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I, For One, Welcome Our New Ice Giant Overlords

 

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Renowned Choir Seeks Singers

I recently joined the Blanche Moyse Chorale, a longtime hope and ambition of mine, and discovered that the group is down a few singers. If you are an experienced choral singer, drop me an email and I will put you in touch with the Chorale's officers for an audition. I just know there are a few fine singers out there who will jump at the chance to join one of the finest select choruses in the region!

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Tix On Sale Now for The Nutcracker at NEYT, Dec 20-22

COMPANY OF MUSES PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER AT NEW ENGLAND YOUTH THEATER, DECEMBER 20-22.

Brattleboro, VT -- (November 18, 2013) -- Tickets are on sale now for the Company of Muses presentation of Brattleboro School of Dance’s The Nutcracker at New England Youth Theater. Show time is 7:00pm on Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21, with matinee performances at 1:00pm and 5:00pm on Sunday, December 22.

This marks the first time in seven years that Brattleboro School of Dance students, alumni and faculty will perform a full-scale production of the holiday classic. Since that time, BSD has only presented “Excerpts from the Nutcracker” for friends and family members of its students.

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Attaining The Heavens and The Earth - Latchis Campaign Reaches Goal

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Campaign for The Heavens and The Earth has reached the $550,000 goal!

Recent support from Against the Grain Gourmet, Trust Company of Vermont, and the Cherry Street community - who got together to buy a chair (great idea!) - gave the final push that landed us over the top. Enormous thanks!

What a marvelous accomplishment for our small town, with most of the funding coming from right here at home. And of course, we had help from great friends around the corner in Boston (Thomas Thompson Trust), up the road in Montpelier (State of Vermont, Vermont Arts Council and Vermont Cultural Facilities Coalition), through the woods in Grafton (Windham Foundation)...and a little spur to the south, USDA out of Washington, DC.

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SPARKS: A Nov. 2 Publication Party & Musical Premiere

Guilford, Vt. -- The life and works of Jean Stewart McLean will be celebrated on Saturday, November 2, at Guilford Community Church. The date marks the publication of the author’s collected writing in book form, edited by her son, Don McLean, of Guilford. The 7:30 pm program combines a publication party with performances of her work, presented by Friends of Music at Guilford.

"Sparks" is the title of the new book, the evening’s program, and a musical setting of eleven of the author’s poems, set to music by Don McLean, to be premiered by mezzo-soprano Evelyn McLean.

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Free Brattleboro Film Festival Daytime Screenings and Discussion at Brooks Memorial Library

This year, the Brattleboro Film Festival has chosen two examples of film-noir that explore greed and the psychology of dependency in abusive relationships for free daytime screenings and discussions presented in collaboration with and at Brooks Memorial Library: 
On Monday, November 4, beginning at 3 PM, "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers" (US, 1946, 116 minutes) directed by Lewis Milestone will be screened.

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Get Your Organization's Name On A New Latchis Seat

Hello All,

Latchis Arts is very excited to welcome the community back to the main theatre at our grand re-opening on October 19 at 7:30. We hope 750 of you will join us that night to enjoy the new seats and admire the surroundings. The restored zodiac ceiling is dreamy and the new lighting on the murals is stunning. I am truly grateful for the community-wide love and care for this theatre, built by my family 75 years ago.

Last night the Latchis Arts board of directors held a work bee, tapping in the inscribed brass plates on the arms of the chairs that donors had purchased. Reading the names and phrases of our friends and neighbors gave us a real appreciation for your level of participation. Fully $142,500 is represented by those brass plates scattered throughout the orchestra and balcony. Give yourselves a round of applause!

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Watching Angels Public Art Show - Slideshow

Here is a slide show that Meg Donahue created about the interactive public art show she produced here in Brattleboro during the month of September called "Watching Angels."

With a very small crew, she installed and maintained two big chalkboards (one on Flat Street and one in Harmony Parking Lot) that asked "What Are You Grateful For?..." And there were over 100 artist created angels scattered around the downtown with uplifting messages on placards next to them.

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Opening This Week... Death of a Salesman Performed by The Apron Theater Company at Next Stage, Putney

The Apron Theater Company and the Next Stage Arts Project present Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize winning play Death of a Salesman directed by Carrie Kidd at Next Stage in Putney on October 10,11,12,13, and 17, 18, 19. Evening performances are at 8 pm. The Sunday, October 13th performance is a 2pm matinee.

An attack on the "American Dream" of materialism, Death of a Salesman is a three-act play (two acts and a "requiem"), centering on the main character, Willy Loman, (played by Arthur Pettee.) He dies as he has lived, a failure in the eyes of society. Arthur Miller wrote: “…to me the tragedy of Willy Loman is that he gave his life, or sold it, in order to justify the waste of it.”

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A Lifetime of Vermont People: Photo Exhibit & Talk at Brooks Library

A Lifetime of Vermont People
Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 7 pm - 9 pm


Frog Hollow, the nations first state craft center, presents a traveling exhibit A Lifetime of Vermont People - A bold glimpse of the rural people who gave Vermont its character as documented over 60 years by the photographer-writer Peter Miller. This tour coincides with the release of Peter Miller's new book of the same title and focuses on Vermont Libraries as community hubs to tell the tale of the writing of the book which explores the changing culture of Vermont over the past half century.

