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El Gleno Grande -- one of many acts at this year's First Night Burlington
El Gleno Grande -- one of many acts at this year's First Night Burlington

Burlington's 23rd First Night Celebrates the Arts

The stars will come out to shine Saturday when Burlington's New Year's Eve substance-free celebration of the arts brings together over 1,000 artists from around the region to perform at 30 different downtown venues. Grammy Award-winning pianist George Winston will headline First Night Burlington tomorrow night. Todd Moe talks with Jimmy Swift, Artistic Director of First Night Burlington.  Go to full article
Stephan Jost

New Shelburne Director Looks For New Audiences

The Shelburne Museum on the Vermont side of Lake Champlain has a new director. Stephan Jost will take over as head of one of the country's most celebrated regional collections. Jost spoke last week with Brian Mann. He says the Shelburne's unique structure and location will open up new possibilities.  Go to full article
The power of the voice: "shaped note" singers in DeKalb, NY.

The Enduring Appeal of Shaped Note Singing

Each week across the country, thousands of people meet in churches, schools and homes to perform one of the oldest styles of American music. It's called "shaped note" singing. The name comes from the simple musical notation used in the songbooks. The tradition of the shape note singing school dates back to Elizabethan England, and for years, shaped-note music was a southern phenomenon. But it's just as popular in many northern states. Singers sit around a square. There are no instruments -- just the power of voices. Todd Moe recently attended a shaped-note workshop led by "Social Band", a Vermont based singing group, at the Old Meetinghouse Museum in the St. Lawrence county community of East DeKalb.  Go to full article

VT Gov Joins IP Protest In Ticonderoga

Hundreds of New Yorkers and Vermonters turned out last night for a public hearing in Ticonderoga. They came to debate International Paper's plan to use recycled car tires as...  Go to full article

Border Patrol Downplays Minutemen

Civilian border watchers and their critics gathered on the Vermont border with Canada over the weekend. Between 6 and 10 volunteers for the Minuteman Project monitored the...  Go to full article
Andrew Sellon as Charlie and Mike Mosey as Ellard.

Theatre Review: The Foreigner at Vermont Stage in Burlington

The Foreigner has opened the season for Vermont Stage in the FlynnSpace in Burlington and rund through October 30. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the...  Go to full article

Preview: Burlington's Annual Art Hop

Burlington's annual South End Art Hop gets underway Friday afternoon (5pm). It's a two-day celebration showcasing the works of over 300 of the region's best and brightest...  Go to full article

Wolves Retain Endangered Species Protection

A federal judge in Montpelier, Vermont, says the Bush administration can't take gray wolves off the endangered species list until the animals return to the Northeast. Gray...  Go to full article

IP Applies for Tire Chip Burn

International Paper has re-submitted its application to conduct a controversial two-week test burn of tire chips at its Ticonderoga mill. As Chris Knight reports, the paper...  Go to full article
John Hayden (left) as Charlie and Aaron Munoz as Jake.

Theatre Review: Stones in his Pockets at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester

Stones in his Pockets runs at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester through July 16. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has our review.  Go to full article

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