The Vermont Cynic

New England music festival to return for fifth year

New England music festival to return for fifth year

Hunter McKenzie, Culture columnist May 19, 2018

This Memorial Day weekend, the Calling returns. Music festival Boston Calling will return for its fifth year and ninth season Friday, May 25 and will last through Sunday, May 27. The festival will be...

The cast of the UPlayer’s production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” strike a pose in rehearsal at the end of the opening number. There will be two matinees of the show at 2 p.m. April 14 and 15, with one evening performance at 7 p.m. April 14.

UPlayers present spring musical

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer April 12, 2018

College students will throw it back to their middle-school days when they don thick-framed glasses, parachute pants and sweater vests for a musical coming to town this week. Don’t miss your chance...

Experimental band hits up Winooski

Experimental band hits up Winooski

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer March 29, 2018

A man wandered alone in an abandoned building, looking at himself in a room of mirrors. As the camera unfocused, he blurred out of view. This is a scene from the music video for “Curtains” by In...

The Mad Robin Callers Collective, a group that meets to work on calling contra dances, gather at the Rose Street Co-op, a living and community space for artists in Burlington’s Old North End, to begin an afternoon of contra dancing.

Dancers revive community tradition

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer March 21, 2018

The sound of a fiddle and a country band blasted over an amp as people twirled and spun in their socks, laughing and talking over music. As snow fell on a Sunday evening in late February, six members...

The UVM Theatre Department will open its spring semester show “Peter and the Starcatcher” Feb. 22 in the Royall Tyler Theatre.

UVM Theatre Department Brings Creative Take on Classic Story

Ella Webster, Staff Writer February 21, 2018

Ever wondered how Peter Pan came to be? How Tinkerbell got her pixie dust? How Captain Hook became the marauding pirate we know today? “Peter and the Starcatcher,” the Tony Award- winning prequel...

(Left) Two students admire a self portrait of Alison Bechdel hanging in the Fleming Museum. (Right) Alison Bechdel speaks at the opening of the Fleming exhibit featuring her work on Feb. 7.

Cartoons and politics fill new exhibit

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist February 13, 2018

On the wall is a large drawing of a human form cleaning out a litter box looking directly at the viewer, daring viewers to come inside and take a look. The figure is a self-portrait of Alison Bechdel....

Group fights to restore venue

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer February 7, 2018

“Hope,” is graffitied in large silvery letters against the dull brick and dirty, broken windows of Memorial Auditorium. It’s bright colors catch the eye on Main Street. Faded blocks of purple,...

Ashe, a Berklee College of Music grad, will perform at Higher Ground Feb. 5. She is currently on tour with San Francisco-based Lauv.

Female singer-songwriter visits Burly on a solo tour

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer February 6, 2018

It takes real musicianship to set a song apart from other mainstream tunes. Burlington can expect a refreshment from cliche electro-pop next Monday. The musician Ashe, a Berklee College of Music...

Steampunk expo to examine diversity and rebellion

Steampunk expo to examine diversity and rebellion

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer November 3, 2017

Dust off the old brass goggles and lace up those leather boots––the Vermont Steampunk Expo is coming to Burlington. The expo, which starts this Saturday, will feature vendors, live music and a wide...

WRUV DJs relax in the studio during a break.

Radio station opens doors to potential DJs

Kati Kirsch September 18, 2017

To start off the fall semester, UVM’s very own radio station, WRUV, is holding DJ training for anyone looking to get involved, regardless of experience level. WRUV provides the opportunity for students,...

Student band gets into the groove

Student band gets into the groove

Jensen Wainwright February 2, 2016

It’s groovy, it’s punk, it’s reggae, it’s metal, it’s MELON. MELON is a Burlington-based cover band that has been together since August 2015. Even though MELON songs contain...

Artists returning for first headlining tour 

Artists returning for first headlining tour 

Allie Osorno November 16, 2015

An up-and-coming electronic artist will return to Burlington for his first headlining tour. Kill Paris, aka Corey Baker, will perform at Higher Ground Nov. 20. Kill Paris is debuting his new album,...

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