Greensboro Vermont is the southernmost town in Orleans County, in the beautifully scenic Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, an area that National Geographic selected as part of their geotourism program for sustainable destinations. The town includes the places of Campbells Corners, East Greensboro, Gebbie Corner, Greensboro Four Corners, Greensboro Bend, The Four Corners, Tolmans Corner, and Burlington Point.
Circus Smirkus, a non-profit youth circus, is based here. Some notable people from Greensboro include: professor emeritus at Princeton University, Robert Gilpin; author John Gunther; cross-country skier Andrew Johnson; scholar & editor, Bliss Perry; US Chief Justice William Hubbs Rehnquist; filmmaker & actor, Duncan M. Rogers; and Pulitzer Prize winning author, Wallace Stegner.
Grueling rehearsals, opening-night jitters, outsize personalities: films about the world of theater have long been a staple. Join Rick Winston in an exploration of how cinema has portrayed what goes into a theater production, from audition to rehearsal to performance. Clips from several films both American and foreign will be featured, including such classics as All About Eve, Children of Paradise, and Topsy-Turvy. This talk is free, open to the public, and accessible to those with disabilities. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Vermont Humanities Council (VHC).
An ensemble of nine brilliant young singers based in Vermont presents a concert of world harmony traditions, including South African songs and dances, traditional polyphony from Georgia, Corsica, and the Balkans, and American shape-note singing and quartet gospel. Led by Larry Gordon, Northern Harmony is the premier performing group of the world music organization Village Harmony, active in New England and beyond. Students from Lake Region High School in Barton will join in the concert, in the culmination of a day-long workshop with Northern Harmony leaders.
Young Irish immigrant Eilis Lace (Saoirse Ronan) navigates her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother's home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her past disrupts her new vivacity, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Rated: PG-13 Running time: 1 hour and 57 minutes
With bodacious vocals and smokin’ instrumentals beating with the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains, this hot band and its amazing singer songwriter brings tunes you know (and some new ones, too) to the Main Stage. With a little more blue in the bluegrass, a little more swing, and a whole lot of fun, Patti Casey and the Wicked Fine Players features Colin McCaffrey’s beautiful fiddle and killer vocal harmonies, Kirk Lord’s spot-on, low-key, rock-solid acoustic bass, Steve Light’s award-winning banjo and dobro, and of course, Patti’s voice and songs, which have not only won many national awards, but many hearts as well. “Some of the finest vocals and creative songwriting you’re liable to hear anywhere… a voice like expensive chocolate.” — Seven Days