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‘Candide’ shines quirky spotlight on optimism

Lauren Heartsill

April 18, 2010

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Morgan Auditorium has been transformed into an 18th-century theater for the optimistic — yet crazy — play “Candide.” The UA Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Candide” Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m....

Superhero satire kicks ass

Steven Nalley

April 18, 2010

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I remember how angry I was a little over a year ago at Zach Snyder’s “Watchmen” movie, primarily because I thought it was too violent. I was angry mainly because I was familiar with the “Watchmen” graphic novel, an...

Choruses combine to make Sacred Harmonies

CW Staff

April 15, 2010

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This Sunday, a concert will be offered at the First United Methodist Church. The Prentice Concert Chorale and the Shelton State Singers are combining to put on “Sacred Harmonies: A Concert of Sacred Music.” Sacred Harmonies...

Engineering students to put on show

CW Staff

April 15, 2010

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By Lacey Ezekiel Talented theater students can be found not only in Rowand-Johnson Hall, but also at H.M. Comer. The University of Alabama College of Engineering Does Amateur Radical Theatre is performing "Oh Horrors! It's Murder!...

Carter Hamric begins A-Day in roll tide spirit

Kyerra Dexter

April 15, 2010

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Huntsville native Carter Hamric and his band will start off the A-Day game with a free acoustic concert at 8:30 a.m. at the Ferguson Center. Then, at 11 a.m., Hamric will perform again in a free concert across from Bryant-Denny St...

Musician to rejuvenate students with veena

Jamie Lyons

April 14, 2010

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Any student in the school of music will testify to the challenges of learning an instrument, and how long it takes to master it. But for Vidvan Balakrishna, the process of learning the ancient Indian string instrument called th...

War films best when death respected

Peterson Hill

April 13, 2010

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As well as being a hardcore cinephile, I am a relatively big history buff. So, I’ve been happy to see the past couple Sunday nights on HBO bring the two together with the new miniseries, "The Pacific." The series shows the Pa...

“Violet Hour” descends on Allen Bales

Steven Nalley

April 13, 2010

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“The Violet Hour” marks the second time director Matthew Burkholder has brought science fiction to the University’s theater program. In fall 2009, Burkholder, a graduate student in theater, directed “Tales of the Lost ...

Balakrishna brings veena music to Alabama

Jamie Lyons

April 13, 2010

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Vidvan Balakrishna, a musician from India, brought Carnatic music to life in Don Fader’s 8 a.m. Music in World Cultures class on Tuesday. Carnatic music is one of two genres of Indian classical music associated with the south...

Alabama Contemporary Ensemble to perform Tuesday

Kyerra Dexter

April 11, 2010

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The Alabama Contemporary Ensemble will perform Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Moody Music Building’s Concert Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. The Alabama Contemporary Ensemble is a group of selected students who spe...

“Date Night” inconsistent despite leads’ talent

CW Staff

April 11, 2010

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By Jordan Berry Phil and Claire Foster (Steve Carell and Tina Fey) are a married couple from New Jersey whose domestic life has become mundane and routine. He is a tax advisor, and she is a realtor. They have a weekly “date n...

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