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Double feature ends semester for City Lights

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A Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall double feature played last Friday night at Ballantine Hall 013 as part of the City Lights Film Series, sponsored by the Department of Communication and Culture. Despite the cold and slush roughly 30 people showed up to watch the 16mm screening fall semester finale of City Lights. The first show was "To Have and Have Not" (1945) which was released by Warner Brothers. It was based on Ernest Hemingway's book of the same title.


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Around the arts

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'Taken' takes a record audience Irish writer receives honorary knighthood 'Chilli': TLC more than single member


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Second boat movie for Cameron

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LOS ANGELES — The story of the ill-fated German warship Bismarck took hold of filmmaker James Cameron as a youngster, when he watched the 1960 British movie "Sink the Bismarck." He saw it again recently and was unimpressed. "Not that great a film. The special effects were terrible," said Cameron, who proved in "Titanic" and "The Abyss" that he knows a thing or two about the subject.


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Guggenheim donation saves the museum

NEW YORK -- The billionaire who withheld money from charities in his hometown Cleveland has given the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum $12 million, but only after persuading the director to cut spending.


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Becoming Marachi

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Dressed in black and white, the nine members of Mariachi de la Flor held their stringed instruments tightly but gently as they prepared to perform at Collins Coffeehouse Monday. Some of them have never before sung or played a Mariachi tune -- a rhythmic, lively melody, words that breathe of a culture unknown to most of us.


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Around the Arts

Eminem's former home up for auction, Lacroix to design Air France uniforms, Oasis members held after bar fight.


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Operas, symphonies faces woes

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NEW YORK -- Tenor Placido Domingo, who always packs the house at the Metropolitan Opera, didn't always this fall. The Lyric Opera of Chicago and the San Francisco Opera have each dropped plans to produce two operas they had announced for next season. The San Jose Symphony declared bankruptcy last month.


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Seven Broadway plays to open soon

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NEW YORK -- Murderous passion in ancient Greece with the ultimate high-strung wife and mother. Singing vampires in exotic Lower Belabartokovich. A fierce feud between two literary lionesses. Don Quixote tilting again at windmills. All this, and Paul Newman, too. Broadway will be blooming in December, with seven major productions scheduled to open before Christmas, making the month feel more like spring, when the Tony Award deadline usually produces a spate of shows trying to nab nominations.


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Paul and Ringo pay tribute to George

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LONDON -- Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney reunited Friday night for an emotional musical tribute to the memory of George Harrison on the anniversary of the ex-Beatle's death. With Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker and Harrison's son Dhani, the surviving Beatles shared a night of musical memories with an audience of 5,000 devoted fans at the "Concert For George" at London's Royal Albert Hall. Money raised by the concert is to benefit the Material World Charitable Foundation, which Harrison founded.


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A little taste of Tibet

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Every so often, I get bored with greasy pizza and easily unremarkable sandwiches. I needed something new, something exotic. In my search for a new culinary adventure, I stumbled into the Snow Lion restaurant. Located a few short blocks from campus, Snow Lion is a Tibetan themed restaurant. Once inside the doors, you are greeted with a display case selling various traditional Tibetan knickknacks. My companion and I were quickly shown to our table in our own little corner of the restaurant.


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PBS presents Sigmund Freud analysis

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NEW YORK-- What is it about Sigmund Freud that makes us feel anxious? Is it his bearded, stern countenance? That business with the cocaine? The way he, under the auspices of science, turned a cigar into a phallic symbol? Wouldn't it be a lot more comfortable without Freud in our lives -- where Mom is just Mom, not some taboo love object, and a cigar is always just a cigar?


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Clooney says 'Solaris' is a tough acting job

NEW YORK -- George Clooney said his latest role in Steven Soderbergh's "Solaris'' has been his toughest acting job to date. But the 41-year-old star is afraid it's his derriere that will get all the attention.


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'The Osbounes' enters second season

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NEW YORK -- "The Osbournes" becomes a reality show in the bleakest sense this season, as Ozzy and the kids cope with matriarch Sharon Osbourne's colon cancer.


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Graceland reverses impersonator ban

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Elvis impersonators can continue swiveling their hips and quivering their lips, after Graceland reversed its earlier decision to sever its support of festivals featuring clones of the King.


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'Blue/Orange' opens off-Broadway

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NEW YORK -- Physician, heal thyself. It would help a lot if the two doctors in "Blue/Orange,'' Joe Penhall's frenetic, agitated drama about mental illness and its relationship to racism, did just that: took two tranquilizers and calmed down.


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Sean Combs decries world AIDS effort

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs accused the media of ignoring the severity of the AIDS epidemic before performing at an AIDS-awareness concert Saturday. "I don't think you see enough of this story in your face," an indignant Combs told reporters. "There are millions and millions of people that are dying and a lot of it is ... because it's Africans, it's black people that are dying at this high rate."


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Anti-smoking play to debut Saturday

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When Duncan Teater, a 23-year-old from Lexington, Kentucky, graduated from IU last spring, he had no intention of working for someone else. He lightheartedly describes himself as "totally incompetent with the real world," so instead, he chooses to concentrate on marketing his original one-man play, "Father Psalm," in hopes that he can develop a unique career of his own. Combining his talents in acting, directing and writing, Teater uses his experience in the arts to create original pieces of theater that identify personal issues in society and promote social change.


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Jackson criticized showing son

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BERLIN -- Michael Jackson said he made a "terrible mistake" by holding his infant son over the railing of a fourth-floor balcony at a Berlin hotel to show fans below but shocking many people who watched the scene captured on video. Television around the world repeatedly broadcast footage of the reclusive pop star's brief appearance Tuesday at the Hotel Adlon across from Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate.


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Shall we dance?

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Joe Ehlers, president of the IU Ballroom Dance Club, sat on the floor of HPER 169 brushing the bottom of his suede shoes. His dance partner looks on, waited for him to get ready so the two could practice for their upcoming competition. "Either you go to clubs, stand on the side and watch thinking that 'person can really move,' or you're that person who's the center-of-attention," said Ehler, adding that ballroom dancing helps students learn how to dance so they won't remain sidelined at parties.