It’s not often that a classically trained
string quartet asks rock and jazz greats to compose music for a world premiere. "Brooklyn Rider" is an iconoclastic foursome that’s getting rave reviews from music
evening a group of percussionists from Brooklyn will break out their mallets, sticks and brushes at Dartmouth College. But earlier this week the quartet SÅ Percussion heard Dartmouth music students perform some of the band’s work.
This week, State of the Re:Union travels through Appalachia. We’ll learn about mountain-top-removal mining through the miners and communities of West Virginia. In Kentucky, we hear a local radio DJ who’s gone from bluegrass and blues to Blackalicious, with an unexpected key audience.
During the Jim Crow era, some
African-Americans or biracial Americans who were physically able chose to pass
as white. A new study co-authored by a UVM professor finds that passing still occurs today, but that
instead of passing as white, some biracial Americans are now passing as black.
The state is having trouble processing all of the applications it’s receiving for benefits like food stamps, health care and housing assistance within the state and federally mandated 30-day window. Plus, the number of people incarcerated in Vermont is on the decline.