-selling pianist Jim Brickman. The two-time Grammy nominee takes to the Arkell Pavilion ay 7:30 p.m. Sunday,…