Learn how the search for a sound made by an ancestor of the banjo inspired Vermont musician Craig Myers to travel to West Africa, and then hear the impact this exotic instrument has on the New England music scene and his band Barika.
Stop by the Outdoor Journal booth at the Classic and meet producer Neil Hilt. Give him your comments and story ideas. Enter our drawing for an OJ vest, ball cap, Season 10 DVD or A Vermont Fishing Journal.
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Vermont Violins in Burlington sells, repairs and restores fine stringed instruments - and they’re passionate about their work. Meet World acclaimed Luthier Jim Banicki who is restoring a cello from 1880.
Each summer, Vermont’s annual Manchester Music Festival welcomes a handful of promising young classical musicians to train and perform in the shadow of Mt. Equinox.
Film buff and itinerant reviewer Collin Parker gives us the lowdown on movies with a regional connection that we can enjoy at home. The 2000 thriller, What Lies Beneath, stars Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer. Will Collin eat the popcorn, or throw it at the screen?
Collin has been the movie critic for examiner.com and at Essex Cinemas in Essex, Vermont, and Cumberland 12 in Plattsburgh, New York, since 2009. In ‘real’ life, he is the Marketing Director at The Essex Resort & Spa. Follow him on Twitter at @popcollin.
Movies Collin Mentions
More Great Vermont Movies
- Baby Boom
- The Cider House Rules
- Forrest Gump
- Funny Farm
- Me, Myself & Irene
- The Spitfire Grill\
- The Trouble with Harry
- What Lies Beneath
- Where the Rivers Flow North
Skim through the skies over the Green Mountain State in a newly restored 1959 American Champion, two-seater airplane with veteran pilot and photographer Shirley Chevalier to learn what prompted her to take up flying at age 40, and what’s kept her climbing into the cockpit for more than 20 years.
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