The Vermont Cynic

The issue with posthumously released albums

The issue with posthumously released albums

Connor Adams, Culture Columnist

February 20, 2020

Posthumously-released albums may seem like a noble idea to continue an artist’s spirit, but more often than not, they disrespect what the artist would want. Once an artist dies their name becomes a commodity. An infamous example of this is Frank Zappa, the virtuosic multi-instrumentalist famous in ...

Student musicians to honor Frank Zappa

Professor of music Alexander Stewart raises his hands to conduct the band into a loud fanfare of sound at a rehearsal for ZappaFest April 11. The band, who has been rehearsing throughout the semester, will be performing Frank Zappa compositions adapted for a jazz ensemble 7:30 p.m. April 20 in the Grand Maple Ballroom.

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

Walking past Southwick Music Hall in the late afternoon, a passerby may have heard the sound of a band at work. When practice is over, students hum to themselves as they leave, carrying instrument cases and sheet music. ZappaFest will be held for the first time in 10 years at 7:30 p.m. April 2...

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