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Sep
25
Thu
2014
Documentary Film THE HUNGRY HEART comes to Next Stage
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm
Documentary Film THE HUNGRY HEART comes to Next Stage @ Next Stage | Putney | Vermont | United States

Next Stage Arts Project will present the Kingdom County Productions film, The Hungry Heart, a documentary film by Bess O’Brien, on Thursday, September 25 at 7:00pm.  Ms. O’Brien will conduct a Q & A following the screening. Tickets are $10 suggested donation at the door. This screening is sponsored by the Brattleboro Retreat.
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The Hungry Heart provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction through the world of Vermont Pediatrician Fred Holmes who works with patients struggling with this disease. Dr. Holmes prescribes suboxone to his patients struggling with prescription drug addiction.  Much like methadone, suboxone helps many addicts in their recovery process– for some taking suboxone is a crucial stepping stone to long term recovery, for others it is a crutch, for others suboxone is abused and diverted onto the street. Through the film we see Dr. Holmes struggling with these challenges and trying to make sense and keep the faith in the midst of many contradictions.

Most importantly however, as the film progresses we begin to see the simple but profound connection that Dr. Holmes creates with

Sponsored by The Brattleboro Retreat

Sponsored by The Brattleboro Retreat

each patient The film shines a light on the healing power of conversation and the need for connection that many of these young addicts yearn for but do not have in their lives.

In addition, the film interviews a number of older addicts who talk about their recovery process juxtaposed against Fred’s patients. The road to recovery is paved with both success stories and strewn with relapses, downfalls and tragic losses. However, through the movie we see the many faces and diverse populations of addiction, and their continued search for a life of recovery.

Sep
26
Fri
2014
Next Stage Speaks: with Poet Verandah Porche, hosted by Chard DeNiord
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm
Next Stage Speaks: with Poet Verandah Porche, hosted by Chard DeNiord @ Next Stage | Putney | Vermont | United States

Next Stage Arts will present a special literary event on Friday September 26, at 7PM with renowned poet, Verandah Porche, hosted by poet Chard DeNiord. There is a suggested donation at the door of $10.

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Verandah Porche, poet, performer, and writing partner from Guilford, Vermont is the author of two books of poetry, The Body’s Symmetry (Harper and Row, 1975) and Sudden Eden (Verdant Books, 2013). She has also edited several volumes of poetry and personal histories, including Ordinary Mystery, Infusion Musings from the Ontology Clinic, Springfield, Vermont and Broad Book Anthology, a Play of Voices, a collection of personal narratives that honor the lives of elders in Guilford, Vermont.

For the past 35 years Verandah has worked tirelessly  throughout southern Vermont as a visiting poet in the schools, literacy and crisis centers, hospitals, factories, nursing homes, senior centers, a 200 year old Vermont tavern, and an urban class neighborhood. The Vermont Arts Council presented her with its Award of Merit in 1998, and in 2012 Marlboro College honored her with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.

About her most recent book, Sudden Eden, Maxine Chernoff, an esteemed critic and poet, wrote,

“Verandah Porche is a wise poet who knows her land and its neighbors and the deeper truths of living a rural life in which ‘Late fruit/ keeps its edge as frost/ fleeces the pasture.’ These poems are about the investments one makes in life, in its loves and causes, its earth and trees, its human community.”

Poet Chard deNiord will first interview Verandah Porche about her career, life, and recent works. The interview will be followed by a reading, then followed by a Q&A.

Chard DiNiord

Chard DiNiord

Chard deNiord is the author of four books of poems, The Double Truth (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), which was named one of the ten best books of poetry in 2011 by the Boston Globe, Night Mowing (The University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), Sharp Golden Thorn (Marsh Hawk Press, 2003), and Asleep in the Fire (University of Alabama Press, 1990). He is also the author of a book of interviews with seven senior American poets (Galway Kinnell, Ruth Stone, Jack Gilbert, Lucille Clifton, Donald Hall, Maxine Kumin, Robert Bly) titled Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Stapled Songs, Conversations and Reflections on Contemporary American Poetry (Marick Press, 2011). His fifth book of poems, Interstate, is scheduled to appear from the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2015. A co-founder of the New England College MFA Program in Poetry, he works as a Professor of English at Providence College and lives Westminster West.

http://verandahporche.com/

http://www.charddeniord.com/

Sep
27
Sat
2014
Patty Larkin returns to Next Stage
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm
Patty Larkin returns to Next Stage @ Next Stage | Putney | Vermont | United States

Next Stage Arts Project is delighted to present Patty Larkin, on Saturday, September 27 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 general admission, or $24 at the door, available online at: www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and at Offerings in Putney.

