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    • Crying Wolfgang?

      State of the Arts
      Astute readers of the new Vermont Mozart Festival brochure may note a few gaps -- not in the programming, but in the corporate-sponsorship department. Four…
    • Signs of the Times

      Theater Review: The Miracle Worker
      When I mentioned to a friend that I was going to see a production of The Miracle Worker -- William Gibson's well-known play about the…
    • Big City Bright Light

      State of the Arts
      "I saw the ad and thought, 'Burlington, Vermont -- wow," says Evelyn Hankins. She apparently wasn't the only one. According to Fleming Museum Director Janie…
    • White River Rising

      How a critical mass of creative types is conducting a railroad-town renaissance
      In more ways than one, White River Junction sits at a crossroads. Two highways intersect there -- Interstates 89 and 91 -- and two rivers,…
    • Family Ties

      Theater Review: Fences
      Arthur Miller's 1947 play All My Sons is painfully relevant in 2004: A mother dreams of her son dying in battle. A war profiteer rationalizes…
    • Cuts Both Ways

      State of the Arts
      Good news for local culture vultures: The Shelburne Museum, which reopens May 1, has cut ticket prices in half for Vermont residents. Not-so-good news for…
    • Talking Cure

      Vermont teens open up for the voices project
      Scene 1: A fluorescent-lit meeting room in the Blue Cross Blue Shield headquarters in Berlin. Five smart, confident high school students from around the state…
    • Shades of Gray

      State of the Arts
      The apparent suicide of monologist Spalding Gray was a wrenching loss. According to Alison Granucci, a friend of Gray and a former Burlingtonian, the loss…
    • Re: Search

      Underneath the Lintel
      If you're obsessed with digging up answers -- you're a researcher, say, or maybe even a journalist -- Underneath the Lintel will speak to your…
    • Course Work

      Theater Review: The Art of Dining
      The University of Vermont production of Tina Howe's culinary comedy The Art of Dining obeys the cardinal rule of restaurants: The customers are the stars.…
    • Miller's Tale

      State of the Arts
      Is the Great White Way being rerouted through White River Junction? Not quite. But according to Northern Stage Artistic Director Brooke Ciardelli, the theater company…
    • Major Talent

      UVM's most prized poet lines up between Langston Hughes and hip-hop
      "How can you stand it?" Major Jackson, an award-winning poet teaching at the University of Vermont, has heard that question a lot since moving here…
    • Chewing the Scenery

      State of the Arts
      Attention, Burlington foodies: The Golden Carousel Restaurant is about to open at the University of Vermont. But don't get too excited: You won't be able…
    • "Union" Made

      Book Review: Civil Wars: A Battle for Gay Marriage
      David Moats' Civil Wars: A Battle for Gay Marriage is a magisterial recounting of Vermont's long, bitter fight over the nuptial rights of homosexuals. The…
    • Teacher, Teacher

      Theater Review: Educating Rita
      In an era when people willingly submit to being sliced, diced and liposuctioned on national TV, Willy Russell's play Educating Rita -- which inspired the…
    • Stealing Beauty

      State of the Arts
      When Elma Skopljak was a teenager in war-torn Bosnia, she kept her spirits up by teaching herself to draw. "I just felt I had to…
    • Spot On

      Advertising with the big guys on TV's hottest Sunday
      You know that joke about the kid who gets a pile of horse manure for his birthday and starts digging through it madly? When asked…
    • New York Minutes

      State of the Arts
      Temperatures were Vermontish in New York City last weekend, but that didn't stop intrepid Saturday night gallery-goers. Most of them seemed to be squeezed into…
    • Show Down

      State of the Arts
      Two months ago, "Showroom" was a stop on the Art Hop, the September gallery walk cum block party sponsored by Burlington's South End Arts and…
    • Moving Right Along

      State of the Arts
      Middlebury dance professor Peter Schmitz says the daring and specificity of Paul Matteson's talent was apparent even when he was a senior in college. It…
    • A Mystery Inside and Enigma

      Theater Review: Enigma Variations
      Enigma Variations is full of surprises. And the biggest one is that by the time the play's over a lot of the things that are…
    • Stage Fright

      John Coon uses serious scare tactics in a nightmarish new show
      The scariest part wasn't the witches and the wizards -- it was losing the kid. This year's edition of The Haunted Forest, the "theatrical Halloween…
    • Field of Dreams

      Theater Review: Fences
      August Wilson's 1986 Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama Fences is not exactly what you'd call children's theater. And when Weston Playhouse brings their touring production to…
    • Proof Positive

      Theater Review: Proof
      Game six, Red Sox-Yankees, on the car radio. The Red Sox have just pulled ahead by one run in a crazy seventh inning, and if…
    • Mac's Back

      Theater Review: MacBird!
      One reason Shakespeare's Macbeth has retained its appeal over the centuries is its timeless resonance. The story of a politically ambitious couple who use the…

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