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Comedian Steven Wright to perform at the Flynn

Comedian Steven Wright to perform at the Flynn

Sophia Venturo

15 hours ago

The comedian’s voice seeped out of the phone in a low, vibrating register to talk about his return to the Burlington comedy scene.  Stand-up comedian Steven Wright will perform at Burlington’s Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Nov. 15,  as the second stop on a two-week tour along the East C...

Theater department to present “The Wolves” and “The Normal Heart”

Theater department to present “The Wolves” and “The Normal Heart”

Anya Kauffman

October 8, 2019

UVM’s Royall Tyler Theatre is putting on two fall plays, one that is an all-female cast, and one that is a mostly male cast.  Premiering Oct. 2-5 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 5-6 at 2 p.m., will be “The Wolves,” followed by “The Normal Heart,” running Nov. 6-9 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 9-10 at 2 p.m. “The...

UPB announces FallFest 2019 lineup

UPB announces FallFest 2019 lineup

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

September 30, 2019

The University Program Board announced that FallFest 2019, taking place Oct. 19 in Patrick Gym, will feature the Los Angeles based band Coast Modern, Burlington group 99 Neighbors and UVM’s Princess Nostalgia.  Coast Modern is an indie duo hailing from LA. Since their 2015 debut, Coast Modern rel...

VT organizers prep for Pride

VT organizers prep for Pride

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

September 1, 2019

As leaves change and summer turns to fall, Church street transforms into a colorful display of love and acceptance.  Pride Week will occur the week of Aug 31 to Sep. 8. The UVM Pride parade celebrates LGBT rights gained through resistance by marching through Church Street to Battery Park in Burlington.  The UVM Prism Center...

Mike Birbiglia to perform at Labor Day comedy show

Mike Birbiglia to perform at Labor Day comedy show

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

September 1, 2019

This year’s Labor Day Comedy show features Mike Birbiglia, an American writer, producer, director, actor and, most importantly, stand-up comedian.  The show takes place at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 in the Grand Maple Ballroom.  The UVM Program Board plans a comedy show every year for labor day weekend. Pa...

Williams gallery finishes semester with student art

Williams gallery finishes semester with student art

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

Rotting fruit, empty fish tanks and a pile of dirt are only some of the things that have been on display this semester in the Francis Colburn Gallery, a large room across from room 301 in Williams Hall.  Run by the art and art history department and curated by Associate Professor Mildred Beltré, the Fra...

“Tartuffe” is re-imagined for UVM stage

“Tartuffe” is re-imagined for UVM stage

Lindsey Imhoff, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

The UVM theatre department puts a contemporary spin on an old classic. “Tartuffe” the second production of the semester, runs Nov. 7 to Nov. 11. The play was originally written in 1664 by Moliere, a prominent French playwright. The play follows a wealthy family headed by Orgon who becomes ...

Grief and puppets take the stage this week

Grief and puppets take the stage this week

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

Church, grief and demonic puppets open UVM Theatre’s latest season.  “Hand to God” is a dark comedy about a teenager, Jason, in a small Texas suburb who, while dealing with the aftermath of his father’s death, winds up performing in a church puppet show that soon appears to be possessed. ...

Concerts at Higher Ground to look forward to and how to prepare to go

Concerts at Higher Ground to look forward to and how to prepare to go

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

August 30, 2018

A favorite venue of concert goers in the Burlington area is geared up and ready for another year. Higher Ground’s calendar is jam-packed with shows featuring next few months. Nationally headlining bands and local groups alike will take the stage. The local Burly venue hosts a wide variety of band...

UPlayers present spring musical

UPlayers present spring musical

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018

College students will throw it back to their middle-school days when they don thick-framed glasses, parachute pants and sweater vests for a musical coming to town this week. Don’t miss your chance to travel back to that middle school moment at “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” the...

At Skinny P, laughs and snacks

At Skinny P, laughs and snacks

Addie Beach, Assistant Arts Editor

April 5, 2018

On a small stage covered in Christmas lights, comedians grabbed the attention of The Skinny Pancake audience. Comedy and Crepes is a weekly stand-up comedy series which meets 7 p.m. Mondays at the restaurant’s downtown location. Comedians Nicole Sisk and Carl Sonnefeld host the series, which began in June 2016....

Experimental band hits up Winooski

Experimental band hits up Winooski

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018

A man wandered alone in an abandoned building, looking at himself in a room of mirrors. As the camera unfocused, he blurred out of view. This is a scene from the music video for “Curtains” by In Tall Buildings, a group coming to Winooski this weekend  two weeks after the release of the group’...

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