’Love Letters’ at the Park-McCullough House
NORTH BENNINGTON -- Back by popular demand Aug. 29 is the Anniversary Celebration to commemorate the courtship and marriage of Lizzie Park and John McCullough.
Guests will be treated to a delightful reading of "Love Letters written by Lizzie and John" and read by great-grandson Allen McCullough and his wife Randolyn Zinn, both professional actors. Prior to the reading enjoy a tasting buffet and adult beverages from the cash bar provided by Pangaea Restaurant. Call for reservations 802-442-5441, $35 per person. Michael Paterniti presents ‘The Telling Room’ at Northshire Bookstore
MANCHESTER -- A summer evening with author Michael Paterniti as he presents "The Telling Room." Equal parts mystery and memoir, travelogue and history, "The Telling Room" is an astonishing work of literary nonfiction by one of our most accomplished storytellers. A moving exploration of happiness, friendship, and betrayal.
From 6 to 7 p.m. there is a reception, wine and cheese from Consider Bardwell: Meet author Michael Paterniti and sample selections of Consider Bardwell Farm’s locally produced, award winning handmade cheeses.
From 7 to 8 p.m. -- Reading and audience discussion.
For more information call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit www.northshire.com.
A cappella group The Tribunes perform at Memorial Hall
WILMINGTON -- The Tribunes are a legendary five-man a cappella group specializing in the performance of vocal music from the 1950s and 1960s. The group was originally formed in 1957 and disbanded in the early 1960s. In 1997, The Tribunes were reestablished and are comprised of Mike Cuomo, Shelly Wengrovsky, Les Levine, Johnny Costello and Bert Archilla. Each member is also part of a current top oldies act performing throughout the U.S. and abroad. An incredible evening of Doo Wop, and more, as it was and still is, with five men on stage on Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m.
See thetribunes.net for a preview. Main Floor seating: general admission: $26/adult; $17/student through high school. Balcony seating general admission: $21/adult; $14 student through high school. An MHCA (formerly Memorial Hall Center for the Arts) presentation. Information: 802-464-8411. www.memhall.org.
Artist and naturalist James Prosek to deliver lecture at the Clark
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute welcomes artist, writer, and naturalist James Prosek for a free lecture on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 3 p.m. Prosek discusses his work as an artist in the context of Audubon, Winslow Homer, and the American natural experience.
Prosek made his authorial debut at 19 with "Trout: An Illustrated History" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1996), which features 70 of his watercolor paintings of the trout of North America. He has written for The New York Times and National Geographic and won a Peabody Award in 2003 for his documentary about traveling through England in the footsteps of Izaak Walton, the 17th-century author of The Compleat Angler.
Youth art show in Arbor Hill
ALBANY, N.Y. -- On Friday, Sept. 6, Albany Barn will hold an opening reception for the 9th Annual "Summer In The City" Youth Talent Exhibition from 5 to 9 p.m. at Stage 1, Albany Barn’s storefront art space, located at 46 North Swan St.
The opening reception will be held in conjunction with the monthly "1st Friday" arts walk. Child-friendly refreshments will be available. Admission is free.
"Summer In The City" annually celebrates the accomplishments of young people in Arbor Hill and other downtown neighborhoods, showcasing performing arts, multimedia, poetry, cultural knowledge projects, and more created in programs during the preceding summer and year. This is the fourth year that Albany Barn has hosted "Summer In The City" at Stage 1.
The exhibition will remain on view throughout the month of September. See www.albanybarn.org for gallery hours.
Oldcastle Theatre Downtown Arts announces auditions
BENNINGTON -- If you have ever wanted to perform, but just need the right opportunity, Oldcastle Theatre Downtown Arts is having auditions for their first annual Bennington Talent Showcase Night, to be held at the theatre at 331 Main Street in Bennington on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Auditioners can be singers, instrumentalists, groups, bands, magicians, or comedians. For the auditions, musical performers should bring whatever they need (instruments, music) in order to perform three songs; comedians and magicians should be prepared to do 10 minutes. 12 performers will be chosen to compete in the Talent Showcase Night on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m., and the night’s two winners will receive the opportunity to perform in a concert at Oldcastle Theatre.
For more information, call Oldcastle Theatre at 802-447-0564. www.oldcastletheatre.org.
Paul McCartney’s epic ‘Rockshow’ to air at the Clark
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute broadcasts the concert film Rockshow on Friday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 ($10 members). To purchase tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call 413-458-0524.
In 1975 and 1976 Paul McCartney and Wings undertook the epic "Wings over the World" tour, the largest scale tour they would ever undertake as a band. From this tour came both the legendary "Wings over America" triple live album and the concert film Rockshow. Although filmed live at the enormous King Dome in Seattle, Rockshow -- originally a cut-down version of the concert -- was not premiered until November 1980 in New York and April 1981 in London. It was released on Betamax and later on laserdisc.
Now available for the first time, the complete full-length concert has been fully restored from the original 35mm film with remastered sound. The Clark’s auditorium’s superior acoustics capture Paul McCartney and Wings live on stage as never seen before.
Archer Mayor comes to Next Stage
Putney -- Next Stage Arts Project Stage is thrilled to present an evening with Vermont’s own crime writer, Archer Mayor on Friday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m., at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney.
Mayor is a local hero with a national reputation, a beloved hometown son who writes about the streets, towns and community that students and community members know intimately. His latest book is "Three Can Keep a Secret" (Minotaur Books, Oct. 1) in which Investigator Joe Gunther deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
Tickets are $10 general admission, available online at www.nextstagearts.org and at Offerings in Putney. This reading is funded in part by a grant from the Vermont Humanities Council.
Next Stage Arts Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing Putney’s cultural and economic village center through the programming, development and operation of Next Stage.
Information about upcoming events, renovation plans and theater enhancements, and a wide range of opportunities for support are available at www.nextstagearts.org.
Presentation by Brenda Papadakis at Bennington Museum
BENNINGTON -- Join author Brenda Papadakis at the museum at 7 p.m. for a lecture on "Dear Jane." Hear stories of Brenda’s research on Jane Stickle’s life and times. See quilts made by friends of Jane throughout the world. $10 for not-yet-members and $7 for members of the Bennington Museum. Reservations are not required for this event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Quilting workshops with Brenda Papadakis
BENNINGTON -- Join Brenda Papadakis for quilting workshops held in the Ada Paresky Education Center at the Bennington Museum on Saturday, Oct. 5, and Sunday, Oct. 6, at 9 a.m. Saturday’s class will challenge you with some of the more difficult blocks from Jane’s quilt. Techniques included are machine and hand-piecing, using freezer paper templates and appliqué.
Learn to relax with a needle and thread and hand-piece some new Dear Jane blocks in the process during Sunday’s workshop. Learn to use foundation techniques without a sewing machine. Workshops recommended for those with intermediate skill. Each workshop is independent of the other, and students can enroll in one or both days. Enrollment limited to 25 people each day.
Pre-registration is required. Contact Deana Mallory at 802-447-1571 or email@example.com to register. Both workshops are $60/day for Bennington Museum members and $75/day for not-yet-members.
The Met: Live in HD returns to the Clark
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- "The Met: Live in HD" returns to the Clark this fall with extraordinary stars, breathtaking music, and visionary interpretations by today’s most celebrated directors and conductors. This Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series features 10 live transmissions in the Clark’s auditorium, beginning Oct. 5.
Tickets are $25 ($22 for members; $18 students) and may be ordered online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413-458-0524.
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