Arts & Leisure


BRISTOL'S MOIRA SMILEY will bring her folk music to Tourterelle in New Haven for an Epic Little Folk Fest on Friday, Sept. 20. INSPIRE PHOTO ART (TONYA LESLEY)
09/12/2019
NEW HAVEN — The name says it all: Epic Little Folk Fest. This one-night festival of folk music, food and friends is coming to Tourterelle in New Haven on Sept. 20 — and, yes, it’s going to be, well, epic. Mark your calendars now. Moira Smiley and the beloved Nordic folk band SVER (pronounced “Sfeer” — which means “grand” by the way) will headline the evening with energizing folk and traditional tunes. Smiley’s plaintive, powerful voice will weave between the fiery, inventive forces of SVER’s fiddles (including the special Norwegian hardanger fiddle), accordion, guitar, and drums. Alternating...

"AMERICAN FACTORY" TAKES a deep dive into a post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans still recovering from the effects of the 2008 recession.
09/12/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The Hirschfield International Film Series kicks off the 2019-2020 season on Saturday, Sept. 14. This film series hosted by Middlebury College shows foreign and independent films that are screened on most Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m., in Dana Auditorium at the Sunderland Language Center. All screenings are free and open to the public. The Hirschfield International Film Series runs from September through May. Some of the works in this series may be inappropriate for children. New titles will be added mostly to the series’ website; visit middlebury.edu/academics/fmmc/hirschfield/2018-...

GREG AND AIDAN Ryan, formerly known as the group They Might be Gypsies, will be opening this season’s Burnham Music Series at Burnham Hall on Saturday, Sept. 14.
09/12/2019
LINCOLN — Greg and Aidan Ryan, formerly known as the group They Might be Gypsies, will be opening this season’s Burnham Music Series at Burnham Hall on Saturday, Sept. 14. Inspired by the 1930s Gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and contemporary gypsy masters as well, Greg and Aidan play high energy, uplifting music with tremendous passion. Their two records received rave reviews, with their debut album winning the Vermont Times Argus' Instrumental Album of the Year. In addition to playing with Aidan, Greg performs in a duo with Rani Arbo of the American roots band Rani...

CATHERINE MACLELLAN WILL perform on Thursday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m., at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.
09/12/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Catherine MacLellan has become one of Canada’s finest and favorite singer-songwriters on her own merits. She’s kept away from the media circus and celebrity scene, preferring to live at home in rural Prince Edward Island. But she’s coming into the spotlight for a performance on Thursday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m., at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Since releasing her debut album in 2004, MacLellan has toured internationally, and her music has been a perennial fixture at the top of Canada’s Roots Music Charts, winning all sorts of acclaim. Tickets range from $18 to $30 plus fees...

“FAR ROCKAWAY” IS one of the 10 pieces by Hannah Morris on view now at Northern Daughters Gallery on Main Street in Vergennes. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, from 5-8 p.m.
09/12/2019
VERGENNES — A solo exhibit of new work from Hannah Morris is now on view at Northern Daughters Gallery in Vergennes. “Waiting to Happen” features 10 pieces created with Morris’ signature combination of collage and gouache paint. Morris fabricates visual stories and scenes by arranging, refashioning, and building upon found images. “These pieces, created over the past half year, are emblematic of my pursuit to piece together new narratives from old images,” Morris explained. “Using figures, objects and scenes in a collage base layer comprised of bits and pieces from vintage magazines and paper...

CATHERINE MACLELLAN TAKES the stage at Town Hall Theater on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m.
09/09/2019
With her grace and charm, award-winning singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan captivates audiences with deep emotional connections through intimate lyrics as well as easy-going and light-hearted fun. MacLellan will be on stage at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Catherine MacLellan has become one of Canada’s finest and favorite singer-songwriters on her own merits. She’s kept away from the media circus and celebrity scene, preferring to live at home in rural Prince Edward Island. She’s worked diligently at her craft, releasing a series of remarkable, creative...

FASHION MODEL GABRIELLE as she appeared in a newspaper article in the 1960s. Photo courtesy of the Henry Sheldon Museum
09/09/2019
MIDDLEBURY — On Saturday, Sept. 14, at noon, Gabriella Karsch will talk about the early 1950s Girl Scout uniform she wore as a young girl (born Sally Anita Smith) in Middlebury. She recently donated the uniform to the Sheldon Museum’s vintage clothing collection. Gabriella will tell stories from her time as a Girl Scout in Middlebury and explain how Girl Scouts made an impact on her life.  She will share highlights of her inspiring and varied careers — as a high fashion model (Gabrielle) in New York City and Los Angeles in the 1960s and serving in the USO in the 1960s and ’70s entertaining...
09/09/2019
The Peanut Butter Falcon — Running Time : 1:37 — Rating: PG-13 The Peanut Butter Falcon offers a complex movie experience. Some of you will be thoroughly absorbed while others may well be disappointed. Whichever emotion claims you, just know this movie is beautifully acted and directed. If ordinary moviemakers had set out to tell the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a boy in his 20s wrapped in Down Syndrome, they might have handed us the problems, the heroes and a solution. None of that happens here. One quote captures the whole: “Friends are the family you choose.” The family Zak chooses is...
09/09/2019
(W. W. Norton & Company) A collection of stories as refreshingly cool and bright as these last few weeks have been in our Land of Milk and Honey, and shot through with startling observations on the human condition that are occasionally as difficult to grasp as the strands of a dream. These stories reveal the vivid and mythic imagination of Ayşe Papatya Bucak, an author born in Istanbul, Turkey — to an American mother and a Turkish father — who grew up in the United States. Each one is like a steppingstone to a new world somehow contained within itself. In “Little Sister and Eminem” a...
09/09/2019
STARKSBORO — The following arm’s-length real estate sales were recorded in Starksboro between October 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019: •  Oct. 1: Addison County Community Trust Inc. to Eric Bean, modular home at 90 Hillside Dr., $3,000. •  Oct. 12: Howard Bill Brydon to Nicholas H. Shepard, home on 2 acres at 164 Sam Stokes Road, $165,000. •  Oct. 19: George J. Thomas to Casey Ayers, mobile home at 20 Bluebird Lane, $18,500. •  Oct. 19: Thomas F. Usher to Jason Cousino, mobile home on 4.12 acres at 1181 Mason Hill North Road, $123,300. •  Oct. 25: Thomas P. Acquaviva to Justin Houle, home on 17.43...

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