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The Vermont Cynic

Student-run celebration mirrors Caribbean culture

Anna Gibson

May 4, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Students gathered downtown to celebrate Latin and Caribbean culture in the spirit of an annual celebration observed on islands worldwide. Long before the spring warmth arrived, three student groups on campus were anticipating this celebratory wave and working hard to plan a colorful, festive and philanthropic event: Carnival. UVM’s...

Music, dancing and face painting return to UVM for annual SpringFest concert

Music, dancing and face painting return to UVM for annual SpringFest concert

May 3, 2017

UVM students finally got to trade-in their heavy winter coats and knit hats for shorts and sunglasses...

Students create pretzel-inspired charcoal drawings

Students create pretzel-inspired charcoal drawings

April 27, 2017

One local breakfast eatery is showing off some of its finest products in the best way possible, all thanks...

WRUV hosts live music in their D.C studio

Anna Gibson

April 26, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

WRUV, UVM’s student-run radio station since 1955, is well-known both on and off campus. What fewer people may know is that the station features two central programs outside of normal DJ hours. WRUV is home to two weekly shows that are centered around live music, “Exposure” and “Drive-Thru.” “WRUV Exposure”...

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...

Saudi band uses show to bridge cultures in Vermont

Kim Henry

April 15, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

In a period of tension in U.S.-Middle East relations, a Saudi artist works to dispel misconceptions of Muslim culture. The Vermont Council on World Affairs hosted an event for musical and cultural sharing April 4 at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center. The event, “The Fusion Factor in Independent Arab Music,”...

UVM’s orchestra performs domestic debut

Jack Carmody

April 15, 2017

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A classical Japanese piece made its debut Saturday night at a concert that was so full people were sitting in the aisles. The University Symphony Orchestra played the North American debut of Japanese composer Hiroshi Hoshina’s “Mnemosyne: souvenirs d’annee en annee” at its spring concert April 8 in the Music Building...

Exploring how a student band forms

Nieva Schemm

April 7, 2017

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Four boys milled around the basement practice room of the Wing Davis Wilks complex on a quiet weekday night, tuning electric guitars and plugging in amps. Will Hanley, a tall, gangly sophomore, sat behind a drum set, warming up on a practice beat. The band’s development started when Hanley’s friend Ben Febre, who...

Students join local music scene to make their mark at legendary Burlington venue

Mariel Wamsley, Assistant Managing Editor

April 7, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Bathed in fog and purple light, five UVM students nodded in unison on stage to a funk beat. The college-aged audience grinned and closed its eyes, swaying together to the band’s groove. Together, juniors Zach Lewellyn, Ethan Silver-Wheeler and Graham Peterson, as well as seniors Andrew Waterhouse and Vince Urbanowski...

Audio experience provides world of sounds

Anna Gibson

April 7, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

To be handed a plastic-wrapped eyemask at the door of a Saturday night show might seem unusual to some. During the performances of Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett, however, handouts like this are just another part of the routine, Harnett said. UVM Program Board sponsored an audio show hosted by Hoff and Harnett, co-creators...

Students transform trash to clothing

Addie Beach

March 30, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Tables loaded with sewing machines, outfits inspired by coral reefs and containers full of free tea were just a few of the sights at Patagonia’s Worn Wear tour. Patagonia teamed up with the Outing Club to host the event in the Davis Center Atrium March 23. The tour, which stops at universities around the country, celebrates...

Student band to open at SpringFest

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

March 30, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Under colored lights, the sound of instruments reverberated off brick walls as four bands dueled in front of a lively and spirited crowd. The finale of UVM’s Battle of the Bands took place March 25 at Nectar’s in Burlington. Navytrain, Rose Street Collective, Kudo Stooge and Jeddy were the four student bands competing...

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