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Saudi band uses show to bridge cultures in Vermont

Kim Henry

April 15, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

In a period of tension in U.S.-Middle East relations, a Saudi artist works to dispel misconceptions of Muslim culture. The Vermont Council on World Affairs hosted an event for musical and cultural sharing April 4 at the Main...

UVM’s orchestra performs domestic debut

Jack Carmody

April 15, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

A classical Japanese piece made its debut Saturday night at a concert that was so full people were sitting in the aisles. The University Symphony Orchestra played the North American debut of Japanese composer Hiroshi Hoshina’s...

Dance show seeks to challenge the audience

Anna Gibson

April 14, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

The works of art that make us think the most often emerge out of real-life experience and bold, creative risk. Dan Yablonsky’s dance piece, “Non-Mechanical Tools of Human Advancement,” is one such work, as it challenges...

Student play tells story of early female US politician

Healy Fallon

April 14, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

We often take for granted the facts and dates we mindlessly absorb from our history textbooks, but there’s always another side to the story. In honor of March, Women’s History Month, the University Players performed “Like...

Club holds concert for Syrian rescue group

Addie Beach

April 14, 2017

Filed under Arts, Previews

UVM Amnesty International not only wants people to have fun, but do some good in the process. The organization will be hosting a Jamnesty concert April 14, with proceeds going to support Syrian civilian rescue group the White...

Exploring how a student band forms

Nieva Schemm

April 7, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Four boys milled around the basement practice room of the Wing Davis Wilks complex on a quiet weekday night, tuning electric guitars and plugging in amps. Will Hanley, a tall, gangly sophomore, sat behind a drum set, warming...

Students join local music scene to make their mark at legendary Burlington venue

Mariel Wamsley, Assistant Managing Editor

April 7, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Bathed in fog and purple light, five UVM students nodded in unison on stage to a funk beat. The college-aged audience grinned and closed its eyes, swaying together to the band’s groove. Together, juniors Zach Lewellyn,...

Audio experience provides world of sounds

Anna Gibson

April 7, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

To be handed a plastic-wrapped eyemask at the door of a Saturday night show might seem unusual to some. During the performances of Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett, however, handouts like this are just another part of the routine,...

What have students been wearing at UVM?

Healy Fallon

April 6, 2017

Filed under Arts

Each morning of our often hectic, crammed lives, we always wake up and contemplate the question of what we are going to wear. As snows melts away and the temperature rises, students across campus are ready to take self-expression...

Space Jam lets everyone in on the Madness

Kim Henry

April 1, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

The last relentless days of winter can be so joyless, it is no wonder colleges across the country chose March as the month to inject with a little madness. For some, the excitement of the college basketball tournament is just...

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...

Students transform trash to clothing

Addie Beach

March 30, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Tables loaded with sewing machines, outfits inspired by coral reefs and containers full of free tea were just a few of the sights at Patagonia’s Worn Wear tour. Patagonia teamed up with the Outing Club to host the event in...

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