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The 10 days of student ensemble performances

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December 1, 2011


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This holiday season will be a musical one for the Saint Louis University community when the Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present seven concerts spanning a full 10 days in December. The music-filled week begins at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 in Saint Francis Xavier College Church with the University...

‘Into the Abyss’ confronts the death sentence

‘Into the Abyss’ confronts the death sentence

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December 1, 2011


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Convicted murderer Michael Perry is scheduled to be executed in eight days when director Werner Herzog interviews him. “How are you doing?” Herzog asks the man accused of killing or murdering a woman during a burglary in 2001. Herzog’s inquiry is such a courteous way to start the interview, demonstrating his goal with his newest documen...

How soon is too soon for Christmas music?

How soon is too soon for Christmas music?

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December 1, 2011


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Never too soon for caroling - Stephanie Mueller It’s the most wonderful time of the year— and what would this momentous period be without its own ever-gratifying background music? They are the people you hate: The one who lives above your apartment and has “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” playing from noon to mi...

Vampires and werewolves and glitter, oh my!

Vampires and werewolves and glitter, oh my!

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November 17, 2011


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Staff writers share strengths and flaws of latest release in ‘Twilight’ series: Worth the watch, or waste of time? Worth the watch - Emily Diehl, staff writer Are you busy on Thursday? Hopefully, if you are, it is because you are planning to attend “The Twilight Saga” midnight prem...

Coming to the Fox: ‘Mamma Mia!’ Here we go again

Coming to the Fox: ‘Mamma Mia!’ Here we go again

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November 17, 2011


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                            A decade after ABBA’s greatest hits were first introduced to the grand Broadway stage, “Mamma Mia!” dances its way to The Fabulous Fox Theater from Nov. 22 t...

Chicago band slays dragons with music

Chicago band slays dragons with music

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November 17, 2011


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  I Fight Dragons is a band of geeks, for geeks and by geeks, and that is part of what makes them so entirely perfect. The video game-loving dragon fighters got their first taste of fame opening alongside Travie McCoy, 3oh!3 and Cobra Starship during MTV’s summer 2010 “Too Fast For Love...

Taste Buds – Nov. 17 column

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November 17, 2011


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This week, we set our sights on the pizza place that was voted “Best Pizza in St. Louis” in a poll hosted by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Black Thorn Pub and Pizza, located in the Tower Grove neighborhood south of the Health Sciences Campus, clearly states its priorities in its name: It is a ...

First-year summer reading novelist visits SLU

First-year summer reading novelist visits SLU

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November 3, 2011


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The first-year summer reading book is back, and Julie Otsuka has come with it. The Great Issues Committee and the First-Year Experience initiative sponsored a lecture by Otsuka on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Otsuka is the author of “When the Emperor Was Divine,” a 2003 novel selected for this year...

Lineup announced for St. Louis International Film Festival

Lineup announced for St. Louis International Film Festival

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November 3, 2011


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Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Toronto, Palm Springs, Sundance, St. Louis. Every year since 1991, cinephiles from the greater Metro-East have congregated at the Tivoli, the Plaza Frontenac, Webster University and Washington University for the St. Louis International Film Festival. Running Nov. 10-20, SLIFF...

Una on the SLU Monologues: ‘A good opportunity for people to share their stories’

Una on the SLU Monologues: ‘A good opportunity for people to share their stories’

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November 3, 2011


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For some students on a Jesuit, Catholic campus such as Saint Louis University, it feels as if there is no chance to talk about relevant issues relating to one’s identity, including issues of sexuality. In a response to this void, the student organization Una is coordinating the third annual SLU Monologues. “At SLU we don’t ...

Singer-songwriter Ben Folds to perform with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at Powell Hall

Singer-songwriter Ben Folds to perform with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at Powell Hall

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November 3, 2011


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A hipster before hipsters were mainstream, Ben Folds is a man of mystery, intrigue and unexpected humor that can make even the most seasoned musician cock their head to the side and say, “huh?” On Sunday, Nov. 6, Folds will perform for a sold-out audience seated in Powell Symphony Hall, performing a selection of new and old songs for a debut performance ...

Owl City’s latest album shines ‘Bright and Beautiful’

Owl City’s latest album shines ‘Bright and Beautiful’

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November 3, 2011


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At one time, Adam Young, 25, was making music in his parents’ basement in his hometown of Owatonna, Minn. Now, he’s known as Owl City, the one-man band responsible for hits such as the quadruple-platinum “Fireflies.” Owl City picks up where Death Cab For Cutie’s side project Postal Service left off, according to some music critics, with whom I am n...

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