Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Paramount to host different genres of entertainment over three nights

A comedian, a journalist, and a country music group walk into a theater …

Aug. 4, 5 & 6—RUTLAND—The Paramount readies for three nights of entertainment this week. After announcing its upcoming season, the line-up is in full swing already. Head to Downtown Rutland for an evening or two of world-class entertainment!

On Thursday, Aug. 4, comedian Ron White returns to the Paramount after three sold-out shows in previous seasons. With all new material, the show is sure to sell out again. Read an interview with Ron White in this week’s Rockin’ the Region column, on page 11.Presented with White is his wife, seven-time Billboard charting singer/songwriter Margo Rey, who will be performing acoustic. The show goes on at 8 p.m. Tickets are $65-$85, or upgrade to a VIP pass to for an even greater Ron White experience.

On Friday, Aug. 5, the Paramount presents an evening with Alissa Johannsen Rubin at 7:30 p.m. Join 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times Paris Bureau Chief, and Spring Lake Trustee Alissa Johannsen Rubin for a special lecture with Q&A, “Crises in the Middle East; Difficult Choices for our Next President.” All proceeds will benefit the Spring Lake Ranch Sarcka Scholarship Fund. The evening is presented by Spring Lake Ranch Therapeutic Community, in partnership with the Vermont Humanities Council, currently celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize. Tickets are general admission: $25, $15 students.

Finishing the three-day marathon is Diamond Rio, taking to the stage on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. Six-time Vocal Group of the Year, Diamond Rio formed in 1984, and has embarked on one of the most successful careers in country music. The band has sold over 10 million albums earning three Platinum and five Gold records and won the Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year award four times as well as netting two Academy of Country Music awards in the top Vocal Group of the Year category and thirteen Grammy nominations. When they debuted in 1991 with the hit “Meet in the Middle,” Diamond Rio became the first group in the history of country music to have a debut single reach No. 1. They continued to place 32 more singles on the Billboard chart, including “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “Norma Jean Riley,” “Beautiful Mess,” “Love a Little Stronger,” and “One More Day.” Tickets are $46-$50.

Get tickets for any of the shows at paramountvt.org; charge-by-phone at 802-775-0903; or visit the Box Office located at the theater. The Paramount Theatre is located at 30 Center Street, Rutland.

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