The Vermont Cynic

Student theater group makes a ‘super-comedy’

Josh Holz

March 31, 2015


Filed under Arts, Previews

Student actors and director have worked together to create the University Players’ first completely student-produced play of the year. “What Happened After Superhero Con” will be performed in Billings North Lounge 7 p.m., April 4. The play features seven heroes working together to bring down ...

Jazz-rock returns to Burlington

Jon Zinter

March 31, 2015


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Students are excited for the return of a funky smooth pianist to Vermont. Marco Benevento, a jazz -rock artist, will be playing Signal Kitchen, April 4. Sophomore Josh Ross said he looks forward to the show. “The ivories [or piano] were made for Marco,” Ross said. “He guides the notes through ...

Local artist masks Burlington

March 24, 2015


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Previews

An up and coming community of designers in downtown Burlington is ushering in a wave of innovation.Generator is “a combination of artist studios, classroom, and business incubator focused on making things,” according to their website.The artists and inventors of Generator are working with technolog...

Boombox is coming back to Burlington

March 20, 2015


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Dynamic musical duo BoomBox will return to Higher Grounds March 21 to deliver some rock-disco house-vintage psychedelic melodies to all you funky resident of Burlington.Calling Muscle Shoals, Alabama their home, BoomBox’s members, Russ Randolph and Zion Godchaux, come well-equipped to deliver a captiva...

Disco Biscuits serve fresh jams

Disco Biscuits serve fresh jams

March 18, 2015


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The Springfest artists have been announced and the Disco Biscuits and AlunaGeorge will grace the stage on the Chittenden Buckham and Wills green next month.UPB revealed the news by unveiling the Springfest 2015 banner at the conclusion of the Battle of the Bands finale March 13.“I am quite excited ...

Lines of heaven and hell crossed

Allie Osorno

March 18, 2015


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In 2011 one band entered into the music scene with a sense of electric mystery to their music. Four years later, the group Purity Ring has resurfaced with an enhanced pop-y sound to their new album, “Another Eternity.” There has been much anticipation for the release of Purity Ring’s new album. ...

Dance duo to warm up Burlington

Dance duo to warm up Burlington

Cara Zhuang

March 10, 2015


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A popular indie pop power duo are kicking off their tour with a two-night event at Arts Riot on March 12 and 13. Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino, better known as Matt and Kim, met while studying film and illustration respectively, at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. “We were dating for a ...

Duo drops double night of dance in Burly

Duo drops double night of dance in Burly

February 24, 2015


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Two college friends have taken over the electronic music scene with slow, psychedelic beats and crowd-rocking sounds.   When BeachesBeaches and CatacombKid work together, they form the chill, trippy, but also hardcore, bass slamming, EDM creating machine known as Odesza.The duo is coming to Higher...

Musician creates a solo sound for fans

Allie Osorno

February 24, 2015


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Some musicians can do it all, from cozy living room shows to big festival performances. Chadwick Stokes, member of Dispatch and State Radio, is coming to Higher Ground Feb. 26 to debut his solo album, “The Horse Comanche.” The idea for “The Horse Comanche” was formed during Stokes’ Living Ro...

Border breaks group

Border breaks group

February 17, 2015


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One band is bringing an eclectic sound to the indie pop genre.And The Kids, a three-piece band from western Massachusetts, is playing Feb. 20 at Higher Ground.Hannah Mohan, lead-singer, guitarist and electric ukulele player and Rebecca Lasaponaro, drummer, met their Canadian keyboard player, Megan Miller,...

Small arts center wins big

Small arts center wins big

February 10, 2015


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Curator DJ Hellerman poses for a photograph. Hellerman is the director of exhibitions at burlington city arts, and the leader behind an initiative that secured a $100,000 grant for new exhibitions and artist residencies.The leader behind the grant’s proposal and the vision it conveyed was DJ Hellerman, a ...

Murder By Death unveils new love

Murder By Death unveils new love

February 10, 2015


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Trying to fit an artist into one genre is like using primary colors to describe a sunset.When I first heard of Murder By Death, I pictured a group in black and white make-up playing heavy metal, but that wasn’t even close.The group, which got their name from a ‘70s spoof of mystery movies, is a ...

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