The Vermont Cynic

Honey Nut Roasted at Living/Learning

March 1, 2004

Let's face it; we are at the heart of Phish country. Although the Burlington scene has developed a bit of diversity, it often seems like there a few too many jam band knock offs with words like groove and project in their names. Now don't get me wrong I am a huge fan of listening to one of these bands at...

Dining Delivers Deliciously

March 1, 2004

One wouldn't think that the Royal Tyler Theater could equal the spectacle of last season's show, Metamorphosis, whose set featured a pool set into the stage. But with The Art of Dining, whose action takes place in a functioning kitchen, it has. The stage has been transformed into a working restaurant, in...

Thank God For Kimock

March 1, 2004

The Steve Kimock Band is one of those bands that makes one realize that music is still progressing, interesting, and most of all, beautiful. The audience at the Higher Ground on Thursday, February 26th, felt extremely lucky to be a part of something so uniquely special. Steve Kimock is a musician ...

Scarlet Cinema

February 23, 2004

Lost in Translation, which is written, directed, and co-produced by Sofia Coppola, is a film that has been getting much attention from the media recently because of its status as a Golden Globe winner and its nominations for the upcoming Academy Awards. At the Golden Globes, Coppola took home two ac...

A Conversation with Steve Kimock

February 23, 2004

Steve Kimock is arguably one of the best contemporary guitar players out there. He regularly attempts to reinvent himself, and is a man of experimentation. Kimock is not afraid to take chances or to step outside of the box.Dubbed as Jerry Garcia's favorite unknown guitar player, Kimock fuses jazz, blu...

A Conversation With Quilt

February 17, 2004

I met Derek Pinkham and Chris "Cuzo" Cocuzzo at Muddy Waters on a beautiful Friday afternoon to discuss their band, Kwilt. Muddy's is something of a Burlington tradition for UVMers and townspeople alike. The delicious coffee and homey tree-like decor provided the perfect atmosphere in which to interview th...

Roof Stays Put at Randolph

February 17, 2004

On Wednesday, January 11th the Memorial Auditorium saw the likes of Robert Randolph and the Family Band for the first time. After only a couple years on the jam circuit Robert has quickly built his name as some sort of a freak mad scientist on the steel pedal-getting signed to a major record label, be...

The Art of Dining

February 17, 2004

Pendulous breasts, roast duckling, carousel horses, snowy white thighs, hollandaise sauce, china acorns, and orgasms over delicious food. What do each of these have in common? They are all crucial elements of The Art of Dining by Tina Howe, an upcoming main-stage production at the Royall Tyler Theatre... A...

“The PanOrient Express”

February 9, 2004

On Saturday, February 21, 2004, Friends of Indian Music and Dance will present a string ensemble featuring Grammy-award winning percussionist, Glen Velez, on the frame drum, Shubha Sankaran on the surbahar, and Dr. Brian Q. Silver on the sitar. The concert, "The PanOrient Express," will start at 7:00 p...

U. Minnesota Exhibition Combines

February 9, 2004

With the University of Minnesota art building on the West Bank and science buildings on the East Bank and St. Paul Campus, the two departments do not often cross paths. But members of both faculty are a part of "Gene[sis]: Contemporary Art Explores Human Genomics," which opened Saturday at the Weism...

Professor Wins Prestigious Spanish Poetry Prize

Kevin Foley

February 9, 2004

As the millennium anxiously waned in New York City and the baby inside her belly grew, Tina Escaja wrote consistently, and as her personal feelings and outside observations blurred, the intimate become epic and a volume of poetry began to emerge. After finishing her sabbatical year and returning to Vermon...

Jazz It Up

Michael David Spies

February 2, 2004

On Thursday, January 29th, the best of the contemporary, and the old school jazz cats in the scene, came through to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival. If there was ever any question about the strength of the heart beat of jazz today, that night it was answered because the Fl...

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