The Vermont Cynic

UVM rapper balances his music with his class work

UVM rapper balances his music with his class work

Ben Elfland, Arts Editor

April 19, 2017


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Yung $eth, whose real name is Seth King, is a rapper and junior at UVM. $eth began his journey in his parents basement in Fairfield, Connecticut. His father, a musician himself, had built a primitive home studio which $eth utilized to create his own music at the age of 17, he said. $eth released...

Local singer-songwriter pursues musical dream

Anna Gibson

March 31, 2017


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Life as a 20-something can be blindsiding: it seems to throw curveballs which can completely alter one’s perception of his/her future. For ivamae, local musician and New York native, this moment arrived 2 1/2 years ago after an unanticipated breakup, she said. “I grew up with my mom playing...

Radio show offers a voice to the native community

Maddy Pimentel

March 30, 2017


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One woman discovered the power of community radio in 2009, when the indigenous people of Vermont were still not recognized at a state level. Some tribes of the Abenaki nation, the people native to the region now known as Vermont, achieved state recognition as late as 2012, according to the state...

Local artist records premiere album

Kim Henry

February 15, 2017


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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 guit...

Muslim girls use spoken word to tell story

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

February 8, 2017


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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 ...

Student band finds place in the Burly scene

Student band finds place in the Burly scene

November 10, 2016


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A guitarist handed flyers out around campus last year in search of new bandmates. One year and three band names later, the band that formed thereafter, Jeddy, will now play every Monday at Nectar’s through November. Junior Drew Steinberg said he remembered interviewing potential band members in the librar...

Local artist looks for extraordinary in the ordinary

Healy Fallon

November 9, 2016


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One Vermont artist aspires to live in a space with walls full of bulletin boards, so if he has an idea or vision, he can note it down and won’t have to worry about it escaping his mind. This artist, Robert Gold, is a former dentist and teacher of dentistry at Harvard University. Gold garnered atte...

UVM Expands Outdoor Sculpture Collection

UVM Expands Outdoor Sculpture Collection

October 20, 2016


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UVM faculty are working together in order to incorporate art into the daily lives of students. The project to expand UVM’s outdoor sculpture collection is an initiative of University President Tom Sullivan, who is working together with Janie Cohen, director of the Fleming Museum, as well as art depar...

Marvel’s new hero fights social issues

October 14, 2016


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Reviews

So you’ve finally moved off campus and you’re broke as hell. Why waste non-existent disposable income when you can stay in, just you and an obscene amount of television? My recommendation: binge-watching is free, so spend the night getting to know Netflix’s newest superhero and my new boyf...

Isolation grows creativity

Healy Fallon

October 13, 2016


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It’s often found that people are the most productive when they are alone, isolated from their outside worlds. In the case of senior Sloane Ross and junior Jackie Wydysh, personal space has a huge impact on their creative processes and the results that emerge.   Ross said the personal bubble in he...

Directors digress from work into art

Healy Fallon

October 7, 2016


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Going outside of a personal comfort zone is always challenging, yet results of these “detours” are often memorable and very rewarding. These detours, or digressions, are explored in the current exhibit at the Amy E.Tarrant Gallery, “Director’s Digressions.” The show, which opened Sept. 10 and wi...

Professor pursues the truth in poetry

October 5, 2016


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At its root, the intent of poetry can be seen as the pursuit of truth. Genuine and explicit about her past experiences, Elizabeth Powell’s poetry reminded an audience at the Fleming Museum of that original purpose. At the first installment of this year’s Painted Word Poetry Series, Elizabeth Po...

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