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Vt Mozart Festival: Building musicians as well as audiences

The Vermont Mozart Festival will present orchestra and chamber music concerts July 17-Aug. 3 at locations in Burlington, Charlotte, Shelburne and Stowe. Pictured is a 2017 concert at the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn. (Photo by Stephen Mease) Vermont Mozart Festival musician perform in fron to Burlington City Hall in 2017. (Photo by Stephen Mease) The Vermont Mozart Festival, beginning its third season, is unique in Vermont, perhaps the world. For not only does it present myriad concerts at various locations around the region, it prepares young professional musicians to succeed financially in t..

20 Questions with NUCLASSICA Electro-Pop Violinist Leia Rose

NUCLASSICA electro-pop violinist Leia Rose shares what it’s like playing for Detroit’s electro-pop violin band, how she got started in music and some of her favorite musicians. By Chelsie Dzbanski 1. Can you share a bit about yourself and your career path? My name is Leia Rose. I’m 17 years old, going into my senior year at Cranbrook Kingswood. I currently live in Bloomfield Hills with my mom, two brothers and two cats. I started playing classical violin at a young age. Early on, I really did not like playing or practicing, and definitely never thought of music as a possible career path (I w..

The Ballard Institute Presents THE DINOSAUR SHOW By Mesner Puppet Theater

As part of its popular, family-friendly Summertime Saturday Puppet Show Series hosting acclaimed puppeteers from around New England and beyond, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present The Dinosaur Show by Missouri's Mesner Puppet Theater on Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle in Downtown Storrs. Make no bones about it -The Dinosaur Show is sure to tickle your funny bone and stimulate your imagination! Mesner Puppet Theater reaches into the past using hand, rod, shadow, and bod..

Has Jerry Seinfeld Become a Jerk?

The fifth season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee premiered on Netflix over the weekend, offering comedy fans the chance to once again watch the iconic Jerry Seinfeld talk life and laughter with the likes of Zach Galifianakis, Ellen Degeneres, and eight other famous comedians. The show works like a hybrid between a talk-show and a podcast, with Seinfeld having a 20-minute conversation with another comedian that allows them to riff and get a bit deeper on certain topics, without getting too deep. It’s this simple, engaging formula that allowe..

Three exhibits at the Museum of Fine Arts illuminate struggles of race

ST. PETERSBURG — The fight for equality by people of color in the United States reaches into the art world, too. A trio of exhibitions currently on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg shines a light on this issue, as well as the larger struggle for equality. Although it wasn’t planned, the fact that "Benny Andrews: Mix Master," "Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Extraction, 1960s to Today" and "Can I Get a Witness: Photographs by Herb Snitzer" are on display concurrently feels by grand design. African-American artist and activi..

Therrien: Knowing your strengths and the fine art of delegating responsibilities

Kelly Therrien weVENTURE Published 3:37 p.m. UTC Jul 6, 2018 I learned early into home ownership, that my skills are not in being handy — I am not the person to call if you need plumbing work completed or a technical project in your home. At first, I would read up, go watch the expert demonstration at the local hardware store and go buy the new tools I needed for a task. Only to quickly get into the project and run into a problem. This often results in rework, more tools and equipment needed from the local hardware store, and more time ..

A New Book Celebrates the Fine Art of Glass Pipes

Just like cannabis, glass pipes are not just for smoking anymore. This functional sculpture genre, once a vibrant but somewhat arcane subculture, has gone high-end, signature and artisanal. Far from $5 head shop or parking-lot blanket fare, these days the glass pipe world's best-known practitioners rival blue-chip art stars in both acclaim and prices. There's no doubt the wild proliferation and growing popularity of hand-blown glass pipes and accoutrements is related to the current trend toward mainstream acceptance of cannabis use. D..

Charli XCX flaunts endless pins in seriously hot snaps as she teases new music

The UK singer songwriter has taken a long hiatus from releasing her new album and has been focusing on her mixtapes instead. After two mixtapes were recorded in a year, loyal fans are now waiting for the star to drop her leaked singles. Charli confirmed that she will be releasing singles Focus and No Angel as a combination and took to Instagram to announce the release date. The star posed in a variety of skimpy outfits while she captioned the pictures: "IMAGINE IF I JUST DROPPED FOCUS/NO ANGEL TOMORROW??? WOULD U DIE? ps here’s some pics of me in underwear and stuff [sic]." INSTAGRAM / CHARL..

Demi Lovato gives heart-wrenching performance after relapse admission

After preforming the single Sober live, Demi looked close to tears as her fans sang the personal track back to her. When Demi announced the track, thousands of fans showered her with messages of support, as well as A-listers who applauded her ability to admit that she had relapsed. The 25-year-old took to Twitter to prove that she recognised the dedication from her fans, by posting a short video of her admiring her 'Lovatics'. During the video, the Sober instrumental played, while Demi complimented her screaming fans. GETTY HEARTFELT: The singer gave a heartfelt performance of th..

Bucks Fizz star Jay Aston to mime at gigs as she battles mouth cancer

Bucks Fizz star Jay Aston, 57, confirmed she will have to mime at her gigs as she is battling mouth cancer. The singer has recorded her vocals in preperation for surgery as she won't be able to sing at her shows during recovery. Revealing that for her operation she will need to have a part of her tongue removed, she has confirmed that it will be a little while before she can return to singing live on stage. GETTY REUNION: The pair reformed in 2004 after Jay left the band in 1985 The star explained to Channel 5's The Wright Stuff: "The first operation, I couldn't literally..

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