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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...

What have students been wearing at UVM?

Healy Fallon

April 6, 2017

Filed under Arts

Each morning of our often hectic, crammed lives, we always wake up and contemplate the question of what we are going to wear. As snows melts away and the temperature rises, students across campus are ready to take self-expression to a fresh new level, with jackets, backpacks, shoes, sweaters and all types of accessories. Many...

Space Jam lets everyone in on the Madness

Kim Henry

April 1, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

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...

Local singer-songwriter pursues musical dream

Anna Gibson

March 31, 2017

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

Life as a 20-something can be blindsiding: it seems to throw curveballs which can completely alter one’s perception of his/her future. For ivamae, local musician and New York native, this moment arrived 2 1/2 years ago after an unanticipated breakup, she said. “I grew up with my mom playing guitar and singing,”...

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...

Radio show offers a voice to the native community

Maddy Pimentel

March 30, 2017

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

One woman discovered the power of community radio in 2009, when the indigenous people of Vermont were still not recognized at a state level. Some tribes of the Abenaki nation, the people native to the region now known as Vermont, achieved state recognition as late as 2012, according to the state website. Deb Regers,...

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...

UPB announces SpringFest headliner

Staff Report

March 29, 2017

Filed under Arts, Campus, News

This year’s SpringFest will feature exclusively international artists, with the exception of one local band. UVM Program Board announced the headliner for this year’s SpringFest, Irish indie-rock band Two Door Cinema Club, at Nectar’s March 25. German R&B singer-songwriter Bibi Bourelly and English indie pop band Blossoms ...

Springtime Carnivore brings color to Flynn

Anna Gibson

March 26, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

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...

UVM students create art collective

Isabella Alessandrini

March 25, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

A group of students have created their own unofficial art club out of necessity. When first-year Jess Molinaro, a studio art major, came to UVM last fall, she was disappointed she couldn’t find an art club at the activities fair, Molinaro said. Art is an important part of Molinaro’s life that she “uses for therapy...

Rock and roll legend is remembered at 90

Ben Elfland, Arts Editor

March 24, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Chuck Berry, pioneer of American rock and roll died of natural causes in his home March 18 at the age of 90. Berry was born in 1926 and raised by a middle-class family in the then deeply segregated city of St. Louis, Missouri. He grew up in a self-contained neighborhood known as the Ville, a bastion for black institutions,...

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