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WRUV holding March concert series fundraiser

Addie Beach

March 3, 2017

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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...

Indie rock band is returning to Burlington

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

March 1, 2017

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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...

R&B group brings some soul to Burlington

Anna Gibson, Cynic Correspondent

February 24, 2017

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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. ...

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...

Photographer captures India

Addie Beach, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017

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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 ...

Dance show raises funds for puppets

Anna Gibson, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017

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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...

New Fleming show explores drinking

Healy Fallon

January 26, 2017

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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...

Burly beer makers tell insider tips

Bridget Higdon

November 17, 2016

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For many, drinking beer is a celebration in itself, but for two local Vermont authors, brewing it at home is just as thrilling. Authors Bill Mares and Todd Haire will be at Phoenix Books in Burlington to talk about their new book “Making Beer.” Mares has been brewing his own beer at home for most of his life, he said. ...

UVM ensemble to ‘jazz’ Southwick

UVM ensemble to ‘jazz’ Southwick

November 15, 2016

Thanksgiving may be right around the corner, but there are still opportunities to catch some music be...

UVM dance company to perform fall recital

UVM dance company to perform fall recital

November 8, 2016

Dancers will hit the stage in Southwick later this month. The Orchesis Dance Company will be hosting i...

Scares Continue after halloween has passed

Bridget Higdon

November 1, 2016

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Even after Halloween has come and gone, there is still plenty of horror to be found on campus in the coming weeks.The UVM Theater Department will be putting on a production of “Dracula” Nov. 3-5 and again Nov. 10-12 at the Royall Tyler Theatre.The script, written by Steven Dietz, was adapted from the classic 1897 novel by Bra...

Singer to warm up local venue

October 28, 2016

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One artist will arrive in Burlington to warm souls with their music just in time for winter to set in.Singer-songwriter Joshua Radin is kicking off his tour, “Good Old War,” Nov. 1 at Higher Ground. Radin expressed his excitement for the tour.“I’ve played in Burlington three or four times in the past,” he said.  “I...

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