The Vermont Cynic

On campus showcase to celebrate student work

Isabella Alessandrini

April 20, 2017

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...

Local festival features experimental music

Local festival features experimental music

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

April 20, 2017

Vermonters looking to dance the night away should look no further than the Pushing a Brain Uphill music festival. Not only will their bodies get a workout from moving and shaking, but their minds will as well. Pushing a Brain Uphill is a not-for-profit festival of marginal music and politics happening...

Club holds concert for Syrian rescue group

Addie Beach

April 14, 2017

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...

Trash becomes fashion

Addie Beach

March 22, 2017

Fashion can change how we view something entirely… including trash. The outdoor gear designer, Patagonia is working alongside the Outing Club to sponsor a “Trashion Show” on March 23, as part of the Worn Wear tour, an event sponsored by Patagonia focused on promoting sustainability. It will...

South African chorus set to have Burlington show

Anna Gibson

March 10, 2017

It is difficult to ignore any art, born out of humble beginnings, that has received widespread and international admiration. While its presence on the international stage did not appear until the release of Paul Simon’s seminal album, “Graceland,” in 1986, Ladysmith Black Mambazo was created a...

WRUV holding March concert series fundraiser

Addie Beach

March 3, 2017

Exams are almost over, and WRUV is here to help you celebrate. WRUV is teaming up with ArtsRiot this month to put on “March Radness," which features a new concert every Thursday. Each show will consist of a national act and a local act, plus a WRUV DJ playing before and between sets, according t...

Indie rock band is returning to Burlington

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

March 1, 2017

Jonathan Russell, a vocalist and musician for the folk band The Head and the Heart, is in the midst of the hustle and bustle of New York City. “I would kill to be surrounded by nature right now,” he said. The Head and the Heart previously performed in Burlington for SpringFest 2016. Russell said he and the ...

R&B group brings some soul to Burlington

Anna Gibson, Cynic Correspondent

February 24, 2017

In a small 1960s North Carolina town, the talent of a local teenager was spotted for the first time. Lee Fields & the Expressions will be performing Feb. 23 at ArtsRiot. Initially, Fields did not intend to pursue a music career, he said. “I was a paperboy, and I wanted to be a busine...

Fleming reveals Asian art

Fleming reveals Asian art

Isabella Alessandrini

February 9, 2017

After more than a century of being hidden away in the private collection of the Fleming, dozens of Asian artworks have been put on display in the Gallery of Asian Art. The product of curator Andrea Rosen’s year long process, the Fleming’s newest addition features works from all over Asia, som...

Photographer captures India

Addie Beach, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017

Getting a glimpse of somewhere far away is easier than you may think. The Fleming Museum will host “1008,” an exhibit focused on the work of photographer Catherine Jansen, starting Jan. 31. Jansen’s frequent trips to India serve as the inspiration for the exhibit and the book it’s based on....

Dance show raises funds for puppets

Anna Gibson, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017

As many native Vermonters between the ages of five and 40 could probably tell you, showing up to a grade school classroom to the sight of life-size puppets is nothing out of the ordinary. The seventh annual Dance Showcase fundraising event to benefit Puppets in Education will show at the Flynn’s Main ...

New Fleming show explores drinking

Healy Fallon

January 26, 2017

Across cultures, drinking is universally known to be an act of self-care for the body, as well as for personal and social enjoyment. Yet by observing the definition of drinking from a curatorial perspective, a bigger social and cultural discussion is revealed.   An exhibit at the Fleming Museum intends to...

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