Basement Medicine

“Much Acquainted Missing”: elements of loss

“Much Acquainted Missing”: elements of loss

Leisa Kelsey, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 22, 2012


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment

Black, white, gold, red: colors stand out bold and bright. The artwork is powerfully personal. It announces, “This is who I am. Take a look.” But what else can be expected from a creation of JSC Fine and Performing Arts professor Susan Calza? On March 16, the Julian Scott Gallery opened a mixed...

Springsteen’s newest a “Wrecking Ball” for my heart

Tom Benton, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Bruce Springsteen is one of the shining idols of my life. I first visited Springsteen when I was 14. Springsteen’s music revealed a brother I’d never imagined was out there—in songs like “Thunder Road” and my freshman year anthem, “Born to Run,” I heard a person just like myself, but...

The Aerolites are poised for takeoff

The Aerolites are poised for takeoff

Anna Maria Liccione, Arts and Entertainment Editor/Senior Copy Editor

March 8, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Undeniably classifiable.” That’s exactly how I would describe The Aerolites’ unique blend of Americana, rock and roll, funk, surf and soul after an energetic show at Moog’s Place in Morrisville in February. The Aerolites is a new band that is preparing to take the world by storm. This band...

“Human Centipede 2”: Is it really that hard to act like a buttface?

“Human Centipede 2”: Is it really that hard to act like a buttface?

Ben Algar, Sports Editor/ Staff Reporter

March 8, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

Last spring I submitted a movie review on “The Human Centipede (First Sequence),” and thankfully my review was published in that week’s issue of Basement Medicine. The film had been released a year before I wrote my review, and so my efforts may have only been useful in dredging up painful memories...

Students bring “Two Rooms” to Dibden

Students bring “Two Rooms” to Dibden

Anna Maria Liccione, Arts and Entertainment Editor/Senior Copy Editor

March 8, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Stage

“Two Rooms,” a senior project shared by Performing Arts majors Claire Demarais and Taryn Glasser, will be performed in Dibden Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 17.“Two Rooms” gets its name from the setting of the play, written by Lee Blessing. One room is a windowless cubicle...

Viver Brasil tells stories through dance

Viver Brasil tells stories through dance

Anna Maria Liccione, Arts and Entertainment Editor/Senior Copy Editor

March 8, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Stage

On Feb. 13, Viver Brasil Dance Company appeared on Dibden’s stage during their Feet on the Ground tour. With eight dancers and seven musicians, this explosive Creative Audience performance brought the crowd to its feet. The performance consisted of six dance routines, each telling a different story...

Rebecca Weisman: My Human Being

Rebecca Weisman: My Human Being

Shannon Edmonds, Arts and Entertainment Editor/ Copy Editor

March 8, 2012


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment

  Currently running in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery is the performance and installation piece “My Human Being,” created by local artist Rebecca Weisman. The exhibition will last from Feb. 16 until Mar. 10. Sean Clute, an Assistant Professor in the Fine and Performing Arts, invited...

Seven Stories of sound, all of them loud

Seven Stories of sound, all of them loud

Tom Benton, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Featured A&E, Music

Seven Stories violently assaulted my eardrums when they played Dibden on March 2. They did so with plenty enough aptitude for me to pass up pressing charges, but whether they deserved criminal charges depends on one’s attitude toward sonic battery. If you get your kicks having your ears screwed six...

“Slave Girl” makes fantasy real

Whitney Nellé, Contributor

March 8, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Stage

Have you ever wanted to have a conversation with a slave from the 1800s? That fantasy became a reality Wednesday, Feb. 29 for those who attended The American Place Theatre’s Literature to Life presentation of Harriet Jacobs’ “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” at Dibden. This show took...

Deborah Siegel to visit JSC

Deborah Siegel to visit JSC

Shannon Edmonds, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 8, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On Mar. 12, feminist author Deborah Siegel will come to Johnson State College campus to discuss her book, “Sisterhood, Interrupted: From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild.” The talk will be held in the Stearns Performance Space from 7 to 9 p.m. Karen Madden, the director of Academic Support Services,...

