Arts

VIDEO: Mid-Winter Follies, 2.6.16

VIDEO: Mid-Winter Follies, 2.6.16

Bridge Community Media presents – “Mid-Winter Follies” a variety show fundraiser for The Bridge Community Newspaper. Held Saturday, February 6. 2016 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier, VT. Featuring performances by: Tom Murphy, Comedian/Emcee; Reuben Jackson, Poetry; Ivan Jermyn, Circus Arts; Tim Jennings & Leanne Ponder, Storytelling; Susan Reid, Music; George Woodard, Singing/Stories; Nancy […]

Beat the Mid-Winter Blues at the  Mid-Winter Follies!

Beat the Mid-Winter Blues at the Mid-Winter Follies!

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Welcome! Get ready to come in from the cold! The Bridge presents a lineup of entertainment to bring some light and joy into your wintry night at the Capitol Plaza Hotel’s Montpelier Room February 6 at 7:30 p.m. We expect to host a fun and frolicksome occasion to help hurry […]

Film Review: Brooklyn

by Daniel A. Neary, Jr. Since I deliberately conducted no research for this review, I find it difficult to formulate generalizations about its contents. This movie is so good that you don’t need research to appreciate the power and tenderness contained in this story of a young, beautiful Irish woman who migrates to America and […]

State House “Greek Slave” Statue Still Relevant

State House “Greek Slave” Statue Still Relevant

story and photos by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — If you look within the chandelier that illuminates Representative Hall in the Vermont State House (the cavernous room many refer to as the “House chamber”), you will see small statuettes depicting four unclothed women among four clothed women. On the clerk’s desk, on the rostrum, and on […]

Focus on Photography

Focus on Photography

by Daniel A. Neary, Jr. It was in the 1930s that a group of photographers organized to form f/64. This collection of lensmen and women opened up the meaning of the words “art” and “photography” with images based, in part, from the forces of nature. Their work challenged the stiff-collared portraits of the period and […]

Epstein’s One-Man Show (through Jan. 8) at the Medical Center Gallery

Epstein’s One-Man Show (through Jan. 8) at the Medical Center Gallery

by Nat Frothingham BERLIN — Ed Epstein, a local artist who is also a musician and builder of stoves, furnaces, houses and boats — is showing a range of his acrylic paintings at the Central Vermont Medical Center Gallery. Paintings include portraits of his friends, his children, a few landscapes, some gardens and flowers, a […]

Singer/Songwriter David Mallett To Perform

Singer/Songwriter David Mallett To Perform

Also On Stage: Violinists Alexander Romanul, Annie Rowell and Roy MacNeil   GREENSBORO — The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency presents famed singer/songwriter David Mallett in concert December 12, 7:30 p.m. in the main sanctuary of the Greensboro United Church of Christ. Returning by popular demand, Mallett, a 40-year leader of America’s folk scene, has […]

Photographs by Josh Blouin

Photographs by Josh Blouin

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” -Marc Riboud                   Photographer Josh Blouin, a wildlife seasonal technician, was born and raised in Berlin. He submittedphotographs to The Bridge he took while studying the bats and black bears of northern Yosemite. He also gave us […]

Dwight & Nicole: On Top, and Still Free to be Fabulous

Dwight & Nicole: On Top, and Still Free to be Fabulous

TV’s “The Voice” star and her powerhouse partner play The Flying Stage in Barre, Nov. 21 by Ricka McNaughton Before a concert, Nicole Nelson gets her mental prep work out of the way. Then she silences all the squawky feedback from the part of her performer’s brain concerned with set-up and self-analytics. During a show, […]

A Salute to Choral Director and Montpelier High School Graduate Chris Shepard

A Salute to Choral Director and Montpelier High School Graduate Chris Shepard

by Nat Frothingham It’s time once again to catch up with Chris Shepard, a June 1983 graduate of Montpelier High School, who will be making his Carnegie Hall debut when he conducts Handel’s “Messiah” December 23. Chris grew up on Marvin Street in Montpelier. He was a student at Union Elementary School, then Main Street […]