Patty Larkin is a true phenomenon among singer/songwriters in the American folk music scene today. She has been described as PL_2807w“riveting” by the Chicago Tribune, “hypnotic” by Entertainment Weekly and a “drop dead brilliant performer” by Performing Songwriter.

Patty Larkin is part of the urban-folk/pop music phenomenon that spun off of the singer/songwriter explosion of the seventies, reinterpreting traditional folk melodies, rock, pop, bossa nova, drawing on anything from Dylan (Bob) to Dylan (Thomas). A self-described “guitar-driven songwriter”, Larkin has wound her way through soundscapes of evocative vocals, inventive guitar wizardry and imaginative lyrics. Her songs run from impressionistic poetry to witty wordplay.

 

http://pattylarkin.com/

http://www.facebook.com/PattyLarkinMusic

Oct
3
Fri
2014
Randy Smith & His Band of Merry Men with special guest Holly May
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm
Randy Smith & His Band of Merry Men with special guest Holly May @ Next Stage | Putney | Vermont | United States

Randy Smith & His Band of Merry Men with special guest Holly May

October 3 – 8:00pm, doors at 7:30pm

An acoustic-unplugged evening featuring a collection from Randy’s solo work and 8084, with special guest Holly May.

Tickets are $12 in advance ($14 day of show and at the door).

GET TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/815890

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Randy Smith, formerly of the Vermont-based band 8084, is a singer-songwriter based in Charlotte, North Carolina. A Billboard and International award winning musician, Randy has recorded 6 albums to his credit and toured extensively throughout the US and Canada, performing over 4,500 live shows over the span of his career. His resume includes working with Aldo Nova (Celine Dion, Jon Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper), sharing the stage or touring with Edgar Winter, Bobby Kimball (Toto), Rick Derringer, April Wine, Henry Lee Summer, Foghat, and Warrant to name a few. His band of Merry Men feature fellow 8084 mates Gary Spaulding on percussion and Roy Brown on bass and vocals, as well as Hall of Fame fiddler Scott Campbell and Long Island guitarist Rich Abel.

Newcomer Holly May is 17 years old and hails from Western MA. In a very short time she has built a loyal following with a You Tube video of her song “go Big or Go Home” which as over 1 million views.holly-may

Oct
10
Fri
2014
Peter Aguero – Moth Host & Storyteller
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm
Peter Aguero - Moth Host & Storyteller  @ Next Stage | Putney | Vermont | United States

We are delighted to present Peter Aguero, host of the MOTH, and masterful raconteur, on Friday, October 10 at 7:30 pm.

peter_daddyissuesPeter Aguero, takes the audience through a raw and sympathetic look at his relationship with his father over the years, in a piece he wrote and performs entitled “Daddy Issues”. Through crippling honesty, brutal humor, and vivid reflection, Peter tackles the universal plight of not being able to pick your family.

Peter Aguero was born and raised in the wilds of South Jersey and lives in Queens, NY with his lovely wife. He’s a Moth StorySLAM 3-Agueros whost, GrandSLAM champion, and instructor for the MothSHOP Community Education Program. He’s also the lead singer of The BTK Band, NYC’s hardest-drinking improvised storytelling rock band. Peter loves his Mom.

Tickets for Peter Aguero are $15 general admission, $12 for students and seniors, available online at nextstagearts.org.

