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Arts Preview: March 22-28, 2018

BELLOWS FALLSMasters of Celtic harpGráinne Hambly and William Jackson are two of the foremost harpists of Ireland and Scotland. Combining their talents on harp as well as concertina, tin whistle…

Arts Preview: March 15-21, 2018

CASTLETON‘Guys and Dolls’The Castleton University Theater Arts and Music Department will present “Guys and Dolls,” by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows with music by Frank Loesser,” March 21-25, in the…

A Winter Dance Gala: Showcasing Vermont’s emerging professional dance world

JIM LOWE THE LOWE DOWN V ermont’s professional dance community, which comprises myriad styles and genres, is often hidden in dance classrooms throughout the state. But seven of its most…

Arts Preview: March 8-14, 2018

MIDDLEBURY‘Anne of Green Gables’“Anne of Green Gables – The Musical” is coming to Town Hall Theater March 16-18, a community theater production by Poor Lost Circus Performers. Performances are at…

The Heliand Consort: Vermont woodwinds delivering ‘life and joy’

By JIM LOWE Staff Writer The Heliand Consort, an ensemble of some of Vermont’s finest woodwind players and their friends, took its name from an epic poem in Old Saxon…

Arts Preview: March 1-7, 2018

BRANDONSinger-songwriter Julia Mark“I have literally seen people’s breath taken away when they first hear Julia Mark,” says Jay Ottaway, with the Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival. Julia Mark is a…

Ayad Akhtar’s ‘Disgraced’: Identity can mean heartbreak at Northern Stage

Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN Northern Stage Artistic Director Carol Dunne offered two compelling reasons for presenting “Disgraced,” Ayad Akhtar’s controversial and unsettling play about a Muslim-American struggling for identity…

Arts Preview: February 22-28, 2018

MIDDLEBURYSophie Shao and friendsPraised by World News for her “sensitive, stylistic playing, with great finesse, emotion, and gorgeous tone,” cellist Sophie Shao — a perennial Middlebury favorite — has surrounded…

Arts Preview: February 15-21, 2018

KILLINGTON14-year-old music starFourteen-year-old Broadway sensation Brandon Niederauer will appear live at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Pickle Barrel Nightclub in Killington. The show is open to anyone 18…

Will Vermont change the tenor, or the tenor Vermont?

By JIM LOWE The Lowe Down When Boston tenor Joshua Collier came to Vermont last June to perform in Puccini’s “Il trittico” with Opera Company of Middlebury, he and his…