VPT Public Screening: Half the Sky

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VPT Public Screening: Half the Sky
Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 7:00 pm
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Location: 
Brooks Memorial Library
Address: 
224 Main Street
City, State: 
Brattleboro, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Inspired by his best-selling Pulitzer Prize-winning book, author Nicholas Kristof and celebrity activists travel to nine countries. They witness courageous individuals who are confronting oppression and creating meaningful solutions through  health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls.

For more information on the Half the Sky Movement please visit HalftheSkyMovement.org

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OA 104 Movie in a Minute: Football Movies

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Out & About
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104
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With the Super Bowl on the horizon, Collin Parker, our film buff features his favorite football movie: Horse Feathers.

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.

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http://video.vpt.org/video/2329890275/?starttime=1096000&end=1188
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More Football Movies

The Blind Side
Brian’s Song
The Game Plan
Horse Feathers
Jerry Maguire
Paper Lion
Remember the Titans
Rudy
We Are Marshall
Wildcats

 

VPT Public Screening: The Abolitionists

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VPT Public Screening: The Abolitionists
Date: 
Sunday, February 24, 2013 2:00 pm
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Location: 
Rokeby Museum
Address: 
4334 Route 7
City, State: 
Ferrisburgh, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Screening of excerpts from the PBS miniseries The Abolitionists: American Experience.

Abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

The event is free and open to the public.

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VPT Public Screening: The Powerbroker

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VPT Public Screening: The Powerbroker
Date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2013 4:00 pm
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Location: 
Johnson State College
Address: 
Bentley Room 207
City, State: 
Johnson, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Preview and discuss The Powerbroker by Bonnie Boswell.

During the 1950s and 60s, civil rights leader Whitney Young navigated a divided society. He challenged America's white business and political leaders directly, but his efforts to open the doors for equal opportunity were often attacked by Black Americans who felt his methods were in contrast with the Black Power Movement of the time.

For more information about the film, visit http://www.whitneyyoungfilm.com/the_powerbroker.html.

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VPT Public Screening: The Abolitionists

Event Title: 
VPT Public Screening: The Abolitionists
Date: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 7:00 pm
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Location: 
Vermont History Center
Address: 
60 Washington Street
City, State: 
Barre, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Screening of excerpts from the PBS miniseries The Abolitionists: American Experience.

Abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. A panel of historians (Jane Williamson, Ray Zirblis, and Lyn Blackwell) will conduct a lively discussion about the abolition movement in Vermont, placing our state in a national context.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information:
http://www.vermonthistory.org/index.php/home/calendar.html

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Professor Kubinek & VYO

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Professor Kubinek & VYO
Date: 
Friday, February 15, 2013 8:00 pm
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Location: 
Flynn Center
City, State: 
Burlington, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Professor Kubinek Meets the Vermont Youth Orchestra

Visionary vaudevillian and internationally acclaimed theater artist Tomáš Kubínek brings hilarity and irresistible charm to the stage in an entertaining work of grand music, madcap brilliance, and old-world panache. The appealing Kubínek collaborates with members of the VYO in a hilarious full-evening performance featuring orchestral works by Mozart, Dvorák, Bach, and many others. Sophisticated, joyous, wildly inventive, and beautiful in its theatrical simplicity, the show is a profoundly entertaining experience for symphonic newcomers and seasoned aficionados alike. Dazzling feats, absurd inventions, eccentric vaudevillian masterpieces, poetic bamboozlements, and all-out-anarchy abound in this hilarious performance.

For tickets, call (802) 863-5966 or go to http://www.flynntix.org/Productions/Details.aspx?perfNo=8425&perfCodePrefix=FLC13P

VPT is media sponsor.

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Event Title: 
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Date: 
Friday, February 1, 2013 8:00 pm
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Location: 
Flynn Center
City, State: 
Burlington, VT
2004798967
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Ladysmith Black Mambazo has performed for the Pope and the Queen; entertained at Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies; sung with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Dolly Parton; and contributed their vocal talents to Paul Simon’s Graceland and Disney’s The Lion King. The award-winning South African a cappella ensemble has been performing their joyous, high-energy song-and-dance mix for over 45 years under the tutelage of their beloved leader, Joseph Shabalala. Ladysmith Black Mambazo continues to awe with their emotional range and ability to evoke the beautiful sounds and atmosphere of a land far away. The group’s most recent album, Songs from a Zulu Farm, features songs from their childhood and earned the group their 16th Grammy nomination.

For tickets, call (802) 863-5966 or go to http://www.flynntix.org/Productions/Details.aspx?perfNo=8431&perfCodePrefix

VPT is media sponsor.

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OA 104 Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium

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Out & About
Episode #: 
104
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Take a trip through time when we visit the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, and discover how Franklin Fairbanks’ fascination with weather resulted in one of the region’s most trusted forecasting centers.

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Resources and Links

Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium Website

Fairbanks Museum Facebook Page

History of Fairbanks Scales

Detailed weather forecasts from Fairbanks Museum Eye on the Sky

 

See more pictures from filming at the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium

Bobby Farlice-Rubio - Educator at Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium:

OA 104 3D Underwater Archaeology

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Out & About
Episode #: 
104
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3D Underwater Archaeology
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Dive under the waters of Lake Champlain near Charlotte, Vermont with a team of nautical archaeologists investigating an early 20th century sunken canal boat to discover what new 3-D imaging can tell us about the waterfront’s 1880s boom times.

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OA 104 Forging History

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Out & About
Episode #: 
104
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Step back into the 16th century to fire flintlock muzzleloaders when we introduce you to an Acworth, New Hampshire gunsmith who has forged a family business out of his love of history and predilection for tinkering with all things mechanical.

 

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