Robert Layman / Staff Photo Rick Reddington & The Luv perform at Main Street Park in Rutland July 5, 2017. Rick, center, invited his son Ben, left, on stage to celebrate his birthday, which he did with a funky bass solo.
Robert Layman / Staff Photo Dan Gilman, artist in residence at the Compass Arts Center in Brandon, paints a lion statue in his studio Wednesday morning. "I like to repurpose things," Gilman said about the lion, which he purchased at an auction.
Robert Layman / Staff Photo Eliza Ligon, left, as Ariel, rehearses Shakespeare's The Tempest at the Rutland Recreation and Parks Department Wednesday night. The Rutland Youth Theater will be perform 9 showings beginning July 26 through August 5.
Robert Layman / Staff Photo Andrew Freeman, center, directs Emma Mae Dumaine, left, who's playing Stephano in the Rutland Youth Theater's performance of Shakespeare's Tempest at rehearsal Wednesday night. The troupe will be performing 9 shows starting July 26 through August 5 around the Rutland area.