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P-Funk at the Patrick

December 8, 2003


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"Ain't no party like a P-funk Party, cause a P-funk party don't stop." On November first, the legendary George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic came to the Patrick Gymnasium to funkify the student body of the University of Vermont. The crowd was surprisingly small, and the stage was packed with Mars...

Dave Johnson Talks About Yonder Mountain String Band

December 8, 2003


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"Playing in Vermont is like maple syrup: sweet and delicious" is the first phrase that comes to Dave Johnston's mind when asked about playing in Vermont. Johnston and his fellow band mates, Adam Aijala on Guitar, Ben Kaufman on bass, and Jeff Austin on Mandolin, make up the Yonder Mountain String Ba...

What is The New Deal?

December 8, 2003


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On October 23, 2003 The New Deal came to Higher Ground in Winooski to bring its instrumentally constructed house beats, fused with jazz, hip hop, and eletronica, to a packed house in which everyone had their minds set on dancing their asses off. I arrived at Higher Ground at 7:00 p.m to have a ...

A Finger in Your Ear: A Conversation with Keller Williams

December 8, 2003


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Anyone who has had the opportunity to listen to Keller Williams knows that he is truly the greatest one-man band. With what seems like no difficulty, Williams is able to be an entire band consisting of everything from guitars and basses to an array of percussion instruments. And I don't mean where on...

American Pictures

November 10, 2003


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Jacob Holdt: The Father of American Pictures American Pictures was created by Jacob Holdt. Jacob Holdt first came to America in the early 1970s and began hitchhiking around the United States. A self described vagabond, Jacob began writing home about his experiences with the American underclass durin...

Rantin’ and Ravin’ at Living/Learning Poetry Slam

November 3, 2003


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Sponsored by the Lawrence Debate Union, we held a poetry slam on Wednesday, Oct. 29th in the Fireplace Lounge. People were a little tentative at first to make noise and read their poems, but they were into it by the end of the night. Many folks had brought a friend and got mad love every time they we...

An Interview with Sean Daly

October 27, 2003


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As the front man for one of the most successful underground hip-hop groups to date, Slug has garnered national and international praise for Seven's Travels, Atmosphere's latest album. As a leading voice in what can accurately be defined as one of the most influential major popular art movement of ou...

Don’t Let These Guys Give You The Slip

October 20, 2003


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This coming Saturday night, October 25h, don't miss a truly unique, original, and exciting band called The Slip, which will be performing down the street at Winooski's own Higher Ground. The Slip is a trio consisting of brothers Andrew Barr (drums), Brad Barr (guitar), and longtime friend and bandmate Ma...

String Cheese Invades UVM

October 20, 2003


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On October 8, 2003, The String Cheese Incident came to UVM to spread their lighthearted grooves to a student body awaiting them with open arms. While surprisingly tickets were still available at the door, they managed to come very to close to reaching Patrick Gymnasium's full capacity. The Cheese to...

Vermont International Film Festival Brings Danny Glover, More

October 20, 2003


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The 14th annual Vermont International Film Festival showcased a number of films ranging from several animated shorts to the gritty, tense documentaries that highlighted the festival. The festival centered around socially conscious cinema in several different forms, the main form being documentary fi...

Arnold Wins In California, Comes to UVM

October 13, 2003


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Arnold's Terminator 3 rises on campus. Saturday 10/18 - 8PM & 11PM - CC Theater - Free. A decade has passed since John Connor (Nick Stahl) helped prevent Judgment Day and save mankind from mass destruction. Now 22, Connor lives "off the grid" - no home, no credit cards, no cell phone and no job. No ...

INTERVIEW: Jack Black Lets Loose on Rock

October 6, 2003


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Actor Jack Black let college journalists from across the country pick his brain in a recent phone interview. Black -- whose resume includes acting, singing, writing and stand-up comedy -- answered questions about his new movie "School of Rock" and the man behind the outrageous exterior. Black's po...

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