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2019 Real Rutland Feud

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The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce is excited to present the 2nd Annual Real Rutland Feud.  The Real Rutland Feud pits local businesses against each other in an effort to raise funds for the Real Rutland Regional Marketing Initiative.   This annual event will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Paramount Theatre with a show time of 7pm.  This will be a great way to end the week long Winterfest.  Click here to purchase your tickets today!

The Real Rutland Feud is based on the popular TV game show Family Feud.  Every great game show needs a host; and the Real Rutland Feud has recruited Eric Mallette of the Paramount Theatre .

The Chamber is excited to announce the following businesses who will go head to head in this fun event:


Marcell Oil Company vs The Bank of Bennington

Rutland Free Library vs Phoenix Books

McCormack, Guyette & Associates, PC CPAs vs O’Brien Shortle Reynolds and Sabotka, PC

Stafford Technical Center vs GE-Rutland

Hannoush Jewelers vs H & R Block

The audience will also be able to get involved with the addition of “Minute to Win It” sponsored by Vermont Veterans Home.  Minute to Win It will take place between the rounds of feuds and will also be hosted by Eric Mallette.    Audience members will compete for prizes by doing challenges using everyday items.

This promises to be a fun evening of laughs while raising much needed funds for the Real Regional Marketing Initiative.  Get your tickets today!

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Rutland’s “Newly”wed Game

Presented by WJJR and Green Mountain Power

Local couples test their knowledge of one another & help raise monies to support the Rutland Community Cupboard, BROC Community Food Shelf and The Salvation Army.

The February 9th event, presented by WJJR and Green Mountain Power will feature couples Joel and Bernadette Robin, Eliza and Jarod Wilcox, Liam and Danielle Monroe, Eli Brannon and Tyler Hock, Colleen and Bill Wright, Claudio and Brenda Fort, Brook and Tom Markowski and Anna and Stephen Montanez.  They’ll compete in a live version of the popular TV show, with host Ed Kelly posing questions guaranteed to make for a raucous night.

The Pack the Paramount “Newly”wed Game is a re-branding of the long-running Pack The Paramount Food Drive.  Instead of collecting food items, the goal is to pack The Paramount’s seats with patrons, with sponsorship and ticket sales benefiting the Rutland Community Cupboard, BROC’s Community Food Shelf, and the Salvation Army.  Last year’s event raised more than $24,000.

In addition to WJJR and GMP, sponsors include, Rutland Regional Medical Center Heart Center, Godnick’s Grand Furniture, Vermont Truffle Company, Same Sun of Vermont, Jane and Steve Costello,  Ted’s Pizza, Markowski Excavating, Rutland General Electric Employees Activity Association, Best Western Rutland/Killington and The Mountain Times.

Rated: PG-13

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The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.
The group was born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn’t find three wise men or a virgin. So, they decided to dig into the headlines of the day, and they created song parodies & skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor.

In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom (“Don’t quit your day job!”), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.

Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, Make America Grin Again. They’ve been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.

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Guest conductor James Feddeck makes his VSO debut with a program showcasing the versatility of VSO musicians. The concert opens with Haydn, then fast-forwards 150 years to Stravinsky’s chamber concerto, “Dumbarton Oaks.” Notoriously difficult for the chamber member ensemble, Dumbarton Oaks was heavily inspired by Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti. The program closes with Robert Schumann’s optimistic 2nd symphony.

Sponsored by Robin Rednor Veghte and Robert Veghte.

HAYDN – Symphony No. 88
STRAVINSKY – Concerto in Eb, “Dumbarton Oaks”
SCHUMANN – Symphony No. 2

James Feddeck, guest conductor

**Due to contractual obligations complimentary vouchers can not be redeemed for this event **

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Maine-born comedian Bob Marley is a regular on late night TV, and Sirius Radio’s “Blue Collar” and “RawDog” comedy shows and even won their Superbowl of Comedy. He has put out more than 20 comedy CDs and DVDs, and has entered the Guinness Book of World Records with the longest continuous standup routine, completing 40 hours of standup comedy, the first 18 without any repetition of material!
Marley has appeared on more than 100 TV shows, including Conan, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, to name just a few. He also co-starred in The Boondock Saints and The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day playing Detective Greenly, and has toured the U.S., Europe, Canada, Kuwait and Iraq.
Bob lives in Maine, a state he thinks is the best in the world.

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“Axcellerator”:  Premiere of an Action-Adventure film from Rutland’s own David Giancola.  Story line:  When a car thief stumbles onto a teleportation device and the girl of his dreams, the invention of the century takes them on an adventure of a lifetime.

