Arts and Entertainment Reporter, Burlington Free Press
I write about arts and entertainment for The Burlington Free Press, which means I have the best job in Vermont.
burlingtonfreepress.com — Tom Ayres, former marketing director for the Flynn Center, was announced Tuesday afternoon as the new executive director of First Night Burlington. Ayres, who was elected to Burlington City Council in March, replaces Jennifer Crowell. Crowell, a native of southern Vermont, has moved to western Massachusetts to be closer to family.
music-mix.ew.com — Ray Manzarek, the founding keyboardist for the Doors, passed away this morning in Germany, according to a statement from his publicist. The cause was bile duct cancer.
blogs.burlingtonfreepress.com — The Flynn Center usually unveils details of its lineup for the next season in July, but it also typically teases the schedule with an ad in the annual Burlington Discover Jazz Festival program. I just started leafing through the program, thinking I'd find cool club shows to go to during the festival, and found the Flynn's ad on page 8.
blogs.burlingtonfreepress.com — Higher Ground is not normally the place to go to hear local music. They get all the cool touring bands up there on the hill in South Burlington, but you usually want to head to Nectar's or Radio Bean or The Monkey House for a good dose of made-in-Vermont sounds.
burlingtonfreepress.com — It makes sense that the new, restrained solo album by Scott Tournet sounds like a change in direction for the guitarist known for rocking out in Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and rocking out even harder in his side project, Blues & Lasers. The entire album, titled "Ver La Luz," is about going through change.
blogs.burlingtonfreepress.com — Think summer's over by mid-September? No, sir, not with the Grand Point North festival led by Vermont-born rockers Grace Potter & the Nocturnals returning to Waterfront Park in Burlington on Sept. 14 and 15. The schedule for the third-annual soiree was announced this morning, and here it is: Saturday, Sept.
blogs.burlingtonfreepress.com — I gotta say, I love music festivals. If you're a music-lover, the only thing better than going to a concert is going to several concerts. I'm not real excited at the prospect of camping in the dirt with 80,000 sweaty people, but I love a smaller festival where it's you, a few hundred or few thousand other people and music, music, music.
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