Photo by Kelly Fletcher Photography
The Foresight Festival celebrates Vermont in general and Brattleboro in particular as models of sustainable artistic and economic development. Focusing on Downtown Brattleboro, it highlights how the arts bolster the economy, and how small businesses, service professionals, musicians and artisans can collaborate to prosper, today and throughout the 2020s.
New year, new decade, new ideas, new opportunities! On Friday through Sunday, January 17-19, 2020, there will be events, dances and performances all across Downtown Brattleboro. A single admission grants access to all of these happenings. Participating Venues Include The Stone Church, Epsilon Spire, 118 Main Street, Duo Lounge, the Hooker-Dunham Theater, Brooks Memorial Library and more.
The growing list of Partners includes organizations such as the Windham Orchestra, Brattleboro Community Television, Lightspeed Productions, Experienced Goods, The Butterfly Swing Band and Vermont SongWorks. We are pleased to support the efforts of the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Brattleboro Alliance.
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With playful harmonies, acoustic guitars, percussion and upright bass, Sharon Leslie and Daniel Kasnitz perform a wide variety of popular hits with a funky, jazzy twist.
At the "Live at the Latchis — Episode One" event at the Latchis Theater on January 24, 2020, Sharon & Daniel will lead a highly participatory experience with singing, laughing, movement, immersive lighting and guest appearances by top Vermont-centric performers. The show will be filmed for later broadcast.
This will be a night to go beyond simply listening to great music — you can join in the band! Whether or not you consider yourself a singer, this inclusive event dissolves the barriers between the performers and the audience, making everyone a participant. Come enjoy this evening of uplifting anthems that have evolved from popular songs into a powerful, joyful and rich part of the fabric of our culture.
With playful harmonies, acoustic guitars, percussion and upright bass, Sharon Leslie and Daniel Kasnitz perform acoustic versions of popular hits with a funky, jazzy twist. From classic standards to captivatingly re-worked top-40 to seasonal favorites, Sharon & Daniel lead a participatory exploration of our experiences of joy, love, fun and community as expressed through popular song.
“We lead gatherings in singing songs that draw us together to have fun and lift spirits.” explains Leslie. “We played songs from 1967 to help the Brooks Memorial Library celebrate the 50th anniversary of their building. We found many tunes that have captured our collective imagination and are a beloved part of our cultural bedrock. Many are great for sing-alongs and blend well with the tunes we play from other eras.” adds Kasnitz.
“Their love for the songs shines so very bright!” enthuses Starr Latronica, Director of the Brooks Memorial Library. Strolling of the Heifers creator Orly Munzing proclaimed, “They are amazing” about their recent concert at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden.
• Leslie plays a variety of hand percussion and acoustic guitar.
• Kasnitz plays upright and electric bass, acoustic guitar and piano.
• Both artists sing.