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arts and entertainment http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/2248/all en Arts Beat for March 23: Michele Fay Band to bring American music to Brandon http://addisonindependent.com/node/19314 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-20271" style="width: 175px;"><a href="/node/19314"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/blank for Arts Beat.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Art Beat for July 7: Festival to offer great music all week plus dancing" title="Art Beat for July 7: Festival to offer great music all week plus dancing" class="image image-thumbnail " width="175" height="6" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Greg Pahl </div> </div> </div> <p> Brandon Music presents a return performance of the Michele Fay Band on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.</p> <p> The Michele Fay Band is a compelling and captivating ensemble featuring original and Americana music that brings forth a comfortable groove of folk, swing, and bluegrass-influenced songs. Fay&rsquo;s heartfelt lyrics are woven seamlessly together as she delivers with a crystal clear, authentic voice accompanied by guitar, fiddle, bass and banjo.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19314">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/node/19314" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County arts and entertainment Arts Beat Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:51:54 +0000 19314 at http://addisonindependent.com Young man from Syria brings expertise on the flute to college in Middlebury http://addisonindependent.com/201502syrian-flutist-play-benefit-concert-feb-22 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28720" style="width: 151px;"><a href="/201502syrian-flutist-play-benefit-concert-feb-22"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Boghos6624 .thumbnail.jpg" alt="Boghos6624 .jpg" title="Boghos6624 .jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="151" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BOGHOS TASLAKJIAN PRACTICES the flute with pianist Cynthia Huard in the Middlebury Congregational Church last week. Taslakjian grew up in Syria and is now a sophomore at Middlebury College. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Faith Gong </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Ask Boghos Taslakjian how he came to play the flute, and he becomes momentarily flustered. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s confusing, even for me,&rdquo; says the 19-year-old Middlebury College sophomore from Syria.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s because Taslakjian has been a musician since before he can remember. According to what his mother says, he began his training on the recorder at age 4, because the flute was too large for him to handle; he graduated to the flute a year later, at the ripe old age of 5.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28652">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502syrian-flutist-play-benefit-concert-feb-22" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts and entertainment Middlebury College Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:41:39 +0000 Faith Gong 28652 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury Actors Workshop stages 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' http://addisonindependent.com/201410middlebury-actors-workshop-stages-dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26241" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201410middlebury-actors-workshop-stages-dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/DSC_9546.thumbnail.JPG" alt="DSC_9546.JPG" title="DSC_9546.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CHRIS CASWELL AND Jordan Gullikson rehearse a tense moment during &quot;Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.&quot; Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> David Weinstock </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>PLAY PREVIEW:</strong> Are human beings good or evil? Can civilization or science ever tame the worst in us? In Middlebury Actors Workshop&rsquo;s latest production opening next week at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, set in Victorian London, we meet Dr. Henry Jekyll, a gentleman scientist who has left his practice to pursue that burning question. His solution, which makes him the world&rsquo;s first psycho-pharmacologist, launches a tense and fast-moving drama.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26242">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410middlebury-actors-workshop-stages-dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts and entertainment Jekyll and Hyde theater. Middlebury Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:59:02 +0000 Zach Despart 26242 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury to host last Arts Walk of the season today http://addisonindependent.com/201410middlebury-host-last-arts-walk-season-today <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26111" style="width: 74px;"><a href="/201410middlebury-host-last-arts-walk-season-today"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Arts Walk.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Arts Walk.jpg" title="Arts Walk.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="74" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SARAH WESSON’S PAINTINGS, such as this oil on canvas titled “Autumn in Ripton,” will be on exhibit at her second-floor studio in the Battell Building during Friday evening’s Arts Walk. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The 2014 Middlebury Arts Walk season finale will be held on Friday, Oct. