The Windham Regional Career Center at Brattleboro Union High School is pleased to announce their Community Education and Training Programs for this spring. Betsy Gentile, Workforce Development Manager and Adult Education Coordinator is presenting 17 community education and training programs to meet the needs of area employers and their employees as well as providing personal and professional enrichment opportunities for all community members.
“We’re extremely excited about two new technical training opportunities, Certified Fiber Optic Technician training and Intermittent Electrical & Drivability Diagnostic Strategies training.”
When vocalist Karrin Allyson steps to the microphone, you can’t predict what style or language she’ll be performing in. The best part is, it doesn’t matter.
Allyson is referred to as a jazz vocalist, and has climbed to the pinnacle of the genre since recording her debut album, I Didn’t Know About You, in 1992. She is now regarded among the top vocalists in jazz. Releasing her 13th album last year, Allyson has put together a career that has brought her to top stages around the world, performing at major jazz festivals in Brazil, Japan, Australia and Europe, as well as the most legendary venues in the United States, including regular appearances at New York’s Blue Note and Birdland. Along the way, Allyson has garnered four Grammy Award nominations, most recently for her 2012 album ‘Round Midnight.
The Next Stage Arts Project and The Putney School are delighted to co-present a special live concert event on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 7:00pm, featuring folk music icons from the film For the Love of the Music; The Club 47 Folk Revival. Featured performers will include: iconic composer David Amram, Erik Lawrence (of The Levon Helm Band), Alana Amram & The Rough Gems, Tim Eriksen & The Trio De Pumpkintown, Diamond Doves, Haley Reardon and more. The concert will take place at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, in Putney, Vermont.
Next Stage Arts Project announces the launch of a monthly Open Mic/Coffee House series, beginning Sunday, March 17, and continuing on the third Sunday of each month. Musical Local-vores are welcome to this community event to perform, or simply listen and enjoy. Musicians, storytellers, and other local artists who wish to share their art in a fun local venue are welcome. Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, VT.
Open Mic performers can sign up at 6:00pm and time slots will be alotted based on the number of performers. The suggested donation for performers and listeners is $5. At 6:30pm the night’s featured local performer will present a short set, playing “for the passing of the hat”.
Twilight Music presents Pennsylvania-based, acoustic folk trio The Stray Birds, plus traditional singer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Keith Murphy at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery on Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 pm.
When The Stray Birds take the stage, the spotlight falls on three voices raised in harmony above the raw resonance of wood and strings. It is a sound drawn from the richness of American folk music traditions, spun with a stirring subtlety and grace. Maya de Vitry, Oliver Craven and Charles Muench’s performances speak to an uncompromising reverence for songs and their embrace of the experience of live music. Reveling in the energy of each room, a connection to the audience is the essence of their show.
Last weekend’s performance was the Who from 1970, when they were in the midst of a run of highly successful albums that included Tommy (’69), Who’s Next (’71) and Quadrophenia (’73).
By 1977, the year before this weekend’s concert takes place the Who’s formidable energies were tied up in legal wrangling over royalties.
Finally, one night in March of that year Pete Townsend, the group’s guitarist and principal song writer and in this instance, negotiator walked out of an 11 hour meeting with a seven figure check in his hand.
He headed to a bar called the Speakeasy where a couple of his protégés were playing (John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett). He got drunk on only two shots of whiskey.
I grew up on a small farm not far from the western shore of the Chesapeake. Summers meant daily hard work, up before dawn and out long after dusk, until the mosquitoes mercifully carried us off the fields. There was little respite for working kids who lived on an organic subsistence long before we ever knew what the word organic meant.
Some leisure time, though, was to be had for me: down at the swimming hole, scampering after the ice cream truck, badminton nets on the grassy lawn, softball with the flirty girls and showoff boys, cookouts under the apple trees; laying on the still-warm grass gazing up at the carpet of stars that blanketed the night sky and using my imagination when my mind was not otherwise occupied with work and play.
Here is an account of Town Meeting in Brattleboro, as reported March 10, 1899 in an article from the Vermont Phoenix.
Read on for the election of our leather inspector, a defeat for increased Memorial day funds, tax exemptions for the new toy company, a discussion of electric lights on Western Ave., debate over school tuition, and more.
A MARCH MEETING
Without Even a Ripple of Excitement
The Old Board of Officers Re-Elected — the Regulation Tax Voted — the New S.A. Smith Company Exempted from Taxation by a Unanimous Vote
On Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00 pm, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children welcomes the public to attend its 21st Annual Choral Invitational. The event is in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Month” and will feature performances from seven area choral groups and conclude with an audience sing-along of “America, The Beautiful.” Kurn Hattin Co-executive Director, Tom Fahner, will be Master of Ceremonies.
On Exhibit at Brooks Memorial Library: Award-winning author-illustrator D. B. Johnson, Children’s Illustrator Book Cases, 2nd Floor March/April 2013
D. B. Johnson returns to the Children’s Book Illustrators case on the second floor during March and April. Author-illustrator of award-winning picture books, Johnson introduces young readers to notable figures from the literary and art worlds through delightful stories and amazing illustrations.
His latest is “Magritte’s Marvelous Hat,” inspired by the paintings of surrealist artist René Magritte and named a Notable Children’s Book for 2013 by the American Library Association. Subjects of some of Johnson’s earlier books are M. C. Escher, George Orwell’s “Animal Farm,” and Henry David Thoreau as an adventurous bear in the popular “Henry” series.
Check out the New Magazine and Newspaper iPad at the Main Desk at the Brooks Memorial Library. Many magazines and newspapers have a digital edition available online and some titles are beginning to only be available digitally, such as Newsweek.
In an effort to keep afloat on the changing tides of periodicals, Brooks Memorial Library is offering borrowers access to digital editions of a handful of titles through a library iPad. Not only will this allow more access to popular titles in the library, such as the New York Review of Books, but it will also allow patrons to get to know iPad technology and digital media.
Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln Wednesday March 6, 2013 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Douglass and Lincoln—one born a slave, the other born dirt poor—became respectively one of the nation’s greatest orators and one of its greatest presidents. Harvard professor and leading Civil War scholar John Stauffer examines their friendship, the striking similarities in their lives, and their legacies.
John Stauffer is a leading authority on antislavery, social protest movements and interracial friendship. He is a Harvard University professor of English and American Literature and African American Studies, and Chair of the History of American Civilization program at Harvard.