MAUHS Presents: "Cinderella"
Mount Anthony Union High School
Bennington 802-447-7511 ext 242
MAUHS is proud to present Roger and Hamerstein's "Cinderella" on Nov. 1-3 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.
Historian David Hackett Fisher
Mark Skinner Library
Pulitzer award-winning historian David Hackett Fischer will be presenting and leading a discussion about his book, "Champlain's Dream," a biography and description of the life of Samuel de Champlain.
"Political Advertisement VIII: 1952-2012"
The Sancuary for Independent Media
This anthology, updated to include advertisements from the 2012 presidential campaign, documents the selling of the American presidency since the 1950s. In this revealing survey of the American televisual campaign process, a social and media history emerges as Muntadas and Reese trace the development of the TV "spot" as a political strategy and manipulative marketing technique. This stream of political advertisements, presented without commentary, includes many rare spots, including several never before seen.
Since 1984, Muntadas and Reese have revised, expanded, and updated "Political Advertisement" with every presidential election.
Reflecting the increasing manipulation of a candidate's image
Square Dance in Wilmington
An evening of community contra and square dances will take place at Memorial Hall in Wilmington, on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 7:30 - 10 p.m. Calling the dance will be Andy Davis of Brattleboro. He will be joined by Thal Aylward, from Windsor VT, on the fiddle and Carol Compton, from Keene NH, on piano. Andy adds accordion to the sound and provides expert prompting of the dances.
The program will include traditional New England contra dances, square dances, circle mixers, and couple dances. All the dances will be taught with a brief and helpful ‘walk through'. Come to dance, visit with friends, enjoy this beautiful historic old hall and celebrate downtown Wilmington's comeback after Irene's wrath.
Andy, Thal and Carol have been playing traditional New England dance music for many years. They play the lively reels, jigs and waltzes that give contras and squares their distinctive flavor. This event is an opportunity for families and friends to come together to enjoy one of New England's revered traditional pastimes. Admission is by donation. For more information or directions to the hall contact Carlotta Gladding, 802-464-2892
7:30 p.m. Ben Perowski at MASS MoCA
North Adams, Mass.
Ben Perowsky has been called a "thrilling bandleader with a flair for transforming rock repertory" by Jazztimes. This first-call drummer for jazz artists from John Zorn to John Scofield to John Medeski brings his Moodswing Orchestra featuring an all-star lineup to MASS MoCA's Club B-10 on Saturday. Much of the music performed up in the club at MASS MoCA is sponsored by the Hans & Kate Morris Fund for New Music..
Ben Perowsky's Moodswing Orchestra with emcee TK Wonder takes the stage in MASS MoCA's Club B-10 on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m.. Club B-10 is an intimate, casual venue on the third floor of MASS MoCA. Full bar plus dinner and snacks from Lickety Split are available before and during the show. Tickets are $12 in advance or $16 on the day of the show. Student tickets are $10. Members receive a 10% discount on tickets. Tickets are available through the MASS MoCA Box Office, located off Marshall Street in North Adams, from 11 AM until 5 PM (closed Tuesdays). Tickets can also be charged by phone by calling 413.662.2111 during Box Office hours or purchased online at www.massmoca.org.
Music-and-Meal event promises to serve up enough great music and pizza to take us through Tnkasgiving and into the New Year. Come hear fine Jazz and enjoy wood-fired pizza in the Roundhouse at Pompanuck in a benefit night for Pumpanuck's programs and children's scholarship fund.
Joan Walsh and "What's the Matter with White People?"
The Sancuary for Independent Media
Joan Walsh's piece on Salon.com last March entitled "WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH WHITE PEOPLE?" caused a stir. In it, she wrote that the "browning" of America means that soon whites will not be the dominant race. And while the Left may think this clinches their political dominance in a multiracial U.S.A., Walsh cautions: not so fast. The white working and middle class actually voted more for Obama in 2008 than any other white Democratic candidate of this generation. And the willingness of the Right to call any American who needs government assistant a moocher or a "welfare queen" means that the white working and middle class are under assault from the party with which they are most regularly identified.
