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Pop band cheers for positivity

Josh Holz

April 21, 2015

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Spring is in the air and pop rock is warming up Burlington’s music scene. The five-member indie pop band Cheerleader will be playing at Higher Ground April 24.  “I like the upbeat positivity,” said first-year Frankie Lyon, commenting on “The Sunshine of Your Youth.” “The melody is easy-paced,” first-year Gabe Trotz sa...

International pianist to tune up UVM

April 14, 2015

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One European music star is embarking on his first tour of the U.S. – first stop, Vermont.Italian singer and songwriter Raphael Gualazzi will be playing a free show at Southwick Music Recital Hall, 7 p.m. April 16. The concert is being put on by UVM Program Board.“In the concert committee, we’re always looking for new...

Rock takes the funky side

Josh Holz

April 14, 2015

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UVM students going to Nectar’s this week should expect funk. The Fritz will be performing at Nectar’s in downtown Burlington April 15 and 21 as part of their spring tour. The Fritz’s website describes their genre as “funk rock.” “It’s an interesting combination of genres,” sophomore Dan Berenberg said. “I’ve n...

Award-winning writer coming to VT

April 7, 2015

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Burlington is welcoming a self-proclaimed “child freak.”Terry Galloway will be in Burlington for a book reading and a play performance. Both works are based on her life experiences, with a focus on her homosexuality and losing her hearing as a child and regaining it as an adult. She will be reading from and talking abo...

Beloved blonde lawyer debuts in Burlington

April 7, 2015

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New England’s largest community theater company is going pink this spring.Lyric Theatre Company will be performing “Legally Blonde: The Musical” April 9-12, putting on five shows on the main stage at the Flynn Center for Performing Arts. Lyric was founded in Burlington 1973, according to their website. Since then, the...

Student theater group makes a ‘super-comedy’

Josh Holz

March 31, 2015

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Student actors and director have worked together to create the University Players’ first completely student-produced play of the year. “What Happened After Superhero Con” will be performed in Billings North Lounge 7 p.m., April 4. The play features seven heroes working together to bring down an evil robber baron of th...

Jazz-rock returns to Burlington

Jon Zinter

March 31, 2015

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Students are excited for the return of a funky smooth pianist to Vermont. Marco Benevento, a jazz -rock artist, will be playing Signal Kitchen, April 4. Sophomore Josh Ross said he looks forward to the show. “The ivories [or piano] were made for Marco,” Ross said. “He guides the notes through stories of mythic nosta...

Local artist masks Burlington

March 24, 2015

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An up and coming community of designers in downtown Burlington is ushering in a wave of innovation.Generator is “a combination of artist studios, classroom, and business incubator focused on making things,” according to their website.The artists and inventors of Generator are working with technology and mixing creativity...

Boombox is coming back to Burlington

March 20, 2015

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Dynamic musical duo BoomBox will return to Higher Grounds March 21 to deliver some rock-disco house-vintage psychedelic melodies to all you funky resident of Burlington.Calling Muscle Shoals, Alabama their home, BoomBox’s members, Russ Randolph and Zion Godchaux, come well-equipped to deliver a captivating musical fusion th...

Disco Biscuits serve fresh jams

Disco Biscuits serve fresh jams

March 18, 2015

The Springfest artists have been announced and the Disco Biscuits and AlunaGeorge will grace the sta...

Lines of heaven and hell crossed

Allie Osorno

March 18, 2015

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In 2011 one band entered into the music scene with a sense of electric mystery to their music. Four years later, the group Purity Ring has resurfaced with an enhanced pop-y sound to their new album, “Another Eternity.” There has been much anticipation for the release of Purity Ring’s new album. Due to this, it has big...

Dance duo to warm up Burlington

Dance duo to warm up Burlington

March 10, 2015

A popular indie pop power duo are kicking off their tour with a two-night event at Arts Riot on March...

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