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'Godfather of Soul' sued

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ATLANTA -- James Brown's daughters have filed a federal lawsuit against the Godfather of Soul, seeking more than $1 million in back royalties and damages for 25 songs they say they co-wrote. Deanna Brown Thomas, who works at a South Carolina radio station, and Dr. Yamma Brown Lumar, a Texas physician, say Brown has withheld royalties because of a family grudge.



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La Casa celebrates Hispanic heritage month

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Sigma Lambda Gamma, a Latina-based sorority affiliated with the Latino Cultural Center, La Casa, is holding "Loteria," a night of fun and games, tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. Loteria has become an annual event for La Casa since the Psi chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma was established at Indiana University in 1997. The sorority has sponsored Loteria night for the past five years.


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Around the Arts

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Copolla's 'The Godfather' tops survey for greatest movie 'Monsters, Inc' sets sales record U.S. defends artists' visa holdup Vives wins 2 Latin Grammys

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Opportunities abound for dance majors, non-majors

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\"Love like you've never been hurt and dance like nobody's watching…" Mark Twain's inspirational words speak the truth when it comes to dancers at IU. Although IU offers a very intense ballet program through the School of Dance in which students dance all afternoon after their morning core classes, IU also offers many electives in all types of dance.


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Nothin' but soul

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Many great artists have defined rhythm and blues, but few have had the longtime recording power of The Temptations. Formed in 1961 in the heart of the Detroit Motown scene, The Temptations remain hard at work recording new material and performing the energetic pop, soul and funk that skyrocketed the group to the top of the charts in the '60s and '70s.


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IU playwrights seek Masters

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Within the next couple of months, two IU Master of Fine Arts playwright students will have their original works performed to the benefit of the Bloomington community. Jonathan Yukich, in his second year of the MFA program, has written and will also direct his work entitled "The Mime Crime." The play tells the story of a mime who commits a murder in broad daylight.


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Spanish film festival seeks respect

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MADRID -- The Spanish-speaking world's biggest film festival, San Sebastian, opens Thursday, still struggling for respect on its 50th birthday. As usual, there's a smattering of stars (Francis Ford Coppola gets a lifetime achievement award; John Malkovich presents his first movie as director) and a full slate of movies -- 233 -- but no major world premiere. San Sebastian's Golden Shell -- to be awarded Sept. 28 -- lacks the glamour associated with the Palme d'Or (Cannes), Golden Bear (Berlin) and Golden Lion (Venice), not to mention Hollywood's Academy Awards.


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Local celebs volunteer art for rehab clinic

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Local celebrities, artists and volunteers shared their artwork at the annual art auction and dance performance benefiting Amethyst House on Friday evening. For 22 years, Amethyst House, a non-profit organization, has been helping both men and women who are suffering from substance abuse and other addictive behaviors.


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Artist's work could make you go 'eek!'

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Feminist artist Judy Chicago's return to the IU campus was marked Friday afternoon with a screening of the documentary "No Compromise: Lessons in Feminist Art." Some of Chicago's art has been displayed in The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, and a lithograph of one of her most famous pieces, "Butterfly Vagina Erotica," will be added to the collection.


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Counting on the Crows?

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Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today for the Counting Crows live in concert Thursday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. in the IU Auditorium. The Crows were scheduled to play at the auditorium last year, but issues concerning the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 and work on their new album, Hard Candy, got in the way and the band cancelled the show the same day tickets went on sale.


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Humanity in Hitler?

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TORONTO -- It's a delicate matter, putting a human face on a monster. Two entries at the Toronto International Film Festival present personal, often uncomfortable glimpses of Adolf Hitler, one in a fictional setting as an aspiring artist, the other in real, firsthand recollections from an aide.


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Comedic play addresses eating disorders

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Wendy MacLeod's play "School Girl Figure," a social satire on eating disorders, opens at the Bloomington Playwright's Project this Friday. In this dark comedy, the high school "in-crowd" is the "thin crowd." At this high school, girls are competing to be the thinnest.


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Indy to host gay film festival

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The second annual Indianapolis Gay & Lesbian Film Festival starts this coming weekend in Indianapolis. "We've worked really hard to get a broad mix of films that would cater to the entire community," festival co-director Pam Powell said. This year the festival will try to embrace diversity even further and "look for more movies about women, youth, and people of color."


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Rapper\'s kin offer alibi for death

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LOS ANGELES -- The family of rapper Notorious B.I.G. has released documents and an audiotape that they say prove he was in a New York recording studio the night rival Tupac Shakur was shot in Las Vegas. The Los Angeles Times reported last week that Notorious B.I.G., whose real name was Christopher Wallace, was in Las Vegas the night Shakur was gunned down, and that he provided a Compton gang member with the murder weapon and promised to pay the gang $1 million for the assassination.


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8 of 23 Broadway shows go on

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NEW YORK -- Many theaters were dark and strangely quiet, but the show went on for eight of 23 Broadway productions, including such big musicals as "The Producers," "Hairspray" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie." "In a way, we have to treat it as any other day, as far as going out there and performing," said Brad Oscar, star of "The Producers," the laugh-filled Mel Brooks musical. "We can't bring on stage the gravity and the weight and the enormity of what Sept. 11 means, especially with this show. And it's that contrast which makes performing on Wednesday so hard."


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Local symphony orchestra welcomes new conductor

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During an early autumn evening last Thursday filled with wine, music and conversation, over 150 musicians, patrons and Monroe County public welcomed Leonardo Panigada as the new conductor of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra at the Oliver Winery. Co-sponsored by 103.7 WFIU, IU's public radio station, the BSO fundraising event opened at 6:30 p.m. to guests with gourmet hors d'oeuvres and a plethora of Oliver wines for visitors to taste. Providing the evening's entertainment was Karl Sturbaum's Jazz Group, whose lead member, Karl Sturbaum, is a cellist for the BSO. With jazz music floating in the humid, twilight air, guests browsed the tables laden with prizes for the night's raffle. Among the gifts were concert, theater and sports tickets, gift baskets, retail gift certificates, fine arts and crafts, CDs and more. The master of ceremonies for the night was George Walker, the classical music programmer for WFIU. Opening the evening with welcome remarks, Walker soon gave the microphone away to Panigada, whose thick accent gave all in attendance a hint of what is to come for the BSO concerts.


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\'Rolling Requiem\' crosses campus

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Sept. 11, 2001, was equivalent to memories of Pearl Harbor and memories of the assassination of JFK. It was the MTV generation's shocking awakening to the world. In the year since the occurrence of Sept. 11, an event unmistakably scarring the minds and hearts of people around the world, several songs have become anthems capturing the emotions describing what we saw, as a collective mind, first hand.


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9/11 musical to debut in Austria

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VIENNA, Austria -- Sergei Dreznin knows it's risky to debut a musical about Sept. 11 on the anniversary of the attacks. However, Dreznin, a Moscow-born composer who lives in New York City, says he couldn't resist capturing how the spirit of New York has endured. He felt compelled as an artist, he says, "to tell the most important story that could possibly be told."


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Broadway arising as a different being

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NEW YORK -- In the center of Times Square people wait in a line that snakes as far as the eye can see, all in the hopes of purchasing inexpensive tickets to Broadway productions. The people waiting patiently are surrounded on all sides by promoters selling their show, vying for the crowd's attention with statements promising more than the last.