Funded in part by the Windham Foundation

Oct
16
Thu
2014
Apron Theater – Eleemosynary
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm
Apron Theater - Eleemosynary @ Next Stage | Putney | Vermont | United States

Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing directed by Hallie Flower Performs October 16-25
EleemosynaryPoster6awebTHE STORY: Staged with utmost simplicity, using platforms and a few props, the play probes into the delicate relationship of three singular women: the grandmother, Dorothea, who has sought to assert her independence through strong-willed eccentricity; her brilliant daughter, Artie (Artemis), who has fled the stifling domination of her mother; and Artie’s daughter, Echo, a child of exceptional intellect—and sensitivity—whom Artie has abandoned to an upbringing by Dorothea. As the play begins, Dorothea has suffered a stroke, and while Echo has reestablished contact with her mother, it is only through extended telephone conversations, during which real issues are skirted and their talk is mostly about the precocious Echo’s single-minded domination of a national spelling contest. But, in the end, after Dorothea’s death, both Artie and Echo come to accept their mutual need and summon the courage to try, at last, to build a life together—despite the risks and terrors that this holds for both of them after so many years of alienation and estrangement.

Oct
17
Fri
2014
Apron Theater – Eleemosynary
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm
Apron Theater - Eleemosynary @ Next Stage | Putney | Vermont | United States

Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing directed by Hallie Flower Performs October 16-25
EleemosynaryPoster6awebTHE STORY: Staged with utmost simplicity, using platforms and a few props, the play probes into the delicate relationship of three singular women: the grandmother, Dorothea, who has sought to assert her independence through strong-willed eccentricity; her brilliant daughter, Artie (Artemis), who has fled the stifling domination of her mother; and Artie’s daughter, Echo, a child of exceptional intellect—and sensitivity—whom Artie has abandoned to an upbringing by Dorothea. As the play begins, Dorothea has suffered a stroke, and while Echo has reestablished contact with her mother, it is only through extended telephone conversations, during which real issues are skirted and their talk is mostly about the precocious Echo’s single-minded domination of a national spelling contest. But, in the end, after Dorothea’s death, both Artie and Echo come to accept their mutual need and summon the courage to try, at last, to build a life together—despite the risks and terrors that this holds for both of them after so many years of alienation and estrangement.

Oct
18
Sat
2014
Apron Theater – Eleemosynary
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm
Apron Theater - Eleemosynary @ Next Stage | Putney | Vermont | United States

Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing directed by Hallie Flower Performs October 16-25
EleemosynaryPoster6awebTHE STORY: Staged with utmost simplicity, using platforms and a few props, the play probes into the delicate relationship of three singular women: the grandmother, Dorothea, who has sought to assert her independence through strong-willed eccentricity; her brilliant daughter, Artie (Artemis), who has fled the stifling domination of her mother; and Artie’s daughter, Echo, a child of exceptional intellect—and sensitivity—whom Artie has abandoned to an upbringing by Dorothea. As the play begins, Dorothea has suffered a stroke, and while Echo has reestablished contact with her mother, it is only through extended telephone conversations, during which real issues are skirted and their talk is mostly about the precocious Echo’s single-minded domination of a national spelling contest. But, in the end, after Dorothea’s death, both Artie and Echo come to accept their mutual need and summon the courage to try, at last, to build a life together—despite the risks and terrors that this holds for both of them after so many years of alienation and estrangement.

Oct
19
Sun
2014
Apron Theater – Eleemosynary
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm
Apron Theater - Eleemosynary @ Next Stage | Putney | Vermont | United States

Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing directed by Hallie Flower Performs October 16-25
EleemosynaryPoster6awebTHE STORY: Staged with utmost simplicity, using platforms and a few props, the play probes into the delicate relationship of three singular women: the grandmother, Dorothea, who has sought to assert her independence through strong-willed eccentricity; her brilliant daughter, Artie (Artemis), who has fled the stifling domination of her mother; and Artie’s daughter, Echo, a child of exceptional intellect—and sensitivity—whom Artie has abandoned to an upbringing by Dorothea. As the play begins, Dorothea has suffered a stroke, and while Echo has reestablished contact with her mother, it is only through extended telephone conversations, during which real issues are skirted and their talk is mostly about the precocious Echo’s single-minded domination of a national spelling contest. But, in the end, after Dorothea’s death, both Artie and Echo come to accept their mutual need and summon the courage to try, at last, to build a life together—despite the risks and terrors that this holds for both of them after so many years of alienation and estrangement.

