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Thetford Chamber Singers' director Kevin Quigley leads the singers through one of the pieces they will perform in their holiday concerts during a rehearsal at First Congregational Church of Thetford, Vt., on Nov., 25, 2014. 
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Entertainment Highlights: Thetford Chamber Singers Prepare an Ambitious Holiday Program

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

While the Thetford Chamber Singers will close each of their four performances of “Make A Joyful Noise” with Silent Night over the next two weekends, …

Tracking Sabra Field: Filmmaker Documents East Barnard Artist and Her Work

Friday, November 28, 2014

Hanover — In the upcoming documentary about her life and work, printmaker Sabra Field describes the at-first difficult decision to remove a herd of Angus …

‘The Good Wife’ Cast Is a Who’s Who of Broadway Talent

Friday, November 28, 2014

New York — Next time you’re seeing a show in New York, here’s a new diversion while you’re waiting for curtains to go up and …

After a Turkey Trot, It’s All Gravy

Friday, November 28, 2014

Nora Krug The Washington Post For the health-conscious, Thanksgiving can present something of a challenge. Travel, cooking, family — plus all that football to watch — leave little time (or motivation) to exercise. But for the truly dedicated, …

Redmayne Challenged To Portray Hawking

Friday, November 28, 2014

Toronto — At age 32, Eddie Redmayne is still boyish, with freckles not always visible on screen, a generous head of hair, a wardrobe that includes both a black leather jacket and Converse sneakers, and a humility about …

There’s Nothing Personal, but Katie Holmes Is All Business

Friday, November 28, 2014

“This is going to make us cry, isn’t it?” Katie Holmes asked me. We were sitting in a screening room on the Sony lot, waiting for the movie Foxcatcher to start. She’d rushed into the near-empty theater a few minutes late, an overstuffed purse slung over her shoulder. …

Sweet Treats After the Feast

Friday, November 28, 2014

Steve Morse, of Montpelier, offers a chocolate to Winnie Perkins, of Hartford, at a free community Thanksgiving dinner at the United Church of Christ in Hartford on Thursday. David Churchill, of Thetford, started the meal 12 years ago …

Holiday Prep

Friday, November 28, 2014

Rick Brown, an electrician for the city of Lebanon, hangs holiday lights in trees in Colburn Park on Wednesday in Lebanon. Brown has upgraded the electrical service in the park, allowing for more trees to be decorated with …

Queen of British Crime Writing P.D. James Dies at 94

Friday, November 28, 2014

London — P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature. James, who has died at 94, is best …

The Art World Need Not Offer Shelter From Real Issues

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Washington — Bill Cosby’s interview with an Associated Press reporter, filmed Nov. 6 at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art, shows power and privilege in operation. After reporter Brett Zongker asked the comedian about allegations that he had …

The Remains of the Day: For Some, Thanksgiving Leftovers Are The Main Event

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

One of the best parts of a Thanksgiving celebration is what’s left over after everyone leaves — not the dirty dishes, but the extra food. As a child, I found it reassuring to know that the remains of …

‘Star Wars’ Episode Trailer to Debut Over Holiday Weekend

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Los Angeles — The longest lines outside theaters this Thanksgiving weekend may be for the new Star Wars trailer that exhibitors will show in some locations. Director J.J. Abrams confirmed the Nov. 28 release plans on Twitter Monday. Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc. …

Parish Players Perform ‘Under Milk Wood’

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A century after the birth of Dylan Thomas, and 60 years after BBC radio first broadcast his Under Milk Wood, the Parish Players will bring the Welsh poet’s words back to life over the next two weekends with …