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The Vermont Cynic

Comedian looks to joke about own experiences

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

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...

UVM grad displays his artwork downtown

UVM grad displays his artwork downtown

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

May 4, 2017

Large-scale, abstract paintings bring color and life to an otherwise empty fourth floor room at the Burlington City Arts Center on Church Street. The Vermont Metro Gallery not only boasts lake and mountain views, but also the impressive seven-piece solo art exhibit, “Heavy Smile,” by Justin Hoekstra,...

Students create pretzel-inspired charcoal drawings

Students create pretzel-inspired charcoal drawings

Healy Fallon

April 27, 2017

One local breakfast eatery is showing off some of its finest products in the best way possible, all thanks to two classes of UVM students. Leslie Fry, a local artist and an adjunct lecturer of studio art at UVM, assigned her two “Introduction to Drawing” classes a subject with a delicious twist:...

Nashville singer-songwriters to perform on campus

Nashville singer-songwriters to perform on campus

Isabella Alessandrini

April 26, 2017

A group of singer-songwriters will bring a taste of Nashville’s vibrant music scene to UVM this Friday. The trio will be coming to UVM’s Recital Hall as a part of their tour around the U.S. April 28. The three musicians, Mary Gauthier, Eliza Gilkyson and Gretchen Peters, are based out of Nashville,...

Theater majors make use of talent in one act plays

Theater majors make use of talent in one act plays

Kim Henry, Senior Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

After years of helping to create someone else’s vision, four seniors are ready to construct their own. UVM theatre majors Summer Leppanen, Jace Jamason, Caroline Dababneh and Grace McLaughlin will stage their Senior One Acts, the capstone of their major April 22 and 23. The Senior One Acts project...

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 ...

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