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Theater majors make use of talent in one act plays

Theater majors make use of talent in one act plays

April 21, 2017

After years of helping to create someone else’s vision, four seniors are ready to construct their own. UVM...

On campus showcase to celebrate student work

Isabella Alessandrini

April 20, 2017

Filed under Arts, Previews

Looking for new art to put in your dorm, good food to eat or local bands to listen to right here on campus? Visual artists, musicians and vendors alike will gather for UVM’s annual Furious Festival on April 22. This year, the day-long event organized by the Community for Artistic Development is celebrating its fourth...

Local festival features experimental music

Local festival features experimental music

April 20, 2017

Vermonters looking to dance the night away should look no further than the Pushing a Brain Uphill music...

Group returns to Nectar’s with new sound

Group returns to Nectar’s with new sound

April 20, 2017

For many bands touring the country, Burlington has left a particular impression. The Heavy Pets are...

UVM rapper balances his music with his class work

UVM rapper balances his music with his class work

April 19, 2017

Yung $eth, whose real name is Seth King, is a rapper and junior at UVM. $eth began his journey in...

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

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

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...

Dance show seeks to challenge the audience

Anna Gibson

April 14, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

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

Filed under Arts, Reviews

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,...

Club holds concert for Syrian rescue group

Addie Beach

April 14, 2017

Filed under Arts, Previews

UVM Amnesty International not only wants people to have fun, but do some good in the process. The organization will be hosting a Jamnesty concert April 14, with proceeds going to support Syrian civilian rescue group the White Helmets. The White Helmets are a group of unarmed, neutral volunteers who help with search and...

Exploring how a student band forms

Nieva Schemm

April 7, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

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...

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