In her new book "WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH WHITE PEOPLE? Why We Long for a Golden Age That Never Was" (Wiley), Walsh expands her thesis further. She argues that America's fundamental divide is not about parties or ideology or even race, but about how each side believes we got here. In the book, Walsh looks back over the last several decades of American politics and culture, showing how the white working class--the class into which she herself was born and raised--has seen opportunities stagnate and decline, and the stability of the middle class disintegrate. She also puts forth ideas about what really needs to happen next in America to ensure that we all have equal opportunities, no matter what one's skin color--including white.
The Old First Church Hosts OPERA Puccini's - La Bohème
Hubbard Hall Opera Theater (HHOT) will present a traveling piano production of Puccini's La Bohème," Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. at The Old First Church in Old Bennington, VT.
The program, featuring 75 minutes of some of the most gorgeous music in the opera canon (including "Che gelida manina," "Mi chiamano Mimi" and Musetta's aria), will be semi-staged and sung in Italian, with accompaniment by Michael Clement.
La Bohème, with its melodic score and poignant story of young love and true friendships, is one of most frequently performed operas worldwide and premiered in Turin's Teatro Regio in 1896. Set in Paris circa 1830, in the students' quartet of Paris, where gayety and pathos touch elbows, it laughs as well as weeps. The HHOT program will feature up and coming area artists, Vedrana Kalas (Mimi), Irina Petrik (Musetta), as well as Minnesota-based Brian J. Kuhl (Rudolfo) and the well-known Boston baritone, Kevin Kees (Marcello).
$15 adult /$10 student /$5 children under 12. Proceeds to benefit the Old First Church Steeple Fund and Hubbard Hall Opera Theater.
60 Monument Ave, Old Bennington, VT
Noye's Flood Opera Theatre of Weston
Northshire Bookstore is proud to host a sneak peak performance of music from Weston Opera Theatre's upcoming January production of Noye's Fludde, here at the bookstore in our author event space at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov, 4.
The one-act opera is a unique take on the well-known biblical tale of Noah and his Ark. Building upon Opera Theatre of Weston's mission of "bringing children to opera and opera to children", the cast of this production will largely consist of local youth taking the parts of Noye's sons, their wives, and twelve pairs of animals. Please join us for this special preview performance by local talented youth preparing for the upcoming opera.
Opera Theatre of Weston's co-artistic directors, Nan Nall and Lise Messier, will presentNoye's Fludde, by Benjamin Britten, in January of 2013. Noye's Fluddewill mark the thirteenth annual Opera in Winter produced by OTW.
For more information on this and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com
Through Nov. 25
Williams art museum hosts ‘Laylah Ali: The Greenheads Series'
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Williams College Museum of Art continues its show "Laylah Ali: The Greenheads Series" -- the first time the Greenheads series, created between 1996 and 2005, will be shown as a comprehensive body of work -- is on view through Nov. 25. The museum is free and open to the public.
The exhibit will be part of the museum's new season celebration, scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. There will also be a gallery conversation on "The Greenheads Series," on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 4:30 p.m.
The figures inhabiting Ali's works -- the Greenheads -- are, according to supplied material, "enigmatic round-headed beings of indeterminate sex and race who inhabit a regimented, dystopian world where odd and menacing, though sometimes strangely humorous, encounters prevail."
The Williams College Museum of Art is located on Main Street. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For information call 413-597-2429 or wcma.williams.edu
Through December 12
Plein Air Vermont
The Benningon Center for the Arts
Seventy paintings by artists invited to participate in the Plein Air Vermont event that took place in early September are on view at The Bennington. All work is of the area and for sale.
Through Jan. 31, 2013
Library hosts opening of ‘Landschap' exhibit
The Bennington Free Library continues its installation of Wall Works, "Landschap," which features recent works by Aimee LaPorte, through Jan. 31, 2013.
LaPorte's exhibition features paintings of area landscapes, the inspiration for this show's title, selections from a colonial inspired portrait series of beloved family pets and an ongoing series on bridges which incorporates mixed media elements.
LaPorte grew up and attended schools locally. She received her BA from Alfred University's School of Art and Design and MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, affiliated with Tufts University.
The Bennington Free Library is located at 101 Silver St. For information call 802-442-9051.
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