VT Yankee to Close: BCTV Full Coverage

With Entergy Nuclear announcing their plans to close Vermont Yankee
effective quarter four 2014, BCTV has taken to the edit room to round up
all the info–including the 5:45 Live special [] which includes
clips from Entergy’s official press conference, as well as interviews
with local legislators, the Governor, and many others.

The Great American Songbook: A Night of Jazz and Dancing with Chris Bakriges and Guests

Friends of Brooks Memorial Library present: The Great American Songbook: A Night of Jazz and Dancing with Chris Bakriges and guests.

Saturday, September 21, 7-9 PM
The American Legion Hall, 32 Linden St., Brattleboro, VT

The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library is sponsoring a concert to fund the public access computing and lifelong learning programs of the library. 

Chris Bakriges, an internationally recognized jazz pianist living in Southern Vermont, is volunteering his talents again to create a special evening of  instrumental pieces from the Great American Songbook–the most popular and enduring popular songs from the 1920’s to 1950’s–on September 21, starting at 7 PM, in the American Legion Hall in Brattleboro. 

1791 Bullock House in Guilford Open to Visitors Sept. 7

1791 House Restored and Open to Tour in Guilford, Saturday Sept. 7, 1-3 pm

About five years ago the 1791 Bullock-Ashworth House on Ashworth Road was purchased by Sara Coffey and her husband David Snyder for the purpose of housing visiting artists who are working at the recording studios of Guilford Sound and Vermont Performance Lab (VPL). The public is invited to tour the house on Sept. 7 from 1 to 3 pm to see what has been accomplished.

VT Yankee to Close: 5:45 Live Special – 8/27/13

With Entergy Nuclear announcing this morning their plans to close Vermont Yankee effective quarter four 2014, 5:45 Live has taken to the edit room to round up all the info–including clips from Entergy’s official press conference, as well as interviews with local legislators, the Governor, and many others.

1975 a Day in the Life…110 Llandaff

YEP PRODUCTIONS is presenting 110 LANDAFF. A short film being shot in Brattleboro on September 9th with David Koechner (The Office and Anchor Man) and Paula Pel (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock) playing the parents of Mary Jo Parker played by Cassandra Dunn. The supporting cast is made up of 18 New England Youth Theatre actors.

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

BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 8/26/13

BCTV Channel 8 Schedule for the week of 8/26/13

Monday August 26    

12:00 am      Community Medical School: Changes in VT Health Care Delivery System

1:35 am       Girls on the Run- Local Update 2013

1:45 am       TED Talks: Aimee Mullins and her 12 pairs of legs

2:00 am       FSTV Overnight

4:00 am       Holistically Speaking – Ep. 64

4:30 am       Conversation on Race Now -Trayvon Martin Case

Labor Day 2013

By: rosemarie jackowski

On Labor Day we celebrate those who work — as opposed to those who inherit family wealth and those whose financial investments work so they don’t have to. Many workers who deserve to be honored on this special day have come from across the border. In a global economy, workers who strive for justice in their own country must, by necessity, unite with workers around the world.

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.