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Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021

Arts & Culture


The Setonian

Alumnni Rejuvinate Unadulterated Blues Music

Author: Andrew F.X. Gustafson It was an interesting pair of gentlemen who brought blues to the Gamut Room on Friday night. John-Alex Mason and Jerry Hunt play just about as pure a form of blues as you'll find anywhere. This was music straight from the South, drawing on the century-old tradition of the ...


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'String Cheese Incident' Mixes Styles In Tasty, Intimate Space

Author: Andy Zrike and Bryan McQuade Staff Writers On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Colorado's String Cheese Incident performed the second show of their extensive North American tour at Club Soda in Montreal. The two set performance fused bluegrass, rock and roll, jazz, multi-ethnic-flavored percussion and lengthy ...


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Godfrey Graces Grille Once More

Author: Pierce Graham-Jones Among the Middlebury alumni on campus this weekend were Mark Williams and Allison Frazier, graduates of Middlebury in 2000 and members of a band called Godfrey. Based out of Essex Junction, Vt., Godfrey tours year round (although much more frequently over the summer.) Friday ...


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Bern Alights With Lyrical Ingenuity in New Album

Author: Kate DeForest Arts Editor There is something to be said for the kind of rock music in which you could comfortably categorize Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and David Bowie (especially the Bowie of the acoustic Hunky Dory). I'm not sure what I'd call that grouping of rock, but it seems ...


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'Somewhat Damaged' Ideas Infect Staged Poe

Author: Allison Quady Arts Editor "Somewhat Damaged" promised us much mysterious madness to come by opening the play with Nicole Lebouef's '02 enchanting delivery of "The Conqueror Worm" by Edgar Allen Poe. Writer/actor Alex Poe '03 may have had in mind the calling of the sinister muse and the preparing ...


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Auctions and Aesthetics Valuing American Art

Author: Kate DeForest Arts Editor This year the College community has been graced by a series of notable lectures and talks as part of the traveling Smithsonian exhibit "Young America." By viewing the majestic, and oft pastoral or romantic, landscapes one gets a sense of the expansiveness the new American ...


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Great Read in Short Book at a Glance

Author: Kate DeForest Arts Editor Poetry is, as William Meredith so thankfully admits, "hard to read." However, some poetry (think T.S. Eliot) is harder to read than others. One of those newer poets, a young man named Spencer Short, falls into the latter category. However, Short loses none of Eliot's ...