Hollywood is coming to Rutland, Vermont with the WORLD PREMIERE of the Sci-Fi Adventure “Axcellerator”! Come see your Friends and Hometown on the Big Screen! David Giancola’s feature was filmed in Rutland, Killington and Londonderry. JOIN the Cast scheduled to be in attendance including JOHN JAMES (TV’s “Dynasty”), SAM J. JONES (“Flash Gordon”, “Ted 2”) and LAURA JAMES (“America’s Next Top Model”, CBS’s “S*W*A*T”) as well as the Director and Crew. SPOT local favorites in Cameos including “BIG LENNY” MONTUORI as the Grumpy Landlord, TIM PHILBIN as an Arizona Newscaster, “WOODY” KEPPEL as the Inventor, RON MARCUS as “Henchman #3”, MARK STOCKTON as “Cop Voice #2” just to name a few! SEE a car chase in Downtown Rutland! A race to the death at Magic Mountain Ski Area! The Diamond Run Mall – Busy! Devious dealings in The Rutland Free Library! Gondola’s exploding at Killington and MUCH more! Ticket-holders also get FREE Limited Edition Posters and gain entrance to the Premiere After-Party to mingle with the Cast and Crew and at The Franklin Conference Center in Howe Center! PLUS, All Proceeds benefit The Rutland Free Library and The Paramount Theatre!

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105.3 Cat Country welcomes Easton Corbin to Rutland!

With two No. 1 singles, 4 Top 5 singles,multiple awards and nominations, performances on some of the biggest stages in the world, and a spot on one of the biggest tours in country music, Carrie Underwood’s 2016 The Storyteller Tour, Easton Corbin has made a lasting impression on the country music landscape.He is lauded for his traditional country sound, authentic lyrics and mastery of understatement.

American Songwriter says,”Easton Corbin has one of those rare, glorious voices that was made—just made—for singing country music.”Easton is known for his signature hits including “A Little More Country Than That,” “Roll With It,” “Lovin’ You Is Fun,” and “Baby Be My Love Song” from his No. 1 debuting album About To Get Real, and his emotional “Are You With Me” was the most added song at radio the day it was released.

Corbin’s latest Top 5 single “A Girl Like You” garnered rave reviews. Taste of Country picked it as a Critics Pick saying, “It takes a fraction of a second to know Easton Corbin is on to something different with ‘A Girl Like You.’”

Corbin is currently in the studio finishing new music for his fourth studio album.

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Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the “elegant production, sumptuously designed … The spectacle guarantees a good night out.”

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Jungle Jack Hanna

Through the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jungle Jack Hanna has explored the corners of the globe as one of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors. Now he’s bringing his stage show, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live!, back to the Egyptian Theatre. Fans of all ages will enjoy stories (from brushing a hippo’s teeth to eating with wombats) and footage from his worldwide adventures. Of course, a visit from Jungle Jack would not be complete without an array of animals such as cheetahs, kangaroos, penguins and many more. Fans of all ages will get to learn more about these fascinating animals in an unforgettable “wild” experience your family will not want to miss.

Recognized around the country as America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack has made countless television appearances since 1983 on shows such as Good Morning America, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and FOX and CNN news programs. He is the host of TV’s Emmy award winning Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown. Jack is the Director Emeritus of the famed Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and The Wilds. Show is presented by Nationwide Insurance. The show is sponsored in part by Yvonne Johnson, First National Bank, Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, Shaw Media, and Tapa La Luna.pr

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Holiday Pops – Rutland, ft. the VSO Chorus

José Daniel Flores-Caraballo leads the Orchestra and Chorus in a festive program that ranges from an a cappella version of “Jingle Bells” to the blockbuster “Many Moods of Christmas.” We pay tribute to the late great Robert De Cormier with three of his iconic arrangements, and present the Vermont premiere of a sweet ballad, “Little Tree” by Steve Murray. Never fear, the audience has a role to play…. And of course Holiday Pops can’t officially ring in the season without “Sleigh Ride.” Join us for the celebration!


Hillary Boone is a stand-up comedian and storyteller. She spent her childhood in a log cabin in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. After traveling the country and some of the world, she is back in her home state, making people laugh.

In addition to performing stand-up around New England, Hillary is also a member of the Vermont Comedy Divas and the Divas Do Good initiative, raising money for local nonprofits. She takes part in comedic storytelling events, and is a host of the Moth StorySLAM. Hillary has opened for comics such as Deanne Smith, Myq Kaplan, and Michelle Buteau.

When she’s not on stage, Hillary works at Efficiency Vermont, managing programs. She is a non-profit trainer and facilitator, and teaches “Outcomes and Evaluations for Learning Organizations” in the graduate program at Marlboro College. She has presented her work in measuring impact internationally.

In her free time, Hillary is a board member at Spectrum Youth and Family Services and the Howard Center. She lives in Colchester with her wife and dog. Hillary is thrilled to be appearing with the VSO again!rr

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