BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 7/22/13

BCTV Ch.8 Schedule for the week of 7/22/13

                   Monday July 22

12:00 am      Ghostmaker – A Myth for Voices

1:32 am       2012 Cornish Fair

2:00 am       FSTV Overnight

4:00 am       Comm Med School: Using Stem Cells to Repair the Heart

5:15 am       Climate Summer Tour New England 2013


Weekend Concert Series – Steve Winwood, Chicago, 2003

As I said once before, Steve Winwood’s music and voice is the sound of Summer to me. With this heat wave we need some cool vibes.

This concert is from the Soundstage series jointly produced by the PBS station in Chicago, WTTW, and HD Ready. Original broadcast date: Sept. 2004.

Steve Winwood was precocious and is often called a prodigy. Born in Birmingham, England to a working class family with musical talents, he learned drums, guitar and piano from toddler age and began performing publicly with his father and older brother Muff at age 8. In the following six years, he backed B.B. King, Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters on their U.K. tours, and often did session work.


Northern Borders : A Vermont Made Film

The film Northern Borders which was produced and directed by Jay Craven will be screened at several venues next week. Jay Craven a Vermont filmmaker and professor at Marlboro has been traveling with the film as well.

The film will screened July 21st at 7:30pm at Next Stage in Putney, July 22nd in Townsend, (I forgot where), in Marlboro on the 23rd, and in Guilford on the 24th at the Broad Brook Grange. All shows are at 7:30, addresses of each venue can be found by googling Northen Borders film tour.

The film which premeired in Brattleboro last April used some actors from Brattleboro and was filmed on a farm there as well. I hope lots of people will show up to support Jay Craven and the others who made this film possible.

See ya at the movies!!!


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. 

Sanders Says Southeastern Vermont at Cutting Edge on Broadband

WASHINGTON, July 17 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today that a region in southeastern Vermont is getting the fastest consumer connection to the Internet anywhere in the United States.

Springfield, Vt., and 13 neighboring towns – Saxons River, Chester, North Springfield, Grafton, Bridgewater, Cuttingsville, Wallingford, Hartland, Killington, Pawlet, Danby, Mt. Holly and Middletown Springs – are in the process of getting state-of-the-art Internet access at speeds 100 times faster than average and faster than anywhere else in the United States except a Kansas City, Mo., pilot project by Google.


I’m Going To Be On Television In A Story About Brattleboro Psychic Con Man T. P. James

I,  am  going to be on television on Thursday, at 9 PM on the travel channel. They interviewed me for a piece on Brattleboro’s own Psychic Con man, T. P. James. The show is called Monumental Mysteries.

We don’t have a television. I had envisioned watcing it at someone else’s house. However, I am going to be in Maine, at a cabin with no electricity. So, I probably won’t even get to see myself on the television. I hope someone from Brattlebor does watch it though. It is such a Brattleboro story.


World-Gypsy Fusion Concert with Marissa Licata

Honduran violinist Marissa Licata will perform with her World-Gypsy Fusion ensemble at the Hooker-Dunham Theater on Monday, July 29 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door – cash or checks only.

Featuring Licata and Ethan Wood on double violins, the performance will draw on influences from all over the world including EasternEuropean, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Americana. They are joined by Jim Guttmann on bass and Sergio Martinez on percussion.

The concert is presented by Cox Violins to coincide with the one-man show of Doug Cox’s work at David Walter’s Master Craft Gallery. Licata plays on a Cox instrument modeled after one belonging to her teacher, the late Eric Rosenblith of New England Conservatory.


HIT IT! Percussion Camp Starting Next Week!

Ages 13-18

“Hit It” percussion camp uses a two-pronged approach to help student percussionists develop the combination of performance and listening skills necessary to be successful.

One of the camp’s focuses is on “classical” percussion instruments such as timpani, snare drum, marimba, cymbals, tambourine and triangle – instruments on which percussionists need proficiency in most school music programs.  An equal focus will be placed on gaining skills and understanding on Cuban, Brazilian and African percussion instruments such as congas, bongos, cowbells, shekere, timbales and incorporating them into polyrhythmic patterns characteristic of traditional music’s of those countries.


HIT IT! Percussion Camp Starting Next Week!

“Hit It” percussion camp, for drummers ages 13-18, uses a two-pronged approach to help student percussionists develop the combination of performance and listening skills necessary to be successful.

One of the camp’s focuses is on “classical” percussion instruments such as timpani, snare drum, marimba, cymbals, tambourine and triangle – instruments on which percussionists need proficiency in most school music programs. An equal focus will be placed on gaining skills and understanding on Cuban, Brazilian and African percussion instruments such as congas, bongos, cowbells, shekere, timbales and incorporating them into polyrhythmic patterns characteristic of traditional music’s of those countries.


