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‘Anne of Green Gables’: Weston showcases theater’s next generation

Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN When the Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford musical adaptation of “Anne of Green Gables,” the L.M. Montgomery classic, opened in New York in 2007, critic…

ARTS PREVIEW: June 7-13, 2018

MANCHESTER CENTERKinhaven musicFor the second consecutive year, Taconic Music presents ensembles from Kinhaven Music School’s Young Artist Seminar, with a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Zion Episcopal…

You can come home: New York Philharmonic cellist returns to his Vermont roots

Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN When asked how he became a cellist, Eric Bartlett responded, “Practice, practice, practice! … Oh, that’s Carnegie Hall!” The Marlboro native and member of the…

Rutland Region Arts Preview

BELLOWS FALLSRoots on the RiverRoots on the River Festival, July 8-10, produced by Vermont Festivals LLC, celebrates its 19th, beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, when the gates open on a…

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’: André Previn’s opera delivers the power

Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN Two American icons shared history when André Previn set Tennessee Williams’ 1947 masterpiece, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” to music as an opera in 1998. “The…

Arts Preview: May 24-30, 2018

BRANDONCaroline CotterWith a captivating soprano voice and award-winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter’s travel-inspired songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. Cotter is currently…

Divine Arts Recording Group: Brandon’s own classical record company — from England

By JIM LOWE The Lowe Down Hidden in Brandon, unknown even to most locals, an international classical recording company celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017, and its 500th release this…

ARTS PREVIEW: May 17-23, 2018

LUDLOW‘Singing in the Rain’“Singing in the Rain” will be the next FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) movie, at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium. Gene…

Creating tomorrow’s theater: Writers and composers escape to Weston Playhouse

By JIM LOWE Staff Writer When Weston Playhouse’s retiring producing artistic director Steve Stettler chose participants for this year’s Artist Retreat, he selected six individuals or teams, writers that had…

ARTS PREVIEW: May 10-16, 2018

BRANDONThe Young NovelistsThe Young Novelists are a Toronto-based band fronted by husband and wife Graydon James and Laura Spink. They perform at Brandon Music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19,…