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Netflix original series throws viewers back to the ’80s

Netflix original series throws viewers back to the ’80s

Chris Leow
August 31
Filed under Arts, Reviews

The Netflix original series “Stranger Things” was a surprise summer hit. The series is set in the 1980s and is one huge throwback, calling to mind classics like “The Goonies,” and is seemingly inspired by Stephen King. The story begins with the disappearance of 12-year-old Will Byers (Noah...

Concert to overtake Main Street

Concert to overtake Main Street

August 31
Filed under Arts, Previews

Just in time for the beginning of a new school year, one local band is bringing a new experience to Burlington.Burlington-based band Madaila will host a concert on Main Street Sept. 4 featuring several other artists, including Lady Lamb, Marco Benevento and many more.“It’s super fun to put on these of...

Community curates annual art show

Community curates annual art show

August 31
Filed under Arts, Previews

This year, hundreds of artists will congregate in the South End of Burlington for the 24th year in a row to display their artwork and promote their businesses during the South End Art Hop.The event, which occurs annually, will last Sept. 9 to 11.This year’s Art Hop will feature attractions includi...

Beyonce serves lemonade

Beyonce serves lemonade

Erin Lucey
May 6
Filed under Arts, Reviews

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Or, if you’re Beyonce, you drop an unapologetic, guaranteed-classic album about all of the ways you’ve been wronged. The visual album “Lemonade” is an hour-long visual album set to 12 tracks of genres ranging from trap to gospel, released ...

Fun in the sun

Fun in the sun

Bettina Cataldi
May 4
Filed under Arts, Reviews

Saturday was a sunny day filled with an abundance of body tie-dye, truffle fries, friends being escorted to the drunk tank and the highly-anticipated main musical acts Bison, Madalia and The Head and the Heart.  UPB hosted its annual SpringFest March 31 in the Jeffords parking lot. This was the first y...

Trio takes on Vermont in first tour

Trio takes on Vermont in first tour

April 30
Filed under Arts, Arts Teaser, Previews

A young energetic trio will be playing its first Vermont show this Monday.The B Boys will take the stage and perform at The Monkey House in Winooski May 2.Based on their name, one might picture a peppy boy band, but nothing could be further from the truth.Hailing from Texas, the post-punk group has no...

‘Huntsman:’ a good laugh

‘Huntsman:’ a good laugh

April 29
Filed under Arts, Reviews

"The Huntsman: Winter’s War” is entertaining for all the wrong reasons.Despite the $170 million budget, the film is laughably ill-conceived and poorly executed.Even the film’s all-star cast, comprised of Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain and Liam Neeson’s narration, can...

Rock band offering new sound in Burly

April 28
Filed under Arts, Previews

One band promises to satisfy concert-goers hungry for new music. Midnight Snack, a self-described art-rock band will be hitting the stage at ArtsRiot May 4.The six-piece psych-folk-rock band will stop by Burlington on their Northeast tour that kicked off April 22 in their hometown of Asheville, North Carolina. ...

Students dance, create Disney magic

Students dance, create Disney magic

Addie Beach
April 28
Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

UVM’s ballroom dance team wants everyone to start dancing, whether they think they can or not. The group joins the salsa and swing teams as a major branch of the University’s Salsa and Swing Society. The ballroom team held a Disney-themed dance April 22. Sophomore Sarah Senanayake, team capta...

Brooklyn artist presents on environment and arts

Camilla Broccolo
April 27
Filed under Arts, Uncategorized

Imagine creating a piece of art made from everything you own, then dragging it around New York City to represent all the waste and things you carry. Mary Mattingly, an artist from Brooklyn, New York, did exactly that. Students and the greater Burlington community filled the Livak Ballroom in the Davis...

Pike rewarded by Seth Rogen

Pike rewarded by Seth Rogen

Bettina Cataldi
April 27
Filed under Arts, Reviews

To hear the deep-belly laugh of Seth Rogen reverberate through a cinema is a privilege not many receive in their lifetime. Unless, of course, you’re a member of UVM’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Rogen, an actor, comedian, charity founder and beloved pot icon, visited Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity an...

Electronic duo creates electric atmosphere

Allie Osorno
April 22
Filed under Arts, Reviews

Higher Ground overflowed with love and EDM April 10. Big Gigantic, the EDM power duo consisting of Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken, took the stage on their most recent visit to Burlington. The sold out show left a ticket line stretching outside to the curb. While the lobby was crowded with teenagers b...

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