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Friday August 12th

Jenise Hudson


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Art Group to Give UNC A Taste of N.Y. Flavor

With all the changes New York has gone through since September, it seems one thing will never change -- its reputation as one of the country's biggest performing arts centers. Spectators have long flocked to the city, hoping for a taste of its lively arts culture. But with the New York-based arts group Jump Arts coming May 1 to Hill Auditorium as part of the first Jump Arts American Road Project, local residents might not have to travel north to experience Manhattan's arts scene.

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Pleasing The Palate

Many people tend to think that only two ingredients -- tasty food and sanitary utensils -- are required for a restaurant to garner a well-known reputation. But behind all the shiny silverware and fanciful entrees, a whole other world of culinary creativity exists to make restaurants visually and aesthetically appealing to customers.

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Raitt Finds Her Career's 'Silver Lining'

Bonnie Raitt Silver Lining 3 Stars More than 30 years after releasing her first album, it seems that Bonnie Raitt still can't get enough of those down-home blues. After a four-year hiatus, the eight-time Grammy Award winner has finally returned to the studio and recorded her newest album, Silver Lining. With an army of writers and a star-studded band (including former Beach Boys drummer Ricky Fataar and bassist James "Hutch" Hutchinson from the Neville Brothers) in tow, Raitt and company make clear their hopes to turn Silver Lining into another best-selling album.

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'Our Town' Features Diverse Cast and Audience

Few plays underscore the importance of cherishing the little things in life as clearly as Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Our Town." The introspective play, which runs through April 28, will bring PlayMakers Repertory Company's 26th theater season to an end. "('Our Town') is an American masterpiece," said PlayMakers' artistic director, David Hammond. "It looks for the meaning in daily life, and people feel a need for that now."

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Dive Recommends

"Jason's Lyric"Jada Pinkett Smith and Alan Payne star in this ghetto fairy tale. Jam-packed with memorable one-liners like "Don't touch my hair" and fluffed up by a killer soundtrack, this movie will have you reciting scenes when you would least expect it. The Tom Joyner Morning ShowLaugh it up every morning with Tom and the gang on FOXY 107/104.

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April Means Art For Town-Gown Tours, Festivals

As spring leaps into effect, the town of Chapel Hill is also jumping into action as it prepares to kick off April Arts Downtown. A monthlong celebration of local art, April Arts Downtown is sponsored by the Chapel Hill Downtown Commission, Arts Carolina and local vendors. This year will mark the event's third anniversary. "Spring is just such a big time, and there's so much going on in the arts," said Amy Brannock, director of Arts Carolina.

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Rusty Gears, Plot Line Plauge H.G. Wells' Revised 'Machine'

"The Time Machine" 1 Star What has the world come to when a movie based on H.G. Wells' classic book "The Time Machine" ends up being a huge letdown? According to the film, the world has come close to being obliterated by humongous gray chunks of a crumbling moon while large, mutated beasts called Morlocks systematically feed off of mankind. At least that is the vision director Simon Wells ("The Prince of Egypt") gives to viewers in this disappointing remake of his great-grandfather's novel.

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Senior to Donate Voice To Distinguished Arts Series

Old-school rhythm and blues, swing, gospel -- you name it, and baritone-bass Prince Taylor will tell you he has been doing it for more than 50 years. And come Sunday, he will be doing it all again for men and women at the Chapel Hill Senior Center. Taylor will be performing as part of the senior center's Distinguished Artists Series. Sponsored by Friends of the Chapel Hill Senior Center, the series raises money to benefit activities of the center as well as aid the Chapel Hill Department on Aging in paying the center's rent and utility bills.

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Committee Supports Moving Forward With Public Art

Members of the Public Art Committee decided Monday that they are prepared to move forward with plans for a public arts initiative at UNC. Voting unanimously to create a public arts program for the University, the committee agreed to draft a proposal for the program over the next two months. The decision was reached after more than an hour of discussion about how the committee should go about incorporating art into UNC's campus.

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Schwarzenegger Fails to Overpower Terrorist Flick's Mediocre Plot Twist

"Collateral Damage" 2 Stars Originally postponed for its sensitive content in the wake of Sept. 11, "Collateral Damage" serves up a mediocre plot that should have been canned all together. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in this disappointing film as devoted fireman and father Gordon Brewer, whose wife and son are killed in a terrorist bombing. Learning the mysterious character smiling at him just minutes before the explosion was the Colombian nationalist responsible, Brewer immediately wants revenge.

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