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Ibsen's 'Doll's House' well worth the time

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Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House" opened last Friday night at the John Waldron Arts Center located at 122 S. Walnut Street. The show was directed by Terence Hartnett and based on the 1997 Tony Award winning pseudo-adaptation by Frank McGuiness.


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'Shockwave' hits campus

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This Friday and Saturday, the campus will be rocked by the sounds and sights of "Blast II: SHOCKWAVE" at the IU Auditorium. A sequel to the Tony- and Emmy-award-winning "Blast," the show consists of a compilation of music and special effects. "Finally the musicians have pushed away the chairs, thrown out the music stands and crawled out of the pit and onto the stage," said Jim Mason, the show's creator.


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Bloomington's Bagels

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Known for its inexpensive cost, convenient portability and ability to be eaten at a later time, the bagel has become a staple of college cuisine. Whether in a sandwich at lunch or a quick breakfast on the go, no one can underestimate the power of this Austrian-born ring of dough. Taking freshness, variety and cost into consideration, here are some the best places to gnosh on this doughy delight.


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Cookbook's quick snacks soothe cravings

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Who hasn't had a craving for some unidentifiable food? In the midst of a studying break, you might find yourself staring at the refrigerator, as if expecting it to answer your hunger pains. "Midnight Snacks," a cookbook written by Michael J. Rosen and Sharon Reiss, attempts to offer a solution to your cravings. The book promises to provide "150 easy and enticing alternatives to standing by the freezer eating ice cream from the carton." While all the recipes I tried were delicious, unless you live in a grocery store, chances are you will not have the ingredients necessary to prepare the enticing dishes.

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Families join in for 'wiz' of event

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Hundreds of Dorothys, Tin Men, Scarecrows and Cowardly Lions were running around Bryan Park Saturday, a little early for Halloween. The reason was the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department was hosting "A Maze n' October."


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Musical hobby costs pretty penny

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The perfect harmony can cost thousands of dollars. But that moment of symphonic bliss is well worth it to may IU music majors. Even if it means taking out a loan, or mortgaging your house. Freshman music major Erica Chung summed up why her father paid $8,500 for her flute.


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Designer leaves $1 million to school

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Late fashion designer Bill Blass donated $1 million to the University, a gift IU president Myles Brand announced at the opening of "Bill Blass: An American Designer" at the IU Art Museum. Blass, who died in June at age 79, did not specify what the donation was to go toward. Brand said in a statement that the money has been allocated to the Elizabeth Sage Historic Costume Collection and the IU Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design.


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Around The Arts

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Winona Ryder's shoplifting trial was delayed Tuesday after her lead attorney was unable to appear in court. Judge Elden J. Fox postponed the case until Wednesday after prosecutors and Ryder's lawyer met in his chambers. But attorney Shepard Kopp said in a telephone interview that he expects the trial will be delayed until next week to allow lead attorney Mark Geragos to complete an attempted murder trial. The judge also postponed until Wednesday a hearing to consider a prosecution motion to drop a felony drug charge against the actress. Officials with the District Attorney's Office have said the defense offered a sworn statement from someone who said Ryder had reason to carry the painkillers, a generic form of the prescription drug Percocet, when she was arrested.


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Jazz series continues with casual class

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Classy, but casual was the mood Monday night at the Musical Arts Center as students, faculty, and Bloomington residents stopped in for a jazz concert, part of the IU School of Music's Mac Jazz series.


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Free films shown Fridays

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When most buildings are empty on a Friday night, Ballantine Hall is the host of classic world cinema, shown in 16mm format for a price every student loves: free. City Lights, a program funded by the Department of Communication and Culture, does not utilize the latest in sound and image technology. Instead the Hollywood, foreign and independent films are shown in their original format, which is the main attraction for many audience members.


