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Arts Preview: May 3-9, 2018

BRANDONDaddyLongLegsDaddyLongLegs is the confluence of three Vermont musicians whose talents merge to form a highly original acoustic trio. David Gusakov, Rick Ceballos, and Matt Witten play with “exceptional skill and…

Pianist Gloria Chien: Getting personal with a new Vermont presence

Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN Pianist Gloria Chien is becoming a familiar face in Vermont. Since becoming the wife of violinist Soovin Kim and co-artistic director of the Lake Champlain…

Arts Preview: April 26-May 2, 2018

MIDDLEBURYGreed, loss, song, danceThe Middlebury College Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Enron,” directed by professor Cheryl Faraone. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 3 and…

Fauré Requiem and Vaughan Williams? Grace Church pairs two ethereal masterworks

By Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN Pairing Gabriel Fauré’s beloved Requiem Mass and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ also beloved “The Lark Ascending” may seem unusual, but not to Alastair Stout. “Both…

Arts Preview: April 19-25, 2018

MIDDLEBURY‘The Christians’Middlebury Actors Workshop kicks off its 2018 season with Lucas Hnath’s, “The Christians,” a big-little play about faith in America – and the trouble with changing your mind. It…

ARTS PREVIEW: April 12-18, 2018

WESTONBlues benefitBreak out your dancing shoes for one of Vermont’s premier blues bands. “Downtown” Bob Stannard and Those Dangerous Bluesmen take the stage at Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm on…

‘Our Town’ becomes a Bouchard family affair

By JIM LOWE The Lowe Down Ever since it premiered in 1938, “Our Town” has been a favorite of professional and community theater companies, as well as audiences. Thornton Wilder’s…

Arts Preview: April 5-11, 2018

MANCHESTERMurder for dinnerJoin in at the Wilburton Inn’s spring murder mystery dinner party Saturday, April 14.This is an encore performance of “A Vodka Shot in the Dark, “ which had…

Vermont’s Stellaria Trio: ‘filled with musical wonder and desire’

By JIM LOWE The Lowe Down Next to string quartets, piano trios are the favorite way to collaborate for string players; and for pianists, the favorite. “Everyone gets to bring…

ARTS PREVIEW: March 29 – April 4, 2018

DORSETOne Act FestivalThe Dorset Players will be presenting their 15th annual One Act Festival at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April…