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Chuck Eller at the controls in his studio
Chuck Eller at the controls in his studio

Heard Up North: Chuck Eller's Audio Alchemy

One of the hottest New Year's Eve tickets in the North Country is tonight's show at the Higher Ground Ballroom in Burlington. Grace Potter & the Nocturnals is an up and coming blues band developing a national following. They have a couple regional connections. They're graduates of St. Lawrence University. And the band records at the legendary Charles Eller studios in Charlotte, Vermont. Artists from all over the world have laid down tracks there, from bluesman Eric Bibb and jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano, to Malian guitarist Habib Koite and Zimbabwean singer, Chiwoniso. David Sommerstein stopped by last summer as Eller was working his audio alchemy on some recordings by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. He produced this Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Kelly Rohan, UVM Associate Professor of Psychology

Tips for making winter bearable

The days are graying and sunlight is diminishing as winter approaches. It's SAD season. Todd Moe talks with University of Vermont psychologist Dr. Kelly Rohan about treatments for the often unrecognized and sometimes debilitating seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and its symptoms.  Go to full article
Social Band   (Photo: Natalie Stultz)

Social Band celebrates ten years

Social Band, Burlington's band of singers, celebrates its tenth anniversary with a series of concerts this weekend. "Tried and True" will be performed Saturday night in Bristol and Sunday afternoon in Burlington. Todd Moe talks with director Amity Baker about the group's diverse repertoires of shape-note singing, traditional and contemporary music.  Go to full article
Lisa Barnes as Lisa (left) and Dale Soules as Ann. Photo credit: Lindsay Raymondjack.

Theatre Review: "Well" opens season at the FlynnSpace

A production of Well has opened the season of Vermont Stage Company at the FlynnSpace in Burlington and runs through November 2. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng...  Go to full article
Champlain Memorial Lighthouse

Crown Point lighthouse reborn for Quadricentennial

Next year, marks the 400th Anniversary of Samuel de Champlain's exploration of the valley that now bears his name. After the voyage, the region saw bloody warfare and...  Go to full article

Book review: "On Kingdom Mountain"

Betsy Kepes found lots of books by western authors in a crowded bookstore in northern Idaho last summer, and one with a more familiar name. On Kingdom Mountain by...  Go to full article
Gandhi on the Astral Plane, from  "The Boycott".

Preview: "The Boycott" at Pendragon

The Boycott, written and performed by Kathryn Blume, will be at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. It tells the story of the First...  Go to full article
Warren Mick and Glen: the last step is to get the sheep IN the pen.

It's dog vs. sheep, with mixed results

Almost any weekend this season, you'll find a gathering of sheep, dogs, and people on some northeastern field. They're here to take a little break, have some fun, and test...  Go to full article
Jacob Edgar pulls a CD from his vast archives at the home of Cumbancha Records.

Cumbancha Records: world music with Vermont roots

Walk into a coffeehouse or boutique almost anywhere, and you may see a display of brightly-colored world music CDs. Putumayo Records' compilations are famous for bringing...  Go to full article

Demand rises for small-scale wind power

For years, home wind turbines have been popular mainly with the off the grid crowd. But now there's a new market: People who are tired of paying high electric bills. Wind...  Go to full article

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