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. Middlebury Arts Walk is a free event (for artists, venues, and attendees) and is held the second Friday of the month from May to October. In many cases the art is on display all month long &mdash; not just that evening.</p> <p> <strong>New Arts Walk Artists</strong></p> <p> The Middlebury Arts Walk committee endeavors to introduce new and different artists throughout the season. There are several artists who are first-time Arts Walk exhibitors this month:</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26112">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410middlebury-host-last-arts-walk-season-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts and entertainment Arts Walk Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:24:10 +0000 John McCright 26112 at http://addisonindependent.com Century-old church gets colorful facelife http://addisonindependent.com/201410century-old-church-gets-colorful-facelife <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25925" style="width: 152px;"><a href="/201410century-old-church-gets-colorful-facelife"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/StMarys0458.thumbnail.jpg" alt="StMarys0458.jpg" title="StMarys0458.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="152" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MAREK MULARSKI WORKS on restoring the 14 Stations of the Cross from Middlebury’s St. Mary’s Church recently. The tableaus, which depict the final hours of Christ’s life, were removed from the church to a nearby garage where Mularski was able to restore the plaster and repaint the scenes. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; For more than 110 years, the majestic St. Mary&rsquo;s Church has stood as a spiritual beacon at the base of the College Street ascent into the heart of the Middlebury College campus. Those who travel past the church can&rsquo;t help but admire its regal stone facades and its vibrant, stained glass windows.</p> <p> But what passersby haven&rsquo;t seen during the past month are a litany of repairs being performed inside the church, mostly plasterwork and painting that when completed will restore the building&rsquo;s expansive worship hall to its former glory.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25926">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410century-old-church-gets-colorful-facelife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts and entertainment Featured St. Mary's Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:01:36 +0000 Trent Campbell 25926 at http://addisonindependent.com Artists open their studios to public this weekend http://addisonindependent.com/201410artists-open-their-studios-public-weekend <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25924" style="width: 88px;"><a href="/201410artists-open-their-studios-public-weekend"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Open studio weeekend 10 - 2.thumbnail.png" alt="Open Studio Weekend" title="Open Studio Weekend" class="image image-thumbnail " width="88" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Artwork by Mike Mayone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY/BRANDON &mdash; Leaf peepers love Vermont in autumn, traveling the state to see the brilliant show of reds, oranges and yellows shimmering in the mountains and valleys. While looking for peak foliage, however, they also can take advantage of many special events during their stay, one of which is the Vermont Fall Open Studio Weekend.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25922">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410artists-open-their-studios-public-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County arts and entertainment Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:54:07 +0000 Evan Johnson 25922 at http://addisonindependent.com Lincoln author Chris Bohjalian talks about style, new novel http://addisonindependent.com/201407lincoln-author-chris-bohjalian-talks-about-style-new-novel <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24272" style="width: 145px;"><a href="/201407lincoln-author-chris-bohjalian-talks-about-style-new-novel"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/ChrisBohjalian6418.thumbnail.jpg" alt="ChrisBohjalian6418.jpg" title="ChrisBohjalian6418.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="145" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LINCOLN AUTHOR CHRIS Bohjalian sits on his porch with one of his cats, Funny Face, last week. Bohjalian has a new novel, “Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands,” coming out on July 8. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> LINCOLN &mdash; Chris Bohjalian thrives on dread.</p> <p> This isn&rsquo;t to say the Lincoln author, whose 17th novel, &ldquo;Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands,&rdquo; will debut next week, harbors a morbid fascination with dread &mdash; in fact, he&rsquo;s an affable guy.</p> <p> But he relies on it, the ever-present feeling that something is or is about to be terribly wrong, to drive the action in his novels and keep readers turning pages.