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an Oscar alternative

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With a ceremony that lasts hours and awards that can be disappointing to some, the Academy Awards become the target of more complaints than filmmaker Michael Moore makes about the war.


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Calvin Klein approaches Knicks player during game

NEW YORK -- Security guards had to escort fashion designer Calvin Klein back to his seat at a New York Knicks game after he walked up to Latrell Sprewell and talked to him in the middle of play.



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War too much for some viewers

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Dramatic images of the war in Iraq have left people across the country struggling to decide when to watch TV and when to turn it off.

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Singer Celine Dion set on Vegas

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LAS VEGAS -- Celine Dion leaves no doubt that she's ready to embrace Las Vegas five nights a week, 40 weeks a year until 2006 with her much-hyped new show, "A New Day." She dances. She swoons. She flies. The newly muscled diva with a tomboyish haircut belts out 23 songs over more than 100 minutes in a Caesars Palace theater designed just for her.


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Rock critic returns to Bloomington

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Anthony DeCurtis is the most visible face of rock criticism today. As a frequent contributor to VH1 programming, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and a Grammy award winning writer to boot, he has established himself at the forefront of his field. At 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, the Union Board will present "Anthony DeCurtis -- The Beatles: Yesterday and Today," in which DeCurtis will lecture and answer questions from the audience.


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Anniversary show goes on

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LOS ANGELES -- The musical "Chicago" won the best-picture Academy Award on Sunday at an Oscar show overshadowed by the U.S.-led war on Iraq. "Chicago," which had a leading 13 nominations, was shaping up as the big winner numerically, taking the supporting-actress prize for Catherine Zeta-Jones and four technical awards. Chris Cooper won supporting actor for "Adaptation." Adrien Brody was a surprise best actor winner for his role as a Holocaust survivor in "The Pianist," which also netted Roman Polanski the best-director Oscar. Nicole Kidman was named best actress for portraying novelist Virginia Woolf in the somber drama "The Hours." Pedro Almodovar won the original screenplay Oscar for "Talk to Her," and Ronald Harwood the adapted screenplay award for "The Pianist."


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Around the Arts

BPP opens spring theater classes he Bloomington Playwrights Project is offering open registration for theater classes offered by the School of Dramatic Arts (SODA). The classes offer various levels of acting, improvisation, playwriting/screenwriting, magic and clowning for all ages -- elementary, middle and high school and adults.


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Madonna triumphs at Razzies

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LOS ANGELES -- Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie swept away the competition at the Razzies, an annual spoof of the Academy Awards singling out the worst achievements in film.


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Venezuelan flag sparks fashion craze

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CARACAS, Venezuela -- If you think America went crazy over its flag after Sept. 11, you should visit Venezuela. Venezuelans do not just decorate their homes with flags. They are wearing them on T-shirts, shorts, skirts, backpacks, fanny packs -- even bikinis. It is a fashion craze spun from the turmoil surrounding President Hugo Chavez's four-year rule...


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New surgery could help actor breathe

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CLEVELAND -- Doctors have implanted electrodes in Christopher Reeve's diaphragm in an experiment they hope will allow the paralyzed actor to breathe without a respirator, hospital officials said Thursday.


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'Sopranos' star may be liable

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LOS ANGELES -- HBO fired back Tuesday at "The Sopranos" star James Gandolfini in court, saying the actor must settle his contract dispute or risk being liable for more than $100 million in damages.


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Musicians back on stage

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NEW YORK -- After a four-day walkout that cost the city $10 million, Broadway musicians settled the first strike on the Great White Way in nearly 30 years Tuesday by agreeing to cut the number of orchestra players a show must hire.




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Readers seek information in pro- and anti-war books

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NEW YORK -- When a customer enters the Politics & Prose bookstore and wants to learn more about Iraq, store owner Carla Cohen has a number of suggestions. David Fromkin's "A Peace to End All Peace," a general history of the Middle East. "Republic of Fear," Kanan Makiya's analysis of contemporary Iraq. Bernard Lewis' "The Middle East: A Brief of History of the Last 2,000 Years."



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The art of fondue

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When 24 students enrolled in Stuart Hyatt's advanced sculpture class, they probably never imagined establishing a totally functioning fondue restaurant in four weeks. But they have done so.


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Poets present anti-war poems to Congress

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WASHINGTON -- Poets brought their anti-war verse to Congress on Wednesday, handing lawmakers thousands of poems to protest pending military action in Iraq. The group, "Poets Against the War," is barely a month old, born out of one poet's refusal in January to attend a poetry symposium with first lady Laura Bush.


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Nationally celebrated poets to read tonight

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Two nationally celebrated poets, Terrance Hayes and Crystal Wilkinson, will be reading tonight at the Neal-Marshall Grand Hall. The evening of poetry and fiction is the second event this year inspired by and in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Indiana Review and the first edition of the Indiana Review "Writers of Color."