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I am a Vermont Artist: A2VT

I am a Vermont Artist: A2VT

The idea for A2VT was sparked when Said Bulle “Jilib” and George Mnyonge “MG Man” met on a Burlington soccer field. It was there they discovered their shared love of music and shared refugee ...
Vermont-Based Böswellness Uplifts African Communities That Supply Frankincense and Myrrh

Vermont-Based Böswellness Uplifts African Communities That Supply Frankincense and Myrrh

By KEN PICARD | photo credit LUKE AWTRY During the season of giving, no holiday gifts are more traditional than frankincense and myrrh. A Vermont-based company produces essential oils made ...
Vermont’s Cultural Leaders: Elise Brunelle

Vermont’s Cultural Leaders: Elise Brunelle

YOUR NAME and TITLE: Elise Brunelle, Executive Director YOUR ORGANIZATION: Vermont Symphony Orchestra YEAR YOU JOINED ORGANIZATION: 2020 MONTH/YEAR YOU WERE APPOINTED TO CURRENT ...
Singer Songwriter Mikahely

Singer Songwriter Mikahely

Mikahely is a self-taught musician who draws inspiration from traditional Malagasy rhythms and is based in Vermont who recently appeared on the podcast Rocket Shop Radio Hour, which features ...
Vermont’s Cultural Leaders: Erin Evarts

Vermont’s Cultural Leaders: Erin Evarts

YOUR NAME and TITLE:  Erin Evarts, Executive Director YOUR ORGANIZATION: Lyric Theatre YEAR YOU JOINED ORGANIZATION: 1999 (as a volunteer) MONTH/YEAR YOU WERE APPOINTED TO CURRENT ...
I Am a Vermont Artist: Shani Stoddard

I Am a Vermont Artist: Shani Stoddard

By day Shani Stoddard is like many Vermonters: boots and caps, hikes with dogs, a house in the woods of Stannard. By night he is… “Shani.” In stilettos and braids, dancing himself sweaty for tips
Chief Don Stevens Represents a New Era of Abenaki Leadership in Vermont

Chief Don Stevens Represents a New Era of Abenaki Leadership in Vermont

By KEN PICARD Don Stevens stepped to the podium in the Cedar Creek Room of the Vermont Statehouse on February 5 and reasserted the sovereign rights that his people have never ceded: to hunt and ...