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BSU explores freedom with art show

Healy Fallon, Senior Staff Writer

February 23, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

This semester, the UVM Black Student Union is making efforts to emphasize black pride and identity through various events. BSU held an art show titled “What Does Freedom Mean to You?”, a collaboration between BSU and Davis Center curators, on the fourth floor of the Davis Center Feb. 17. Student artists of any ye...

Film captures struggles of family life

Healy Fallon

February 17, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Adolescence is the first period of self-discovery, where we discovered adulthood not only through our own behaviors, but also in the people around us.   The film,  “20th Century Women,” a newcomer to American theaters, is one that approaches the process of adolescence unconventionally. The film presents a comin...

Coming-of-age novel examines cult lifestyle

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

February 16, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

When it’s a cold and snowy Sunday, you need a good book to read. Despite its page count, “The Girls” by Emma Cline is the kind of novel so fast-paced and suspenseful it could be read in one, perfect snow day. Cline’s debut novel is a fictional coming-of-age story. It is based loosely on the Charles Manson cul...

Local artist records premiere album

Kim Henry

February 15, 2017

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

Vermont musicians rarely lose passion for their work despite the frequent need for travel. Brett Hughes is a Burlington based singer songwriter focused on Americana.  He performs every Wednesday at Citizen Cider and is currently recording his first album in Nashville, Tenn. After getting a guitar as a high school gradua...

Migos contribute to the culture

Ben Elfland, Arts Editor

February 10, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Culture is an elusive term, one that many have seeked to define and understand. Between the dab and their latest hit “Bad and Boujee,” the role of Migos in pop culture is undeniable. A staple of the notorious Atlanta trap music scene, the group was first introduced to the mainstream world when Drake hopped on the rem...

Fleming reveals Asian art

Fleming reveals Asian art

February 9, 2017

After more than a century of being hidden away in the private collection of the Fleming, dozens of Asian...

Artist sets mood in Burly

Anna Gibson

February 8, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

"I don’t cry at shows, but I cried tonight,” senior James Biddle said after the performance. Lady Lamb, beloved angel of angst, sang out her soulful blessings to Pine Street music lovers Wednesday evening. Amidst the frustration many people feel about the current political climate, the evening’s music seemed to meet so...

Celebrity pregnancy delivers joy in very trying times

Kim Henry

February 8, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

In a political climate that feels to some like the world is spinning further and further into darkness, Our Lady of Perpetual Flawlessness is here to brighten the day. Last week, Beyoncé announced that she is pregnant with twins by releasing a maternity photo shoot full of vibrant colors, beds of flowers, and that special shin...

Muslim girls use spoken word to tell story

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

February 8, 2017

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

Four girls stand at four microphones. Even though they are only 16 years old, their voices and words reverberate with power. Hawa Adam, Kiran Waqar, Lena Ginawi and Balkisa Abdikadir make up the poetry group Muslim Girls Making Change. MGMC was formed in March 2016 when Adam asked her friends to join her in entering t...

Series return is fortunate event

Kim Henry, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Netflix is gaining ground in its steady lumber toward media domination with the release of its adaptation of the hit children’s saga, “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” The show follows the story of three orphans as they tumble through a series of guardians, evade a dastardly villain, and try to discover the truth ab...

R&B artist delivers female power on her first album

Healy Fallon, Senior Staff Writer

February 2, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Making music is the most effective outlet for personal expression, and a single lyric or melody often reveals a vivid profile of the artist themselves. With the recent release of her new album, titled “SweetSexySavage ” Jan. 27, up-and-coming R&B artist Kehlani Ashley Parrish, aka “Kehlani,” breaks down emotiona...

Photographer captures India

Addie Beach, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017

Filed under Arts, Previews

Getting a glimpse of somewhere far away is easier than you may think. The Fleming Museum will host “1008,” an exhibit focused on the work of photographer Catherine Jansen, starting Jan. 31. Jansen’s frequent trips to India serve as the inspiration for the exhibit and the book it’s based on. Her talent lies not ...

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