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The Vermont Cynic

Mixed media embody artists long-time passion

February 12, 2016

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

Most kindergarteners have no idea what they want to do for the rest of their lives.Catherine Hall, whose exhibit “Embody Ethereal” is currently on display at the South End Arts and Business Association gallery, was not one of those kindergarteners.She fell in love with art at an extremely young age and has dedicated her life to creating, teaching...

<p>Spotlight on The Monkey House </p>

Spotlight on The Monkey House 

November 19, 2015

A small venue in downtown Winooski has been attracting UVM students who are looking for an alternative at...

<p>Spotlight on the</p><p>Baha Men</p>

Spotlight on the

Baha Men

November 19, 2015

Every artist has a tough time following up their best work, when I asked Dyson Knight of the Baha Men how you follow up a huge hit like “Who Let the Dogs Out,” h...

Rapper ‘chops it up’ at the Lamp Shop

Jacob Holzman

November 16, 2015

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

If there’s one thing you don’t expect to hear a rapper shout out to on stage, it’s light fixtures. However at the Lamp Shop, hip-hop artist Rory Ferreira, also known as Milo, seemed to be obligated to recognize how the venue was filled with lamps.“Shout out to the lamps,” Ferreira said.Ferreira struck a chord with ...

Artistic growth thrives on campus

Artistic growth thrives on campus

November 16, 2015

There’s a place at UVM where everyone from bakers to painters can gather to learn and grow as artists. ...

‘Born Ruffians’ Spotlight

October 30, 2015

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

With plenty of spunk, enthusiasm and fresh music, this Canadian indie band resurfaces in Burlington. Born Ruffians made their second visit to Signal Kitchen Oct. 27, which was their first stop on the U.S. leg of the RUFF Tour. “[Signal Kitchen does] a great job recording and filming shows and collaborating with the artists,” b...

Venue showcases regional talent

October 30, 2015

Filed under Artist Spotlight

A unique sort of ‘do it yourself’ style art show was held Oct 24 at Signal Kitchen.John “Jack” Moore, a UVM graduate who studied political science, curated the event and also displayed his own work in the show.“I just felt like there was a need for an art show that people wanted to go to for people that don’t have...

Studio 5 Spotlight 

October 25, 2015

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

From mothers coming in with their 7-year old daughter to 72-year old retirees looking for new hobbies, the art of DJing is rapidly increasing in popularity in every demographic.John “DJ Johnny Utah” Jones and Russell “DJ Mashtodon” founded the Studio 5 DJ school in Burlington about a year and a half ago. “A lot of fol...

John Mulaney

October 25, 2015

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

You may recognize the name John Mulaney from his sitcom, “Mulaney,” but he is better known for his work as a writer on “Saturday Night Live.” Here, he co-created the character of Stefon as well as his hilarious standup specials, “The Top Part” and “New In Town.”John Mulaney’s new standup special is called “The...

Art exhibit explores aspects of horror

October 6, 2015

Filed under Artist Spotlight

Unsettling, disturbing and horrific are usually not flattering ways to describe art. But to the unconventional artists who are showcasing their work at the SPACE gallery’s “The Art of Horror,” these are among the highest of compliments. The show contains 113 pieces and features 75 artists, making this one of the largest sh...

Students create own original clothing label

Allie Osorno

October 6, 2015

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

Tired of being limited to the clothing selection available in stores, two UVM juniors opted out of the standard options and decided to create their own style. Matt Beier and Ben Hamilton started their own clothing line called Indigo Intellect. “For me, buying clothes from stores stiffens your creativity; you’re limited to...

Jazz band sells out Higher Ground

October 1, 2015

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

Defying all genres, Lake Street Dive traversed soulful, jazzy ballads to rock and roll-country-pop tunes that brought the crowd off of their feet and into the air.Jaw-dropping vocals, tight musical interplay and uplifting enthusiasm from the audience set the scene of Lake Street Dive’s sold out show at Higher Ground Sept....

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