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Concerto for Auer played

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DETROIT -- The concerto was penned by one of the great composers and written specifically for one of the world's pre-eminent violin instructors. It was to be played on an instrument of unparalleled quality. It didn't happen. Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto was completed in 1878 and written for Leopold Auer, a famed Russian violinist and instructor who also was the owner of a renowned Stradivarius built in 1690.


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Harry hits stores in June

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LONDON -- More Muggles mania is expected after J.K. Rowling's publishers announced that her fifth book about wide-eyed junior wizard Harry Potter will be published in Britain, the United States and several other countries on June 21.


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Have you been Googled lately?

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The days of truly blind dates are over. Now Internet users can google their way through cyberspace to uncover personal details about almost anyone who has surfed the Web.


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Co-op gallery features locals

The heart of the Bloomington Playwrights Project building isn't related to theater. Instead, the lobby houses the Bellevue Gallery, a co-op exhibit space for Bloomington area artists. "In this town, there are very few places to get work shown," said Betty Sander, Gallery treasurer. "It's a bunch of artists who want to show their work."

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Rap, Hip Hop headline 2003 AMA winners

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LOS ANGELES -- The biggest winners turned out to be MIA at the 30th annual AMAs, including Eminem, winner of a leading four American Music Awards. Others absent when their names were called at Monday night's American Music Awards were the bands Creed and the Dixie Chicks, who won two awards apiece.


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Music, tech groups OK copyright plans

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WASHINGTON -- The leading trade associations for the music and technology industries, which have been at loggerheads over consumers downloading songs on the Internet, have negotiated a compromise they contend will protect copyrights on movies and music without new government involvement.



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Disney breaks into China

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HONG KONG -- At a groundbreaking ceremony for Hong Kong Disneyland, top executives of Walt Disney Co. said Sunday they were confident their first theme park on Chinese soil will draw millions of visitors a year despite the global economic downturn.


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Guitarist claims porn used for book research

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LONDON -- Guitarist Pete Townshend of 'The Who' said Saturday he downloaded child pornography from the Internet while researching an autobiography discussing his suspected childhood sexual abuse.



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Channel's new leader sees future in reality TV, movies

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LOS ANGELES -- Angela Shapiro had been president of the ABC Family Channel only a few weeks when she approved her first show, a reality program featuring families who think they're funny enough to star in their own sitcom. "I did it on two sentences from (producer) Bruce Nash: 'Haven't you always said your life is funnier than a sitcom? Well we're going to find the families whose lives really are,'" Shapiro said Wednesday.


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Composer Ron Goodwin dies

LONDON -- Ron Goodwin, who composed a string of classic movie scores including "Where Eagles Dare," "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines" and Alfred Hitchcock's "Frenzy," has died at 77, his wife said Thursday.


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One night's worth of reality TV

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NEW YORK -- Actress Kim Coles got the boot, along with 10 handsome bachelors and four star-struck performers. All were casualties on the same night as a trio of new series swelled the ranks of "reality TV."


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Scholar's Inn Bakehouse food varies

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Most of the time, I love exotic food. With finals looming just a few days away, this was not one of those times. I needed some good old fashioned comfort food. With this in mind, I found myself in The Scholar's Inn Bakehouse.


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A POPS kind of Christmas

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It wasn't Radio City, and it wasn't Carnegie Hall. But it was Christmas. Christmas With the Pops Saturday night rang full of the traditional music and magic of the holidays, as the warmth of Christmas carols resonated through the IU Auditorium, sheltered from the snow and icy winds outside.


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Rocking out in high heels

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Most of the time, I can't even wrestle my way to walking in one-inch heels, much less three-inch ones. But the ability to walk in heels isn't Jeffrey Eisner's main talent (though I have to give major props to any guy who can handle 90 minutes of standing, dancing, running and jumping in three-inch heels).


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Students publish literary journal

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This is the creativity of everyday life -- the folklore of IU students. Feelings about life, love and pain are espoused for everyone to read. This is the new edition of Canvas, IU's creative arts magazine that was unveiled Wednesday evening at the Indiana Memorial Union's State Room East.


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A Rock Journey

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When Jeffrey Eisner first started at IU as a musical theater major through the Individualized Major Program, he knew his final project would not be something as simple as a few cabaret tunes. Finally in his senior year and due to graduate in May 2003, Eisner is directing, producing and starring in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." The critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock hit is a story of an East German rock singer Hansel, who suffers a botched-up sex change operation to get over the Berlin Wall.


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Collector buys clues to 5th 'Potter' book

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LONDON (AP) -- An American collector has paid more than $45,000 for a card full of clues to the plot of the long-awaited fifth Harry Potter book. The unidentified buyer made the winning bid Thursday for the card, handwritten by author J.K. Rowling as a charity fund-raiser. The money will be used to buy more than 18,000 books for schools in Africa.


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Promoter pulls plug on Axl

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NEW YORK (AP) — When Guns N' Roses announced they were going on tour this fall after a nine-year hiatus, fans of the heavy metal band snapped up tickets. Axl Rose was back and there was talk of a new album. But the comeback has been no "Paradise City.''