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24275">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407lincoln-author-chris-bohjalian-talks-about-style-new-novel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lincoln arts and entertainment Chris Bohjalian Featured Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:38:31 +0000 Zach Despart 24275 at http://addisonindependent.com Understudies play key role for the local opera company http://addisonindependent.com/201406understudies-play-key-role-local-opera-company <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23889" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201406understudies-play-key-role-local-opera-company"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/OperaCover (182 of 427).thumbnail.jpg" alt="OperaCover (182 of 427).jpg" title="OperaCover (182 of 427).jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SOPRANO SUZANNE RIGDEN, center, delivered an inspired performance of her character Elvira in the Op-­ era Company of Middlebury’s cover performance last Friday, along with two of the ensemble cast. Photo by Max Kraus </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Phoebe Lewis </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Imagine watching weeks of rehearsals of an opera, memorizing three hours&rsquo; worth of music backstage, and learning blocking by watching others perform &mdash; all for the chance of performing a leading role.</p> <p> Now imagine being thrust onto the stage after just two nights of rehearsal with the entire cast.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23893">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201406understudies-play-key-role-local-opera-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts and entertainment Middlebury opera Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:44:25 +0000 Phoebe Lewis 23893 at http://addisonindependent.com Walkover to host reading of Mamet play http://addisonindependent.com/201404walkover-host-reading-mamet-play <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-22964" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201404walkover-host-reading-mamet-play"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Walkover Boston Marriage.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Walkover Boston Marriage.jpg" title="Walkover Boston Marriage.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> KENDRA GRATTON, LEFT, Gretchen Cole and Susanne Peck will give a staged reading of David Mamet’s “Boston Marriage” at the Walkover Gallery in Bristol on Saturday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. Photo by Buzz Kuhns </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; 5Town Friends of the Arts will present a staged reading of David Mamet&rsquo;sclever drawing-room comedy, &ldquo;Boston Marriage.&rdquo; Diana Bigelow directs fellowBristol thespians Susanne Peck, Kendra Gratton and Gretchen Cole in thissophisticated and fanciful play.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22965">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201404walkover-host-reading-mamet-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol arts and entertainment David Mamet Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:05:05 +0000 John McCright 22965 at http://addisonindependent.com 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' pairs talented local actors with New York pros http://addisonindependent.com/201310%20%27Cat%20on%20a%20Hot%20Tin%20Roof%27%20preview <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-19405" style="width: 67px;"><a href="/201310%20%27Cat%20on%20a%20Hot%20Tin%20Roof%27%20preview"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/play3192.thumbnail.jpg" alt="play3192.jpg" title="play3192.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="67" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CHARLIE MURPHY PLAYS Brick and Katie Hartke plays his wife, Maggie, in the Middlebury Actors Workshop production of &quot;Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,&quot; which will be staged at Middlebury&#039;s Town Hall Theater on Oct. 17-20. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> David Weinstock </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>THEATER PREVIEW:</strong></p> <p> Tennessee Williams&rsquo; 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama &ldquo;Cat on a Hot Tin Roof&rdquo; opens Oct. 17 at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. In the play, a birthday party is being thrown for Big Daddy (played by Steve Small), who has been ill for years but has never chosen who will inherit his rich Mississippi Delta cotton plantation.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19390">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201310%20%27Cat%20on%20a%20Hot%20Tin%20Roof%27%20preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts and entertainment THT Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:31:44 +0000 John McCright 19390 at http://addisonindependent.com Artist T.J. Cunningham showing lovely mountain landscapes http://addisonindependent.com/201309artist-tj-cunningham-showing-lovely-mountain-landscapes <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-18817" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201309artist-tj-cunningham-showing-lovely-mountain-landscapes"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Cunningham exhibit.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Cunningham exhibit.jpg" title="Cunningham exhibit.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “BIRCH,” A 36-BY-36-INCH oil-on-linen painting, is part of an exhibit of Adirondack landscapes by Edgewater Gallery’s September artist of the month, T.J. Cunningham. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Edgewater Gallery will hold a reception for its September artist of the month, T.J. Cunningham, on Friday, Sept. 13, from 5-7 p.m., during the monthly Middlebury Arts Walk. &ldquo;Adirondack Lake,&rdquo; a series of landscapes, is on exhibit through the end of the month.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18820">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201309artist-tj-cunningham-showing-lovely-mountain-landscapes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts and entertainment Featured Mon, 09 Sep 2013 15:23:43 +0000 Trent Campbell 18820 at http://addisonindependent.com