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At Seventeen and Prime

At Seventeen and Prime

Posted: April 13, 2017

Karen Kevra is the founder and artistic director of Capital City Concerts (CCC). Seventeen years ago, she began inviting some of the world’s finest musicians to join her to concertize in central Vermont. Now, CCC is an established nonprofit,  bringing a series of world-class performances to the state every year. Read More
The People’s Poet

The People’s Poet

Posted: September 29, 2016

Tribute to David Budbill, the People’s Poet Burlington Book Festival September 16, 2016 Thank you for inviting me to introduce my poet-friend of 45 years as he receives this richly deserved tribute. I raise my voice so it may reach David on Murray Hill in Montpelier. When I speak David’s name I want to say in one loving breath “David and Lois.” They came to northern Vermont over four decades ago and found their true home, taking many kinds of jobs — from logger to teacher — to hold life together and to live with integrity, raising Nadine, writing, and making art. Read More
A Fleeting Animal Returns

A Fleeting Animal Returns

Posted: December 15, 2014

An Opera Unfolding “A Fleeting Animal” was performed six times in the year 2000. The highly regarded work affected large audiences at every showing then lay dormant until last year. A big birthday and some coincidental reminders inspired composer Erik Nielsen to revive the story. What started as an inkling … Read More