Upcoming movies for the silver scream

Upcoming movies for the silver scream

Ben Algar, Web Editor

February 16, 2012


Filed under Movies

Fear is a basic emotional response or feeling initiated by an aversion to a perceived risk or threat. For instance, an audience fears the movie “Hostel” because there is the perceived threat of being abducted and tortured while visiting a European hostel. The horror genre is a platform assembled...

A tale of passion, faith and f-bombs

A tale of passion, faith and f-bombs

Ben Algar, Web Editor

February 16, 2012


Filed under Featured A&E, Movies

Horror movie tropes come in many forms. Be it a lustful vampire, a dream-leeching murderer or a psychopathic killer, Hollywood has been able to chill audiences with anything. However, in recent years producers have figured out that the evolution of the scare needs reconstructing. But how do they expect...

“August: Osage County” fabulous tragicomedy

“August: Osage County” fabulous tragicomedy

Anna Maria Liccione, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2012


Filed under Stage

“Life is very long,” says Beverly Weston, the alcoholic patriarch of the Weston family. This quote from “The Hollow Men,” T.S. Eliot’s 1925 poem, opened the show, and the poem is a continual theme throughout the play. Zane Watkins in his first performance on the Dibden Stage, delivers this...

The New Kids in Town

The New Kids in Town

Anna Maria Liccione, Arts and Entertainment Editor/Senior Copy Editor

February 3, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

When Ian Keller and Patrick Purcell bought the Hub Pizzeria and Pub in September 2011, they brought a fresh new perspective to the slowly declining “hub” of town. Ian and Pat originally hail from Clark, N.J., but after being in Burlington for the past 10 years, they were ready for a new adventure....

“Singing Revolution” shows music’s power

Anna Maria Liccione, Arts and Entertainment Editor/Senior Copy Editor

February 2, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Professor of Performing Arts Bethany Plissey hosted a showing of the documentary “The Singing Revolution” on Jan. 25 in Bentley Hall. The Creative Audience presentation featured a short lecture, followed by the documentary, which focuses on the period between 1987 and 1991, when the small nation...

Author Series features Fried and Saunders

Author Series features Fried and Saunders

Shannon Edmonds, Copy Editor/Staff Reporter

February 2, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Two internationally acclaimed authors will visit Johnson State College in March and April as part of the Spring Author Series. Gabriel Fried will arrive at Johnson on March 29. George Saunders is scheduled to make his appearance April 11. Both authors will read in the Stearns Stage Space, the times...

“August: Osage County” puts the fun in dysfunctional

“August: Osage County” puts the fun in dysfunctional

Anna Maria Liccione, Arts and Entertainment Editor/Senior Copy Editor

February 2, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“This is one of those plays that’s about real life,” said Chris Colt, the director of “August: Osage County,” which will be performed Feb. 8-11 in the Dibden Theater for the Arts. “There’s nothing absurd about it. It’s the dysfunction, and the characters are people who are funny. But...

“Devil Inside” not a heartwarming family film

“Devil Inside” not a heartwarming family film

Ben Algar, Sports Editor

February 2, 2012


Filed under Movies

Found-footage horror films, notorious for having low budgets and becoming extremely profitable box office hits, recently changed the horror industry. It stems from a girl-next-door atmosphere, a neighborly disposition that draws viewers into believing they intimately know the characters on screen. Producers...

José Chepe Cuadra: Portraits from the Back

José Chepe Cuadra: Portraits from the Back

Shannon Edmonds, Copy Editor/Staff Reporter

February 2, 2012


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment

The MFA Thesis show “Retratos de Espaldas,” or “Portraits from the Back,” is currently showing in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery. The show is dominated by life- and larger-than-life size paintings of full-body portraits, all depicting people in the crowds of “el mercado,” or the market....

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