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Picture Perfect

Kelley Dunn

April 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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...

Let Me Explain: Oh, it’s Maybelline, all right

KATIE LEWIS

April 20, 2007

I had an embarrassingly narcissistic moment the other day. Let me explain. So, I was drinking my coffee and amaretto (it's OK; it was after noon . somewhere), when I caught sight of my reflection in the liquid's bubbles. I was mesmerized. I tilted my head back and forth and watched my likeness do the...

Is music Mims’ savior?

Tim Elliott

April 20, 2007

Since the rise of West Coast-centered "gangsta" rap, every East Coast rapper has claimed that he or she is restoring New York's status as the birthplace and reigning geographic center of rap music. This tradition includes such notables as The Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z, and extends to current pop sensation...

Business in the front, party in the back

Landon Burris

April 20, 2007

The much-anticipated sequel to the album Mullets Rock!, Mullets Rock! Too! is now available (Sony Legacy Recordings). The album contains 18 songs that exemplify the "business in the front, party in the back" lifestyle and is the follow-up not only to 2003's Mullets Rock!, but also the soundtrack to the...

Unappreciated bands: The ’70s

Tim Elliott Kaylen Hoffman F

April 20, 2007

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 20, 2007

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 20, 2007

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.

Muny Theatre celebrates 89 years

Kat Patke

April 20, 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...

Les Filmes Politiques

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February 23, 2006

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...

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