The Vermont Cynic

Audio experience provides world of sounds

Anna Gibson

April 7, 2017

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To be handed a plastic-wrapped eyemask at the door of a Saturday night show might seem unusual to some. During the performances of Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett, however, handouts like this are just another part of the routine, Harnett said. UVM Program Board sponsored an audio show hosted by Hoff and Harnett, co-creators...

Students transform trash to clothing

Addie Beach

March 30, 2017

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Tables loaded with sewing machines, outfits inspired by coral reefs and containers full of free tea were just a few of the sights at Patagonia’s Worn Wear tour. Patagonia teamed up with the Outing Club to host the event in the Davis Center Atrium March 23. The tour, which stops at universities around the country, celebrates...

Student band to open at SpringFest

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

March 30, 2017

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Under colored lights, the sound of instruments reverberated off brick walls as four bands dueled in front of a lively and spirited crowd. The finale of UVM’s Battle of the Bands took place March 25 at Nectar’s in Burlington. Navytrain, Rose Street Collective, Kudo Stooge and Jeddy were the four student bands competing...

UVM students create art collective

Isabella Alessandrini

March 25, 2017

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A group of students have created their own unofficial art club out of necessity. When first-year Jess Molinaro, a studio art major, came to UVM last fall, she was disappointed she couldn’t find an art club at the activities fair, Molinaro said. Art is an important part of Molinaro’s life that she “uses for therapy...

Rock and roll legend is remembered at 90

Ben Elfland, Arts Editor

March 24, 2017

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Chuck Berry, pioneer of American rock and roll died of natural causes in his home March 18 at the age of 90. Berry was born in 1926 and raised by a middle-class family in the then deeply segregated city of St. Louis, Missouri. He grew up in a self-contained neighborhood known as the Ville, a bastion for black institutions,...

Poets celebrate International Women’s Day

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

March 22, 2017

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Wearing a simple black turtleneck and red lipstick, slam poet Olivia Gatwood started her show on March 8 with candor speech: “I started my period today.” She performed on International Women’s Day in the Davis Center’s Silver Maple Ballroom. “I think fem-rage is what’s going to change the world,” Gatwood...

Kurt Cobain’s legacy lives

Ben Elfland, Arts Editor

February 24, 2017

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There are few artists whose impact has been so great they are still talked about as if they are still active decades after their death. Monday marked the would be the 50th birthday of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Cobain made his musical debut with Nirvana in November 1988 in the form of a cover of “Love Buzz” released as a ...

BSU explores freedom with art show

Healy Fallon, Senior Staff Writer

February 23, 2017

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This semester, the UVM Black Student Union is making efforts to emphasize black pride and identity through various events. BSU held an art show titled “What Does Freedom Mean to You?”, a collaboration between BSU and Davis Center curators, on the fourth floor of the Davis Center Feb. 17. Student artists of any ye...

Artist sets mood in Burly

Anna Gibson

February 8, 2017

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"I don’t cry at shows, but I cried tonight,” senior James Biddle said after the performance. Lady Lamb, beloved angel of angst, sang out her soulful blessings to Pine Street music lovers Wednesday evening. Amidst the frustration many people feel about the current political climate, the evening’s music seemed to meet so...

Celebrity pregnancy delivers joy in very trying times

Kim Henry

February 8, 2017

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In a political climate that feels to some like the world is spinning further and further into darkness, Our Lady of Perpetual Flawlessness is here to brighten the day. Last week, Beyoncé announced that she is pregnant with twins by releasing a maternity photo shoot full of vibrant colors, beds of flowers, and that special shin...

Art community reacts to inauguration

Healy Fallon and Bridget Higdon

January 25, 2017

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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...

Activists raise awareness through art

Activists raise awareness through art

Bridget Dorsey

January 19, 2017

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

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