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Unwritten Law

It was back in 1994 when the San Diego based punk rock band Unwritten Law first set foot on a South Florida stage. Soon after the release of three low-key albums on a string of independent labels, the band went looking to spread its name to a broader, equally welcoming audience and quickly found it….

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enchants

It’s been said before, and I’ll say it again: Calling Cirque du Soleil “just a circus” is analogous to calling the Sistine Chapel “just a little old church.” With acts that range from the deeply philosophical to the intensely erotic to the profoundly non-sensical, Cirque du Soleil’s “Quidam” is not merely a show-it is a…

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Once again proving his box office gusto, Denzel Washington’s new drama John Q took charge at movie theaters and debuted with a strong $20.6 million, an almost identical opening to his last film Training Day, which pulled in $22.6 last October. Britney Spears’ Crossroads arrived at number two with a profitable $14.6, and probably solidified…

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Time-Saving cyber help

Some people claim that college students are lazy and will do anything to lighten their workload. I say that college students are time management experts, searching endlessly for quicker ways to get the job done. Many of these savvy students have discovered online resources to help them with research papers, projects, and literary analysis. It…

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Movie night saves the day

Saturday night, students cuddled up on couches and mouthed the words to their favorite childhood movies on the second floor of the University Center. Canes Night Live, an event that had been planned as an outdoor movie screening, was moved indoors because of rain and cold weather. “It would have been a lot better outside,”…

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Storytelling has little to say

Few films made as much noise as Todd Solondz’s Storytelling at last year’s Cannes Film Festival-and, if you’re opposed to incest, rape, or making fun of people with disabilities, then you will probably be bothered by this twisted and shocking dark comedy. However, those who have seen Solondz’s previous works, Welcome to the Dollhouse and…

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Art in the Grove

One of the nation’s most prominent outdoor arts festivals will take over the heart of Coconut Grove this weekend. The streets that are usually crammed with the Thursday night bar-hoppers of CocoWalk will be splattered with artwork, appetizing festival food, and live music over the President’s Day weekend February 16-18. With more than 340 artists…

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Bob Marley Festival

As sporadic intervals of rain splashed down upon dedicated fans nested along the moisture-ridden grass of historical Virginia Key Beach, the spirit of the 9th annual Bob Marley Caribbean Festival remained dry, proceeding as planned with the celebration of the legend’s music, life and philosophy. The Bob Marley Movement of Jah People presented the day…

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Through March 10 Cirque du Soleil’s “Quidam” at Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami. Tickets range from $45 to $165 for VIP. For more info, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com. Tonight Sugar Cult and Unwritten Law at Millenium in Pompano Beach. For more info, visit www.pollstar.com. Tomorrow Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band perform at the National Car…

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Poulain:Miami’s beautiful secret

The first minutes that Isaac Lekach set foot on stage at Revolver, he looked like just another member of the audience: the mop top hair, the discontent look in his face. But as soon as he grabbed his acoustic guitar, he was above everyone else. He took his pain, his feelings and turned them into…

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Late night talk show host Conan O’Brien is reportedly close to signing a deal with NBC that would pay him $8 million a year, doubling his current salary. The contract would be the biggest paycheck ever for a host in the 12:35 a.m. time slot. R. Kelly is under investigation for a video tape that…


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