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Gannett buys Como's Florida mansion Group finds Beatles photo collection


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Take a minute for 'Quick Fiction'

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When I picked up "Quick Fiction: Issue One" I didn't quite know what to expect. With its colorful cover art and thin size I thought I accidentally picked up a children's book. Much to my surprise, this thin volume contains some extremely hilarious and mature short stories. "Quick Fiction" publishes stories in collections that are extremely quick reads. The short stories in this collection are all less than 500 words, and some are significantly shorter. While extremely brief, all the stories were engaging. The true art of these authors is that they managed to say succinctly what many authors cannot do in page after page.


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Letterman seeks to rename I-465 INDIANAPOLIS -- David Letterman has an offer: He'll pay for new road signs if Mayor Bart Peterson renames the highway that circles Indianapolis the "Dave Letterman Expressway." On the "Late Show" that aired on CBS Thursday night, the talk-show host extended the offer after joking for weeks about renaming Interstate 465. "How about this: What if we change the name of that to the 'Dave Letterman Expressway'?" Letterman said in an on-air conversation with Peterson. "You know, Dave, I will tell you, I like that idea," the mayor said. Letterman had been saying he would pay $10 million for the renaming rights, but when he actually reached the mayor he pledged only to pay for new signs. LOS ANGELES -- Jackie Chan received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, promising in return to "make better films."


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5 Women Poets too academic

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Accidental Pentameters and Occasional Words," performed at the John Waldron Arts Center Saturday, marked the annual performance of "Five Women Poets", a 28-year-old writer's group that has actually grown to include eight poets instead of five. The basement of the JWAC where the event was held, boasted hard wood floors and an intimate seating capacity of approximately 50 people, which was the perfect size for the event. But the fact that the poems were delivered behind a white podium with flowered plants positioned around it, gave me the feeling of being in church listening to a sermon rather than a poetry reading. That's not to say the poems themselves were necessarily sermons, but rather, the spoken delivery of "Five Women Poets" tended to be a style doused with academic flavoring.

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Producer and director Paltrow dies at 58

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ROME -- Producer and director Bruce Paltrow, whose daughter, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who she once said was the "smartest person I've ever known," has died in Italy. He was 58. Paltrow, who was the husband of actress Blythe Danner, was known for the quirky karaoke road movie "Duets" (2000) and the TV hospital drama "St. Elsewhere." A U.S. diplomatic official said on condition of anonymity that Paltrow died in Rome, and that the American Embassy was informed of the death Thursday.



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Publisher sues ex-talk show host

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The publisher of Rosie magazine sued Rosie O'Donnell for $100 million Tuesday for abruptly pulling out of the venture last month. Gruner + Jahr Printing and Publishing Co. said in court papers that the former talk show host breached her contract and publicly disparaged the magazine when she quit Rosie on Sept. 18.


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Ex-couple close on custody deal

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Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson are close to an agreement on custody of their two sons, lawyers told a judge Tuesday. "I believe we're really down to language" in the agreement and it probably will be signed by Monday, Lee's lawyer, Lance Spiegel, told a judge in a conference call. Details weren't disclosed.


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Masterpieces in Texas

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Winslow Homer's watercolor, "The Woodcutter," Fitz Hugh Lane's "Sunset at Gloucester Harbor" and Georgia O'Keeffe's "Open Clam Shell" and "Closed Clam Shell" can not be viewed at any museum in New York City or Paris. They're in Texas -- where they usually aren't on public display at all.


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Around the Arts

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Creed fan violates restraining order, arrested before concert Filter drops out of Rellim tour after singer checks into clinic State board green lights use of sacred site for wrestler's film ZZ Top back in the saddle to finish European tour after illness Designer renames shoe for New York governor candidate



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An American designer

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Indiana native and fashion mogul Bill Blass will be honored with his first career retrospective called Bill Blass: An American Designer at the IU Art Museum starting Saturday. The exhibit runs through Dec. 17.


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IU hopelessly devoted to 'Grease'

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"We go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong…" These recognizable lyrics are from the third longest running show on broadway which opens tonight at the IU Auditorium. "Grease," written by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs, is the story of Danny Zuko, king of the Burger Palace Boys and Sandy Dumbrowski, the wholesome, naïve, pretty transfer student whose life changes after meeting Rizzo, the tough yet vulnerable leader of the Pink Ladies gang.


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Baker's jazz ensemble pleases crowd

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Director David Baker and his jazz ensemble opened with its first concert of the 2002-03 season to a crowd of over 200 Monday night at the Musical Arts Center. The event was free and open to the public. A noticeable number of the jazz lovers in the audience were today's senior citizens who danced to jazz when it first became widespread the way they did to Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey of the swing era. But the main crowd appeared to be IU students out to enjoy a free evening's entertainment.


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Where kids pull the strings

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The sound of trumpets, cellos and children's voices trickles through Borders Bookstore. Following the noise, one arrives at the store's southwest corner, where a group of parents and kids sit on planet, star and sun-speckled semi-circular steps. Amy Benson, John Richardson and Cheryl Schuster, Bloomington Symphony Orchestra violinists and the objects of the group's enchantment, sit at the bottom.


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Wine from around the world

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It was no ordinary dinner. This past Wednesday, tables at the Scholars Inn were covered with delectable dishes specially prepared for their annual wine-tasting dinner to launch Oktoberfest.


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'Don Giovanni' operatic delight

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After months of anticipation and weeks of strenuous rehearsal, Mozart's world-renowned opera "Don Giovanni" had its opening performance at the Musical Arts Center this past Friday. Mozart set his music to the somewhat bawdy libretto written by Lorenzo da Ponte and first performed it in Prague in 1787. It tells the story of a character to whom many college students can relate.


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Jazz duo heats up Malibu Grill

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With the clouds hanging low over Bloomington and a steady drizzle keeping all but the most industrious people indoors, the music coming from inside the Malibu Grill Thursday was quite enticing. Piano and bass duo Paul Johnston and Steve Johnson entertained a small but loyal audience of jazz enthusiasts. Oh, and they managed to impress this lone music reviewer to boot. The duo spent the evening playing a mixture of both popular and lesser known jazz arrangements, keeping the music interesting through the entire set. Paul Johnston's flowing piano really got the people to listen, while Steve Johnson's jazz bass kept the groove in overdrive. The result was an enjoyable combination of good old-fashioned upbeat lounge jazz with a solid taste of soul to round out the mix.


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Festival saitiates the senses

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Trapeze artists, middle school choir groups, cotton candy, a chair massage and a lollipop tree all in the same place. The annual Third and High Festival of the Arts celebrated its 20th anniversary Saturday and Sunday at St. Charles Church. The event is a fundraiser for both the parish and the school. It usually brings in about $20,000 and is split equally between the two.


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Lunch series draws weekly crowd

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A tarp, mic stands and an amplifier or two. This is the setting at People's Park (located across the street from Kilroys on Kirkwood) every Tuesday afternoon, and is part of the People's Park lunch series, which runs from mid-May to Oct. 8. From noon till 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, different local musicians bring their own style of music to the Bloomington community.