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Friday May 7th

Arts & Culture


Setting the Date

It's 2:30 p.m. on a sunny Tuesday afternoon, but no sunlight reaches down a steep and narrow stairway. A man named Mouse is hard at work beneath Franklin Street. It's dark. Mouse lights a cigarette, puts a jazz compact disc on the stereo and listens intently. Mountains of folders, papers and photos are spread out before him. He looks down at the mess. "It's all propaganda," he says with a laugh. Mouse has what some people would say is one of the most important jobs in Chapel Hill.

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Electric Bus Gives Patrons Education, Entertainment

Entering the circus-like tents of the Experience Music Project's Electric Bus, the museum-goer is met with a cacophony of sound. Hank Williams wails about "your cheatin' heart" over the pop strains of Britney Spears singing " ... Baby One More Time," as Jimi Hendrix's piercing guitar fades into the background. As the ears become more accustomed to this assault, people can turn their attention to the exhibits.

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Experience Music Project's Electric Bus Comes to UNC

The Experience Music Project's Electric Bus isn't your typical 18-wheeler. After all, a smashed guitar is a far cry from bleating livestock. And the average truck driver wouldn't be carrying handwritten lyrics by legendary singer/songwriters including Kate Bush, Bob Dylan and Chuck D. The Electric Bus' four-day pit stop at UNC begins today, allowing students to view its artifacts, hands-on exhibits, film and photos. "If you are into music, you can learn so much there," said John Morrison, the Electric Bus Director of Touring and Logistics.

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The Final Cut: Filming at UNC

Hollywood can recreate many places on its many stages and sets. But sometimes it likes to go for the real thing -- and when it looks for the perfect college town, Chapel Hill is usually under consideration. As the state's film industry has grown to the point where it produced $250 million in revenues in 2000, both UNC's architecture and the town's friendly nature have drawn filmmaker interest. William Arnold, director of the N.C. Film Commission, said he believes the area has even more to offer besides the right look.

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Real World to Hold Open Casting Call for 12th Season

Young Triangle residents could earn the chance Saturday to stop being polite and start getting real. Directors for MTV's reality-based show "The Real World" will be holding an open casting call in Durham. The casting call will be held at Yancey's Jazz and Blues Cafe at 115 N. Duke St. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Directors are looking for men and women aged 18-24 to join the show's 12th cast in an as-of-yet unannounced location. Filming for Season 12 will begin in February.

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"Assassins" Pits Murder Against Religious Philosophy

Our Lady of the Assassins 3 Stars "Our Lady of the Assassins" is one of those movies that falls into my oversimplified guide to foreign film viewing: if it's a French language film, it's about sex; an Italian language film, love; and a Spanish language film, violence. "Our Lady of the Assassins" is in Spanish, set in Medellin, Colombia. It is most definitely about violence. Director Barbet Schroeder has crafted a film based on the writing of Fernando Vallejo, and appropriately, the main character is a middle-aged writer named Fernando (German Jaramillo).

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Dive Recommends

"Kingdom Come," If you want to see movie about a real black family struggling to get along with God, then you have got to rent this movie. All the elements needed for a good laugh at the antics of church folk are included. Even those who can't relate to the movie's comedy can enjoy the all-star cast that includes Vivica Fox and Whoopi Goldberg. Jenise Hudson can be reached at jehu@email.unc.edu.

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The Bobs to Perform Silly Show Tonight

Their style has been labeled a mixture of Barenaked Ladies and the Manhattan Transfer, and their song titles range from "Fluffy's Master Plan for World Domination" to "There's a Nose Ring in My Soup." Who is this goofy bunch of musicians? They're the Bobs, a celebrated a cappella group touring in honor of their 20th anniversary and spooking up Carrboro tonight in the "Halloween Bobs-a-thon" at the ArtsCenter. Amy "Bob" Englehardt, the most recent addition to the Bob crew, is coy when explaining the essence of "Bob."

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College Market Tour Draws Small Crowd

Shame on the Carolina Athletic Association and Coca-Cola Company. Sure, the five bands of the College Market Tour's were unsigned and not famous, but they deserved more than the 50 people that attended. Blame the promoters, who thought a few posters on vending machines would suffice. The Blue and White game was the same night, and the CAA could have had a little more foresight.

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Bands Strive for New Music Award

Nothing brings musicians together like the chance to play in front of 22 million people. Just ask the five semifinalists of The American Music Awards Presents The Coca-Cola New Music Award -- Carbon-Leaf, Fade, Live Honey, Jennifer Marks and Yo, Flaco! The bands rolled into Memorial Hall on Thursday on the College Market Tour as excited friends rather than rivals. "I grew up in Lenoir," said emcee Big D of the eight-piece, jazz-influenced hip-hip group Yo, Flaco!, from Denver, Colo. "It's always been a dream of mine to play in Chapel Hill," he said.

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