Things to do in Vermont…

Things to do in Vermont…

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5 CE credits available in VT & NH. Current issues, trends, and legislation impacting Planned Giving and estate planning. Practical strategies for meeting clients' needs while growing your practice, influence, & activating more philanthropy. Full-day workshops with leading authorities, plus panel on multi-disciplinary financial teams and ethics.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
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www.vtjazz.org Jeff Coffin and the Mu'tet Three time Grammy winner, Jeff Coffin is well known to fans of the Dave Matthews Band and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. He's the saxophonist in both of these genre-defying bands. In the context of the Mu'tet he's the ringleader, the daredevil saxophonist and composer who guides the Mu'tet on a roller coaster ride of stops and starts, twists and turns. Coffin really understands the marriage between funk and jazz and, like Cannonball Adderley, knows how to measure out just the right amount of hot stuff so that the audience literally cries out for more. Then Coffin delivers, giving generously, conjuring up clever, brilliantly paced arrangements that feature the high level of improvisation of each group member over a groove that doesn't stop. Plus he's got a band that absolutely kills it. The Mu'tet features Felix Pastorius on bass, Bill Fanning on trumpet, Chris Walters on keys, and guest drummer, Roy "Futureman" Wooten (of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones). Jazz Times writes: "Any band that jams like this has earned an exclamation point in the title of its live album...equal parts Galactic and Dirty Dozen Brass Band...(Coffin) enters like a spinning top, corkscrewing his phrases into a tightly wound circle that turns into a cyclone." Sponsored by Dave Ellis of Ellis Music and Roger Wilken of Clear Solutions. Tickets sliding scale $20-40, students $15, available on-line, at door, reserved by phone and at In The Moment Records, Main St Brattleboro. $1/extra per MC/Visa ticket Please call ahead for handicap access.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
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Historian Brennan Gauthier will share the fascinating life of the Barre native who drove ambulances in France and Italy under fierce shellfire and who came home to study law, set up a private law practice, and then became Barre's mayor in 1934. Free with museum admission ($5 adults, $3 seniors and students, free to children under 12).
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
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Free family event! Festive Halloween food and games with candy prizes, have your photo taken with witches, enjoy a free magic show by Vermont magician Tom Joyce, and much more!
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
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Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present singer, guitarist, fiddler and banjo player Sam Amidon and his band at New England Youth Theatre on Wednesday, October 22 at 7:30 pm. Sam Amidon grew up immersed in folk as part of a musical family based in Brattleboro, VT. His parents, Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, perform and teach traditional forms of song, dance and storytelling, and his brother Stefan plays drums with the Sweetback Sisters. Sam started on fiddle at the age of three and by eleven had formed a band called Popcorn Behavior, with childhood friend Thomas Bartlett and younger brother Stefan, to play New England fiddle tunes. They toured internationally, gathering attention from NPR, CNN and The Boston Globe, and released five albums. Sam's first solo album, released in 2001, was a collection of traditional Irish fiddle tunes, simply titled "Solo Fiddle." Amidon's subsequent albums of radically re-worked folk songs have included collaborations with Thomas Bartlett (with whom Amidon plays in Doveman) on “But This Chicken Proved False Hearted” in 2007, and composer Nico Muhly on “All Is Well” in 2008 and “I See the Sign” in 2010, both recorded in Iceland with producer Valgeir Sigurgsson. “Lily-O,” Sam's sixth studio release, consists of songs built around his music, with lyrics that he mined from obscure folk songs, some traditional and some that are more contemporary. What Sam had initially envisioned as an album based on the improvisational material that he and jazz guitar great Bill Frisell developed together a couple of years ago while touring as a duo, turned out to be a collection of distinctive, enveloping songs rooted in folk music. Recorded fully live in the studio, with virtually no overdubs, “Lily-O” features Frisell, Shahzad Ismaily on bass and Chris Vatalaro on drums and electronics, and has been called "a hauntingly beautiful new album" by The New York Times. "Amidon has one of the most inviting voices around today...In bridging the very old and the very new on a handful of albums and collaborations, he has managed to meld the rural and the urban, the organic and the synthetic, the oral tradition and the written score." - Pitchfork New England Youth Theatre is located at 100 Flat Street in downtown Brattleboro, VT. Tickets are $18. For information, call 802-387-0102. Advance tickets are available at www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and Offerings Jewelry in Putney. For more information, visit www.samamidon.com, www.nextstagearts.org and www.twilightmusic.org.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
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The First Presbyterian Church cordially invite you celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the establishment of our church, 1889-2014. This Sunday will be a special service of remembrance followed by dinner. Please RSVP to 802-476-3966 if you plan to attend.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014
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