5:45 Live: 8/23/13

This week’s Selectboard buzz–including Carbon Harvest, DEW Construction, the rink, and much more–along with events past & future, like the African Dance & Drum Festival and Rock River Revival parade, all add to another brimming 5:45 Live Friday edition.


Twilight on the Tavern Lawn presents Prydein on Sunday, August 25

Twilight Music concludes its 11th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, August 25 with with Celtic rock quintet Prydein. The seventh and final concert of the 2013 series begins at 5:30 pm in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain. The series is sponsored by the Town of Putney, Putney Food Co-Op, Soundview Paper Company, The Putney Inn, Next Stage Arts Project, The Stockwell Brothers and many other Putney businesses and organizations.  The concerts are free to the public (donations are accepted) and food will be available.


Weekend Concert Series- Annie Lennox, St. Luke’s, London, 2009

Annie Lennox doesn’t need a lot of introduction. She’s practically a legend.

The unusual pop star proves her mastery in this special concert at LSO-St Luke’s in London from March, 2009. Appearing with her band and 21 strings from the BBC Concert Orchestra, she sings her heart out through her hits from her solo career and the older Eurythmics favorites. Lennox’s voice is just as wild, she is just as strong and slightly strange as ever and she still thrills.


Video Based on D. H. Lawrence Poem

I created this video for Brattleboro-West-Arts. It is based on the D. H. Lawrence poem. Original Music: Royal Garden Blues played by Walter Slowinski, clarinet, and Bill Conley, guitar.

Poem read by Jana Zeller. of


“Growing Up in Windham County” Focus of Historical Society of Windham County Annual Meeting

The Historical Society of Windham County will hold its annual meeting on Friday, August 23, 2013 at the NewBrook Fire House (Route 30) in Newfane.

Following a business meeting and potluck dinner, the program will feature a panel of local residents sharing stories about growing up in Windham County. The panel will include Linda Hellus (Brattleboro), Bea McFarland (Newfane), Eli Prouty (Grafton), Bruce Chapin (Jamaica) and the Druke family (Williamsville). The audience will be encouraged to share stories as well.


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.


XOPO plays the Brattleboro Farmers Market this Saturday

The Brattleboro Farmers’ Market hosts live music every week from 11am to 1pm. This week, Xopo performs: “Xopo plays traditional tunes of the Balkans on a variety of instruments including accordion, trombone, clarinet, drums and an array of stringed instruments. Haunting love songs, lively dance tunes and surprising rhythms create a diverse and entrancing musical experience.”


Little Toby Walker Benefit Concert for Twilight Music at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery

Twilight Music and Vintage Parlor Guitars present internationally acclaimed, roots music fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Toby Walker at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery on Saturday, August 24 at 7:00 pm. All proceeds from the show will go to support Twilight Music concerts in Brattleboro and Putney, VT. Guitarist Steve Chipman of Chester, VT-based Vintage Parlor Guitars and acoustic bassist Thom Huntington will open the concert.

Toby Walker mixes blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, rock and old time jazz in his own unique guitar style. He has been featured in the New York Times, the London Sunday Times, the London BBC and Sirius-XM radio, has won the International Blues Challenge Award given out by the Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN and has toured the US, England, Wales, France, Germany, Belgium and Holland. Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna and Jefferson Airplane says “Flat out… you have to hear this great musician… I’m blown away.”


48th Labor Day Weekend Festival at Organ Barn

Guilford, Vt. – Friends of Music at Guilford’s 48th annual Labor Day Weekend Festival presents French organ music in an intimate rural barn and orchestral works by composers from five countries on the expansive lawn just outside.

The Festival opens on Saturday evening, August 31, at 7:30 with “Vive la France!” on the Guilford Tracker Organ. Clark Anderson, who has performed recitals of solo and ensemble works by English and German composers on this instrument, has chosen a program of solo works by French composers from Pérotin le Grand (1180-1236) to Jean Langlais (1907-1991), including Couperin, Raison, Daquin, Boëly, Vierne, Gounod, and the ever-intriguing Anonymous.


Get on Board Windham County Accepting Applications

Get on Board Windham County is a community-based Board Fellows program that provides networking and skills development for young professionals while building the capacity of local nonprofits. Applications for Fellows (aged 22-44 years old) and Nonprofits are due September 15. To learn more, visit gs.marlboro.edu/boards.

Join an info session on Monday 8/26, 12-1 pm at the Grad School or Thursday 9/5, 5-6 pm at the Latchis Theater. All welcome; please RSVP at marlboro-nonprofit.eventbrite.com.

This innovative program is a partnership of Marlboro College with Latchis Arts, SeVEDS, United Way of Windham County and Youth Services.


Call for Guilford Chamber Singers’ Holiday Concert

Guilford, Vt. – Rehearsals begin in mid-September for Friends of Music at Guilford’s 41st Annual Christmas at Christ Church program in Guilford, to be performed on December 13 & 15. A few additional voices are sought to fill out the choral ranks; membership in Friends of Music is not required.

Tom Baehr, who is embarking on a second season as director of the Guilford Chamber Singers, has selected repertoire celebrating The Baby. The program title is “Brightest and Best,” from Jean Ritchie’s family carol. The music is again a cappella, possibly doubling some voices with instruments where appropriate.


BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 8/19/13

BCTV Ch.8 Schedule for the week of 8/19/13

                   Monday August 19            

12:00 am      The Book Nook Author Series- Jon Clinch

1:00 am       The Road to Recovery: Recovery is a Family Affair

2:00 am       FSTV Overnight

4:00 am       Burlington Discover Jazz Festival: Meet the Artist: Poncho Sanchez

5:10 am       NEK Voice-Korean War Veterans

6:01 am       The Journey Continues: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum


5:45 Live: 8/16/13

5:45 Live broadcasts from the deck of the Rivergarden for a weekend
edition that includes Homeland Security raids and NYC court rulings in
Brattleboro, pus Next Stage Arts, the Nelson-Withington Rink, and much
more.


Weekend Concert Series- Motörhead, “25 & Alive”, Brixton, 2000

This weekend we have heavy metal thunder.

Lemmy Kilmister is the heart and soul of Motörhead . He’s the guy who has founded, steered and staffed Motörhead from the beginning in 1975 and is still at it. Among metalheads he’s a god. Even if you’re not a metal fan there’s something about Lemmy that’s irresistible. He’s a character, an old-fashioned hard-drinking, chain-smoking rocker with charm and wit. At a surprising 67 years old now (68 on Christmas Eve this year) he has unsurprising health issues and had to cancel the rest of this Summer’s gigs due to illness. But I have no doubt he’ll be back on the road soon. It’s his life.


Old-Time Gospel Music at Dummerston Community Center

An old-time Gospel Hour is planned in West Dummerston on Sunday, August 25th, starting at 10:30-12:30. The event will be held at the Dummerston Community Center.

Guitar and vocals by GinMillBill. There will be no preacher and no preaching.
Songbooks will be available.

Light refreshments will be available.


A Poem About War in Iraq by a Former Brattleburgher:

“They shall not return to us, the resolute, the young,
The eager and whole-hearted whom we gave:
But the men who left them thriftily to die in their own dung,
Shall they come with years and honour to the grave?

They shall not return to us; the strong men coldly slain
In sight of help denied from day to day:
But the men who edged their agonies and chid them in their pain,
Are they too strong and wise to put away?