Monday, December 31, 2007

Pop video filmed at Barnes library

The Smittens filmed their new music video in the Barnes library this weekend, with plenty of Barnes kids as extras.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Old North End Nutcracker video

Or view on a larger screen at

Monday, December 24, 2007

The Old North End Nutcracker Goes on the Road

12/25 at 2pm: Multigenerational Center on N. Winooski (for the Center's Holiday Dinner)
12/26 at 2pm: Shelburne Bay Senior Residence
12/26 at 4pm: The Arbors in Shelburne
12/27 at 2pm: Starr Farm Nursing in the New North End

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Old North End Nutcracker on Channel 17

Catch a broadcast of the Old North End Nutcrackers on Channel 17 at any of these times:

Fri Dec 21, 7:00 PM
Sat Dec 22, 6:05 AM
Sat Dec 22, 12:05 PM
Sat Dec 22, 6:05 PM
Sun Dec 23, 5:45 AM
Sun Dec 23, 11:45 AM
Sun Dec 23, 5:45 PM
Mon Dec 24, 7:00 PM
Mon Dec 24, 10:00 PM
Tue Dec 25, 3:00 AM
Tue Dec 25, 9:00 AM
Tue Dec 25, 3:00 PM

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Old North End Nutcracker Packs the House

Barnes parents and Old North End community members packed the Barnes cafeteria this afternoon for a performance of the "Old North End Nutcracker." Based on the famously Tchaikovsky ballet, but adapted by the kids who performed it, the Old North End Nutcracker tells the story of how the girl Clara receives a magical Nutcracker as a gift while celebrating the winter season with friends and family. The Nutcracker comes to life, toy soldiers battle mice, but Clara makes the King of Mice and the Nutcracker stop fighting and become friends. The three are then entertained by dancers from around the world, including both the Spanish, Arabian and Russian dances from the ballet and Nepali, Somali Bantu and Turkish dances from the cultures of various Barnes families.

The Turkish dance (with Clara and the Nutcracker in the lower right):

The crowd:

The Spanish dancers take a bow:

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Saturday: The Old North End Nutcracker

Don’t miss this great neighborhood production!

The Old North End Nutcracker
3 p.m.
Saturday, December 15
Lawrence Barnes Elementary
Admission: Free

(donations accepted)

The Barnes Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will be selling hot chocolate, coffee, tea, popcorn and home-made baked goods.

Students from 6-11 years old have practiced all semester to bring you the Nutcracker as you’ve never seen it before!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Hard at work preparing costumes for the Nutcracker

Stay tuned for "The Nutcracker: Like You've Never Seen It Before" at Barnes on Saturday, December 15, 3pm.