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Madonna retools 'American Life' video for TV

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NEW YORK -- Madonna's "American Life" video has been reincarnated as a tamer, nonviolent version of its former self. The performer scrapped the original version because she thought its violent, antiwar themes were inappropriate during the U.S.-led conflict in Iraq.




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Hip-hop dance group performs last show of the season

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IU Essence will be performing for the last time this school year at the Black Student Union's fashion show at 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. The dance team performs at different venues throughout the school year, the most recent being the Faculty and Staff for Student Excellence Mentoring Program's annual banquet and awards ceremony.


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Gangsta animators

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Alvin and the Chipmunks swearing up a storm, snorting cocaine and packing pistols. Jabba the Hutt making moves on sorority girls and Yoda "bustin' a flow."



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Around The Arts

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LOS ANGELES -- Former "Tonight Show" sidekick Ed McMahon settled a lawsuit against the last of several defendants he sued for toxic mold that allegedly sickened him and his wife, killed his pet and made his Beverly Hills mansion unlivable.


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Artistic creations transcend barriers

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A week and a half after its annual spring dance concert, the African-American Dance Company is still dancing and performing. The dancers went to the Stone Belt Center Tuesday afternoon to dance for patients.


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Actors unions seek merger

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LOS ANGELES -- The leaders of the nation's two largest actors unions are asking their members to approve a merger they say would give them the clout needed to negotiate with major entertainment conglomerates and keep jobs in the United States.


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Café offers art, music

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Gallery West Espresso is a café, an art gallery and a music venue all in one. The café, located at 702 W. Kirkwood, next to Flora Restaurant, offers both a café-style setting for the coffee-drinkers, plenty of artwork to admire and lots of open space to study or chat with friends.


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Film festival shows outdoor adventure From scaling buildings in Boulder, Colo., to traversing the East Ridge of Annapurna, from breaking down barriers of language and custom in the Karakoram, to a young disabled athlete raising the limits of human achievement on the ski slopes, mountain adventure has many avenues, and this year's Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tours captures them all in Bloomington at 7 p.m. today, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave.



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Road tripping, American style

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When Eric Saperston graduated from San Diego State University, he did not want to end up in a boring office job. He took a job as a ski instructor in Aspen when he wasn't following the Grateful Dead. But that's not why he'll be speaking at 7 p.m. tonight at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. The main attraction of the event is Saperston's film, "The Journey," which documents a cross-country road trip and the people he met along the way.






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'Crystal Method' plays Alumni Hall

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The Union Board's instructions for Fusion 2.0 are clear: get your glow sticks ready IU because "The Crystal Method" is coming. Building on the success of last year's Fusion 1.0 concert, Union Board is sponsoring the sequel at 9 p.m. tonight at Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union.


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Concert presents ethnic music

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Two Azerbaijani instrumental ensembles will give a free concert at 8 p.m. Saturday in Ballantine Hall Auditorium 013. The musical program will be divided between folk songs and classically composed pieces from the Eurasian region, including arias by the first Azerbaijani musician to compose operas, Uzeyir Hajibeyov. It will also feature selections from two CDs released by the "Mamedov Family Ensemble," one of the groups that will be performing. Supertitles will be provided during the Middle Eastern songs so that audience members will be able to read English translations of the lyrics.