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Underappreciated bands: The ’90s

Tim Elliott Kaylen Hoffman F

May 3, 2007

1) Blur: They had lyrics that all English kids, or Anglophile Americans, could relate to. They had a cute music video with a walking emotive milk carton. They had an egotistical lead singer named Damon Albarn, who still makes great music today (a few bands you have probably heard of-Gorillaz and The...

M?l?e makes new album

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May 3, 2007

How many bands get their name by randomingly picking it out of a dictionary? Not many! M?l?e, a new band based out of Orange County, has released a new album Devils & Angels in early April. This band is made up of four friends: Rick Sans (guitar/vocals), Ryan Malloy (bass/vocals), Chris Cron (vocals/keyboards/guitar)...

Country music: The twang that defines the sound of America

ADAM TAMBURIN

May 3, 2007

I have a confession to make. I love country music, and I don't care who knows it. Before you scoff, let me clarify a few things. Country music is not the collection of clich?s that popular culture all too often reduces it to. Contrary to popular belief, not all country fans are gun-slingin', Bible-totin',...

Grand Center offers relief from the lulls of summer

Kelley Dunn

May 3, 2007

The lazy doldrums of summer just got a little less dull. This summer, when you find yourself toiling in the agony of summer boredom, never fear-salvation can be found just a short walk away. Susan Wedemeyer, an event coordinator for the Grand Center, describes the organization's summer events as "a...

Latest buddy movie stars SNL trio

KATIE LEWIS

May 3, 2007

Rod Kimble lives and breathes stunts. He sets up ramps for his moped around his neighborhood, attempting to jump swimming pools and milk trucks. The problem is that the poor guy has no skills as an amateur stuntman. When Rod's jerk of a stepfather, Frank (Ian McShane, Deadwood), falls ill and needs...

Sprint Upstage: A world of technology in .37 inches

Kelley Dunn

May 3, 2007

Nostalgia can be a wonderful thing. The days of the brownish, cream-colored kitchen telephone with the tangled, 20-foot cord are distant memories. The times when changing the channel on the television directly corresponded with moving the right side of the antenna approximately 4 inches to the left are...

Summer movies of 2007 hit all genres

Landon Burris Kevin Boehm

May 3, 2007

Once again, the folks in Hollywood are offering up a scrumptious palate of spectacular films fit to feed even the most bloated of ardent cinema aficionados. Full of sequels, action flicks, CGI romps and hopeful surprise hits, here is just a sampling of what to look for . May Must-see: (Landon's Pick)...

Muny Theatre celebrates 89 years

Kat Patke

April 19, 2007

This summer, "People Will Say We're In Love" when we "Put on Our Sunday Clothes" and "We Go Together to Hernando's Hideaway," where "Any Dream Will Do" because "On My Own, I'm Flying." Confused? That was actually a sneak peak for this summer's lineup at St. Louis' Muny Theatre, the largest and oldest...

Picture Perfect

Kelley Dunn

April 19, 2007

The movie Fantasia is one that has captured the minds and hearts of many. A film that many consider to be years ahead of its time, Disney's Fantasia incorporated contemporary artwork and music into an elaborate masterpiece of cinema. Despite how advanced the film was, however, one featured artist was...

Chicago is Ill

KATIE LEWIS

April 19, 2007

When a hit Broadway play becomes a major motion picture, it either tanks (The Producers) or soars (Chicago). The aftershock of the film version's success is that the stage version of Chicago is far less impressive. The Fabulous Fox Theatre welcomed back the Tony Award-winning musical for a three-day...

SLU Theatre closes with Baby with the Bathwater

KATIE LEWIS

April 19, 2007

SLU Theatre ends its 2006-2007 season with the production Baby with the Bathwater, opening tonight. Christopher Durang's play is a dark satire which examines parenthood and manners. John and Helen, new to the whole parenthood thing, are too embarrassed and polite to check the gender of their new child....

Aqua Teen writers forget to create plot

Landon Burris

April 19, 2007

Remember Serenity? The movie was made almost solely for fans of the prematurely cancelled sci-fi series Firefly, which was confusing and uninteresting for most people who weren't fans of the show. Well, take that concept of making a niche movie and apply it to the [Adult Swim] cartoon Aqua Teen Hunger...

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