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Trash becomes fashion

Addie Beach

March 22, 2017

Filed under Arts, Previews

Fashion can change how we view something entirely… including trash. The outdoor gear designer, Patagonia is working alongside the Outing Club to sponsor a “Trashion Show” on March 23, as part of the Worn Wear tour, an event sponsored by Patagonia focused on promoting sustainability. It will feature student-made...

Poets celebrate International Women’s Day

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

March 22, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Wearing a simple black turtleneck and red lipstick, slam poet Olivia Gatwood started her show on March 8 with candor speech: “I started my period today.” She performed on International Women’s Day in the Davis Center’s Silver Maple Ballroom. “I think fem-rage is what’s going to change the world,” Gatwood...

Future delivers same sound on new project

Bridget Dorsey

March 10, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

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...

South African chorus set to have Burlington show

Anna Gibson

March 10, 2017

Filed under Arts, Previews

It is difficult to ignore any art, born out of humble beginnings, that has received widespread and international admiration. While its presence on the international stage did not appear until the release of Paul Simon’s seminal album, “Graceland,” in 1986, Ladysmith Black Mambazo was created about 20 years prior. ...

‘Moonlight’ in wrong spotlight

Kim Henry

March 9, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

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

Filed under Arts, Reviews

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...

WRUV holding March concert series fundraiser

Addie Beach

March 3, 2017

Filed under Arts, Previews

Exams are almost over, and WRUV is here to help you celebrate. WRUV is teaming up with ArtsRiot this month to put on “March Radness," which features a new concert every Thursday. Each show will consist of a national act and a local act, plus a WRUV DJ playing before and between sets, according to Events Director junior T...

Students capture play’s essence

Nieva Schemm, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

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...

Black Student Union celebrates blackness in annual fashion show

Black Student Union celebrates blackness in annual fashion show

March 2, 2017

Lights, camera, fashion: black pride hits the stage at UVM to top off celebrating Black History Month. Durin...

Indie rock band is returning to Burlington

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

March 1, 2017

Filed under Arts, Previews

Jonathan Russell, a vocalist and musician for the folk band The Head and the Heart, is in the midst of the hustle and bustle of New York City. “I would kill to be surrounded by nature right now,” he said. The Head and the Heart previously performed in Burlington for SpringFest 2016. Russell said he and the rest of th...

Kurt Cobain’s legacy lives

Ben Elfland, Arts Editor

February 24, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

There are few artists whose impact has been so great they are still talked about as if they are still active decades after their death. Monday marked the would be the 50th birthday of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Cobain made his musical debut with Nirvana in November 1988 in the form of a cover of “Love Buzz” released as a ...

R&B group brings some soul to Burlington

Anna Gibson, Cynic Correspondent

February 24, 2017

Filed under Arts, Previews

In a small 1960s North Carolina town, the talent of a local teenager was spotted for the first time. Lee Fields & the Expressions will be performing Feb. 23 at ArtsRiot. Initially, Fields did not intend to pursue a music career, he said. “I was a paperboy, and I wanted to be a businessman,” Fields said. ...

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