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Feb. 17 | Homegoings: A Live Performance

Purple background with faded images of five artists (left to right) Ash Diggs, Kiah Morris, Marissa Herarra, Matthew Evan Taylor, Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr. with white and yellow text: Homegoings: A Live Performance, Saturday, February 17th| 7pm Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, VT
Laura Nakasaka
Vermont Public

Homegoings: A Live Performance returns to the stage! On February 17, join artists of color featured in Season 1 of Vermont Public’s podcast Homegoings for an evening of performance, art and conversation at Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph. Hosted by journalist and musician Myra Flynn.

Saturday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m.
Chandler Center for the Arts
71 N Main St., Randolph, VT 05060

Tickets: $10-$40 pay what you can; available via Chandler Center for the Arts
If this link does not work please email us here.

Featured artists include:

Matthew Evan Taylor is a music composer, improviser, and performer from Vermont who has not let the feelings of being unwelcome stop him from participating, teaching and leading in the world of classical music. Matthew was featured in our episode, “Classical Music: Who’s allowed in?” And he will be building an orchestra before our very eyes with multiple instruments and looping pedals.

Marissa Herrera is an actress, dancer, and co-founder/executive artistic director of 4C Lab, a 501(c)3 arts organization based in Los Angeles, California that provides arts immersion programming led by professional teaching artists and centered around the four C’s: Create, Communicate, Collaborate, and Community. Marissa was part of our episode “The relief in grief,” and she will be dancing out her feelings of grief after losing her mom last year.

Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr. is a poet and the voice and co-creator of the podcastResistance, which shared stories about people who “refuse to accept things as they are." Saidu is the only artist who doesn’t have an episode out yet, but it is coming soon, in season two. We’re thrilled to offer you a sneak peek at his talent before you hear his full story.

Kiah Morris is an artist, author, poet, advocate, leader, mother, sister, a former Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, and Commissioner for Vermont Commission for Women. She’s also a singer and a poet, and was featured in our episode: “Black beauty: What does it mean to be beautiful?” She’ll singing and speaking her truth with a band for us.

Ash Diggs, is a stand-up comedian who grew up in the south, moved to Queens, New York in 2021 but hails from Vermont. Ash understands his demons, jokes about them — and uses the stage as a place to heal. He was featured in our episode, “What’s so funny?” We’re about to find out. Click or tap here to purchase tickets.

Made possible with support from Vermont Arts Council, Rutland Regional Medical Center and NAACP Rutland.

Event FAQ

Doors open: 6:30 p.m.

Event Time: 7-9:30 p.m.

Location: 71 N Main St, Randolph, VT 05060

Is there a cost to attend?
Yes, tickets are sliding scale and available on the Chandler website.

Cancellation policy: Please let us know if you are not able to join us so that we may release your tickets to someone else.

What are my parking options for the event?
Parking is available on Main Street, town lots as well as some businesses in the evenings and on the weekends. Accessible parking is to the left of Chandler next to the laundromat. Click here for a map.

Will this event be broadcast?
This event will be recorded for television and digital release in May.

ATTENTION: This event is being recorded using audio, video, and still photography. Your presence constitutes your consent to be recorded and to any use of the recording by Vermont Public for potential use in content projects or promotion.

If you have additional questions please send us a message here or call 800-639-2192, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Julianna Luna Vasquez (she/her) is an Afro-Dominican singer, actress, and event producer. Julianna has an extensive background in education, community organizing, and event production with over 10 years of experience. A graduate from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, she holds a BA in Arts Management. Her experience includes character education workshops in Rwanda, summer programming for teens in Washington, organizing for workers’ rights in New Orleans, and hosting open mic residencies and working on film festivals in New York City. Music is her passion and she has been performing for 19 years in musical theater productions, solo performances, and a NYC funk band. Julianna is currently working on her debut EP and settling into life in Vermont with her dog Miel and her partner Curtis since moving here in the fall of 2022. She is excited to be a part of such an amazing team at Vermont Public and looks forward to connecting with everyone!
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