Oct
22
Wed
2014
Sam Amidon and Band in concert
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm
Sam Amidon and Band in concert @ New England Youth Theater | Brattleboro | Vermont | United States

On Wednesday, October 22 at 7:30 pm, Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present singer, guitarist, fiddler and banjo player Sam Amidon and his band at New England Youth Theatre in Brattleboro. Tickets are $18.00, available online at Brown Paper Tickets, at in person at Turn It Up Music in Brattleboro, or at Offerings in Putney.

 

Sam Amidon grew up immersed in folk as part of a musical family based in Brattleboro, VT.  His parents, Peter and Mary Alice Sam Amidon_smAmidon, 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.”

Sam 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 no overdubs, “Lily-O” features Frisell, Shahzad Ismaily on bass and Chris Vatalaro on drums and electronics.

“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.

Oct
23
Thu
2014
Apron Theater – Eleemosynary
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm
Apron Theater - Eleemosynary @ Next Stage | Putney | Vermont | United States

Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing directed by Hallie Flower Performs October 16-25
EleemosynaryPoster6awebTHE STORY: Staged with utmost simplicity, using platforms and a few props, the play probes into the delicate relationship of three singular women: the grandmother, Dorothea, who has sought to assert her independence through strong-willed eccentricity; her brilliant daughter, Artie (Artemis), who has fled the stifling domination of her mother; and Artie’s daughter, Echo, a child of exceptional intellect—and sensitivity—whom Artie has abandoned to an upbringing by Dorothea. As the play begins, Dorothea has suffered a stroke, and while Echo has reestablished contact with her mother, it is only through extended telephone conversations, during which real issues are skirted and their talk is mostly about the precocious Echo’s single-minded domination of a national spelling contest. But, in the end, after Dorothea’s death, both Artie and Echo come to accept their mutual need and summon the courage to try, at last, to build a life together—despite the risks and terrors that this holds for both of them after so many years of alienation and estrangement.

Oct
24
Fri
2014
Apron Theater – Eleemosynary
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm
Apron Theater - Eleemosynary @ Next Stage | Putney | Vermont | United States

Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing directed by Hallie Flower Performs October 16-25
EleemosynaryPoster6awebTHE STORY: Staged with utmost simplicity, using platforms and a few props, the play probes into the delicate relationship of three singular women: the grandmother, Dorothea, who has sought to assert her independence through strong-willed eccentricity; her brilliant daughter, Artie (Artemis), who has fled the stifling domination of her mother; and Artie’s daughter, Echo, a child of exceptional intellect—and sensitivity—whom Artie has abandoned to an upbringing by Dorothea. As the play begins, Dorothea has suffered a stroke, and while Echo has reestablished contact with her mother, it is only through extended telephone conversations, during which real issues are skirted and their talk is mostly about the precocious Echo’s single-minded domination of a national spelling contest. But, in the end, after Dorothea’s death, both Artie and Echo come to accept their mutual need and summon the courage to try, at last, to build a life together—despite the risks and terrors that this holds for both of them after so many years of alienation and estrangement.

Oct
25
Sat
2014
Apron Theater – Eleemosynary
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm
Apron Theater - Eleemosynary @ Next Stage | Putney | Vermont | United States

Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing directed by Hallie Flower Performs October 16-25
EleemosynaryPoster6awebTHE STORY: Staged with utmost simplicity, using platforms and a few props, the play probes into the delicate relationship of three singular women: the grandmother, Dorothea, who has sought to assert her independence through strong-willed eccentricity; her brilliant daughter, Artie (Artemis), who has fled the stifling domination of her mother; and Artie’s daughter, Echo, a child of exceptional intellect—and sensitivity—whom Artie has abandoned to an upbringing by Dorothea. As the play begins, Dorothea has suffered a stroke, and while Echo has reestablished contact with her mother, it is only through extended telephone conversations, during which real issues are skirted and their talk is mostly about the precocious Echo’s single-minded domination of a national spelling contest. But, in the end, after Dorothea’s death, both Artie and Echo come to accept their mutual need and summon the courage to try, at last, to build a life together—despite the risks and terrors that this holds for both of them after so many years of alienation and estrangement.