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Local Artists Launch Kickstarter to fund Arts Education/Destination in Brattleboro

Two local artists, Natalie Blake and Randi Solin, have combined forces to create Fulcrum Arts Center, an arts destination on Route 30 (the old Tom and Sally's building). Work is well underway on the new Fulcrum Arts Center.

The Fulcrum Arts Center will house a gallery and studio facilities that will provide numerous ways for prospective buyers to view finished works and work in progress; as well as to learn about the tools, techniques, and artistry of fine glass and handmade ceramic pieces. Interested collectors and buyers will be able to purchase finished one-of-a-kind pieces and functional wares and commission new work. We will offer design consultation for in-home art placement as well. Solin and Blake, both highly exclaimed artists in their fields, will teach master classes and workshops.

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A Lifetime of Vermont People - Talk and Exhibit at Brooks Library

A Lifetime of Vermont People  
Exhibit all October
Talk on Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 7 pm - 9 pm

Frog Hollow, the nations first state craft center, presents a traveling exhibit A Lifetime of Vermont People - A bold glimpse of the rural people who gave Vermont its character as documented over 60 years by the photographer-writer Peter Miller.

This tour coincides with the release of Peter Miller's new book of the same title and focuses on Vermont Libraries as community hubs to tell the tale of the writing of the book which explores the changing culture of Vermont over the past half century.

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A Heavenly Report from the Latchis

The Latchis Theatre construction project is making great strides, with exciting developments everyday.

The Heavenly portion of the program is complete... and completely magnificent.

Before we leave The Heavens, here are some final images from above the staging.

The ceiling is smooth and whole.

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Human Right Project in Chile - Can You Help To Support This?

HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT in Santiago Chile - Need your support

Memoria. Hablar. Dignidad. 40 - An arts performance project to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the COup d'etat in Chile.

The B4Peace Project, and Namaya under the support of Grace Cares  has been invited to Santiago, Chile to the Villa Grimaldi, Park of Peace, for an arts and performance project called "Memoria.  Hablar.  Dignidad."

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What Are You Grateful For?

There are two big chalkboards in town asking "What are you grateful for?"

Both photos are from the one on Flat Street. The other one is in Harmony Lot. They are the launch of the Watching Angels Public Art Show.

So, what will you write?

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Actors & Extras Sought for September Film Shoot in Brattleboro and Newfane

Casting Actors & Extras for Local Film

Several small speaking roles and extras for a regional film. Auditions are August 26th in Brattleboro. Shooting begins September 8th. Award winning filmmaker Robert Fritz's most ambitious project yet with an international cast. Crime, intrigue and JAZZ!

Numerous extras needed Sept 8th & 9th. Film extras & Jazz lovers will enjoy a free concert and included lunch

For more information, to set up an audition time or to sign up to be an extra even if you are unavailable on the 26th contact us at: CastingSoVT@gmail.com

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Brattleboro School Of Dance 2013-14 Class Registration Begins Sept 6

School adds four to faculty; offers new Pre-Professional Training Program

Brattleboro, VT -- (August xx, 2013) -- Brattleboro School of Dance has published its schedule of classes for the Fall and Winter of 2013-14. The studio will host an open house from 5:00-8:00pm on Friday, September 6 for members of the public to get acquainted with the faculty and learn more about the programs.

Students can register online at www.brattleboroschoolofdance.com or by going to the studio at 22 High Street in Brattleboro from 3:00-8:00pm on Friday, September 6, 12:00noon-5:00pm on Saturday, September 7 or 12:00noon-2:00pm on Sunday, September 8. Classes begin on Monday, September 9.

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Tree Art

Trees threatening to crash down?  Too much thunder and lightning? 

I decided to calm my nerves by investing in a little paint.

I got out my ladder (July 21, 2013)  so I could reach the top of the 8 foot high arch created by a the first section of a long tree branch about 40 feet long that suddenly fell (July 17, 2013)  about 15 feet from where I was standing in my garden.

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Weekend Retreat: Art as a Healing Tool for Self and Earth

Making Art in Paradise Presents: Art as a Healing Tool for Self & Earth: Fri. eve, Sept 20 - Sun. Sept 22, 2013

A clay sculpture and writing workshop in the hills of Townshend VT.

Nourish your creative vision with a writing & clay sculpting retreat led by Psychosynthesis guide/potter Alan Steinberg & writer/teacher Fred Taylor

  • Encounter the life & landscape of the forests and hills of Vermont  
  • Immerse yourself in the tactile, intuitive earthiness of clay. 
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Latchis Arts Seeks Crowds to Support The Heavens

Latchis Arts is going for it! With nearly 80% of the funds raised so far, the non-profit group is committed to closing the main auditorium of the Latchis Theatre on August 1, in order to replace the seats and restore the historic zodiac ceiling, dubbed the Campaign for The Heavens and The Earth.

With only $118,000 to go out of the campaign goal of $550,000, "all the pieces are in place. There's no turning back!" according to Managing Director Gail Nunziata.

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