Performance Notes, July 23
Baker Street Readers podcasts available
Episodes of the Baker Street Readers' Sherlock Holmes podcast are now available for free on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.
After the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the Baker Street Readers from performing their monthly live shows, they began sharing their readings as podcast episodes. In order to make up lost ticket sales, they asked audience members to become patrons for $5-$8 a month on patreon.com.
Each episode features James Gelter as Holmes, Tony Grobe as Watson, and a rotating cast of special guests reading one of Arthur Conan Doyle's original short stories. After each reading, Gelter and Grobe discuss the story, its themes and history and current Sherlock Holmes news. Each episode is recorded at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro.
The Baker Street Readers are offering the first four episodes for free, with more free episodes to come. The episodes can be found by looking up "Baker Street Readers" on Apple Podcasts (iTunes), Stitcher, or Podcast Addict, or by visiting bakerstreetreaderspodcast.com. More episodes are available to patrons. Listeners can become patrons at patreon.com/bakerstreetreaders. For more information, visit facebook.com/bakerstreetreaders.
Arts Unite Windham to raise funds for social justice organizations
Seven area arts organizations have joined forces to present Arts Unite Windham, a multi-venue event to be livestreamed on Aug. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. to raise awareness and money for area social justice organizations.
Designed as a showcase of the quality and diversity of the area's arts scene, Arts Unite Windham, produced by Next Stage Arts, will feature performances at New England Center for Circus Arts, Sandglass Theater, the Brattleboro Music Center, New England Youth Theatre, the Vermont Jazz Center, Next Stage Arts and the Latchis Theatre.
Brattleboro Community Television (BCTV) is the media partner, with technical help from Julian McBrowne. The Arts Council of Windham County is a co-sponsor. Additional support is provided by Brattleboro School of Dance and Yellow Barn.
Melding an old-school entertainment style with new technology, Arts Unite Windham is a variety show spread across seven venues in real-time. Audiences will click into a live YouTube link to enjoy performances of 10-15 minutes from each of the partners, with guest emcees keeping the whole thing glued together.
The event will be broadcast live from BCTV's YouTube Live Channel: youtu.be/tQ7eJpKOidY where audiences will also have the opportunity to click a donate button, and net proceeds from the event will benefit The Root Social Justice Center and the local chapter of the NAACP. Donations will be collected here: tinyurl.com/y4r7kg42
Wyld Nightz band to play in park
The Wyld Nightz Band will perform at the Dover town park Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Social distancing is required. The Wyld Nightz Band will play rock 'n' roll from local favorites. More information is available by calling the town offices at 802-464-5100 and on the band's website, wyldnightzband.com.
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