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Bluegrass duo tunes into musical traditions in Burly

March 3, 2016

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The long white hair on stage at the Flynn proved testament to the seniority of one bluegrass power duo this past Friday.Mandolin player David Grisman and rhythm guitarist Del McCoury, billed as “Del and Dawg,” delighted the audience with harmonic vocal interplay, ripping mandolin solos and stories of the bluegrass past F...

Kanye disappoints listeners with most recent release

Kanye disappoints listeners with most recent release

March 2, 2016

Kanye West has a reputation of being ridiculous and over-the-top, and his newest release “The Life ...

The Big Short’ sells out big banks’ behavior

February 25, 2016

Filed under Archives, Reviews

“The Big Short” is a whirlwind of numbers, huge amounts of money, financial terminology and raging testosterone.The premise of the film is simple: it explains how the 2008 financial crisis occurred, introduces the men who predicted the disaster and reveals how they profited from it.“The Big Short” illustrates how the do...

Indie artist mesmerizes at local venue

Indie artist mesmerizes at local venue

February 25, 2016

Feb. 19, Higher Ground sold out for Kurt Vile and The Violators. With the will call line out the door, a sold...

Comedy couple cracks business code

Comedy couple cracks business code

February 25, 2016

Comedy found its Burlington home this past November in Vermont Comedy Club, located at 101 Main St. The ...

‘Carol’ crosses social barriers but misses nomination

February 17, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews, Uncategorized

Abeautiful and sensual love story between two women is making waves this Academy Award season.Set in 1952 in New York City, “Carol” begins when Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett) and Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) meet in a department store.Carol, who has a young daughter and is going through a divorce, intrigues the innocent T...

Fleming pops with newest art galleries

February 17, 2016

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Art has the ability to take the viewer to different places across space and time.In two new exhibits at the Fleming Museum, “Pop Art Prints” and “Samuel Bak: Survival and Memory,” viewers are taken to different eras.  While “Pop Art Prints” show-cases American pop art that emerged mostly in the 1960s, Samuel Bak’s exhibit portrays his persona...

Classical singer crafts a romantic Valentine’s Day

Greta Bjornson

February 12, 2016

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The Lane Concert Series has provided a romantic venue for Valentine’s Day dates for the past ten years. On Feb. 13, the Patricia O’Callaghan Trio will play the Valentine’s Day show at the UVM Recital Hall as part of this tradition. O’Callaghan is a classically trained singer from Canada best known for he...

Kids color the campus

Kids color the campus

February 11, 2016

Since last week, new art by young artists has adorned the walls of the Davis Center. The students fr...

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‘Brooklyn’ follows familiar plot

February 10, 2016

A coming-of-age story is something to which we can all relate.Touching and delicately sweet, “Brookl...

Comedian doubles the fun for local comedy club

February 4, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Off-beat and off-the-cuff comedy was on full display at Vermont Comedy Club the weekend of Jan. 22. Canadian comedian Phil Hanley paid a visit to Burlington both Friday and Saturday night. Hanley’s set was equal parts written bits and improvised crowd work.Hanley began his set by talking to members of the audience seated closest t...

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Film brings brutal past to bear

February 3, 2016

Shockingly violent and overwhelmingly heart- breaking, “The Revenant” is the most gruesome western to date...

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