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Dance show raises funds for puppets

Anna Gibson, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017

Filed under Arts, Previews

As many native Vermonters between the ages of five and 40 could probably tell you, showing up to a grade school classroom to the sight of life-size puppets is nothing out of the ordinary. The seventh annual Dance Showcase fundraising event to benefit Puppets in Education will show at the Flynn’s Main Street Landing Bl...

The return of the musical

Colin Kamphuis

January 27, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

It’s rare today for a major Hollywood film to be a musical, although this was a popular genre in the 1930s and 1940s.   “La La Land” bucks this trend by recreating a movie the likes of which hasn’t graced the silver screen in 70 years.   “La La Land” is a modern musical in the style of Hollywood classics from a bygo...

New Fleming show explores drinking

Healy Fallon

January 26, 2017

Filed under Arts, Previews

Across cultures, drinking is universally known to be an act of self-care for the body, as well as for personal and social enjoyment. Yet by observing the definition of drinking from a curatorial perspective, a bigger social and cultural discussion is revealed.   An exhibit at the Fleming Museum intends to present such a dial...

Art community reacts to inauguration

Healy Fallon and Bridget Higdon

January 25, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

As progressive force in society that provides introspection, enjoyment, and connection, art is constantly changing with history. More importantly, art is an unrestricted commentary on both the victories and losses of our times.   In the case of today’s political climate, the art world has a lot to say, and the m...

Local Burlington author to release her debut novel

Bridget Higdon

January 21, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

For many writers, inspiration is in the air all around them. This is certainly true for one local author whose world travels and diverse studies influenced her debut novel. Katherine Arden will be hosting a book talk about her first novel, “The Bear and the Nightingale,” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Phoenix Books in Burlingt...

2000’s TV comedy returns

2000’s TV comedy returns

January 20, 2017

In the case of many movies and TV shows, the sequels and reboots that follow rarely live up to the qu...

Activists raise awareness through art

Activists raise awareness through art

January 19, 2017

A budding club aims to draw attention to the prevalence of modern day slavery through direct action and ar...

New exhibit explores lake waters

December 8, 2016

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Nearly 50 jars filled with materials from Lake Champlain were displayed on the wall of an art studio. Community members gathered at Burlington City Arts gallery for the opening “Of Land & Local: Watershed” opening and engaged in conversation about water issues in Vermont are on display through Jan. 14. “Not every ...

New J.K. Rowling film has same old magic

New J.K. Rowling film has same old magic

December 7, 2016

New Yorkers bustled and Model Ts chugged down the cobblestone streets of Manhattan in the fantasy fil...

Rap trio makes triumphant return

Rap trio makes triumphant return

December 6, 2016

Every ‘90s-loving hipster’s favorite rap group is back. After an 18-year hiatus, A Tribe Called Que...

Local artists capture Vermont through photographs

Local artists capture Vermont through photographs

December 1, 2016

A local gallery is showcasing a series of photographs with two things in common: an entire state, and...

Student group hosts downtown poetry reading

Student group hosts downtown poetry reading

November 29, 2016

Among the glowing lamps and flickering candles, with lyrics and language echoing off the walls, nights a...

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