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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...

Burly beer makers tell insider tips

Bridget Higdon
November 17
Filed under Arts, Previews

For many, drinking beer is a celebration in itself, but for two local Vermont authors, brewing it at home is just as thrilling. Authors Bill Mares and Todd Haire will be at Phoenix Books in Burlington to talk about their new book “Making Beer.” Mares has been brewing his own beer at home for most of...

Hip-hop history tale gets down to business

Hip-hop history tale gets down to business

Alex LeRose
November 16
Filed under Arts, Reviews

Calling all music lovers; Netflix just brought an era of music to television like never before. “The Get Down,” created by filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, is a series set in the Bronx in the 1970s. This show is a musically- driven drama that tells the story of the emergence of hip-hop after disco began to...

UVM ensemble to ‘jazz’ Southwick

UVM ensemble to ‘jazz’ Southwick

Addie Beach
November 15
Filed under Arts, Previews

Thanksgiving may be right around the corner, but there are still opportunities to catch some music before the week off. The University Jazz Ensemble will be performing their end-of-semester concert in Southwick Recital Hall Nov. 17. The group, which is made up of both music and non-music majors, pl...

Musician makes childhood dreams a reality

Musician makes childhood dreams a reality

November 11
Filed under Arts

Fresh off his European tour, Burlington will host one of Rolling Stone magazine’s “10 New Artists You Need to Know” this November. Bayonne, Roger Sellers’ stage name, is performing Nov. 9, at Higher Ground. An Austin, Texas native, Sellers became interested in music at a very young age, and started pu...

Student band finds place in the Burly scene

Student band finds place in the Burly scene

November 10
Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

A guitarist handed flyers out around campus last year in search of new bandmates. One year and three band names later, the band that formed thereafter, Jeddy, will now play every Monday at Nectar’s through November. Junior Drew Steinberg said he remembered interviewing potential band members in the librar...

Local artist looks for extraordinary in the ordinary

Local artist looks for extraordinary in the ordinary

Healy Fallon
November 9
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 former dentist and teacher of dentistry at Harvard University. Gold garnered atte...

UVM dance company to perform fall recital

UVM dance company to perform fall recital

Addie Beach
November 8
Filed under Arts, Previews

Dancers will hit the stage in Southwick later this month. The Orchesis Dance Company will be hosting its annual Fall Showcase Nov. 12 in Patrick Gym. When Orchesis was originally formed in the ‘60s, it focused on contemporary dance, junior co-president Suma Lashof said. Today, the group incorporates ...

Folk artist gets nostalgic in new project

Folk artist gets nostalgic in new project

November 3
Filed under Arts, Reviews

An album about nostalgia, “Ape in Pink Marble,” leaves listeners longing for places they have never been to and people they have never met. “Ape in Pink Marble” is freak folk artist Devendra Banhart’s ninth studio album and features 13 tracks. It succeeds in transporting listeners to...

Folk artist gets nostalgic in new project

Folk artist gets nostalgic in new project

November 3
Filed under Arts, Reviews

An album about nostalgia, “Ape in Pink Marble,” leaves listeners longing for places they have never been to and people they have never met. “Ape in Pink Marble” is freak folk artist Devendra Banhart’s ninth studio album and features 13 tracks. It succeeds in transporting listeners t...

Mystery thriller burns up

Colin Kamphuis
November 2
Filed under Arts, Reviews

Despite a strong cast and experienced director, “Inferno” continues the downwards spiral in quality characteristic of recent films following a similar formula. Tom Hanks returns as Professor Robert Langdon in the film adapted from Dan Brown’s most recent novel. Like “The Da Vinci Code” and...

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