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Entertainment Briefs
Discovery to air flight off Everest peak on May 11
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Organizers Back Out Of Evel Knievel Festival
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) -- A struggle for control over a festival that draws thousands of stuntmen, wannabes and fans paying homage to Evel Knievel in his Montana hometown has led organizers to turn over the event to the famous daredevil's family.
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Late Night Then & Now As Dave Prepares To Take Off
NEW YORK (AP) -- To deal with the present, we must understand the past.
Friday, April 11, 2014

Hot Flannel Plays Island Pond
From the hills of Vermont comes a band that has chewed through the electric fences and let the cows loose. The farmers knew Hot Flannel could not be contained. Patrick Ross plays the fiddle like a machine. Matt Schrag plays one of the best built mandolins in the world (made in Burlington). If you've never heard Doug Perkins play his '69 Martin guitar, then ladies and gentlemen, be prepared. Pat Melvin is one of the most sought after upright bass players in Vermont. They all sing and all belong to the 10,000 hours club. "It's Newgrass," explained Ross.
Friday, April 11, 2014

Cabot Family Contra Dance Debuts New Band Saturday
The Cabot Old Time Family Contra and Square Dance series continues on Saturday at the Willey Building in Cabot starting at 7:30 p.m. The caller for the evening is Lausanne Allen. Music will be by the band Sugarhouse.
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Entertainment Briefs
Home Share Now presentation at Sterling College
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Public Invited To Assist Mosaic Artist
Catamount Arts is hosting mosaic artist Mary Tapogna of Portland, Ore., during the month of April. Tapogna has been commissioned to create a sculpture that will be placed in front of Catamount Arts Center. She is working with middle school students of Evan Jewell and Barb Eidel of St. Johnsbury School to create mosaic pieces that will be incorporated into the sculpture project.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

'Our Town' In Lancaster
Mrs. Gibbs (Wendy Muello) makes her son George (Mike Perry) put on his overshoes one last time - it's his wedding morning! Over 200 people have applauded Colonel Town Players OUR TOWN in its first weekend. There are two shows left. One, a special performance, is Friday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Colebrook's Tillotson Center, and the last show, Saturday at 7:30 p.m., is at the Lancaster Town Hall. The town hall show is free as part of Lancaster's 250th Anniversary Celebration. For more information, call 603-631-4265.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Newport Area Community Orchestra Piano Sextet Debuts April 13
The Now Playing Newport Music Series in Newport is pleased will present the inaugural concert of the newly-formed Newport Area Community Orchestra Piano Sextet on Sunday at 4 p.m., under the direction of Ken Michelli, director of the Newport Area Community Orchestra. The orchestra is a supporter of the series and plans to present several programs during the 2014 season.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

CCCC April Art Exhibit
Tina Willey displays her photographs at Craftsbury Community Care Center recently. Her photographs will be on display there through April 30. Willey grew up in East Hardwick. She works for Home Health and navigates most of the back roads in the Northeast Kingdom. Two years ago Willey started noticing the barns, churches, sugar houses, and other Vermont views through the windows of her car. She decided to capture photos of the countryside through her own eyes, from the seat of her car while traveling.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

St. Johnsbury Academy To Host New England Drama Festival
The twelve best high school one-act plays in New England, two from each state, will be performed over three days at the 2014 New England Drama Festival, hosted by St. Johnsbury Academy on April 15, 16 and 17. Representing the culmination of the one-act play festival season, for which productions began rehearsing in December, the New England Drama Festival represents the pinnacle of theatrical achievement for high schools in the six New England states. The participating plays have been selected through a series of preliminary and state festivals at which two of the plays are selected to move to the next level.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Parker Hill Band Headlines Catamount Bluegrass Jam
The Parker Hill Band will take center stage when Catamount Arts presents its popular monthly bluegrass jam at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Cabaret at the arts center on Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Moscow Ballet to Perform "Cinderella" at Lyndon Institute
Kingdom County Productions and Burklyn Arts Council will present The Moscow Festival Ballet's performance of Cinderella at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 17 at Lyndon Institute auditorium. Tickets are now on sale at the Catamount Arts box office, or by calling 748-2600. Online sales are available at
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Letterman 'Wrapping Things Up' To Retire In 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- David Letterman's departure from the late-night realm won't just end an unmatched run on television. It also will close the book on an era reaching almost to the birth of TV.
Saturday, April 5, 2014

Entertainment Briefs
Willie Nelson's armadillo returned after theft
Friday, April 4, 2014

Peggy Pearl To Present LectureOn Fairbanks Marketing Strategy
Peggy Pearl, the director of the St. Johnsbury History and Heritage Center, will present a lecture on the innovative marketing strategies of the Fairbanks brothers at 7 p.m. Friday in the Cabaret at Catamount Arts on Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury.
Friday, April 4, 2014

Teens, Sex and Pregnancy At Courageous Conversation
Teens, sexual activity, and the issue of teen pregnancy will be the focus of this month's Courageous Conversation at Catamount Arts.
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Artists From East Coast and West Coast Featured at Catamount Arts This April
Both the East Coast and the West Coast will be represented in the Gallery at Catamount Arts this April when the arts center presents two strikingly different approaches to creating mosaics from unusual sources.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Lifetime Of Vermont People
ST. JOHNSBURY -- St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and Frog Hollow Gallery present a bold glimpse of the rural people who gave Vermont its character as documented over 60 years by the photographer-writer Peter Miller. In celebration of Miller's new book, "A Lifetime of Vermont People," Frog Hollow of Burlington has organized a statewide tour of eight selected Vermont libraries. A collection of Peter Miller's photography is currently on exhibit at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and will run through April 14. It consists of photographs showcasing images and information on the writing of the book and its evolution. On Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m., the Athenaeum will host a "Meet the Artist" talk and book signing with photographer Peter Miller. This event is free, open to the public and handicapped accessible.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Local Sculptor Chosen For NYC Exhibit
St. Johnsbury sculptor Judith Unger's piece "Giulia"will be shown as part of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, New York City, "Wide Open 5" Exhibit. The show will be from April 26 to June 1. It was selected for the exhibition by New York Museum of Modern Art's assistant curator of painting and sculpture, Paulina Pobocha. Only 100 art works were chosen from teh 1546 submitted. The sculpture is modelled from stoneware clay, weighs about 24 pounds and is 23 inches tall.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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