Oct
26
Sun
2014
Sierra Hull and her bluegrass quintet Highway 111
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm
Sierra Hull and her bluegrass quintet Highway 111 @ Next Stage | Whitefield | New Hampshire | United States

Sunday, October 26 at 7:30 pm
SIERRA HULL & HIGHWAY 111

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present International Bluegrass Music Association award-winning mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull and her Tennessee-based bluegrass quintet Highway 111.

redsofawSierra Hull is a leading light in the new generation of bluegrass musicians.  Her phenomenal mandolin playing, eloquent vocals and musical maturity well beyond her years have drawn comparisons to Alison Krauss.  A seasoned performer, Sierra has appeared on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and the Grand Ole Opry radio and television shows, as well as at numerous music festivals including Merlefest, the Newport Folk Festival, Rockygrass and the Carnegie Hall Family Concert Series.  She has shared the stage with the likes of Alison Krauss, Sam Bush, Ricky Skaggs, Bobby McFerrin and Edgar Meyer.

“Sierra is a remarkably talented, beautiful human being. Success could not come to a more worthy person. I adore her.” – Alison Krauss

Tickets are $22 Advance / $25 At the Door.  For information, call 802-387-0102.  Advance tickets are available at www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and Offerings Jewelry in Putney.  JD McCliment’s Pub will provide a beer and wine cash bar at the concert.  For more information, visit www.sierrahull.com and www.twilightmusic.org

Nov
1
Sat
2014
Bluesman Guy Davis in Shades of Blue Concert Series
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm
Bluesman Guy Davis in Shades of Blue Concert Series  @ Next Stage | Putney | Vermont | United States

Next Stage Arts Project continues its Shades of Blue concert series with singer/guitarist Guy Davis on Saturday, November 1, at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $20 general admission in advance, $22 at the door, available online at: www.nextstagearts.org, and will soon WKVT_FM_hi-resbe available at Offerings in Putney, and Turn It Up in Brattleboro.  This event is the third in a Next Stage series of American Roots/Blues, which also included Paul Oscher and Rory Block,  sponsored by WKVT-FM radio and Brattleboro Subaru.subaru_logo

A great storyteller, musician, and actor with his roots solidly in the blues and Americana, Davis has garnered multiple Blues Music Awards and has appeared on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien”, Garrison Keillor’s “Prairie Home Companion”, “Mountain Stage”, “World Café”, and at theaters and music festivals across the world.

Photo: Richard Dowdy

Photo: Richard Dowdy

Davis grew up in New York City and is the son of the celebrated actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.  He says that while the only cotton he’s ever picked is his underwear off his bedroom floor, he constantly heard accounts of life in the rural south from his parents and his grandparents while growing up, and these stories made their way into his own stories and songs.  A multi-instrumentalist, during his shows he plays 6-string and 12-string guitars, bottleneck guitar, banjo, and harmonica. He claims to have learned fingerpicking guitar from a nine-fingered guitar player on a train from Boston to New York, and he learned 5-string banjo from Pete Seeger’s brother John at a summer camp in Vermont. Davis has performed with Pete Seeger many times.

Throughout his life, Davis has had overlapping interests in music and acting.  He made his Broadway musical debut in the Zora Neale Hurston/Langston Hughes collaboration “Mulebone”, which featured the music of Taj Mahal, and he performed Off-Broadway as legendary blues player Robert Johnson in “Robert Johnson: Trick the Devil”, which led to The Blues Foundation awarding him the “Keeping the Blues Alive Award”.  He also  wrote and recorded with Dr. John for Whoopi Goldberg’s “Littleburg” Nickelodeon series, and contributed songs to collections on bluesmen Charley Patton and Robert Johnson, Putumayo Records’ “From Mali to Memphis”,  and the children’s album “Sing Along With Putumayo”,

