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Springtime Carnivore brings color to Flynn

Anna Gibson
March 26
Filed under Arts, Reviews

All bands have to start somewhere, and touring with a well-known group can often mark a turning point in a musician’s career. This may very well be the case of singer-songwriter Greta Morgan, aka Springtime Carnivore, who opened with her band for The Head and the Heart March 5 on the Flynn MainStage....

UVM students create art collective

Isabella Alessandrini
March 25
Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

A group of students have created their own unofficial art club out of necessity. When first-year Jess Molinaro, a studio art major, came to UVM last fall, she was disappointed she couldn’t find an art club at the activities fair, Molinaro said. Art is an important part of Molinaro’s life that...

Rock and roll legend is remembered at 90

Ben Elfand, Arts Editor
March 24
Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Chuck Berry, pioneer of American rock and roll died of natural causes in his home March 18 at the age of 90. Berry was born in 1926 and raised by a middle-class family in the then deeply segregated city of St. Louis, Missouri. He grew up in a self-contained neighborhood known as the Ville, a...

Trash becomes fashion

Addie Beach
March 22
Filed under Arts, Previews

Fashion can change how we view something entirely… including trash. The outdoor gear designer, Patagonia is working alongside the Outing Club to sponsor a “Trashion Show” on March 23, as part of the Worn Wear tour, an event sponsored by Patagonia focused on promoting sustainability. It will...

Poets celebrate International Women’s Day

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor
March 22
Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Wearing a simple black turtleneck and red lipstick, slam poet Olivia Gatwood started her show on March 8 with candor speech: “I started my period today.” She performed on International Women’s Day in the Davis Center’s Silver Maple Ballroom. “I think fem-rage is what’s going to change...

Future delivers same sound on new project

Future delivers same sound on new project

Bridget Dorsey
March 10
Filed under Arts, Reviews

Listening to Future is like taking a dose of the drugs he draws inspiration from. The experience it promises is dark and extravagant, one to be endured with dignity and stamina. The appeal of the perpetually intoxicated Atlanta artist is the addictingly melodic, emotive and almost cripplingly huma...

South African chorus set to have Burlington show

Anna Gibson
March 10
Filed under Arts, Previews

It is difficult to ignore any art, born out of humble beginnings, that has received widespread and international admiration. While its presence on the international stage did not appear until the release of Paul Simon’s seminal album, “Graceland,” in 1986, Ladysmith Black Mambazo was created a...

‘Moonlight’ in wrong spotlight

Kim Henry
March 9
Filed under Arts, Reviews

Here is my official Top Four  Favorite Things About “Moonlight” list. One: The opening scene, in which a suave Mahershala Ali playing the drug dealer, Juan, cruises through his poor, black Miami neighborhood, with a crown dashboard ornament, while “Every N----- Is a Star” by Boris Johnson...

Horror movie examines race in U.S.

Staff Report
March 9
Filed under Arts, Reviews

The most thrilling cinematic experience to hit American theaters in recent years is out now, and everyone should go see it.   No, this experience did not come from a recent Oscar-winning flick; it was delivered in the form of a horror film directed by none other than comedian Jordan Peel...

WRUV holding March concert series fundraiser

WRUV holding March concert series fundraiser

Addie Beach
March 3
Filed under Arts, Previews

Exams are almost over, and WRUV is here to help you celebrate. WRUV is teaming up with ArtsRiot this month to put on “March Radness," which features a new concert every Thursday. Each show will consist of a national act and a local act, plus a WRUV DJ playing before and between sets, according t...

Students capture play’s essence

Nieva Schemm, Staff Writer
March 2
Filed under Arts, Reviews

The mark of a great show is seen not only in the quality of performance, but in complete unapology for pushing boundaries and forcing viewers out of their comfort zone. The UVM theatre department stunned and wooed the audience during their second performance of the cutting edge 18th century rock ...

Black Student Union celebrates blackness in annual fashion show

Black Student Union celebrates blackness in annual fashion show

Anna Power, Healy Fallon, and Chloe Chaobal
March 2
Filed under Arts, Campus, Campus Life, Life, News

Lights, camera, fashion: black pride hits the stage at UVM to top off celebrating Black History Month. During a night full of fashion, music and spoken word, the Black Student Union Fashion show topped off Black History Month by celebrating black pride at UVM. The Black Student Union’s annual fashion s...

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