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First Person: KeruBo at BCA’s Summer Concert Series

First Person: KeruBo at BCA’s Summer Concert Series

Posted: June 25, 2021

First PersonBy Niamh Carty For more than a year, concerts have been put on hold as we all grappled with our changing world in the face of a pandemic. With an increase in the vaccination rate, though, venues are beginning to reopen and welcome back listeners and performers. With… Read More
Steering the Ship: A Q&A with Vermont’s Cultural Leaders | Elise Brunelle

Steering the Ship: A Q&A with Vermont’s Cultural Leaders | Elise Brunelle

Posted: March 8, 2021

Leaders of arts and cultural organizations must draw on perhaps until now untested courage and fortitude to navigate today’s choppy seas. A viral pandemic, economic devastation, unending climate crises, and mass demonstrations to end systemic racism—all are reshaping the cultural landscape. How will these factors shape the arts now… Read More
I am a Vermont Artist: KeruBo

I am a Vermont Artist: KeruBo

Posted: November 19, 2020

Burlington Afro-jazz singer Irene Kerubo Webster, who goes by the stage name KeruBo, uses her voice to heal and inspire. Her latest song and music video, “Hakuna Lolote,” is a message of hope and comfort for the African and New American Vermonters she serves as a social worker. The… Read More
Composing the Rural Imaginary with Otto Muller

Composing the Rural Imaginary with Otto Muller

Posted: October 8, 2020

Step outside—into the yard or street, or the parking lot—and take note of as many boundaries as you can: where the grass meets the road, where private becomes public, where the radio station turns to static. This is what composer and educator Otto Muller has been doing to prepare… Read More
Art in the Time of Covid: Musicians Uncovered

Art in the Time of Covid: Musicians Uncovered

Posted: September 24, 2020

When the pandemic hit Vermont, musician and youth counselor Emily Musty Zanleoni was quick to adapt her work for a digital world. In fall 2019, Emily started working with a new program of the Upper Valley Music Center (UVMC), Musicians as Mentors (M2), to connect youth with professional musicians. Raised… Read More
I am a Vermont Artist: Samirah Evans

I am a Vermont Artist: Samirah Evans

Posted: May 19, 2020

When Samirah Evans was displaced from New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s destruction, she had already made her mark as a vocalist in the worldwide heart of jazz and blues. During her career as a performing artist, Samirah has fronted her own band, toured internationally in top concert venues and festivals, and shared stages… Read More