Category Archives: Downtown Rutland

David Sedaris hits the Paramount in Rutland this Friday

By JANELLE FAIGNANT ARTS CORRESPONDENT (Editor’s note: This story also appears in the Nov. 21, 2013, edition of the Rutland Herald.) New York Times bestselling author and humorist David Sedaris…

Looking with new eyes for new ideas

By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY On a recent Saturday, my dear childhood friend Amy came to visit from Boston. Her husband, who coincidentally graduated from Castleton State College…

Soul survivor: Gregg Allman live at The Paramount Theatre in Rutland

By JOSH O’GORMAN CORRESPONDENT He’s best known for playing in the band that’s borne his name for four decades, but on his solo tour, award-winning singer and keyboardist Gregg Allman’s…

Nashville-based musician Eric Peters to play Coffee Exchange in Rutland Nov. 2

STAFF REPORT Nashville-based musician Eric Peters will play Coffee Exchange in Rutland Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. A performing singer-songwriter since 1993, Peters’ art works on multiple levels — his melodies and…

Absolute pleasure: Merchants Hall glams it up for latest run of ‘Rocky Horror Show’

By GORDON DRITSCHILO CORRESPONDENT Jacob Patorti promises that Merchants Hall’s latest production of “The Rocky Horror Show”will be “sexier than ever.” “We’re playing up the fashion element,” Patorti, the director,…

Vermont Farmers Food Center to host forum in Rutland

STAFF REPORT The Vermont Farmers Food Center, home of the Rutland Winter Farmers Market, will host the Rutland Renaissance Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m. at the VFFC…

HarvestFest comes to downtown Rutland Saturday

STAFF REPORT On Saturday, downtown Rutland will celebrate the season with HarvestFest. The event, sponsored in part by VSECU, will run in conjunction with the Rutland Downtown Farmers Market in…

Art project asks public to share their aspirations

STAFF REPORT RUTLAND — Saturday, Oct. 12, Center Street will be the site of the Rutland debut of a global interactive public art project called “Before I Die.” A stenciled…

It’s not a rut we’re in: Rutland’s noble roots

By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG CORRESPONDENT As a writer, I am particularly interested in the power of words and language. My graduate research into the transformative abilities of writing looked into…

77 Wales Street

By RICHARD BROWN RUTLAND: THEN & NOW The building at 77 Wales St. was opened in 1913 as the entrance and lobby area of the Cairo Shrine Theater. It was,…