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Four-band concert rocks students at Civic Center

It started with gay porn on the drum-set and condoms on the microphones, and the pranks didn’t stop there. Wednesday’s OneRepublic concert, featuring Augustana, The Spill Canvas and The Hush Sound, seemed just as much like a bunch of friends joking around together on stage…

Short-lived band nailed artistic vision second time around

This Thanksgiving, cardigan-wearing indie geeks across the country were thankful for Jeff Mangum. The splintered genius behind the short-lived Neutral Milk Hotel put out this sophomore effort, “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea,” in early 1998 and promptly disappeared into the kudzu vines of Athens,…

Jimi, Jackie highlight ’60s fashion trends

The 1960s undeniably made history in the fashion scene with many new and creative ideas. Designers gathered inspiration from the simplest of shapes to create timeless outfits. Musicians and politicians alike had a significant impact on the American consumer – not only for their talents,…

20 years later, “Wall Street” a reminder of corporate greed

Oliver Stone’s 1987 classic “Wall Street” paints a vivid picture of life on – you guessed it – Wall Street. The versatile Charlie Sheen (“Scary Movie 3”) is Bud Fox, an up-and-coming stockbroker who feels the pressure of the market and yearns to succeed at…

New technologies owe a debt to the old and dead

Our wired world is truly an addictive one, just ask the Secret Service about Barack Obama’s Blackberry habit. Although the President-elect is clearly excited to start the next stage of his newly acquired title, he has been less than enthused with the idea of a…

Battle of the brunches: Voice stacks up the weekend food options

The weekend has finally arrived. Students are churning out snore after snore as they catch up on sleep. Peeking in through the windows are the rays of the sun telling everybody it’s morning. With these weekend mornings of relaxation come the best meals on campus…

Bradley gives Greek play illuminating update

The Bradley Theatre Department’s production of “The Oresteia” finds a clever way to tell a 2,500-year-old story with a modern day twist.  Written by Aeschylus, the play starts just after the Trojan War and revolves around the cursed House of Atreus.  It begins with a…

Your favorite band’s favorite band unloads its greatest hits

Your favorite vocalist has a shrine to The Smiths’ Morrissey in his bedroom closet at his mom and dad’s. And that influential vocalist’s original band just released a greatest hits collection for your listening pleasure. Finally, inspiration of the Pete Wentz variety in the comfort…

With no time for solace, 007 makes quantum leap

James Bond’s latest outing will surely shake up the 40-year-old franchise, but may not stir up the right reaction amongst all the 007 faithful. Indeed, as a follow-up to the critical and commercial darling “Casino Royale,” “Quantum of Solace” clearly faces an uphill battle from…

From the stereo to the stage Artists play entire albums in concert

“Oh, Caroline, no,” sung Brian Wilson, finishing a full performance of his classic Beach Boys album, “Pet Sounds” during a 2006 tour and soaking up the cheers and gratitude of a nostalgic audience saying “yes.”  That same year, Jay-Z celebrated the 10-year anniversary of his…

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