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New rock musician emerges on the Burlington scene

New rock musician emerges on the Burlington scene

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

When sophomore Noah Schneidman isn’t busy double-majoring in philosophy and music technology, he makes and performs his own music under the stage name Full Walrus. He describes his music as “melodic and reverby rock.” “It’s me trying to emulate my favorite artists and doing a bad job,...

Former SNL comedian to perform in Burlington

Former SNL comedian to perform in Burlington

Dahlia Maleh, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Previews

Native New York comedian Colin Quinn is bringing some of the Big Apple to where apples are grown. Quinn, who was born and raised in Brooklyn, will be performing at Higher Ground Dec. 2 as part of his One In Every Crowd Tour. His satire filled Twitter has made him a hit with users who understand...

Upcoming dance recital to be choreographed by students

Upcoming dance recital to be choreographed by students

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts, Previews

According to Merriam Webster, the word orchesis is defined as “the art of dancing in the Greek chorus.” Here at UVM, Orchesis is simply a group of people who love to dance. The Orchesis Dance Company is putting on their annual Fall Showcase Saturday, Dec. 2. The company’s vice president,...

Theater department puts on play to continue holiday tradition

Theater department puts on play to continue holiday tradition

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts, Previews

For the past quarter century, a Christmas play has become a tradition for Burlington’s residents and students alike. The UVM theater department will hold its 25th annual performance Patricia Clapp’s ‘The Toys Take Over Christmas’ Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 at the Royall Tyler Theatre. The play...

Student-run literary magazine feels it deserves better

Student-run literary magazine feels it deserves better

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

November 29, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

As students stress in libraries to finish papers and study for exams, some celebrate the publication of their creative work in a nearly 20 year-old student-run magazine. Vantage Point is UVM’s student-run literary arts magazine that accepts student art submissions of all kinds throughout each semester....

Debut authors discuss writing and race in on-campus talk

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

The weather outside may have been chilly, but last Wednesday the Sugar Maple Ballroom was filled with warm tea, comfy chairs and spirited conversation. Authors Lisa Ko and Kaitlyn Greenidge visited campus Nov. 8 to discuss their debut novels, “The Leavers” and “We Love You, Charlie Freeman”...

Architecture documentaries shown for free downtown

Architecture documentaries shown for free downtown

Cameron Ayles, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Arts, Previews

Locals seeking documentary films, creative inspiration and a warm sense of community can find it right on Church Street. The “Architecture and Design Film Series” hosts free screenings of documentary films about art, design and broader-sweeping notions of creativity and beauty. Screenings...

Birthday party celebrates Radio Bean’s commitment to young musicians

Birthday party celebrates Radio Bean’s commitment to young musicians

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

More than 90 musical acts came together recently in honor of a downtown venues 17th birthday. Radio Bean celebrated the anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 4. The party kicked off at 8am and ended at 2am the next morning, serving free pancakes until 10 a.m. and free coffee all day. Originally opened...

Web magazine publishes local artists’ work

Web magazine publishes local artists’ work

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts, Arts Regular

After unfurling the plaid scarf from around her neck, Annie Clymer sat down at a rickety, wooden table inside Muddy Waters. She clutched her glass of fresh-pressed juice in two hands, and smiled as she began to speak of her latest artistic endeavor. Clymer is the editor and founder of The Burlington...

St. Vincent’s new album is an epic of self-reflection

Kelsey Neubauer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Arts, Reviews

Annie Clark has been deemed a contemporary “female Bowie,” by critics since she first began producing music as St. Vincent. In her most recent album, she examines the personal veracity of an imposed on her - Bowie’s androgynous indie-pop successor. Reviews of her album by esteemed music...

Phish: Burlington band’s memorabilia collected in exhibition

Phish: Burlington band’s memorabilia collected in exhibition

Hannah Ritz

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts, Previews

Home-grown Vermont band Phish will be the subject of an exhibit at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. The exhibit, “Phish in the Northern Country,” is composed of a variety of memorabilia from previous band tours and concerts. Everything on display was donated to the Flynn for the exhibit...

Storytelling slam makes appearance in Burlington

Storytelling slam makes appearance in Burlington

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under Arts, Previews

Every good storyteller needs a good listener. The bond between the two is clear — the voice, mind and ear all have important roles to play. The Moth, a non-profit organization devoted to making oral storytelling more accessible to the public, will host another of its live monthly story slams at...

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