Wednesday, June 2, 2010

VPR prEview: Allen Toussaint, Pulled Pork, Summer Festivals

Sunday was the sixth time I’ve run in the Vermont City Marathon, either as a full marathoner or as part of a relay team. Over the years I’ve come to rely on certain landmarks to keep me going: the solitary bagpiper on Pine Street, the Taiko drummers on Battery Street, the raucous block parties in the New North End, to name just a few. All of them help take my mind off my legs and allow me to enjoy the event that, for me, marks the beginning of summer.

We’ll mark the unofficial start of summer in this edition of prEview with VPR’s new summer music festival map and a Vermont Edition conversation about barbeque and grilling, complete with a recipe for pulled pork. Plus, George Thomas interviews Allen Toussaint in advance of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, and VPR Classical goes “live” in Addison County on June 8.

Continue reading this week's prEview....

(Thanks to Steve Mease for the photo. This was almost at the top of Battery Street!)


  1. What's amazing is your smile is as big as it was on the corner of Pine and Main earlier in the day.

  2. Ha! Thanks, Steve! I think I was smiling because I was almost done! : )


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