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UPlayers present spring musical

The cast of the UPlayer’s production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” strike a pose in rehearsal at the end of the opening number. There will be two matinees of the show at 2 p.m. April 14 and 15, with one evening performance at 7 p.m. April 14.

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

Nathan Hartswick, comedian and Vermont Comedy Club founder, performs March 26 at Comedy and Crepes, a weekly stand-up comedy series which meets Mondays at The Skinny Pancake.

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’...

Dancers revive community tradition

The Mad Robin Callers Collective, a group that meets to work on calling contra dances, gather at the Rose Street Co-op, a living and community space for artists in Burlington’s Old North End, to begin an afternoon of contra dancing.

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

The sound of a fiddle and a country band blasted over an amp as people twirled and spun in their socks, laughing and talking over music. As snow fell on a Sunday evening in late February, six members of the Mad Robin Callers Collective gathered in the Rose Street Co-op, a living and community space for ar...

UVM Theatre Department Brings Creative Take on Classic Story

The UVM Theatre Department will open its spring semester show “Peter and the Starcatcher” Feb. 22 in the Royall Tyler Theatre.

Ella Webster, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

Ever wondered how Peter Pan came to be? How Tinkerbell got her pixie dust? How Captain Hook became the marauding pirate we know today? “Peter and the Starcatcher,” the Tony Award- winning prequel to Peter Pan, hits the UVM stage Thursday, Feb. 22. Written by Rick Elice and Wayne Barker, this ...

Cartoons and politics fill new exhibit

(Left) Two students admire a self portrait of Alison Bechdel hanging in the Fleming Museum. (Right) Alison Bechdel speaks at the opening of the Fleming exhibit featuring her work on Feb. 7.

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist

February 13, 2018

On the wall is a large drawing of a human form cleaning out a litter box looking directly at the viewer, daring viewers to come inside and take a look. The figure is a self-portrait of Alison Bechdel. Her exhibit “Self-Confessed! The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel,” is the latest ...

Group fights to restore venue

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018

“Hope,” is graffitied in large silvery letters against the dull brick and dirty, broken windows of Memorial Auditorium. It’s bright colors catch the eye on Main Street. Faded blocks of purple, silver and white, layered with streaks and signatures of red color the spray-painted letters. ...

Female singer-songwriter visits Burly on a solo tour

Ashe, a Berklee College of Music grad, will perform at Higher Ground Feb. 5. She is currently on tour with San Francisco-based Lauv.

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018

It takes real musicianship to set a song apart from other mainstream tunes. Burlington can expect a refreshment from cliche electro-pop next Monday. The musician Ashe, a Berklee College of Music graduate, is returning to New England Feb. 12. Her show at Higher Ground is a part of her tour with ...

Warhol and class re-visited in professor’s new book

Warhol and class re-visited in professor's new book

Julia Nugent, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

Museums, some say, is where art goes to die. Hung on white walls and viewed from afar, art can sometimes seem out of touch with everyday life. In his new book “Warhol’s Working Class,” UVM art history professor Anthony Grudin explores the ways in which Andy Warhol captured, redefined and sensati...

Dead Set concerts unite music and fanatics

Dead Set, a Grateful Dead tribute concert, performs at Nectar’s Jan. 23. The group will celebrate its fifth anniversary in early February.

Addie Beach, Assistant Arts Editor

January 30, 2018

Men in biker vests and college students in flannel sit clustered on Nectar’s barstools. Neon disco balls flash gently. The smell of craft beer stings. It’s been 30 minutes of waiting and shouted small talk attempted over the sound check, but when the first guitar notes hit the amps, the energy ...

New artists and exhibits celebrated at reception

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

January 18, 2018

Frigid weather and syllabi might dominate the first week of classes, but that doesn’t mean Burlington’s vibrant art scene can’t provide some relief. Burlington City Arts will be holding a reception to celebrate its upcoming winter exhibitions, featuring artists Dusty Boynton, Edwin Owre and El...

Former SNL comedian to perform in Burlington

New York comedian Colin Quinn. Quinn, known for his work on Saturday Night Live, will perform at Higher Ground Dec. 2.

Dahlia Maleh, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017

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...

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