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Arts & Entertainment Editor Displays Her Super “Powers”

March 29, 2004

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I thought I might take this April Fools opportunity to showcase someone in the field of Arts & Entertainment quite special to me. She is someone often thought to be somewhat of a "dilettante," ("a dabbler in the field of fine arts," for those of you not possessing my extensive vocabulary). Normally, as an unbiased editor,...

Shashank Comes to UVM

March 8, 2004

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On Saturday, March 27, 2004, Friends of Indian Music and Dance will present the Bamboo Flute and Percussion Ensemble, a South Indian classical music concert, featuring flute wizard Shashank. 26-year old Shashank was barely nine months old when, even before he could speak, he was initiated into South Indian classical music. As...

Batboy the Musical

March 8, 2004

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The Romance... The Terror... The Pointy Ears! Who would have thought that one day, the Weekly World News' story about a half-man, half-bat would be made into a rock musical? Well, it has been, and now, in its Vermont Premiere, Batboy: The Musical has come to UVM. The show, which opens Monday March 11th in Ira Allen Chapel, fo...

Arts of Asia at the Fleming

March 8, 2004

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A new exhibit at the Fleming Museum, Arts of Asia, opens with a 12th-century Cambodian Torso of a Deity. The sculpture, a two-foot pillar of smooth stone, appeals in its simplicity. The soft concave curve of the belly and narrow shoulders are all that remain to represent an ideal figure, yet they possess a poignantly universal hu...

Honey Nut Roasted at Living/Learning

March 1, 2004

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Let's face it; we are at the heart of Phish country. Although the Burlington scene has developed a bit of diversity, it often seems like there a few too many jam band knock offs with words like groove and project in their names. Now don't get me wrong I am a huge fan of listening to one of these bands at a party while sipping ba...

Dining Delivers Deliciously

March 1, 2004

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One wouldn't think that the Royal Tyler Theater could equal the spectacle of last season's show, Metamorphosis, whose set featured a pool set into the stage. But with The Art of Dining, whose action takes place in a functioning kitchen, it has. The stage has been transformed into a working restaurant, in which the actors co...

Thank God For Kimock

March 1, 2004

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The Steve Kimock Band is one of those bands that makes one realize that music is still progressing, interesting, and most of all, beautiful. The audience at the Higher Ground on Thursday, February 26th, felt extremely lucky to be a part of something so uniquely special. Steve Kimock is a musician that looks at music in a perf...

Scarlet Cinema

February 23, 2004

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Lost in Translation, which is written, directed, and co-produced by Sofia Coppola, is a film that has been getting much attention from the media recently because of its status as a Golden Globe winner and its nominations for the upcoming Academy Awards. At the Golden Globes, Coppola took home two academy awards for Lost in Tr...

A Conversation with Steve Kimock

February 23, 2004

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Steve Kimock is arguably one of the best contemporary guitar players out there. He regularly attempts to reinvent himself, and is a man of experimentation. Kimock is not afraid to take chances or to step outside of the box.Dubbed as Jerry Garcia's favorite unknown guitar player, Kimock fuses jazz, blues, world, and whatever ...

A Conversation With Quilt

February 17, 2004

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I met Derek Pinkham and Chris "Cuzo" Cocuzzo at Muddy Waters on a beautiful Friday afternoon to discuss their band, Kwilt. Muddy's is something of a Burlington tradition for UVMers and townspeople alike. The delicious coffee and homey tree-like decor provided the perfect atmosphere in which to interview this local college ba...

Roof Stays Put at Randolph

February 17, 2004

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On Wednesday, January 11th the Memorial Auditorium saw the likes of Robert Randolph and the Family Band for the first time. After only a couple years on the jam circuit Robert has quickly built his name as some sort of a freak mad scientist on the steel pedal-getting signed to a major record label, be enlisted in Rolling St...

The Art of Dining

February 17, 2004

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Pendulous breasts, roast duckling, carousel horses, snowy white thighs, hollandaise sauce, china acorns, and orgasms over delicious food. What do each of these have in common? They are all crucial elements of The Art of Dining by Tina Howe, an upcoming main-stage production at the Royall Tyler Theatre... And this is only th...

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