The Vermont Cynic

Students to write and perform a play in a single day

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

September 29, 2017

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Even with unlimited time, creating a play is an overwhelming task for most people. But, participants in this year’s Red Eye Drama festival have only 24 hours. The event will challenge small, randomly selected groups to write, direct and rehearse a 10-minute play, known as a “Red Eye 10,” all in just one day. UVM...

Museum brings on two new exhibits for fall

Brigitte Riordan

September 28, 2017

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The Fleming Museum of Art will present two new exhibitions Sept. 26, one local and one from the other side of the world. “Spirited Things: Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic,” will be an exhibition of “sacred objects from the Yoruba religion of West Africa, as well as Haitian Vodou, Cuban Santeria, Brazilian Candomble...

Radio station opens doors to potential DJs

Radio station opens doors to potential DJs

September 18, 2017

To start off the fall semester, UVM’s very own radio station, WRUV, is holding DJ training for anyone...

Award-winning poet explores individuality at UVM

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

September 8, 2017

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In the age of social media, Americans are exposed to millions of different voices every day. The UVM Program Board is hosting a reading by Danez Smith, a new voice in poetry, as part of the “Week of Welcome” festivities this year. Smith, originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, is a black, queer and HIV-positive writer...

Comedian looks to joke about own experiences

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

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Comedy is all about crafting stories, and for Chris Distefano, his own stories make for the best material. Distefano, a New York-based comedian, will be performing May 5 and 6 at the Vermont Comedy Club. In the past Comedy Central named him a “Comic to Watch” as part of the 2012 New York Comedy festival, and Distefano...

UVM grad displays his artwork downtown

UVM grad displays his artwork downtown

May 4, 2017

Large-scale, abstract paintings bring color and life to an otherwise empty fourth floor room at the Burlington...

Students create pretzel-inspired charcoal drawings

Students create pretzel-inspired charcoal drawings

Healy Fallon

April 27, 2017

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One local breakfast eatery is showing off some of its finest products in the best way possible, all thanks...

Nashville singer-songwriters to perform on campus

Nashville singer-songwriters to perform on campus

April 26, 2017

A group of singer-songwriters will bring a taste of Nashville’s vibrant music scene to UVM this Friday. The...

Theater majors make use of talent in one act plays

Theater majors make use of talent in one act plays

April 21, 2017

After years of helping to create someone else’s vision, four seniors are ready to construct their own. UVM...

On campus showcase to celebrate student work

Isabella Alessandrini

April 20, 2017

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Looking for new art to put in your dorm, good food to eat or local bands to listen to right here on campus? Visual artists, musicians and vendors alike will gather for UVM’s annual Furious Festival on April 22. This year, the day-long event organized by the Community for Artistic Development is celebrating its fourth...

Local festival features experimental music

Local festival features experimental music

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

April 20, 2017

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Vermonters looking to dance the night away should look no further than the Pushing a Brain Uphill music...

Club holds concert for Syrian rescue group

Addie Beach

April 14, 2017

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UVM Amnesty International not only wants people to have fun, but do some good in the process. The organization will be hosting a Jamnesty concert April 14, with proceeds going to support Syrian civilian rescue group the White Helmets. The White Helmets are a group of unarmed, neutral volunteers who help with search and...

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