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Film producer to speak tonight

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Filmmaking methods are constantly changing, and keeping up with increasing technology requires dedication and talent. Robert Benedetti, renowned film producer and IU alum, said he believes that films create much more than momentary entertainment. The Department of Theatre and Drama has invited Benedetti to speak on the use of digital technology in film and Hollywood ethics. He will speak in the Ruth N. Halls Theatre at 5 p.m. tonight.


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Stephen King's "Buick" hardly provides a thrilling ride

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Stephen King is in a slump. His latest novel, From A Buick 8, is just another book in a long line of mediocre works by the former master of horror in suspense. Former because King seems to have lost his knack for both horror and suspense. From A Buick 8 lacks all the elements that once made King's books fun and exciting to read.


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Twisted fairy tales make enjoyable fun

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Saturday night was a good night for theater in Bloomington. The Buskirk-Chumley theater was filled with families eager to see the Bloomington Music Works' performance of Stephen Soundheim's "Into The Woods." And by the end of the evening, it was clear that few, if any, had been disappointed. "Into The Woods'" is a different take on the fairy tales we've all grown up with. The difference is that throughout the plot, all of the characters and stories are interacting with each other. And the traditional "happy ending" happens before the first act even ends. So during the second act, you're given a story that is completely original and ultimately entertaining to say the least.


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'ART' more about friendship than aesthetics

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Ever walk into a modern art gallery, see a painting, and think, "I could do better myself?" Well, Yasmina Reza's play "ART" deals with exactly these sentiments over modern art. A character named Serge (played by Sam Wooten) has purchased a white-on-white painting for 200,000 Francs. His friend Marc (Jonathan Molitor) doesn't think very highly of the painting and criticizes his friend for spending a fortune for nothing more than an ostensibly blank canvas. Marc and Serge bring a third friend, Yvan (José Antonio García), into the quarrel by forcing him to take sides over the new painting, even though he could care less. Yvan, after all, is about to be married and has his own family difficulties to overcome. The three have a brawl and nearly lose their friendship. At the climactic moment, Serge offers Marc a marker. Marc draws a skier on the painting, and the three friends have dinner. The conflict is finally resolved when all three friends erase the drawing and retie their bonds of friendship, although on shakier grounds than before. The IU performance, which opened this past Friday, had some extremely convincing acting. Wooten conveyed every bit of the elitism and self-congratulation characteristic of modern art lovers while remaining a rather bland professional, which is what Serge is. Molitor gave a wonderfully vivid portrayal of a fanatic who tries to impress his views on others without concern for their friendship.


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Kenny Rogers makes new fans

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Before Kenny Rogers concert at the IU Auditorium Friday, I would have in no way called myself a fan or even said I knew any of his music. I knew of two Kenny Rogers songs, "The Gambler" and "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)." The latter, a psychedelic single from the '60s, is heavily featured on the soundtrack of the Coen Brothers cult classic film "The Big Lebowski." The former, a late '70s chart-topper, is now a cliché, and people use the refrain as a phrase in everyday speech, "You've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em." Probably most college students recognize the native Texan not as a musician but as a restaurateur running "Kenny Rogers' Roasters" which has been parodied on television shows from Seinfeld to Jackass.


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Maestro Effron is memorable

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The Indiana University School of Music's Orchestra concert was impressive, despite the fact that the house was small. Just over 100 people attended, most of whom probably qualified for membership to AARP.


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Hungarian author wins Nobel Prize

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After Auschwitz, to write poetry is barbaric, a philosopher once concluded. A long line of poets and novelists have thought otherwise, and on Thursday, the Nobel Prize in literature went to Imre Kertesz, a Hungarian novelist and Auschwitz survivor.


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Ibsen play starts tonight

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Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House" will open at the John Waldron Arts Center tonight at 8 p.m. and will run until Oct. 26. The show is produced by the Bloomington Area Arts Council and in cooperation with Detour Productions. It is the second production commemorating the 10th anniversary of the John Waldron Arts Center.