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'Music Man' plays IU

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For the first time in over a decade, Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" comes to the IU Auditorium today. The show runs at 8 p.m. tonight and Wednesday.


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Flare, punk, pastels mix in fall fashion

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NEW YORK -- Next fall, expect to see a lot of classic lines accentuated by 60's and 80's inspired details. These features and more are the centerpieces of designer collections presented at "7th On Sixth," a twice-a-year fashion extravaganza taking place in New York through Feb. 14. Since its creation in 1993, "7th On Sixth" has produced over 1000 designer shows. "7th On Sixth" was originally formed by the Council of Fashion Designers of America to organize, centralize and modernize the American Collections and provide a platform for American designers to become players in the global fashion business.


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Networks refuse popular HBO show

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NEW YORK -- Three of the four biggest broadcast networks said Monday they have no interest in airing a sanitized version of HBO's Emmy Award-winning comedy "Sex and the City." The fourth network, CBS, would not comment on the possibility. Published reports, first in Variety on Friday, said HBO had approached executives at ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox about airing an edited "Sex and the City" as a prime-time series, starting this fall.


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Around The Arts

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NEW YORK -- Dude, yer gettin' busted! The actor who gained fame and a cult following as the slacker "Steven" in commercials for Dell computers was arrested buying a small bag of marijuana, police said. PASADENA, Calif. -- Her television adventures may be over, but "Xena: Warrior Princess" still attracts a crowd.

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Chick flick finds box office gold

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LOS ANGELES -- Critics called it a bad date movie, but "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" courted movie-goers to the tune of $24.1 million in its first weekend for a No. 1 debut. The martial-arts action comedy "Shanghai Knights" opened in second place with $19.8 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The musical "Chicago," which tripled its theater count to 1,841 cinemas, climbed to No. 3 with $10.7 million, lifting its total to $63.7 million since opening in limited release at Christmas.


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Young dancers showcase talent

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It always amazes me when men possess grace. Female ballerinas have it naturally, but male ballet dancers are incredible in their ability to jump, do complicated dance steps and stand on point, seemingly without effort. Saturday night saw a diverse audience come for a taste of the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company at the IU Auditorium. The ABT Studio Company is a classical company featuring 12 handpicked young dancers from all over the world. Ranging in age from 16 to 21, the dancers train with expert choreographers to prepare for the American Ballet Theatre.


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High profile interviews help King regain top talk show spot

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NEW YORK -- Last week was a terrific one for CNN's "Larry King Live," just like the old days. A plugged-in panel, including a former astronaut, talked about the space shuttle Columbia disaster. National Security Director Condoleezza Rice discussed the case against Iraq. Former President Clinton gave a rare interview. The jocular, 69-year-old talk show host, who also talked to Elizabeth Taylor on Monday, was in his element.


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Racy play opens today

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Today, a very unique twist on a very old play opens at the Ruth N. Halls Theatre. It is Aristophanes' comedy "Lysistrata," an ancient Greek classic about Athenian women who refuse to sleep with their husbands until they stop fighting a war with the Spartans. The Theatre and Drama Department presents the play at 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Feb. 10 through 15. Tickets are $15 for general public and $13 for students and seniors. They are available at the IU Auditorium Box Office and by phone or online from Ticketmaster.


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Photo exhibit highlights the news

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We all remember pictures of Monica Lewinsky during the infamous trial with President Clinton -- Lewinsky in the crowd, vying for a chance to speak to the president, or Lewinsky running away from the paparazzi and frenzied press that pursued her for weeks. But photojournalist David Burnett presented a different view of Lewinsky in his photograph, when he captured her from the side, sipping a Cosmopolitan martini.


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All That Jazz

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When Ariel Alexander stands to play a solo on her saxophone, she's surprisingly small, both in stature and presence. She doesn't throw her head back when she plays, and her cheeks don't flush red or balloon out as the solo crescendos.


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Around The Arts

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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone -- Actor Michael Douglas wrapped up a trip to war-ravaged Sierra Leone on Wednesday, checking out vast stockpiles of surrendered arms and talking with victims of the ruthless 10-year conflict. LONDON -- Madonna has complained to Britain's press watchdog about a magazine article claiming she was pregnant, the Press Complaints Commission said Wednesday. NEW YORK -- Bass vocalist Jerome Hines, who spent 41 years performing at the Metropolitan Opera, more than any other principal singer in its history, has died. He was 81.


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Comedians debut series

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NEW YORK -- For their new Showtime series, Penn and Teller chose a title that proclaimed their skepticism for such things as weight-loss products, feng shui and creationism; for end-of-the-world forecasts and the purity claims by bottled-water marketers; for ESP, sex aids and "second-hand smoke." Of course, the title they arrived at -- a more graphic version of "poppycock" -- isn't usually found in a family newspaper. No matter. Viewers up for a weekly dose of artful debunking are urged to watch what will here be designated "Penn & Teller: (Poppycock)!" "We're gonna hunt down as many purveyors of (poppycock) as we can," pledged Penn Jillette (the tall, pony-tailed one) when the series began its 13-episode run two weeks ago.


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Poet protests US policy against Iraq

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NEW YORK -- The threatened war with Iraq has politicized the nation's poets, starting at the very top. In comments rarely heard from a sitting U.S. poet laureate, Billy Collins has publicly declared his opposition to war and says he finds it increasingly difficult to keep politics out of his official job as a literary advocate. While at least three of Collins' predecessors also have stated their opposition to war, an incumbent laureate usually sticks to art for art's sake. Poets laureate are not political appointees; the selection is made by the Librarian of Congress, a post currently held by James H.



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BOSTON -- Actress Jane Fonda withdrew her $12.5 million donation to the Harvard Graduate School of Education, derailing plans to establish a research center to study gender in education.



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Chicago Sinfonietta pledges to promote diversity

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CHICAGO -- Paul Freeman calls it "preaching the gospel of symphonic diversity." Freeman, the musical director of the Chicago Sinfonietta, sees the midsize orchestra he helped start in 1987 as more than a chance to pursue musical excellence. He sees it as a means to extend the reach of classical music beyond the realm of white musicians playing music by white men to white audiences.


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Independent store celebrates one year

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A year after Boxcar books opened its doors to the Bloomington public, the independent and non profit bookstore celebra-ted its Feb. 1 birthday with a sale on books, readings by local artists, food, a raffle, as well as two separate auctions.


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White House event postponed

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NEW YORK -- The White House said Wednesday it postponed a poetry symposium because of concerns that the event would be politicized. Some poets had said they wanted to protest military action against Iraq.


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Actress shows interest in boxing, Tyson

LAS VEGAS -- Mike Tyson was talking boxing, while Meg Ryan was nearby shooting pictures. Tyson may be coming off his worst beating at the hands of Lennox Lewis, but Hollywood still recognizes a star -- even one as faded as Tyson.