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ARTS PREVIEW: July 19-25, 2018

MARLBOROMarlboro MusicFor decades, musicians and audiences have been trying to determine what makes the concerts at Vermont’s Marlboro Music Festival so special. A look at Marlboro Music’s second weekend of…

Arts Preview: July 12-18, 2018

MANCHESTERTaconic finaleAt 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton, Taconic Music’s fourth and final concert of its 2018 festival series brings…

‘West Side Story’: Tackling the greatness of Bernstein-Sondheim-Robbins-Laurents

By JIM LOWE The Lowe Down For his swan song as one of Weston Playhouse’s three co-artistic directors of 30 years, Tim Fort is directing “West Side Story.” The iconic…

ARTS PREVIEW: July 5-11, 2018

MIDDLEBURY‘Yellow Submarine’Originally presented in wide release in 1968, “Yellow Submarine” is back on the big screen this summer at Town Hall Theater at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, July 15,…

Weston Playhouse’s ‘Fun Home’: Unflinching musical tells Alison Bechdel’s story

Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN “Fun Home,” the Tony-winning musical based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, will be only the second to grace the new Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm….

ARTS PREVIEW: June 28 – July 4, 2018

MIDDLEBURYHenry Sheldon popsThe Henry Sheldon Museum invites you to celebrate Independence Day at a pops concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 2, featuring the Vermont Philharmonic. This popular family event…

Killington Music Festival: Learning the art of collaboration and community

By JIM LOWE The Lowe Down For Daniel Andai, Killington Music Festival’s artistic director of five years, collaboration is the aim, and essential. “For me, I can’t imagine anything in…

ARTS PREVIEW: June 21-27, 2018

BRANDONGypsy ReelA Celtic band that rocks, Gypsy Reel plays high-energy, stirring music rooted in the Celtic tradition but garnered from the whole world. They have “bags of originality” (Andy Cheyne,…

Thornton Wilder’s ‘Our Town’: A 1938 classic for today’s America

By Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN When Steve Stettler, Tim Fort and Malcolm Ewen decided to step down after 30 years as artistic directors of Weston Playhouse, they chose Thornton…

ARTS PREVIEW: June 14-20, 2018

MANCHESTERTaconic Music returnsTaconic Music artistic directors Ariel Rudiakov and Joana Genova present Taconic 2.0, Taconic’s second annual summer music festival, June 22–July 15.The season encompasses four festival concerts featuring faculty…