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Stuck in Vermont Burlington High School's Dance Team Brings the Crowd.

Burlington High School senior Medine Nifasha, has been dancing all her life. What started as a fun activity with friends, became a popular YouTube channel and eventually, a student-led, hip-hop . . .

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Title Episode Number Original Airdate
BHS's Dance Team [560]
Burlington High School's Dance Team Brings the Crowd.

Burlington High School senior Medine Nifasha, has been dancing all her life. What started as a fun activity with friends, became a popular YouTube channel and eventually, a student-led, hip-hop Dance Team with lots of fans. Medine is the captain and choreographer for the group which she co-...Watch now »

239 Monday, December 31, 2018
Jazzed About Johnson [557]
Stuck in Vermont: Jazzed About Johnson

This week Seven Days is examining the health of small Vermont towns in the age of Amazon and Act 46. Rural villages are facing declining and aging populations, school mergers and struggling local economies.

Eva returned to her hometown of Johnson to check in with residents and see how...Watch now »

236 Monday, December 17, 2018
A Very Vermont-y "A Christmas Carol" [556]
A Very Vermont-y Version of "A Christmas Carol"

Vermont Youth Theater takes on Dicken's classic holiday tale of "A Christmas Carol" for the third year in a row. Combining professionals and amateurs, this multi-generational cast of 40 includes a few families too. With an original score composed by Artistic Director Mary List-Wheeler, this...Watch now »

235 Monday, December 3, 2018
Donna Carpenter Mentors Samar Khan [554]
Donna Carpenter Mentors Samar Khan

Donna Carpenter, the Co-CEO of Burton Snowboards, has participated in the Global Sports Mentoring Program five times. The organization pairs women in sports from developing countries with American female sports executives. This past September, Donna hosted Samar Khan, a cyclist from Pakistan,...Watch now »

234 Monday, November 12, 2018
Rue Mevlana & The House of LeMay [552]
Rue Mevlana and The House of LeMay Join Forces for Halloween Shows

Two local staples of the Burlington arts and entertainment scene teamed up last weekend to present three nights of spooktacular Halloween shows at the Off Center for the Dramatic Arts. Rue Mevlana is glam pop group that has been producing original music and over the top multimedia shows for...Watch now »

233 Monday, October 29, 2018
Champlain Elementary's Fresh Garden [548]
Kids Learn and Eat in a Burlington Elementary School Garden

Every Friday, the students at Champlain Elementary School learn about vegetables, herbs and flowers in the Fresh Garden with Miss Christine of the Burlington School Food Project. Eva visited their blooming Burlington garden last Friday to see the 5th grade class pick buckets of basil and kale...Watch now »

230 Monday, October 8, 2018
Spectrum's Detail Works [549]
Cleaning Cars & Changing Lives at Spectrum's Detail Works

Detail Works is a car detailing shop in Williston that opened in 2017 and is an enterprise of Spectrum Youth & Family Services. They employ teens and young adults and help them learn the skills necessary to become successful members of the community. Jasmin Wood is 19 years old and this is...Watch now »

231 Monday, October 8, 2018
Thorever [SIV550]
Photographer Matthew Thorsen Gets the Last Word

Matthew Thorsen has taken thousands of photographs during his lifetime, many for Seven Days during his 23 years with the paper. We recently celebrated his legendary work documenting the local arts, culture and music scene with a show called "Thorever" at Burlington City Arts.

Two years ago, Matt was diagnosed with melanoma on his toe. The cancer spread into the rest of his body, growing into malignant tumors. At the age of nearly 51, Matt has finished with radiation and experimental treatments.

I've known Matt since I started working at Seven Days 11 years ago. He is one of the most quirky, talented, and kind people I've ever met. And of course he has collected a treasure trove of photos that have been included in multiple "Stuck in Vermont" videos (including this one which featured him). I spent an afternoon with Matt at his home in Essex talking about life, art and dying.

Matt's birthday is October 10th so send him some birthday love!

Shooting date: 9/12/18

Music: 

Pinhead, Where Are You?, "Subway"
Rue Mevlana Instrumentals, "Magenta Man" & "Common Feeling"
Dirty Blondes, Sex the Elastic, "Burn"
Kevin MacLeod, "Floating Cities"Watch now »

232 Monday, October 8, 2018
Visiting the Edward Gorey House [547]
Visiting the Edward Gorey House on Cape Cod [SIV547]

This week Eva gets unstuck from Vermont and travels to Cape Cod in Massachusetts to explore the home of author Edward Gorey. Also known as the Elephant House, the prolific illustrator lived there from 1986 until his death in 2000 and it is open to the public from April to December. People travel...Watch now »

229 Monday, September 17, 2018
Artist Jess Graham & Volunteers Transform a Burlington Wall [546]
Artist Jess Graham and Volunteers Bring a Burlington Wall to Life With a New Mural [SIV546]

Vermont artist Jess Graham has spent much of the month of August methodically covering a downtown Burlington wall with a colorful 206' by 16' mural. The Cherry Street project was commissioned by Outdoor Gear Exchange and it depicts open-air activities during all four seasons. After blocking out...Watch now »

228 Monday, September 10, 2018
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