5:45 Live: 11/8/13

Get the inside track on Bratt’s finalists for Town Manager, the (Panda) North by Northwest story, the BAPC’s smoke free sidewalk campaign, the dismantling of the I-91 bridge, a reprise of VY v VT for federal court, and much more.


Weekend Concert Series – Laurie Anderson, Home of the Brave

This weekend we have good tickets for an interesting show. It’s the summer of 1985, in Union City, New Jersey, and someone classified as punk, new wave, classical, and performance artist. It’s the future wife of Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson,

She made this film much the way the Talking Heads released Stop Making Sense. Her music didn’t translate completely to album format, and the visual elements are captured here for listeners and viewers.


BCTV Video Calendar: 11/7/13 – 2nd VT Vision Conference, Nietzsche’s Angel Food Cake, and more

This week’s interactive video calendar from BCTV includes a look at the 2nd Annual Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future Conference from the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity, local author Rebecca Coffey reading from her book Nietzsche’s Angel Food Cake: And Other “Recipes” for the Intellectually Famished, and “Minding the Mind: Keeping Tabs on Your Changing Brain” from renowned brain enthusiast Alex Potter and the Northeast Psycho-Neuro-Immunology Institute for Healing, plus plenty more on the Brattleboro Film Festival which continues its two-week, thirty-film roll at the Latchis in downtown.


December Is The Time When UFAUX’s Float Overhead

As everyone knows, December is when UFAUX’s tend to float over the skies of Brattleboro.

Is it because of some planetary alignment?

Is it because the occupants of the UFAUX’s are interested in the celebrations that happen near Christmas ?

Do they come here near the darkest time of the year so as to avoid all that solar glare on their windshield, when they buzz the cows in stealthy fly bys?

Or, could it be that that this is when we launch the lightships that my wife Cynthia Houghton created, and the best time for lights in the sky is in the time of the year when it gets dark early?


The Duhks w/ Red Heart the Ticker at Next Stage on Saturday, November 9

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present Winnipeg, Canada-based roots music quintet The Duhks at Next Stage on Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 pm. The Grammy nominated and Juno award-winning band’s original members – Jessee Havey (vocals), Tania Elizabeth (fiddle), Jordan McConnell (guitar, pipes, whistles, vocals), Leonard Podolak (banjo, vocals) and Scott Senior (percussion) – have reunited after a three-year hiatus. Vermont-based, Americana, folk and roots music duo Red Heart The Ticker will open the show.


David Macaulay: Life in the Studio

David Macaulay, award-winning author and illustrator of Castle, Cathedral, and The Way We Work, will discuss current projects in a talk, “Life in the Studio,” at the Library on Wednesday, November 6, at 7 PM, in the Main Room. The talk is part of the Vermont Humanities Council First Wednesday Lecture series.

Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post–Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award.


BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 11/4/13

BCTV Ch.8 Schedule for the week of 11-4-13 

                   Monday November 4              

12:00 am      New England Coalition 42nd Annual Mtg 9/28/13

1:42 am       TED Talks: Alison Jackson Looks at Celebrity

2:00 am       FSTV Overnight

4:00 am       The Authors – Building a Sustainable Future

5:00 am       At Landmark: Arab Struggle for Democracy 10/7/13

6:30 am       The Authors – Dealing in Darkness: Jenny Milchman & Jennifer McMahon


Weekend Concert Series: Trouble Funk in London, 1986

Let’s set the musical time machine for the end of September in 1986 and head to London’s Town& Country Club for a funky few songs with Trouble Funk.

Yes, it is another Trouble Funk show. Our previous look was in a bigger space, whereas this show takes to a hot and sweaty nightclub, which is more their home turf. Big Tony and his bass lead the band through a handful of their most popular songs at the time for this British TV show.


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 BAMS Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, November 4 in the Middle School Conference Room.

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

NOTICE OF MEETING

The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 4 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.


MET LIVE in HD TOSCA at The Latchis

THE MET: LIVE IN HD: PUCCINI’S CLASSIC DRAMA TOSCA STARS PATRICIA RACETTE AND ROBERTO ALAGNA

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 at 12:55 p.m.* at The Latchis Theatre, 50 Main Street

THE MET: LIVE IN HD, TOSCA by Giacomo Puccini
Host: Renée Fleming

Puccini’s enduring favorite, starring an exceptional trio of singing actors in the leading roles, will be simulcast LIVE from the Met on Saturday, November 9 at 12:55 p.m. ET. Acclaimed American soprano Patricia Racette stars in one of opera’s greatest roles as the ultimate diva, Floria Tosca, in Luc Bondy’s production.


2013 Halloween Costume List for Cedar Street

Halloween 2013 was a spooky one. It was raining and very, very dark on Cedar Street. The power went out just before 6 p.m. leaving every house without light.

And out of the darkness they came. First small and alone, then in increasing numbers. By our count, 196 goblins came out of the darkness in search of treats.

Here is the official 2013 Halloween costume list. Forgive us for any errors.

Tiny Batman
Thing 1
Thing 2
The Cat in the Hat


BCTV Video Calendar: 10/31/13 – Brattleboro Film Festival, Hospice Auction, Windham Orchestra

BCTV’s November edition of the video calendar includes plenty from the Brattleboro Film Festival as they prepare to launch two straight weeks of screenings, events, and more, Brattleboro Area Hospice and their Cherished Goods Auction, and Windham Orchestra Maestro Hugh Keelan talking about his collaboration with students from Kurn Hattin Homes for Children entitled Resounding Hills: A Transformative Musical Collaboration.


David Macaulay: Life in the Studio

Save the date! David Macaulay, award-winning author and illustrator of Castle, Cathedral, and The Way We Work, will discuss current projects in a talk, “Life in the Studio,” at the Library on Wednesday, November 6, at 7 PM, in the Main Room. The talk is part of the Vermont Humanities Council First Wednesday Lecture series

Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post–Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award.


Town School Board Budget Meetings

The Brattleboro Town School Board has three budget meetings scheduled for Wednesday, October 30, 2013.

First meeting 10/30/13 – 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, October 30th: 8:30 a.m. The Brattleboro Town School Board’s Energy Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30 in the WSESU Central Office Conference Room, 53 Green Street. 


Intro to Music Theory For All Instrumentalists & Vocalists – Starting Soon!

Theory & Musicianship I, an introduction to music theory for all instrumentalists & vocalists, will provide the fundamental skills related to music theory, analysis, and general musicianship. Designed for instrumental and vocal students, members of this course will use their primary instrument to help review basics of key, interval, and diatonic chord motions. Basic actions of harmony and voice leading will be discussed, providing students with insight into how a melodic line implies or demands certain chord movement. Discussion of melodic content, phrase, and motive will lead to an introduction of basic analytical techniques.


BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 10/28/13

BCTV Ch.8 Schedule for the week of 10-28-13

                   Monday October 28                  

12:00 am      Lost, Found and Remixed – A Filmaker Panel Discussion

1:30 am       Organic Politics: Restore Our Communities

2:00 am       FSTV Overnight

4:00 am       Archival Filmmaking in the Age of Mass Production

5:00 am       Targeting Obesity in Vermont

5:35 am       Red Grooms & Stephen Hannock- 9/28/13 at BMAC


Brooks Memorial Library Looking for Trustees For Upcoming Vacancies in 2014

The Board of Library Trustees of Brooks Memorial Library seeks enthusiastic and dedicated library lovers to fill three upcoming vacancies on the Board. One candidate will be elected at the March 2014 representative town meeting to complete one year of an unexpired term. Two others will be elected at town meeting to fill three-year terms.