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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 concerts unite music and fanatics

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

Former SNL comedian to perform in Burlington

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...

Upcoming dance recital to be choreographed by students

Upcoming dance recital to be choreographed by students

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017

According to Merriam Webster, the word orchesis is defined as “the art of dancing in the Greek chorus.” Here at UVM, Orchesis is simply a group of people who love to dance. The Orchesis Dance Company is putting on their annual Fall Showcase Saturday, Dec. 2. The company’s vice president,...

Theater department puts on play to continue holiday tradition

Theater department puts on play to continue holiday tradition

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017

For the past quarter century, a Christmas play has become a tradition for Burlington’s residents and students alike. The UVM theater department will hold its 25th annual performance Patricia Clapp’s ‘The Toys Take Over Christmas’ Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 at the Royall Tyler Theatre. The play...

Architecture documentaries shown for free downtown

Architecture documentaries shown for free downtown

Cameron Ayles, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

Locals seeking documentary films, creative inspiration and a warm sense of community can find it right on Church Street. The “Architecture and Design Film Series” hosts free screenings of documentary films about art, design and broader-sweeping notions of creativity and beauty. Screenings...

Phish: Burlington band’s memorabilia collected in exhibition

Phish: Burlington band’s memorabilia collected in exhibition

Hannah Ritz

November 9, 2017

Home-grown Vermont band Phish will be the subject of an exhibit at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. The exhibit, “Phish in the Northern Country,” is composed of a variety of memorabilia from previous band tours and concerts. Everything on display was donated to the Flynn for the exhibit...

Storytelling slam makes appearance in Burlington

Storytelling slam makes appearance in Burlington

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

November 8, 2017

Every good storyteller needs a good listener. The bond between the two is clear — the voice, mind and ear all have important roles to play. The Moth, a non-profit organization devoted to making oral storytelling more accessible to the public, will host another of its live monthly story slams at...

UVM theatre brings classic tale to the stage

UVM theatre brings classic tale to the stage

Sarah Robinson

November 7, 2017

An adaptation of Jane Austen’s acclaimed novel “Sense and Sensibility” is hitting the Royall Tyler Theater stage next week. The play, adapted by playwright Kate Hamill and directed at UVM by Natalie Battistone, tackles themes of love and devotion. Hamill transformed the famously dense novel...

Steampunk expo to examine diversity and rebellion

Steampunk expo to examine diversity and rebellion

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

Dust off the old brass goggles and lace up those leather boots––the Vermont Steampunk Expo is coming to Burlington. The expo, which starts this Saturday, will feature vendors, live music and a wide array of panels focused on steampunk, a genre of Victorian-inspired science fiction and alternate...

Local festival tackles social issues with film

Sarah Robinson

October 18, 2017

Burlington will once again be home to “the world’s oldest environmental and human rights film festival,” according to its website. The 32nd annual Vermont International Film Festival runs from Oct. 20 to Oct. 29. “I think that part of the purpose of the film festival is to open people’s...

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