“He’s a musician, composer, actor, director, and writer. But more than anything, as we heard this evening, Guy Davis is an authentic and spell-binding bluesman, with an incredible voice and a great sense of humour.” – Acoustic Sussex Review

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Nov
14
Fri
2014
Taylor Mali Returns to Next Stage
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm
Taylor Mali Returns to Next Stage @ Next Stage | Ontario | Canada

Next Stage Arts Project is pleased to present world-renowned slam poet, educator, and performance artist Taylor Mali on Thursday, November 14 at 7:30pm, in a special benefit performance at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, VT.  Mali returns to Putney after several previous highly-acclaimed, sold-out performances. Tickets are $20, general, admission, $18 for students/seniors.

utf-8Taylor-036_FullRes2Taylor Mali studied drama with members of The Royal Shakespeare Company and has put those stage skills to use performing poetry all over the world and serving as the official voiceover voice on all Burger King commercials in 1998. One of the original poets to appear on the HBO series Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry, he is one of the most well known slam poets, having won the national championship four times. A former teacher and lifelong educator, he is the author of several CDs, books, and DVDs of spoken word.

Taylor Mali is described by the New York Times as “a ranting comic showman and literary provocateur.” A middle school teacher for nine years prior to becoming a full time writer and global performer, Mali’s work focuses on the vitally important role teachers play in our society, and his YouTube clip “What Teachers Make” has been widely cited in the press and viewed more than 4 million times.

Taylor Mali is the former president of Poetry Slam, Inc., the non-profit organization that oversees all poetry slams in North America. He is also the author most recently of “What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World” (Putnam 2012) as well as two books of poetry, The Last Time As We Are (Write Bloody Books 2009) and What Learning Leaves (Hanover 2002). He received a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in 2001 to develop Teacher! Teacher! a one-man show about poetry, teaching, and math which won the jury prize for best solo performance at the 2001 Comedy Arts Festival.

Next Stage Arts Project board member Anita Dunlap said, “Taylor Mali embodies the best of what Next Stage is about: brilliant, world-class, innovative artistry, presented right in the heart of our local community.”

Nov
16
Sun
2014
Jonathan Edwards, Lisa McCormick, & The Stockwell Brothers
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
Jonathan Edwards, Lisa McCormick, & The Stockwell Brothers @ Next Stage | Putney | Vermont | United States

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present veteran folk/rock icon Jonathan Edwards plus singer/songwriter Lisa McCormick and newgrass/contemporary folk trio The Stockwell Brothers.  Southern Vermont-based Lisa and brothers Bruce, Barry and Alan have toured with Jonathan in the past, and will again add their voices, guitars, banjo, mandolin and bass to “Sunshine,” Shanty” and a handful of his other hit songs.

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Jonathan Edwards

Since 1971, Jonathan Edwards has released fifteen albums, collaborated with the likes of Emmylou Harris, Cheryl Wheeler and The Seldom Scene, launched his own record label and shared the stage with everyone from The Allman Brothers Band and B.B. King to Jesse Colin Young and Don McLean.  He has also scored and starred in films and videos, including “Cruising America’s Waterways,” a pair of 13-week series produced by PBS, and “That’s What Our Life Is,” a documentary of his life and career.  Edwards is perhaps best known for his 1971 anthem “Sunshine,” a fierce proclamation of protest and independence that resonated with thousands and thousands of young men and women, made its way to the top five on the national charts and earned Jonathan a gold record.  Almost 40 years later, the song and Edwards’ pure and powerful tenor voice continue to be embraced by faithful followers and new fans alike.

“An Edwards performance is an unforgettable roller-coaster ride which combines his remarkable singing, storytelling, and wit” – Martha’s Vineyard Times

Tickets are $22 Advance / $25 At the Door.  For information, call 802-387-0102.  Advance tickets are available at www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and Offerings Jewelry in Putney.  JD McCliment’s Pub will provide a beer and wine cash bar at the concert.  For more information, visit www.jonathanedwards.net, www.lisamccormick.com, www.stockwellbrothers.com and www.twilightmusic.org.

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Lisa McCormick

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The Stockwell Brothers