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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,...

Student band to open at SpringFest

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

March 30, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Under colored lights, the sound of instruments reverberated off brick walls as four bands dueled in front of a lively and spirited crowd. The finale of UVM’s Battle of the Bands took place March 25 at Nectar’s in Burlington. Navytrain,...

UPB announces SpringFest headliner

Staff Report

March 29, 2017

Filed under Arts, Campus, News

This year’s SpringFest will feature exclusively international artists, with the exception of one local band. UVM Program Board announced the headliner for this year’s SpringFest, Irish indie-rock band Two Door Cinema Cl...

Springtime Carnivore brings color to Flynn

Anna Gibson

March 26, 2017

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...

UVM students create art collective

Isabella Alessandrini

March 25, 2017

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...

Rock and roll legend is remembered at 90

Ben Elfland, Arts Editor

March 24, 2017

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....

Trash becomes fashion

Addie Beach

March 22, 2017

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...

Poets celebrate International Women’s Day

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

March 22, 2017

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...

Future delivers same sound on new project

Bridget Dorsey

March 10, 2017

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 intoxicate...

South African chorus set to have Burlington show

Anna Gibson

March 10, 2017

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...

‘Moonlight’ in wrong spotlight

Kim Henry

March 9, 2017

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 crow...

Horror movie examines race in U.S.

Staff Report

March 9, 2017

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 th...

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