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T.E. Breitenbach Comes To The Fleming

April 26, 2004


Filed under Archives, Artist Spotlight, Arts

Some of you may know who he is because his painting "Proverbidioms" has been reproduced and is now a popular selling poster throughout the world. Others may be aware that he painted a triptych for Jim Morrison of the Doors in the 70's. If you still don't know who I'm talking about, it's worth ta...

Netherlandish Proverbs

April 19, 2004


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Have you ever thought you could be one of those people that stare at the same painting for a long time? When it comes to the new exhibit at the Fleming Museum, you do not have a choice. "The Netherlandish Proverbs" depicts a busy village scene that can best be described by one word: Madness. More ca...

Off the Record: Esoteric

April 19, 2004


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This past week the Cynic had a chance to catch up with Esoteric, the rapper from one of Boston's premier hip-hop acts, 7L&Esoteric. 7LES is known for its consistently innovative records, (DJ) 7L's flawless production, and Esoteric's bullet-proof Beantown flow and high energy performances. Whether fr...

Memefest 2004 Visual Arts Competition

April 19, 2004


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Art and design students: Prick up your ears! Memefest 2004 Visual Arts competition is approaching shortly. Blogs, town halls, and smart mobs. Seems everywhere you turn these days people are speaking up. The silhouettes in the audience are grabbing those microphones and claiming a little "I'm Mad As...

A Conversation with Vinnie Paz

April 12, 2004


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This Thursday Higher Ground will be hosting one of the most dynamic and original Hip Hop duos to come out in the last few years: Vinnie Paz, aka Icon the Verbal Hologram and Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind, also known as Jedi Mind Tricks. Their most recent album, Visions of Ghandi, is out on Baby Grand re...

“The Netherlandish Proverbs” at the Fleming

April 5, 2004


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Have you ever thought you could be one of those people that stare at the same painting for a long time? When it comes to the new exhibit at the Fleming Museum, you do not have a choice. "The Netherlandish Proverbs" depicts a busy village scene that can best be described by one word: madness. More ca...

Arts & Entertainment Editor Displays Her Super “Powers”

March 29, 2004


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I thought I might take this April Fools opportunity to showcase someone in the field of Arts & Entertainment quite special to me. She is someone often thought to be somewhat of a "dilettante," ("a dabbler in the field of fine arts," for those of you not possessing my extensive vocabulary). Normally...

Shashank Comes to UVM

March 8, 2004


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On Saturday, March 27, 2004, Friends of Indian Music and Dance will present the Bamboo Flute and Percussion Ensemble, a South Indian classical music concert, featuring flute wizard Shashank. 26-year old Shashank was barely nine months old when, even before he could speak, he was initiated into South In...

Batboy the Musical

March 8, 2004


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The Romance... The Terror... The Pointy Ears! Who would have thought that one day, the Weekly World News' story about a half-man, half-bat would be made into a rock musical? Well, it has been, and now, in its Vermont Premiere, Batboy: The Musical has come to UVM. The show, which opens Monday March 11...

Arts of Asia at the Fleming

March 8, 2004


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A new exhibit at the Fleming Museum, Arts of Asia, opens with a 12th-century Cambodian Torso of a Deity. The sculpture, a two-foot pillar of smooth stone, appeals in its simplicity. The soft concave curve of the belly and narrow shoulders are all that remain to represent an ideal figure, yet they po...

Honey Nut Roasted at Living/Learning

March 1, 2004


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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


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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...

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