The Vermont Cynic

Burly beer makers tell insider tips

Bridget Higdon

November 17, 2016

For many, drinking beer is a celebration in itself, but for two local Vermont authors, brewing it at home is just as thrilling. Authors Bill Mares and Todd Haire will be at Phoenix Books in Burlington to talk about their new book “Making Beer.” Mares has been brewing his own beer at home for most of...

UVM ensemble to ‘jazz’ Southwick

UVM ensemble to ‘jazz’ Southwick

Addie Beach

November 15, 2016

Thanksgiving may be right around the corner, but there are still opportunities to catch some music before the week off. The University Jazz Ensemble will be performing their end-of-semester concert in Southwick Recital Hall Nov. 17. The group, which is made up of both music and non-music majors, pl...

UVM dance company to perform fall recital

UVM dance company to perform fall recital

Addie Beach

November 8, 2016

Dancers will hit the stage in Southwick later this month. The Orchesis Dance Company will be hosting its annual Fall Showcase Nov. 12 in Patrick Gym. When Orchesis was originally formed in the ‘60s, it focused on contemporary dance, junior co-president Suma Lashof said. Today, the group incorporates ...

Scares Continue after halloween has passed

Bridget Higdon

November 1, 2016

Even after Halloween has come and gone, there is still plenty of horror to be found on campus in the coming weeks. The UVM Theater Department will be putting on a production of “Dracula” Nov. 3-5 and again Nov. 10-12 at the Royall Tyler Theatre. The script, written by Steven Dietz, was adap...

Singer to warm up local venue

October 28, 2016

One artist will arrive in Burlington to warm souls with their music just in time for winter to set in. Singer-songwriter Joshua Radin is kicking off his tour, “Good Old War,” Nov. 1 at Higher Ground. Radin expressed his excitement for the tour. “I’ve played in Burlington three or four times in...

Indie pop group to return with new sounds

Healy Fallon

October 26, 2016

This November will see the return of a group with a reputation for unique, yet accessible music. Frankie Cosmos will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at ArtsRiot. After missing the band’s performance at ArtsRiot Nov. 2015, senior Melissa Moldovan is looking forward to seeing the band live she said. “[G...

Quartet to share love with Burlington

Quartet to share love with Burlington

October 18, 2016

Hailing from many musical backgrounds, one band aims to create a message of peace, love and unity through their music. The Nth Power, a jazz-funk-gospel-soul hybrid, is coming to ArtsRiot Oct. 20.  The band will be touring their latest album, “To Be Free: Live.’’ The band, formed in New Or...

Indie trio sets sights for new album tour

Addie Beach

October 15, 2016

The semester might just be settling into a groove, but one band aims to shake things up. Indie-pop trio Zipper Club is taking on Higher Ground Oct. 12. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. The group is comprised of Mason James of Cerebral Ballzy and Lissy Trullie from her eponymous band, with Damar Da...

Octet brings the party into Burly

Octet brings the party into Burly

Ben Elfland

October 5, 2016

Described as one of the greatest party acts in years, one genre-bending group will bring their energy to Burlington. Red Baraat, an octet lead by Sunny Jain, is performing Oct. 7 at Club Metronome. Jain began his musical career as child, studying jazz drumming in school.  It was not until later in l...

Cover band to recreate vibes in Burly

Bridget Dorsey

September 30, 2016

Year after year, one band reincarnates the sweet sounds of psychedelic Americana originally spun by the Grateful Dead in their heyday. On Oct. 11, Higher Ground is once again hosting Dark Star Orchestra. The band’s creativity and devotion have led them to surpass the Dead themselves in number of...

Author returns to a painful past

Bridget Higdon

September 29, 2016

Literature lovers and history buffs alike will be interested in a spectacular event coming to Burlington next week. Local author Mary Fillmore will be speaking at Phoenix Books in Burlington Oct. 4. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will celebrate the release of her new book, “An Address in Amste...

Local teenagers go behind the scenes

Local teenagers go behind the scenes

Ben Elfland

September 27, 2016

  A new program is allowing students from Burlington’s local refugee community to collaborate with an iconic African refugee music group. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars will be performing at Signal Kitchen in a concert Oct. 1 that is the product of a youth internship through King Street ...

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