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UVM grad displays his artwork downtown

UVM grad displays his artwork downtown

May 4, 2017

Large-scale, abstract paintings bring color and life to an otherwise empty fourth floor room at the Burlington...

Alumma starts business to promote local musicians

Healy Fallon, Senior Staff Writer

May 4, 2017

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

With the ever-evolving role of technology plays in capturing life, the opportunities to share moments and communities are endless. Noise Ordinance, an up-and-coming website and production company that showcases the multiple faces of the Burlington music scene, is aiming to do exactly this. The project was started by Betsy...

Group returns to Nectar’s with new sound

Group returns to Nectar’s with new sound

April 20, 2017

For many bands touring the country, Burlington has left a particular impression. The Heavy Pets are...

UVM rapper balances his music with his class work

UVM rapper balances his music with his class work

April 19, 2017

Yung $eth, whose real name is Seth King, is a rapper and junior at UVM. $eth began his journey in...

Local singer-songwriter pursues musical dream

Anna Gibson

March 31, 2017

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

Life as a 20-something can be blindsiding: it seems to throw curveballs which can completely alter one’s perception of his/her future. For ivamae, local musician and New York native, this moment arrived 2 1/2 years ago after an unanticipated breakup, she said. “I grew up with my mom playing guitar and singing,”...

Radio show offers a voice to the native community

Maddy Pimentel

March 30, 2017

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

One woman discovered the power of community radio in 2009, when the indigenous people of Vermont were still not recognized at a state level. Some tribes of the Abenaki nation, the people native to the region now known as Vermont, achieved state recognition as late as 2012, according to the state website. Deb Regers,...

Local artist records premiere album

Kim Henry

February 15, 2017

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

Vermont musicians rarely lose passion for their work despite the frequent need for travel. Brett Hughes is a Burlington based singer songwriter focused on Americana.  He performs every Wednesday at Citizen Cider and is currently recording his first album in Nashville, Tenn. After getting a guitar as a high school gradua...

Muslim girls use spoken word to tell story

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

February 8, 2017

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

Four girls stand at four microphones. Even though they are only 16 years old, their voices and words reverberate with power. Hawa Adam, Kiran Waqar, Lena Ginawi and Balkisa Abdikadir make up the poetry group Muslim Girls Making Change. MGMC was formed in March 2016 when Adam asked her friends to join her in entering t...

Student band finds place in the Burly scene

Student band finds place in the Burly scene

November 10, 2016

A guitarist handed flyers out around campus last year in search of new bandmates. One year and three b...

Local artist looks for extraordinary in the ordinary

Healy Fallon

November 9, 2016

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

One Vermont artist aspires to live in a space with walls full of bulletin boards, so if he has an idea or vision, he can note it down and won’t have to worry about it escaping his mind. This artist, Robert Gold, is a former dentist and teacher of dentistry at Harvard University. Gold garnered attention from the art community in Verm...

UVM Expands Outdoor Sculpture Collection

UVM Expands Outdoor Sculpture Collection

October 20, 2016

UVM faculty are working together in order to incorporate art into the daily lives of students. The...

Marvel’s new hero fights social issues

October 14, 2016

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Reviews

So you’ve finally moved off campus and you’re broke as hell. Why waste non-existent disposable income when you can stay in, just you and an obscene amount of television? My recommendation: binge-watching is free, so spend the night getting to know Netflix’s newest superhero and my new boyfriend. Watch “Luke Cage....

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