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WRUV holding March concert series fundraiser

Addie Beach

March 3, 2017

Filed under Arts, Previews

Exams are almost over, and WRUV is here to help you celebrate. WRUV is teaming up with ArtsRiot this month to put on “March Radness," which features a new concert every Thursday. Each show will consist of a national act a...

Students capture play’s essence

Nieva Schemm, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

The mark of a great show is seen not only in the quality of performance, but in complete unapology for pushing boundaries and forcing viewers out of their comfort zone. The UVM theatre department stunned and wooed the audience during...

Indie rock band is returning to Burlington

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

March 1, 2017

Filed under Arts, Previews

Jonathan Russell, a vocalist and musician for the folk band The Head and the Heart, is in the midst of the hustle and bustle of New York City. “I would kill to be surrounded by nature right now,” he said. The Head and...

Kurt Cobain’s legacy lives

Ben Elfland, Arts Editor

February 24, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

There are few artists whose impact has been so great they are still talked about as if they are still active decades after their death. Monday marked the would be the 50th birthday of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Cobain ...

R&B group brings some soul to Burlington

Anna Gibson, Cynic Correspondent

February 24, 2017

Filed under Arts, Previews

In a small 1960s North Carolina town, the talent of a local teenager was spotted for the first time. Lee Fields & the Expressions will be performing Feb. 23 at ArtsRiot. Initially, Fields did not intend to pursue a m...

BSU explores freedom with art show

Healy Fallon, Senior Staff Writer

February 23, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

This semester, the UVM Black Student Union is making efforts to emphasize black pride and identity through various events. BSU held an art show titled “What Does Freedom Mean to You?”, a collaboration between BSU and ...

Film captures struggles of family life

Healy Fallon

February 17, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Adolescence is the first period of self-discovery, where we discovered adulthood not only through our own behaviors, but also in the people around us.   The film,  “20th Century Women,” a newcomer to American theaters, is ...

Coming-of-age novel examines cult lifestyle

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

February 16, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

When it’s a cold and snowy Sunday, you need a good book to read. Despite its page count, “The Girls” by Emma Cline is the kind of novel so fast-paced and suspenseful it could be read in one, perfect snow day. Cline’...

Local artist records premiere album

Kim Henry

February 15, 2017

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

Vermont musicians rarely lose passion for their work despite the frequent need for travel. Brett Hughes is a Burlington based singer songwriter focused on Americana.  He performs every Wednesday at Citizen Cider and is cu...

Migos contribute to the culture

Ben Elfland, Arts Editor

February 10, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Culture is an elusive term, one that many have seeked to define and understand. Between the dab and their latest hit “Bad and Boujee,” the role of Migos in pop culture is undeniable. A staple of the notorious Atlanta tra...

Fleming reveals Asian art

Fleming reveals Asian art

February 9, 2017

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