The Vermont Cynic

The Art of Dining

February 17, 2004

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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... And this is only th...

“The PanOrient Express”

February 9, 2004

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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 pm in the Music Dept. Rec...

U. Minnesota Exhibition Combines

February 9, 2004

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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 Weisman Art Museum. The exhibition featu...

Professor Wins Prestigious Spanish Poetry Prize

Kevin Foley

February 9, 2004

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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 Vermont, the associate professor...

Jazz It Up

Michael David Spies

February 2, 2004

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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 Flynn theatre was about re...

Fleming Displays Asian Art

Press Release

February 2, 2004

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There has been extraordinary behind-the-scenes activity in the area of Asian art at the University of Vermont's Fleming Museum during the past few years. The fruits of this activity can be enjoyed by all this spring as the Museum presents a selection of recent acquisitions and promised gifts of South Asian, Southeast Asian, Ch...

Big Fish Big Success

Lisa Redmond

February 2, 2004

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Tim Burton has done it again. If you loved the imaginative plots, settings, and characters of Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas, then you will truly appreciate Burton's latest film, Big Fish.This film is an extremely polished cinematic achievement. The casting is perfect, with big names such as Jessica L...

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 Marshal Stacks giving way to a ...

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 Band, which will play th...

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 chat with The New Deal's ba...

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 one stops, another begins. No...

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 during the 1970s ; much to his di...

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