Category Archives: The Arts

The Apocalypse will be televised: HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’ is a slow, dark burn

                      By Jim Sabataso  |  Correspondent. On my more cynical days, I kind of hope the Rapture is real, and…

Poetry slam: The spoken word

By Janelle Faignant | Correspondent. A showcase of young poets ranging in age from nine to late 20s drew a crowd of more than 50 people Friday evening, filling the upstairs…

Theater Review: ‘Pigs’ come to life in Weston

By PATRICIA MINICHIELLO  |  Correspondent. WESTON — Looking for an unforgettable outing the kids will revel in this summer? Look no further than Weston Playhouse Theatre Company’s engaging sparkler of…

Carving Studio Members’ Show: A tactile weekend art adventure

          By VICTORIA CRAIN  |  Arts Correspondent. Peering through the windows of the Carving Studio gallery in West Rutland, I could see ongoing preparations for the…

An Opera in Kansas comes to Middlebury

By JIM LOWE  |  Correspondent Doug Anderson is taking Rossini’s 1813 comic opera, “The Italian Girl in Algiers,” to Kansas and the American sexual revolution of the late 1950s. “What…

‘To create a visual poem’: The artists of North Chittenden share their vision

                    CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY  |  By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG I’m not going to write about the upcoming Open Studio weekend of…

‘Top of the World’: Ken Leslie’s painting and artist’s book of the Arctic

By Victoria Crain  |  Arts Correspondent. Looking at Top of the World is unforgettable. Artist Ken Leslie traveled to the top of the Earth where nations all but converge within…

Cultures in conjunction: Web provides language learning through remote access

By Bryanna Allen  |  Correspondent. Students at Rutland High School sit down at their desks, firing up the computer in front of them. It’s 2 p.m. when students are virtually…

Québécois music by generations

By Art Edelstein  |  Arts Correspondent.  Music is communal and often family reliant. Once, before recording devices, music was learned only by passing it down from one generation to the…

Voices for hope: ‘Storytellers on a Mission’

By Janelle Faignant  |  Correspondent. “Setbacks redirect you,” Cindy Pierce says. “From a larger perspective, things that seem like failures are hidden gifts (that) direct you to where you’re really…