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Student adds to musical tradition

Student adds to musical tradition

Sarah Robinson

September 20, 2017

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

A bass, a sax, a synthesizer, a drum machine and boundless creative energy: these are the five key components...

Accomplished poet shares his story in guest lecture

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

September 19, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

The sun sparkled through the intricate stained glass of Old Mill’s John Dewey Lounge Friday as students and faculty gathered for an hour with an accomplished poet. David Lehman, an acclaimed American writer and editor who has published numerous collections of poetry, visited UVM on Sept. 15. His lecture was followed by...

Radio station opens doors to potential DJs

Radio station opens doors to potential DJs

September 18, 2017

To start off the fall semester, UVM’s very own radio station, WRUV, is holding DJ training for anyone...

Hip-hop boy band takes personal approach to new album

September 17, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

America has never been more ready for a new boyband, and BROCKHAMPTON is ready to fill that void in all our hearts. The 15-member ensemble changes the standards for what a rap group should be in 2017. Only 45 days after dropping their first album, “Saturation I,” they blessed their fans with “Saturation II.” The...

Art Hop fashion show displays local designers’ work

Art Hop fashion show displays local designers’ work

September 13, 2017

On Saturday, models traipsed down a gleaming runway to the DJ’s beat as cameras flashed and spectators swooned. The glamorous, h...

Burlington celebrates the 25th anniversary of local artist festival

Addie Beach, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Visiting Burlington’s South End 25 years ago, people walking around would have seen empty warehouses and crumbling buildings. Unless you were one of a few artists, that is—then you saw potential. Last weekend marked the 25th anniversary of Burlington’s South End Art Hop. The three-day event featured the work of over...

LCD Soundsystem makes thoughtful return

Kelsey Neubauer

September 9, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

In 2011, America and the rest of the world said goodbye to LCD Soundsystem, a band that played a major role in the indie scene of the 2000’s. Now, LCD Soundsystem is back and examining a nation with a different face - giving a reality check on the complexity of the “American Dream,” as the album is titled. Founded...

Jeddy’s final jam

Jack Carmody

September 9, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Almost an hour past the 11 p.m. end time, Jeddy continued to blast out song after song to their eager crowd. The band brought fans off their feet with their energy level then grounded them again with goofy onstage antics. Thursday, Aug. 31 marked the final show of Jeddy, student-made rock and pop based-jam band that put...

Rapper comes into his own on debut album

Kelsey Neubauer

September 9, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Twenty-four year old Vic Mensa’s first studio album, “The Autobiography”, formally introduces the world to the talents of a rapper who has double-vision– personally, politically and musically. Mensa’s deeply personal account of his life as a biracial, middle-class native Chicago South Sider and punk rock-inspired...

Award-winning poet explores individuality at UVM

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

September 8, 2017

Filed under Arts, Previews

In the age of social media, Americans are exposed to millions of different voices every day. The UVM Program Board is hosting a reading by Danez Smith, a new voice in poetry, as part of the “Week of Welcome” festivities this year. Smith, originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, is a black, queer and HIV-positive writer...

Award-winning comedian to perform in Burlington

Kim Henry, Senior Staff Writer

June 15, 2017

Filed under Arts

In a summer that promises new comedy in movie theaters, netflix queues and television screens, a classic comic returns to Burlington. Award-winning standup comedian, actor and writer Steven Wright will be performing in Burlington at the Flynn Theater June 16. Since his 1982 debut on The Tonight Show, Wright has been a reg...

Comedian looks to joke about own experiences

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

Filed under Arts, Previews

Comedy is all about crafting stories, and for Chris Distefano, his own stories make for the best material. Distefano, a New York-based comedian, will be performing May 5 and 6 at the Vermont Comedy Club. In the past Comedy Central named him a “Comic to Watch” as part of the 2012 New York Comedy festival, and Distefano...

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