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DURHAM COUNTY POETS will once again take the stage at Brandon Music on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m.
10/31/2019
BRANDON — Back by popular demand, Durham County Poets will once again take the stage at Brandon Music on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Hailing from Ormstown, Quebec and the surrounding Chateauguay Valley, the five seasoned musicians, all of whom are songwriters, work together individually and collaboratively in composing their music.  Delving into a variety of styles and genres, their musical influences include a broad range of artists. From The Band to Dire Straits, Leon Redbone to James Taylor and Neil Young, they have managed to put it all together to create their own musical style best...

'NER OUT LOUD' will feature Middlebury College students from Oratory Now delivering live readings poetry and prose from the New England Review on Friday, Nov. 8 at the MAC. Stay for a reception with “S’more Readings” after the show. Photo by Todd Balfour
10/31/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Similar to Public Radio International’s “Selected Shorts,” students from Middlebury College’s Oratory Now will read selections from the New England Review (NER) literary magazine in the sixth annual live performance of “NER Out Loud” on Friday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m., at the Mahaney Arts Center. The event will be followed by a “S’more Readings” reception with student writers. Both events are free and open to the public. Sign language interpretation will be offered. “The combination of New England Review’s content — a rich selection of new poetry and prose — and Oratory Now’s energy...

THE MICHELE FAY band will perform at Brandon Music on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m.
10/31/2019
BRANDON — The Michele Fay Band will perform at Brandon Music on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. The Michele Fay Band features original and Americana music that mixes together a comfortable groove of folk, swing and bluegrassy songs that are “a little bit country.” Fay’s heartfelt lyrics are central to the ensemble, as she sings with a crystal clear, authentic voice. She has been writing songs “forever,” but has performed them for the past 12 years in Vermont. Joining Fay, are Kalev Freeman, on fiddle, Michael Santosusso, on upright bass, and Fay’s husband, Tim Price, on mandolin and guitar....

DURHAM COUNTY POETS return to Brandon Music on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m.
10/28/2019
By popular demand, Brandon Music is thrilled to welcome back Durham County Poets on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Hailing from Ormstown, Quebec and the surrounding Chateauguay Valley, the five seasoned musicians, all of whom are songwriters, work together individually and collaboratively in composing their music.  Delving into a variety of styles and genres, their musical influences include a broad range of artists. From The Band to Dire Straits, Leon Redbone to James Taylor and Neil Young, they have managed to put it all together to create their own musical style best described as bluesy...

LOW LILY WILL perform their intimate roots music at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m.
10/28/2019
MIDDLEBURY — With a vocal blend that has been dubbed “outstanding” and “meticulous,” Low Lily’s cohesive sound comes naturally to musicians whose lives have been entwined on the road and onstage for almost two decades. Low Lily is Liz Simmons (vocals, guitar) Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, mandolin) and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals, fiddle). Setting down roots in Brattleboro, the band has crafted a signature sound, which they have shared with enthusiastic audiences throughout North America and the U.K., garnering two No. 1 songs on international folk radio and two New England Music Award...

ROY M. COHN AND Joseph McCarthy pictured in actual footage from “Where's My Roy Cohn?” (2019).
10/28/2019
Where’s My Roy Cohn? — Running Time: 1:37 — Rating: PG-13 Ask young people if they plan to see “Where’s My Roy Cohn?” and you’ll receive silence and a blank stare. Who? The young should see it because of its deep contemporary relevance. If you are over 70, this strong documentary will fill in the gaps of a story you probably knew well years ago. All age groups should be interested in Cohn’s connection with the current occupant of the White House. In the ’50s, Cohn was known as a smart, ruthless young lawyer. His quote: “I don’t care what the law is; I care who the judge is.” At the peak of...
10/28/2019
(Little Brown and Company) Leslie Jamison, author of the award-winning essay collection, “The Empathy Exams,” is an astute observer of the people she investigates, holding her skepticism in check, as well as herself, and how she relates to the stories she uncovers and what they say about the storytellers, herself, and the human race at large. Her topics are fascinating — 52 Blue, a blue whale whose song was recorded at an impossible (for blue whales) frequency; virtual lives; a quarter century photography project — on the surface, but in the unraveling and unspooling, Jamison gets at the...

Photo by Dana Entrott, Ethereal Photography
10/28/2019
Brittany and Ryan’s lives have been aligned almost their whole lives. Their initial meeting would date back to Evergreen preschool in Vergennes. They then reconnected at Vergennes Union High for middle and high school. Brittany went off to Castleton University and Ryan went to Vermont Technical College. Their lives probably crossed hundreds of times, but it wasn’t until their second year of college that the two recognized the extra-special nature of their friendship. After college, the pair settled into their first shared home in Ferrisburgh, and brought three dogs into their home: Scout,...

Photo by Andrea Warren
10/28/2019
Lilian and Brian’s story is one of patience, faith and hope. They met at Two Brother’s Tavern back in 2014, where Brian was working at the time. Seemingly innocently, Brian was fixing his tie one night when Lilian asked if he would teach her how to tie a tie. The rest was history. A little less than a year later, the couple welcomed a baby boy. Fast forward two years to January 2017 on the night the Patriots beat the Pittsburg Steelers in an AFC Championship game. As Patriots fans, the night was already looking pretty great, but to top it off, Brian proposed. The couple decided not to rush...
10/28/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater is marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death with a limited screening of “Leonardo: The Works,” directed by Phil Grabsky on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m. Leonardo da Vinci is acclaimed as the world’s favorite artist. Many TV shows and feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element of all: his art. Leonardo’s peerless paintings and drawings will be the focus of “Leonardo: The Works,” as the film presents every single attributed painting, in Ultra HD quality, never seen...

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