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'TV Guide' celebrates 50th anniversary

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PHILADELPHIA -- At age 50, TV Guide is showing signs of maturity. Circulation is down amid competition from newspapers that offer their own listings and TV shows that provide a steady stream of celebrity news.



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Fine arts school opens new exhibits

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Special exhibitions offering graduating MFA candidates an opportunity to showcase their works during three consecutive group shows began Wednesday and run through May 11 on the first floor of the Hope School of Fine Arts.


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One last show

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The Barber Brothers return today to the Jazz Fables stage at Bear's Place. Cover is $5 at the door, and the show begins at 5:30 p.m. The evening will celebrate the 23rd birthday of Roland Barber, who plays trombone, and Rahsaan Barber, who plays saxophone.

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Stupidity rewarded

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After reading "The Darwin Awards II," I am convinced that Darwin's theory of evolution is entirely correct, and it is actively in effect for the human race as well as the animal kingdom.


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Puppets thrill audience

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Tiny, smiling faces lined up outside of the Monroe County Library auditorium Saturday. Members of the audience arrived 15 minutes early to get their tickets for the Puck Players' production of "Babar." Playing at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., the show was free to the public and geared toward children ages 2 to 6. Children clutched their parents' hands and walked into the dimly lit auditorium. Nina Ost, master puppeteer and organizer of Puck Players, greeted them. Her voice was warm and friendly and she acknowledged every child as he or she walked through the door.


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NEA chair hopes to restore agency's image

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WASHINGTON -- The new chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Dana Gioia, has big plans for the agency: a national tour of Shakespeare's plays, a national poetry recitation contest, programs for rural and military communities.


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Around The Arts

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LONDON -- A British tabloid said Tuesday it has hired reporter Peter Arnett shortly after he was fired by NBC-TV for saying on Iraqi television that the U.S.-led war effort had failed. "Fired by America for telling the truth," the Daily Mirror said in a Page One headline. BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has selected Marvin Hamlisch as its principal pops conductor. LONDON -- Two early watercolors by children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter have been auctioned for a total of more than $64,000.


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Mezzo-Soprano to sing at IU

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Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Susan Graham will give a solo recital at the IU Auditorium at 8 p.m. Thursday. Graham's IU performance is part of her 2003 North American Recital Tour, which will end with a flourish as Graham makes her Carnegie Hall debut in mid-April.



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'Head of State' heads weekend box office

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LOS ANGELES -- Audiences gave their votes to Chris Rock and put his presidential farce "Head of State" in the lead with a weekend box office of $14 million. The Steve Martin and Queen Latifah comedy "Bringing Down the House," the top movie for three straight weekends, held the runner-up slot with $12.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.


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Center bridges gap between University and community

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As IU students sign housing contracts and consider which classes to take next fall, art enthusiasts throughout Monroe county are agonizing over their own class schedules. From budding Bloomington photographers to ordinarily sedate residents who just couldn't pass up the chance to design the ideal clay dragon...


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'Urban Cowboy' continues

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NEW YORK -- "Urban Cowboy" is back in the saddle again. In a dramatic, on-stage announcement Saturday night, at what was to have been the new musical's fourth and final performance, director Lonny Price announced the show would continue its Broadway run.


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Cleese will give April Fool's lecture ITHACA, N.Y. -- John Cleese will give an April Fool's Day lecture at Cornell University on the life and works of W.C. Fields.


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Workshop introduces dance styles

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Thursday evening marked the beginning of the African-American Dance Company's 6th annual dance workshop. The workshop's purpose is to reach out and educate the community about dance styles not widely represented in the United States.


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Visit 'Desire' street today

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Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" explores the clash between working class middle-America values and old-school Southern gentility. Audiences at tonight's performance of "Streetcar" will witness this clash on the Ruth N. Halls Theatre stage.


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Sax acoustics reach new level

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Avant-garde saxophonist John Butcher brings a solo performance Sunday to the John Waldron Arts Center's Rose Firebay Theatre. Local avant-garde group Colloid will open for Butcher, who is originally from England.


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Around The Arts

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Wilde's 'Earnest' tonight, Saturday The John Waldron Arts Center continues its 20th anniversary series with "The Importance of Being Earnest" beginning tonight at 8 p.m.


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Radio host organizes rallies

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PHILADELPHIA -- Flag-draped "Rallies for America" across the country are drawing thousands of people to demonstrate support for U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf -- a less visible counterpoint to the large crowds who have flocked to anti-war protests.


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Two art students share dreams, studio space

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On a quiet Sunday night, the McCalla Sculpture Center's woodshop studio is home to Gaberial Meldahl, his current project and his drum set. There is hardly anyone else in the entire building, which can be full of people during regular hours.