The Vermont Cynic

Wood Artisan Reveals His Prison Experience 

Autumn Benjamin

October 13, 2015

When you look into Jeremy Mackenzie’s eyes, you would never know he spent eight years in prison. His artwork tells another story, one of victory and hope, of freedom and devotion. It tells his story.   “Hidden Blueprints” is a collection of wood carvings, located in the Amy E. Tarrant Galler...

French musician to mix it up in Burly

October 13, 2015

 Hailing from a small town in the north of France and working as a radio host in a suburb of Paris, this artist has since put out three award-winning albums and perform in over 65 countries.  Wax Tailor, known to his friends as Jean-Christophe Le Saoût, is a multifaceted musician with several a...

Burlesque tour breezes into Vermont

Izzy Schechter

October 6, 2015

When most people think “burlesque,” the word “geeky” usually does not come to mind. However, the world’s geekiest burlesque yet, will take over Higher Ground Oct. 16. The show is performed by SuicideGirls, a community of “alternatively beautiful” women that exists both online and performs...

Band to experiment with visuals

Jill Brookes

September 23, 2015

An up-and-coming indie folk band engages the listener on a journey that they both hear, and see. Fans will witness Lord Huron’s mastery of sight and sound at Higher Ground Sept. 22. This will be their second appearance in Burlington. Ben Schneider, the band’s founder and frontman, draws on his backgrou...

Artists plan for Pine street event

Artists plan for Pine street event

September 1, 2015

The South End Art Hop will celebrate its 23rd anniversary Sept. 11- 13.The Art Hop is a yearly event in the South End of Burlington where artists exhibit their work along with music, food and a runway fashion show.Adam Brooks, the executive director of the South End Arts and Business Association, the ...

UVM faculty swings to Juniper Lounge

UVM faculty swings to Juniper Lounge

September 1, 2015

Foot tapping, head nodding jazz will be swinging to Hotel Vermont 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m, Sept. 9.UVM faculty members Tom Cleary and Amber deLaurentis will be lighting up the hotels’ Juniper Lounge with their jazz quartet.Pianist Cleary, who played with Phish’s Mike Gordon for six years, said th...

Ballroom dance teams swings further

April 21, 2015

The clicking of heels and melodies of Waltz from the campus recreation studio are courtesy of the ballroom team, a competitive part of the Swing and Salsa Society.Senior Chelsea Davidson and her partner, junior Eric Newbury, recently became national champions at the USA Dance national championships, N...

Pop band cheers for positivity

Josh Holz

April 21, 2015

Spring is in the air and pop rock is warming up Burlington’s music scene. The five-member indie pop band Cheerleader will be playing at Higher Ground April 24.  “I like the upbeat positivity,” said first-year Frankie Lyon, commenting on “The Sunshine of Your Youth.” “The melody is eas...

International pianist to tune up UVM

April 14, 2015

One European music star is embarking on his first tour of the U.S. – first stop, Vermont.Italian singer and songwriter Raphael Gualazzi will be playing a free show at Southwick Music Recital Hall, 7 p.m. April 16. The concert is being put on by UVM Program Board.“In the concert committee, we’re a...

Rock takes the funky side

Josh Holz

April 14, 2015

UVM students going to Nectar’s this week should expect funk. The Fritz will be performing at Nectar’s in downtown Burlington April 15 and 21 as part of their spring tour. The Fritz’s website describes their genre as “funk rock.” “It’s an interesting combination of genres,” sophomore Dan Ber...

Award-winning writer coming to VT

April 7, 2015

Burlington is welcoming a self-proclaimed “child freak.”Terry Galloway will be in Burlington for a book reading and a play performance. Both works are based on her life experiences, with a focus on her homosexuality and losing her hearing as a child and regaining it as an adult. She will be re...

Beloved blonde lawyer debuts in Burlington

April 7, 2015

New England’s largest community theater company is going pink this spring.Lyric Theatre Company will be performing “Legally Blonde: The Musical” April 9-12, putting on five shows on the main stage at the Flynn Center for Performing Arts. Lyric was founded in Burlington 1973, according to their websit...

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