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Cast of Unnecessary Farce  Photo: Buff Lindau
Cast of Unnecessary Farce Photo: Buff Lindau

Theatre Review: "Unnecessary Farce" at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester

Unnecessary Farce is running at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester through July 14. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article
135 Pearl in Burlington (photo: thisisjace)
135 Pearl in Burlington (photo: thisisjace)

Remembering a gay landmark in Burlington

June is traditionally Pride Month for the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community - a month that celebrates the diversity and culture around the community. The month typically culminates in a parade or Pride Festival. In our region, Pride events were held earlier this month in Syracuse and Albany. Ottawa and Montreal will hold festivals and parades in August. Burlington's Pride event will be held the weekend of September 22nd.

Six years ago this month, the gay bar known as 135 Pearl closed its doors in Burlington. It's now a Papa John's pizzeria. But for more than 10 years it was a mainstay in the gay community. Sarah Ward is a recent graduate of the Documentary Studies program at Burlington College. She never went to Pearl's, but was fascinated by the hole created when the bar closed. She produced this audio postcard.  Go to full article
General Dubie addresses the press
General Dubie addresses the press

Vermont Air National Guard defends F-35s

The plan to base a new fleet of F-35 fighter jets at Burlington International Airport has generated hot debate in surrounding communities. If the new jets do bed down at the airport, they will run training flights over the Adirondacks and Watertown. The F-35 is louder than the F-16s that currently fly in and out of Burlington.

The public comment period about the proposed plan has just ended. Now, the Vermont Air National Guard is weighing in. Sarah Harris has more.  Go to full article
Burlington jazz group Guagua playing at Leunig's Bistro
Burlington jazz group Guagua playing at Leunig's Bistro

In Burlington, jazz on every corner

Burlington's been awash in jazz this week with the arrival of the annual Discover Jazz Festival. There are some high flying musical acts in town. Since last Saturday, bands have set up on Church Street, at the water front and all across the city's restaurants and bars. There's music everywhere, and because it's free, anyone can enjoy it. Sarah Harris listened to a whole lot of jazz and sends this postcard.  Go to full article

Ten days of jazz in Burlington

The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival returns for ten days beginning Friday, June 1, at a variety of venues throughout the city. The festival's Managing Director, Brian Mital, talked about this year's highlights with Joel Hurd.  Go to full article
Samaritan script carved into wood.
Samaritan script carved into wood.

Using art to preserve rare alphabets

What started as a way to make unique Christmas gifts for family and friends has grown into a passion to admire and preserve some of the rarest writing systems in the world.

For the last few years, Burlington writer Tim Brookes has created handmade wood carvings in an attempt to help save alphabets at risk of vanishing. Brookes is an accomplished author who directs the writing program at Champlain College. While there are thousands of spoken languages worldwide, Brookes says there are fewer than a hundred alphabets, and many of them are threatened with extinction.

Tim Brookes will take some of the carvings in his "Endangered Alphabets" art and literacy project on the road again this summer. He spoke with Todd Moe about the reasons why written letters and symbols are disappearing, and his memorial to them.  Go to full article
F-35A fighters. Photo: USAF
F-35A fighters. Photo: USAF

South Burlington City Council votes against F-35s

Host intro: The Vermont Air National Guard is considering whether to make Burlington International Airport home to a fleet of new F-35 fighter jets. Communities around the airport debated the jets' presence at a public hearing last week. The Environmental Impact statement put out by the Air Force says that the new jets will bring higher noise levels to neighborhoods surrounding the airport.

On Monday night, South Burlington's City Council voted 4 - 1 to oppose the plan. Sarah Harris has more.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: World's Largest Cowbell Ensemble

15 years ago Ben and Jerry's teamed up with Vermont band Phish to create their now-famous ice cream flavor, Phish Food. On Saturday they aimed for another accomplishment, setting a record for the world's largest cowbell ensemble while raising money for flood relief in Vermont.

1600 people wearing spotted T-shirts, eating free ice cream, and waving cowbells packed onto Church Street. Phish drummer John Fishman led them in classic rock covers. The first song: 1968 hit "Time Has Come Today," by the Chambers Brothers.

Sarah Harris brings us the sound of a 1600 cowbell interpretation for today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
President Barack Obama, speaking at the University of Vermont. Photo: VT Digger
President Barack Obama, speaking at the University of Vermont. Photo: VT Digger

For Burlington, a visit from the president

President Barack Obama visited Burlington, Vermont last Friday for a fundraiser and campaign event. The state hasn't been visited by a sitting president since Clinton's trip in 1995. Obama arrived on Air Force One around 11:30 a.m. He met with Vermont politicians, lunched with high paying campaign donors, then spoke to a crowd of supporters at the University of Vermont. Sarah Harris was there and has our story.  Go to full article
Tempers are kind of flaring in a way that you donít often see in Vermont politics, especially local Vermont politics.

Burlington mayor's race: a primer

"Politics" are different in Vermont's largest city. Since 1985, a successful third party, the Progressive party, has dominated local government there. Progressive voters essentially sent Sen. Bernie Sanders to Congress after re-electing him mayor of Burlington for successive terms.

But for the first time in almost 30 years, there's no Progressive running for mayor this year.

Paul Heintz covers politics for 7 Days, an alternative weekly newspaper based in Burlington. He says this race isn't so much about issues as personalities and shifting loyalties. And he says that even though there's no Progressive on the ballot, those votes will still make a difference.

He told Sarah Harris there's a history of bad blood between Progressives and Democrats, and this race is a bit of a turf battle.  Go to full article

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