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Singer to warm up local venue

Singer to warm up local venue

October 28
Filed under Arts, Previews

One artist will arrive in Burlington to warm souls with their music just in time for winter to set in. Singer-songwriter Joshua Radin is kicking off his tour, “Good Old War,” Nov. 1 at Higher Ground. Radin expressed his excitement for the tour. “I’ve played in Burlington three or four times in...

‘The Accountant’ doesn’t add up despite great cast

Colin Kamphuis
October 27
Filed under Arts, Reviews

Perhaps an attempt to reimagine the story of the awkward genius in “Good Will Hunting,” “The Accountant” presents its own oddball math whiz, but falls soundly into the mediocre category. Ben Affleck takes on role similar to Matt Damon’s mathematically-gifted janitor in “Good Will Huntin...

Indie pop group to return with new sounds

Indie pop group to return with new sounds

October 26
Filed under Arts, Previews

This November will see the return of a group with a reputation for unique, yet accessible music. Frankie Cosmos will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at ArtsRiot. After missing the band’s performance at ArtsRiot Nov. 2015, senior Melissa Moldovan is looking forward to seeing the band live she said. “[G...

Solange sets the table: take a seat

October 25
Filed under Arts, Reviews

How often does a genuinely personal, political and narrative album come along? It takes a truly talented artist to compose a record that gives the listener a feeling of actual dialogue–a coherent communication of life, struggle and philosophy from musician to audience. That is what Solange Knowles...

UVM Expands Outdoor Sculpture Collection

UVM Expands Outdoor Sculpture Collection

October 20
Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

UVM faculty are working together in order to incorporate art into the daily lives of students. The project to expand UVM’s outdoor sculpture collection is an initiative of University President Tom Sullivan, who is working together with Janie Cohen, director of the Fleming Museum, as well as art depar...

West Coast rapper delivers at FallFest

West Coast rapper delivers at FallFest

Bridget Dorsey
October 18
Filed under Arts, Reviews

This year’s FallFest delivered the hype and mayhem hip-hop-hungry students have been long waiting to receive from UVM Program Board. Vince Staples is an emerging rapper characterized by West Coast Crip roots and a cool attitude with a streak of unapologetic goofiness. Staples wrote on Twitter, “I ge...

Quartet to share love with Burlington

Quartet to share love with Burlington

October 18
Filed under Arts, Previews

Hailing from many musical backgrounds, one band aims to create a message of peace, love and unity through their music. The Nth Power, a jazz-funk-gospel-soul hybrid, is coming to ArtsRiot Oct. 20.  The band will be touring their latest album, “To Be Free: Live.’’ The band, formed in New Or...

Indie trio sets sights for new album tour

Addie Beach
October 15
Filed under Arts, Previews

The semester might just be settling into a groove, but one band aims to shake things up. Indie-pop trio Zipper Club is taking on Higher Ground Oct. 12. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. The group is comprised of Mason James of Cerebral Ballzy and Lissy Trullie from her eponymous band, with Damar Da...

Marvel’s new hero fights social issues

October 14
Filed under Artist Spotlight, Reviews

So you’ve finally moved off campus and you’re broke as hell. Why waste non-existent disposable income when you can stay in, just you and an obscene amount of television? My recommendation: binge-watching is free, so spend the night getting to know Netflix’s newest superhero and my new boyf...

Isolation grows creativity

October 13
Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

It’s often found that people are the most productive when they are alone, isolated from their outside worlds. In the case of senior Sloane Ross and junior Jackie Wydysh, personal space has a huge impact on their creative processes and the results that emerge.   Ross said the personal bubble in he...

‘Snowden’ fails to live up to the drama

Colin Kamphuis
October 13
Filed under Arts, Reviews

Despite featuring some of the fresher names in the film world, “Snowden” is a tired rehashing of an old formula. The film was directed by Oliver Stone and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley. “Snowden” details the professional career of one of America’s most infamous whistleblowers, Edwar...

Artists find room to learn on campus

Artists find room to learn on campus

Bridget Higdon
October 12
Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

While hanging out in the fireplace lounge of Living/Learning Center, you are bound to be sitting next to someone who is passionate about their interests.   In L/L, students integrate their passions and academic interests with their residential experiences. Students apply to programs, and, if acc...

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