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12th Annual Spring Spritzer At East Burke Church
Each spring the East Burke Church sponsors the "Spring Spritzer: A Variety Show," an event featuring talented local performers who will take to the stage and provide a night of musical entertainment.
Friday, April 24, 2015

Jay Craven's New Film, 'Peter And John,' To Preview In Vermont
Jay Craven's newest film, "Peter and John," will play four Vermont preview dates, between April 29 and May 3, before its official premiere in late June.
Friday, April 24, 2015

Computer To Take On World's Best in Texas Hold 'em
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Carnegie Mellon University researchers are going all in, pitting a computer program against some of the world's best professional poker players.
Friday, April 24, 2015

Reception To Celebrate Poets And Poetry On April 24
The public is invited to attend a reception in honor of the poets who submitted poems to PoemTown St. Johnsbury, which have been posted on downtown business windows for the month of April.
Friday, April 24, 2015

All-VT Band Guide Seeks Artist Input
The new all-Vermont band guide is up at and organizers are reaching out to Vermont bands to make sure the guide is complete and accurate.
Friday, April 24, 2015

Vermont Family Theatre Presents Les Miserables
ORLEANS -- The Vermont Family Theater will present their upcoming Spring Main Stage musical, "Les Miserables," April 25 and May 1-2 at 7 p.m. and April 26 and May 3 at 2 p.m. at the Orleans Theater inside the Orleans Municipal Building in Orleans, Vt.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Theater Group Will Engage Youth and Community in Substance Abuse Prevention
Substance abuse can impact the economic health of the Northeast Kingdom because it drains away the talent and work ethic from the local work force. If the region were to have a reputation for having a population with substance abuse problems, it would more difficult to attract new employers to the area. Is there a problem? The 2013 Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey reports that 28 percent of high school students in Newport replied that there were offered sold or given an illegal drug on school property in the past year, which is a rate 10 percent higher than other schools around the state.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Colonial Theatre Celebrates Centenary Season
The Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem, NH will open for its 100th consecutive season Thursday, April 30. One of the oldest continuously operating movie theaters in the country, The Colonial has become, under the 14 years of management by The Friends of the Colonial, one of the premier performing arts centers in the region as well. Plans are underway for a season of celebration including an August 8th street party, a Centennial Film Series highlighting films with benchmark birthdays in 2015, as well an expanded film schedule with two features weekly and much, much more.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Colonel Town Players To Stage 'Arsenic & Old Lace'
Colonel Town Players are putting on "Arsenic and Old Lace," the classic Joseph Kesselring black comedy farce about the dear, old, murderous Aunties Brewster, their three nephews: crazy Teddy, sincere Mortimer and fiancee Elaine, and murderous Jonathan and sidekick, Dr. Einstein.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

SJA's Colwell Speaker Series To Feature Executive Director Of The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation
St. Johnsbury Academy's Colwell Speaker Series will feature Matthew Denhart, Executive Director of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, on Thursday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the Fireside in the Mayo Center. He will discuss U.S. immigration policy.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Peter Yarrow Performing At Alumni Hall In Haverhill
Peter Yarrow's talents as a creative artist--both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer--are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. He will bring a special event of conversation and song to the stage at Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall on Sunday at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Wizardry Fans Play Harry Potter-like Game At Polish Castle
SUCHA, Poland (AP) -- At a 13th-century castle in Poland, wizards and witches are sneaking through the halls and stone staircases of the College of Wizardry that opened this weekend for Harry Potter's devotees.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tim McGraw Defends Decision To Headline Sandy Hook Concert
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Tim McGraw is defending his decision to headline a Connecticut concert to benefit a Sandy Hook group, responding to critics who call it a gun control fundraiser.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

New 'Star Wars' Teaser, Cast Information Revealed At Event
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The force won't officially awaken until December, but Star Wars fans got an early glimpse Thursday with the debut of a spooky new teaser trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Local Filmmaker Screening New Film Monday At Catamount
"Departed Harvest," a film by a local filmmaker JoDa Hodge, will premiere at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Local Poets To Read At Jeudevine Library
Martha Zweig and Merry Gangemi, two local, published poets, will read from their work on Tuesday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jeudevine Memorial Library.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Sterling College Opens Its Doors To The Community For Spring Celebrations
This April, Sterling College will be welcoming the community to events on its campus.
Friday, April 17, 2015

See Garrison Keillor At The Waterfront Park In Burlington
On Friday, beginning at 11 a.m., people interested in seeing Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, The America The Beautiful Tour this summer at Burlington's Waterfront Park can buy tickets.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Camerata New England Returns o Tillotson Center Saturday, April 18
The Camerata New England Piano Quartet, hosted by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts, will perform a Spring concert in the Tillotson Center in Colebrook on Saturday at 7 p.m. It's an opportunity to hear some beautiful music on a North Country spring evening.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lou Costello ?? The Generous Jester
Fans of legendary comic duo Abbott and Costello have much to commemorate this year. Seventy-five years ago, the pair debuted on film for Universal's "One Night in the Tropics." They would go on to make almost 30 films for the studio, including "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy," the last of their 'meet the monster' series, which was released 60 years ago this year.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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