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Feel the need to get your hands a little dirty during the winter? No problem. Just bring the gardening indoors!

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German composer, Paul Hindemith was a central figure in music and music theory in the 20th century, especially in the period between the wars. His music, teaching methods and theoretical treatises influenced a generation of composers.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

This weekend, spend Christmas Eve at My Place. The program will feature a collection of holiday favorites from pop, rock and country artists of earlier years.

VPR Cafe: Tourtiere

Dec 22, 2016
Justin Barrett / Piecemeal Pies in White River Junction

In this episode, food writer Melissa Pasanen stops by to talk about Tourtiere; the classic French-Canadian meat pie.

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It used to be an annual ritual after the holidays to sit down and peruse the seed catalogs that had just arrived in the mail. These days, the catalogs arrive early, but I still resist the temptation and don't look at them until January.

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The Old Brewery Mission in Montréal has a motto: "Voyez le fin de l'itinérance" or "See the end of homelessness." And since 2009, clients, visitors and volunteers can also see art.

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You're the new kid on the block at your office and you're invited to the annual luncheon when your boss treats the staff to lunch. Here are a couple of helpful tips when deciding what to order.

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Discover new artists and venues in the new year!

2016 Holiday Programs On VPR And VPR Classical

Dec 22, 2016
Amanda Shepard

This holiday season, make VPR and VPR Classical part of your celebrations and enjoy a variety of special programs, ranging from traditional to new.

Young Writers Project: Drugged

Dec 20, 2016
Madi Cohen

I take it like a drug, one that falls
like rain over my open skin,
drink it in like water
until it runs in my blood
knowing nothing but this feeling,
nothing but euphoria of this moment.

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In previous centuries there were prevailing styles and forms of music. The Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras have their own set of conventions that composers followed. But the 20th century saw fragmentation as composers reacted and counter-reacted to the artistic expressions around them. Neoclassism is an example of such a reaction.

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Enjoy ten of our favorite performances from VPR's Live From The Fort, featuring Paper Castles, Abbie Morin, Violet Ultraviolet, The Smittens and more!

Young Writers Project: What He Called Me

Dec 16, 2016
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Cierra Mist,

that’s what he called me.

A day in June of 2015 was the day I got the nickname.

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From having the proper tools to timing out the meal to keeping guests happy, there are many elements to juggle while whipping up a holiday feast. This week the VPR Cafe brings you helpful tips for preparing a holiday meal.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

Jerome Kern is often referred to as "The Father Of American Musical Theater." During the first half of the 20th century, Kern composed more than 700 songs for no less than 104 musical stage productions and motion pictures.

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Jack Mayer wears many hats: He is a pediatrician in Middlebury, a speaker with the Vermont Humanities Council, an instructor in pediatrics at the University of Vermont School of Medicine and a writer. But it's his role as a son and grandson of a family who fled World War II-era Germany and the Holocaust, he says, that has informed his latest book.

Awesome Etiquette: Dealing With A Judgy Do-It-Yourself Master

Dec 16, 2016
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Everyone has that DIY-inclined friend that seems to make it all. They brew their own kombucha in their kitchen sink while re-upholstering their old sofa (Heck, you might even be that friend.) And it's all well and good — that is until they start to judge you for your store-bought choices.

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'Tis the season for Handel's Messiah! Nearly 275 years after it was first performed, Messiah has become a holiday season staple. Check out our list of performances and sing-alongs planned for the next few weeks and share with us any we might have missed.

Dave Celone

Intricate carvings with hidden images grace a pop-up gallery in White River Junction, plus students from a voice studio perform a holiday cabaret.

Courtesy, Herb Land

Usually when recommending gifts for gardeners, I suggest tools, gloves or seeds but any good edible gardener knows that you need the right equipment to process what you grow.

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