MAGIC ROCKS! WITH LEON ETIENNE
From "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "America's Got Talent" to Radio City Music Hall, Leon Etienne has dazzled audiences around the world and been hailed by critics as "America's Rock Illusionist." On November 17th, he will perform two intimate, family friendly, magic shows in East Arlington, Vermont @ THE MILL.
CONCERT: GRANT MALOY SMITH
Grant Maloy Smith® is a singer and songwriter of COUNTRY/ROOTS music - an artful blend of country, bluegrass, folk, and pop music. His current album "Dust Bowl - American Stories" spent 17 weeks on the Billboard charts, including 10 weeks in the TOP 10 of the Americana/Folk Album Sales Chart, and reached as high as #12 on the Country Album Sales Chart, and #2 on the Heatseekers Chart (across all genres).
CONCERT: ELI WEST
Ben Winship and Eli West play Brother duets, both original and traditional. They have a sonic span that reflects and defies their geography. While both are rooted in the West, Ben in the Tetons and Eli in the PNW, they each have been moved by the traditions of SW Virginia, the Carter family fold, and broader fiddle tune traditions with pockets all over. They deliver their songs with conviction, both writing and singing in a way that just stops short of a final sanding or polish.
ROCKWELL THE MUSICAL
In 1942, illustrators enjoyed celebrity status – and Norman Rockwell was a superstar. He was too old to enlist, but still wanted to do his part, so he volunteered his services to The War Department to paint a series of posters inspired by F.D.R.’s Four Freedoms Speech. Despite his fame, Rockwell was flat-out rejected. They told him: “In the last war, we used illustrators like you. This time around, we want fine arts men. You know… real artists.” Using this episode as a framework, the musical ROCKWELL explores Rockwell’s life, loves, insecurities, and resilience.
4 FREEDOMS FESTIVAL℠
In June 1941, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued their Atlantic Charter, in which they described 4 essential human rights: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear.
At home, in Arlington, Vermont, the legendary artist Norman Rockwell was inspired. Rockwell was too old to enlist, but he wanted to make a statement in pictures why Americans were sending their boys to war. His wife suggested he “paint the ideas, not the words.”