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The Vermont Cynic

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...

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,...

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 cu...

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 Mak...

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 forme...

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 ge...

Isolation grows creativity

Healy Fallon

October 13, 2016

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

It’s often found that people are the most productive when they are alone, isolated from their outside worlds. In the case of senior Sloane Ross and junior Jackie Wydysh, personal space has a huge impact on their creative proc...

Directors digress from work into art

Healy Fallon

October 7, 2016

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

Going outside of a personal comfort zone is always challenging, yet results of these “detours” are often memorable and very rewarding. These detours, or digressions, are explored in the current exhibit at the Amy E.Tarrant Ga...

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