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The return of the musical

The return of the musical

Colin Kamphuis
January 27
Filed under Arts, Reviews

It’s rare today for a major Hollywood film to be a musical, although this was a popular genre in the 1930s and 1940s.   “La La Land” bucks this trend by recreating a movie the likes of which hasn’t graced the silver screen in 70 years.   “La La Land” is a modern musical ...

New Fleming show explores drinking

New Fleming show explores drinking

Healy Fallon
January 26
Filed under Arts, Previews

Across cultures, drinking is universally known to be an act of self-care for the body, as well as for personal and social enjoyment. Yet by observing the definition of drinking from a curatorial perspective, a bigger social and cultural discussion is revealed.   An exhibit at the Fleming Museum intends to...

Art community reacts to inauguration

Healy Fallon and Bridget Higdon
January 25
Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

As progressive force in society that provides introspection, enjoyment, and connection, art is constantly changing with history. More importantly, art is an unrestricted commentary on both the victories and losses of our times.   In the case of today’s political climate, the art world has a ...

Local Burlington author to release her debut novel

Bridget Higdon
January 21
Filed under Arts, Reviews

For many writers, inspiration is in the air all around them. This is certainly true for one local author whose world travels and diverse studies influenced her debut novel. Katherine Arden will be hosting a book talk about her first novel, “The Bear and the Nightingale,” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Phoenix...

2000’s TV comedy returns

2000’s TV comedy returns

January 20
Filed under Arts, Reviews

In the case of many movies and TV shows, the sequels and reboots that follow rarely live up to the quality of their predecessors. Netflix’s four-part miniseries “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” revisits the trials and tribulations of television’s favorite mother-daughter duo, and prove...

Activists raise awareness through art

Activists raise awareness through art

Bridget Dorsey
January 19
Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

A budding club aims to draw attention to the prevalence of modern day slavery through direct action and art activism. On Dec. 2, students crossing the courtyard of Royall Tyler Theatre courtyard or taking the steps to the Bailey/Howe encountered striking red trails of sand-filled sidewalk cracks and...

New exhibit explores lake waters

December 8
Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Nearly 50 jars filled with materials from Lake Champlain were displayed on the wall of an art studio. Community members gathered at Burlington City Arts gallery for the opening “Of Land & Local: Watershed” opening and engaged in conversation about water issues in Vermont are on display throu...

New J.K. Rowling film has same old magic

New J.K. Rowling film has same old magic

Bridget Higdon
December 7
Filed under Arts, Reviews

New Yorkers bustled and Model Ts chugged down the cobblestone streets of Manhattan in the fantasy film that turns the clock back to 1926 New York City. Harry Potter author JK Rowling’s debut screenplay  “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” hit theaters Nov. 18. The film is another ...

Rap trio makes triumphant return

Rap trio makes triumphant return

December 6
Filed under Arts, Reviews

Every ‘90s-loving hipster’s favorite rap group is back. After an 18-year hiatus, A Tribe Called Quest returned Nov. 11 with their sixth and supposedly final album, “We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service.” Following the death of group emcee Phife Dawg in March, the album, which has been i...

Local artists capture Vermont through photographs

Local artists capture Vermont through photographs

December 1
Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

A local gallery is showcasing a series of photographs with two things in common: an entire state, and the culture within it. The series “Eyes That Can See” is on display now at the New City Galerie on Church Street, and features work by 57 photographers. The show is curated by Monika Rivard, a ...

Student group hosts downtown poetry reading

Student group hosts downtown poetry reading

Bridget Higdon
November 29
Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Among the glowing lamps and flickering candles, with lyrics and language echoing off the walls, nights at the Lamp Shop feel like an artistic salon of decades past. UVM’s Vantage Point staff hosted an open-mic poetry session at the Lamp Shop Nov. 14. The event was part of the Lit Club poetry re...

Comedian records special in Burlington

Comedian records special in Burlington

November 18
Filed under Arts, Reviews

Not only is this comedian hilarious, but he is philanthropic, generous, open-minded and holds close ties to Burlington. Mike Finoia recorded his live album Nov. 12 at the Vermont Comedy Club. Finoia quickly captured the minds of Vermonters by promoting the legalization of marijuana. He took...

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