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Singing in harmony?

Uncategorized | Jan.31, 2002

Singing in harmony?

Citing the tremendous strain that vocal majors place on their voice, the Providence College music department has devised a new policy that will prohibit voice majors from participating in the school’s various a cappella groups. While the department claims its actions are an attempt to protect music majors’ voices, the new policy has caused some unrest within the a cappella club.

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Uncategorized | Jan.31, 2002

Urban Elements: Keepin’ it on wax

“We taking it back to the true essence of hip-hop…the Battle” ~Jay-Z Battle of the Beats: When two rappers square off lyrically face to face or on the wheels of steel (turntables), it is a battle of wits and poetry, with each opponent throwing verbal jabs back and forth until one finally quits and gives props where it is due – or the audience announces a victory.

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Uncategorized | Jan.31, 2002

Radio waves

When asked what motivated WDOM, Providence College’s student operated radio station, to sponsor its first show of the year, WDOM general manager Peter Hanson ’02 said, “Basically, we had some money in the budget, we hadn’t put on a show yet, and we just felt like it was time to get active.

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Uncategorized | Jan.31, 2002

Music Note: Starsailor

Starsailor Love Is Here Capitol Records “Coming Down,” the last song on Love Is Here, the debut LP from Brit-pop flavor of the month Starsailor, is a pretty decent yet completely nondescript three-minute acoustic track followed by ten minutes of dead air and thirty seconds of Gregorian chant-style harmonizing and laughter.

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Uncategorized | Jan.31, 2002

Gosford Lark

In 1932, Europe had recovered from the First World War, and was unaware of the second one soon to come. Enter the idle rich of the English countryside, complete with personal servants and valets and endowed with the shallow, hedonistic attitudes that nothing horrific could ever interrupt their self-absorbed world again.

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Uncategorized | Jan.31, 2002

A Very Special Tangents and Tirades: Commentary’s State of the Union

Our states of the union: Well, he didn’t inhale the pretzel The state of the union is always amorphous. To the president’s advantage, we evaluate it in terms of the issues and initiatives laid out in his speech. Sept. 11 makes it more complicated; we know that the war on terrorism is the focus of our national effort and consciousness even four-and-a-half months later.

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Uncategorized | Jan.31, 2002

Taste of the Town: Joe Marzilli’s Old Canteen

A personal favorite of many Rhode Island natives and other visiting New Englanders is Mr. Joe Marzili’s Old Canteen at the end of Federal Hill. Drawn to the restaurant by gaudily flashing light bulbs on its sign, people enter to find a place they love and recommend.

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Uncategorized | Jan.31, 2002

The Bottom Line: What I really want to do is direct…

Models want to be actors. Actors want to be singers. And everyone wants to direct. This occupation switching is nothing new to the entertainment industry, and has even produced some beneficial performances. But this year, the line between actor and singer is very, very blurred.

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Uncategorized | Jan.31, 2002

A greater meaning

“Don’t forget to be nice to strangers, for some who have done this, have entertained angels without realizing it.” Hebrews 13:2 I don’t think anyone can pinpoint the reasons that certain people come into our lives at particular times. Some would say it’s mere chance, a complete accident, and that the possibilities of certain friendships forming are a billion to one.

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Uncategorized | Jan.31, 2002

Short Take: Mulholland Drive

David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive is, on the surface, a film noir about an ingenue, Betty (Naomi Watts), who goes to Hollywood to try her luck. Betty settles in her traveling aunt’s apartment, where she finds an amnesiac, Rita (Laura Harring), squatting with fear in her eyes and a bag full of money.

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