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Electronic artist doesn’t let technology get in the way

William Cottiss and Rachel O'Neill

April 28, 2017

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Cashmere Cat, the moniker of electronic producer and artist Magnus August Høiberg, presented himself on stage at Higher Ground, casually placed a potted plant beside his soundboard, and began. Cat set his scene with cascading melodic lines and layered walls of low-frequency sound reminiscent of his early, simple production...

New Kendrick Lamar album is DAMN-good

New Kendrick Lamar album is DAMN-good

April 27, 2017

The self proclaimed king of both the east and west coast is back with a brand new album. Kendrick...

Community comes together for chili contest

Community comes together for chili contest

April 19, 2017

My parents make the best chili. In fact, I love it so much that it’s the meal I ask to eat almost every...

Dance show seeks to challenge the audience

Anna Gibson

April 14, 2017

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The works of art that make us think the most often emerge out of real-life experience and bold, creative risk. Dan Yablonsky’s dance piece, “Non-Mechanical Tools of Human Advancement,” is one such work, as it challenges our conception of what a dance piece can be. Yablonsky graduated from UVM as an English major...

Student play tells story of early female US politician

Healy Fallon

April 14, 2017

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We often take for granted the facts and dates we mindlessly absorb from our history textbooks, but there’s always another side to the story. In honor of March, Women’s History Month, the University Players performed “Like Any Other Woman” this past weekend at the Black Box Theatre. Set in the small town of Argonia,...

Space Jam lets everyone in on the Madness

Kim Henry

April 1, 2017

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The last relentless days of winter can be so joyless, it is no wonder colleges across the country chose March as the month to inject with a little madness. For some, the excitement of the college basketball tournament is just the extra juice needed to reach spring. While many are following March Madness, however, what...

Springtime Carnivore brings color to Flynn

Anna Gibson

March 26, 2017

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All bands have to start somewhere, and touring with a well-known group can often mark a turning point in a musician’s career. This may very well be the case of singer-songwriter Greta Morgan, aka Springtime Carnivore, who opened with her band for The Head and the Heart March 5 on the Flynn MainStage. Morgan, front...

Future delivers same sound on new project

Bridget Dorsey

March 10, 2017

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Listening to Future is like taking a dose of the drugs he draws inspiration from. The experience it promises is dark and extravagant, one to be endured with dignity and stamina. The appeal of the perpetually intoxicated Atlanta artist is the addictingly melodic, emotive and almost cripplingly human qualities preserv...

‘Moonlight’ in wrong spotlight

Kim Henry

March 9, 2017

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Here is my official Top Four  Favorite Things About “Moonlight” list. One: The opening scene, in which a suave Mahershala Ali playing the drug dealer, Juan, cruises through his poor, black Miami neighborhood, with a crown dashboard ornament, while “Every N----- Is a Star” by Boris Johnson slips like velvet through...

Horror movie examines race in U.S.

Staff Report

March 9, 2017

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The most thrilling cinematic experience to hit American theaters in recent years is out now, and everyone should go see it.   No, this experience did not come from a recent Oscar-winning flick; it was delivered in the form of a horror film directed by none other than comedian Jordan Peele.   “Get Out” i...

Students capture play’s essence

Nieva Schemm, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017

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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 their second performance of the cutting edge 18th century rock opera “Spring Awakening” Feb...

Film captures struggles of family life

Healy Fallon

February 17, 2017

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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 one that approaches the process of adolescence unconventionally. The film presents a comin...

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