|VOLUME 12||* * All Arts News On the Web * *||November 13, 2008|
ArtBits always features a calendar of the goings on of Franklin County artists. Check out these events around Franklin County. Each issue includes the entire text of our weekly newspaper column.
STUFF YOU SHOULDN'T MISS
Stop in for live music and more at the Fairfax Music Sessions at the Foothills Bakery in Fairfax most Saturday afternoons at 1 p.m., at various restaurants around Franklin County throughout the week, at the Bayside in St Albans Town most Sunday afternoons, and the Cambridge CoffeeHouses at 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of every month.Find links to these events and more in our Spotlight!
These gatherings bring new opportunities, gossip, "show-and-tell" and occasional workshops. The booked performances and acoustic Open Mike Nights feature music, readings, and more from the best new artists in Vermont.
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"If you ain't got no money, you've got the blues." Howlin' Wolf.
"The historic election of Sen. Barack Obama to be the 44th President of the United States will have tremendous impact on the nation's arts community, public schools, and creative workforce," wrote Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts Action Fund.
"President-elect Obama [will] advance the arts in America through investing in more arts education in public schools, increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, promoting cultural diplomacy, and supporting artists rights." Read Mr. Lynch's entire press release at snipurl.com/5ac8b.
We need it. The Creative Economy programs in St. Albans and the reports in this column have shown the contribution arts education makes to creating the workforce we need. As Mr. Lynch concludes and The Conference Board reinforces, The arts are good for business, good for the economy, and good for the spirit. Visit http://snipurl.com/5acbp to read their report.
"President-elect Obama [will] advance the arts in America through investing in more arts education in public schools, increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, promoting cultural diplomacy, and supporting artists rights." Read Mr. Lynch's entire press release at artsactionfund.org
We need it. The Creative Economy programs in St. Albans and the reports in this column have shown the contribution arts education makes to creating the workforce we need. As Mr. Lynch concludes and The Conference Board reinforces, "The arts are good for business, good for the economy, and good for the spirit." Click here to read their report.
ST. ALBANS--BFA-St. Albans will host a Choral Concert in the BFA Gymnasium tonight at 7 p.m. BFA Chamber Singers and BFA Chorus will perform music from the Renaissance to Broadway, conducted by Choral Director Armand Messier.
ON STAGE LIVE
The Chamber Singers' program includes the madrigal songs, In These Delightful Pleasant Groves and April is in thy Mistress Face as well as For the Beauty of the Earth by John Rutter.
The Chorus will sing Seasons of Love from Broadway, the African American Spiritual Fix Me, and the Terrible Tale of Tom Gilligan in which a live Scarecrow is elected from the State of Maine.
"We will be acting this out," Mr. Messier said. "It's lots of fun."
Admission is free.
RANDOLPH--Events for Tom presents Longing for Eliza with John Gorka, Eliza Gilkyson and Cliff Eberhardt at the Chandler Music Hall tomorrow evening at 7:30 p.m.
Renowned and respected contemporary singer/songwriters, Mr. Gorka, Ms. Gilkyson, and Mr. Eberhardt perform this show of repartee, music, and humor in the round. The program revolves around the misadventures of John and Cliff as they vie for the attentions of the elusive--but not oblivious--Eliza.
John Gorka won at Kerrville and spent a day in Philadelphia last year on In Woody’s Words at WXPN’s World Café Live celebrating Woody Guthrie’s music. The cast also included Tom Paxton, Sara Lee Guthrie and Johnny Ilion. He was inspired by singer/songwriter Stan Rogers, Eric Andersen, Tom Paxton and Claudia Schmidt.
Joan Baez features two of Ms. Gilkyson's songs, Rose of Sharon, and Requiem, on her new recording, Day After Tomorrow, released in September.
Cliff Eberhardt sat at the feet of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, and Mississippi John Hurt at the Main Point, then he took apart the music of Cole Porter, the Gershwins, and Rodgers and Hart. He has played the Bitter End, the Speakeasy, Kenny’s Castaway, and Folk City; Richie Havens, Shawn Colvin, Russ Taff and Buffy Sainte Marie have covered his songs.
Proceeds from the concert benefit the Tom Sustic Fund, which supports families with children with cancer. Call Mark Sustic (802.849.6968) or email for more info about the Events for Tom Series or the Tom Sustic Fund.
ESSEX JUNCTION--The Lincoln Inn features the Nobby Reed Project this evening at 7 p.m. Ed Devarney brings his New Faces of Music there on Monday and Mandolinquents play Tuesday, both at 7 p.m.
The Inn has changed its music schedule. A Bluegrass Band will play the first and third Tuesdays of each week and a Celtic music party band on the second and fourth Tuesday of each week. The Bluegrass jam will move to the first Monday of each month. Celtic Ceili's will also be moving to Monday.
Call 802.878.3309 or click here for more info.
JEFFERSONVILLE--The Village Tavern hosts Open Mic at 8 p.m. on Thursdays.
FAIRFAX--The regular Music Session continues Saturday with acoustic instrumentalists playing traditional songs at the Foothills Bakery, 1-4:30 p.m. Admission is free by donation.
ST. ALBANS--Chow Bella offers the jazz and improv of Vern Colburn on the Piano on Fridays at 5:30 and dynamite jazz duo of Ted Crosby and Fabian Rainville at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Call 802.524.1405 or click here for more info.
MONTREAL (an Online Special Report)--CINARS 2008, the 13th annual International Exchange for the Performing Arts conference begins Tuesday in Montreal. In addition to full-length presentations and excerpts of 31 productions, more than 1,000 worldwide artists, agents, presenters, producers and observers will hold workshops, in-focus breakfasts and project presentations. The exhibition room features 150 artistic companies and agency booths.
Workshop 5 is an in-depth training session on U.S. taxation of foreign artists, held in two sessions at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth on Wednesday. Session 1 in the Duluth Room 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Session 2 in the Hochelaga Room 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Three IRS employees and an entertainment attorney specializing in federal taxation will cover the legal aspects of taxation for non-resident aliens working even briefly in the U.S. The workshop was developed for artists, managers, agents, and the Vermont producers who present them. It will explore the issue, Must foreign artists touring in the U.S. pay taxes to Uncle Sam? and Must the producer withhold taxes from the artists?
Click here for more info.
startacraftbusiness.co.uk has created a public interest website at focused on how to start up and run a craft business. The site is UK-centric but an interesting resource with features on starting up, business essentials, business growth, finance, pr and promotion, selling, supplies and materials, running a craft business from home, and more.
CLICK HERE: ART SITE OF THE WEEK
ArtBits features a quick weekly peek at the bookshelf or night stand of the folks you know in and around Franklin County. That popular feature has a page of its own at the Franklin County Bookshelf here on the AAC site.
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