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March 2013

March 27, 2013

VT All-Day Sacred Harp Singing [304]

3/23/13: Singers from Vermont and Canada met at the Irasburg Town Hall in Irasburg on Saturday for the Annual VT All-Day Sacred Harp Singing. Eva drove through a snowstorm to hear their sweet harmonies.

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March 20, 2013

Reel Ending [303]

3/13/13: Since the late 1940s, Merrill Jarvis has been in the movie business in Vermont. He was 12 when he threaded his first projector. Jarvis eventually opened multiple theaters in the Burlington area and even owned the Flynn Theater in the 70s. His son Merrill Jarvis III took after his father and is the President of Merrill Theatre Corporation which owns Merrill's Roxy Cinemas, Palace 9 and the Majestic 10.

This year marks the end of film for theaters as digital projectors replace the 35-millimeter projectors that have been dominant since the creation of movies in the late 1800s. Over the last two weeks, the Jarvises have been switching the projectors at the Roxy and the Palace 9 from film to digital. While many patrons won't even notice the change, it is the end of an era.

Eva sits down with the Jarvises and discusses this momentous change in a walk down memory lane with a family that knows movies like no other.

Music: Complete Hit Of The Week Recordings 1930-1932, Bert Hirsch, Singing A Song To The Stars, Phil Spitalny, One More Kiss

Margot Harrison (my sister) also wrote an article about this for Seven Days, read it here!

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March 06, 2013

Skateboarding Punk Rock Lawyer [302]

12/14/12: Spencer P. Crispe is a 7th generation Vermonter and the 4th generation in his family to practice law at the Crispe & Crispe Law Firm in Brattleboro. Unlike most attorneys, Crispe is as comfortable in the mosh pit and at the skatepark as he is in the courtroom. He uses his knowledge of the law to promote the ideals of hardcore punk such as civil rights, social justice and equality.

In November, Crispe celebrated 20 years of being straight edge (a completely drug, alcohol and smoke-free lifestyle) with a show at 242 Main in Burlington and a performance by his hardcore punk band My Revenge!. In December, Eva caught up with Crispe at Talent Skatepark in South Burlington for "Old Guy Skate Night".

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