Putney Author Stuart Strothman Discusses “Sackett” at Brooks Library

Join Putney author, Stuart Strothman, on Wednesday, July 17, at 7 PM, in the meeting room of the Brooks Memorial Library for a discussion of his novel, Sackett, an historical novel that spans the years 1682 to 1763, the story of a lost hero of the Abenaki, born of an abducted little girl gone native, grandchild of Greylock, enemy of the British.

Stuart Strothman has been interested in the original land and its people since he was a young child, canoeing in Nova Scotia, wandering in the woods of southern New York where he grew up. As an undergraduate, he focused on Native American studies under advisor Larry Hauptman, and took bachelors degrees in history and literature, and later a masters in education. He taught for many years at Landmark College and has published articles in the Dictionary of American Biography and The New Paltz Historical Review. He is past president and now secretary of the Putney Historical Society, which he staffs in the summertime, helping visitors with any research they may be interested in.  


BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 7/15/13

BCTV Ch.8 Schedule for the week of 7-15-13

Monday July 15             

12:00 am      Burlington Discover Jazz Festival: Meet the Artist: Branford Marsalis

1:00 am       Forgotten Rails: West River RR & CT Trolley Museum

1:22 am       TED Talks: Johnny Lee demos Wii Remote hacks (2008)

1:30 am       FACT Special Presentations: Twelve Hours To Launch

2:00 am       FSTV Overnight

4:00 am       Windham World Affairs: Robert Gensburg 6/26/09 at SIT


Twilight on the Tavern Lawn presents Darlingside on Sunday, July 14

Twilight Music continues 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, July 14 with rock/folk/classical quintet Darlingside. The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 25. All concerts begin 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- Yes; The “Yessongs” Concert Film, 1975

In 1975 Yes had already been together for 7 years. They didn’t make the “big time” until 1971’s “Fragile” album which was to establish them as first-class Progrockers. Their “Close to the Edge” in 1972 was a hit and their worldwide tour established them as arena-fillers.Though rarely on the top ten hits list, and with several different line-ups, they’ve been around now for 45 years and are currently touring the US in another incarnation.

This film is from the “Close to the Edge” tour in December1972, with songs from the album of the same name. The performances are at London’s Rainbow Theatre. The line-up is:

Jon Anderson- lead vocals

Chris Squire- bass, backup vocals


Brattleboro Union High School Board Meeting Agenda

BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The BUHS #6 Finance Committee will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 in the WSESU Central Office Conference Room, 53 Green Street.

NOTICE OF MEETING

The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 15 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.


The Latchis Theatre Heats Up for the Windham County Heat Fund – Some Like it Hot

Some Like it Hot to show July 25 at 7:00 p.m. Play it cool now to shed some warmth this winter

For Immediate Release – On July 25 at 7:00 p.m., Latchis Arts offers Some Like It Hot, another in their series of Movies-By-Donation, following Singin’ in the Rain and Bringing Up Baby.

Some Like It Hot is a Marilyn Monroe classic with Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. When musicians Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon witness a mob hit, they hop a train disguised as women in an all-female band. Hottest real woman? Marilyn Monroe! This classic of comedy and romance has been a hit since 1959.


Sackett Reading at Brooks Memorial July 17

Hello everyone!

Next Wednesday, the 17th at 7pm I will be reading from my historical novel Sackett at the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, and discussing the context of First Nation and colonial culture along the frontier of New England. Slideshow and refreshments included. Free.

You are all invited. Some enticement follows:


A Musical Celebration of Irish History and Tradition Featuring Young Ireland

Brattleboro, VT 7/1/2013 – Irish-American folk music duo Young Ireland presents an evening of inspiring, original songs and storytelling at 7:00 pm on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Hooker-Dunham Theatre (139 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT). All ages are welcome. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance online at Brown Paper Tickets as well as at the door. (www.yibrattleboro.bpt.me, no service charge for online purchases). Proceeds in-part to benefit Brattleboro Area Hospice.

Young Ireland is a newcomer to the Irish music scene, based in San Luis Obispo, California. “Authentic!” hails Glen Starkey of the New Times, SLO. Diane Byrnes, veteran Irish radio host (“Echoes of Erin” Pittsburgh, PA) says “Huge success is just over the horizon for ‘Young Ireland’ and for those who love Irish music, ’Young Ireland’ is a testament to the strength and musicality of the ‘song’.”