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The return of the musical

It’s rare today for a major Hollywood film to be a musical, although this was a popular genre in the 1930s and 1940s.   “La La Land” bucks this trend by recreating a movie the likes of which hasn’t graced the silver screen in 70 years.   “La La Land” is a modern musical in…

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New Fleming show explores drinking

Across cultures, drinking is universally known to be an act of self-care for the body, as well as for personal and social enjoyment. Yet by observing the definition of drinking from a curatorial perspective, a bigger social and cultural discussion is revealed.   An exhibit at the Fleming Museum intends to present such a dialogue….

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2000’s TV comedy returns

In the case of many movies and TV shows, the sequels and reboots that follow rarely live up to the quality of their predecessors. Netflix’s four-part miniseries “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” revisits the trials and tribulations of television’s favorite mother-daughter duo, and proves to be just as sparkling and endearing as the…

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Activists raise awareness through art

A budding club aims to draw attention to the prevalence of modern day slavery through direct action and art activism. On Dec. 2, students crossing the courtyard of Royall Tyler Theatre courtyard or taking the steps to the Bailey/Howe encountered striking red trails of sand-filled sidewalk cracks and hand drawn chalk messages such as “Slavery…

New exhibit explores lake waters

Nearly 50 jars filled with materials from Lake Champlain were displayed on the wall of an art studio. Community members gathered at Burlington City Arts gallery for the opening “Of Land & Local: Watershed” opening and engaged in conversation about water issues in Vermont are on display through Jan. 14. “Not every small city has…

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New J.K. Rowling film has same old magic

New Yorkers bustled and Model Ts chugged down the cobblestone streets of Manhattan in the fantasy film that turns the clock back to 1926 New York City. Harry Potter author JK Rowling’s debut screenplay  “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” hit theaters Nov. 18. The film is another of this year’s expansions on the wizarding…

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Rap trio makes triumphant return

Every ‘90s-loving hipster’s favorite rap group is back. After an 18-year hiatus, A Tribe Called Quest returned Nov. 11 with their sixth and supposedly final album, “We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service.” Following the death of group emcee Phife Dawg in March, the album, which has been in the works for…

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Comedian records special in Burlington

Not only is this comedian hilarious, but he is philanthropic, generous, open-minded and holds close ties to Burlington. Mike Finoia recorded his live album Nov. 12 at the Vermont Comedy Club. Finoia quickly captured the minds of Vermonters by promoting the legalization of marijuana. He took his audience through a journey of engaging topics such…

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UVM ensemble to ‘jazz’ Southwick

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, plays big band jazz. The focus of…

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Musician makes childhood dreams a reality

Fresh off his European tour, Burlington will host one of Rolling Stone magazine’s “10 New Artists You Need to Know” this November. Bayonne, Roger Sellers’ stage name, is performing Nov. 9, at Higher Ground. An Austin, Texas native, Sellers became interested in music at a very young age, and started putting on shows by banging…

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UVM dance company to perform fall recital

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 a number of different styles, including modern,…

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Folk artist gets nostalgic in new project

An album about nostalgia, “Ape in Pink Marble,” leaves listeners longing for places they have never been to and people they have never met. “Ape in Pink Marble” is freak folk artist Devendra Banhart’s ninth studio album and features 13 tracks. It succeeds in transporting listeners to a simpler place, both in time and setting….

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