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Unappreciated bands: The ’70s

Tim Elliott Kaylen Hoffman F

April 19, 2007


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1) MC5-If you like the Stooges, you will probably love MC5. They are partially responsible for the dawning of punk (real punk), and their suggestive anti-establishment lyrics and thrashing guitar chords definitely fit the bill for the '70s counterculture. Their rowdy live shows were always viscerally...

Student art show begins today in Boileau Hall

ADAM TAMBURIN

April 19, 2007


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A new generation of fledgling artists will display their work to the Saint Louis University community beginning today. A group of 51 student artists have been selected by the art faculty to display 90 pieces of work in an annual student art show that has a 30-year history at SLU. The show will open...

SLU Opera Workshop performs in Pere Marquette

Lindsey Trout

April 19, 2007


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Saint Louis University Opera Workshop presents "Mostly Mozart," a program that features scenes from The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni and Carmen. The concert, which will be held today at 3:30 p.m. in the Pere Marquette Gallery (DuBourg Hall 240), is free and open to the public.

Les Filmes Politiques

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February 22, 2006


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JFK (1991)In this movie directed by Oliver Stone, New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner) digs into the truth and speculation about the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas. His investigations of the FBI and other political officials lead hi...

Broke-plot movie

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February 22, 2006


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Guess what season it is. It is the American Academy Award season; and, once again, Hollywood has outdone itself with one of the most mundane and anticlimactic movies in the history of the industry. It deals with cowboys living on a mountain. Surprise! They are also homosexuals. Can this theme possibly ma...

Seeing Stars at the Gargoyle

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February 22, 2006


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I don't suck at life, so naturally, I don't watch The O.C. or shop at Urban Outfitters, but I do know that both The O.C. and Urban Outfitters have, as of late, made a business of introducing indie music to kids who were listening to Backstreet Boys five years ago. For better or for worse, bands like De...

‘Skanking and confetti’ characterize LTJ show

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February 22, 2006


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I've said it before, and I'll say it again: There's no show like a ska show. Less Than Jake proved this once again on their annual stop in St. Louis last Saturday. After several years of crappy openers (Allister opened last year and Fall Out Boy and Yellowcard opened the year before), LTJ finally go...

Lucky Stiff to begin Friday

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February 22, 2006


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Saint Louis University Theatre presents Lucky Stiff, a musical by Aherns and Flaherty, who also wrote Ragtime and Once on This Island.Roll the dice with this zany, offbeat and very funny musical-murder-mystery farce! Unassuming shoe salesman Harry Witherspoon will inherit $6 million if he takes his ga...

American Idol takes the gold over Olympics

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February 22, 2006


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For five seasons now, American Idol has reigned supreme on televisions across the country. So was it any surprise that last Tuesday more than 27 million viewers tuned in, a vast difference from the 16.1 million for the Olympics?Since its opening on Feb. 10, the Torino games in Italy have drawn in fe...

Gritty Cuts shows the Duke’s Spirits

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February 22, 2006


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If nothing else, The Duke Spirit have balls. In a world post Franz Ferdinand and the Killers, it takes gall to make a debut album like Cuts Across the Land, an album that honors grit over sheen, noise over groove, and muscle over metrosexualism. "Cuts Across the Land" roughly sounds like what P.J. Ha...

Director discovers romantic, epic story in The New World

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February 1, 2006


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Reclusive director Terrence Malick continues his tradition of exploring uncharted filmmaking waters in his fourth film, The New World. Malick, who wrote and directed the film, examines the famous story of early settler John Smith and Native American Pocahontas. Malick's narrative begins in 1607, with th...

Stones Roll into Saint Louis

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February 1, 2006


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  Shortly after rushing onto the stage and leading off with a loud, fast and hard version of "Jumpin' Jack Flash," Mick Jagger lamented that he and The Rolling Stones had not been in St. Louis for eight years. Two hours later, Jagger left St. Louis hoping that no such drought would ever happen...

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