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Jill Spivey


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PlayMakers' 'Proof' Explores Genius, Madness Connection

Many of the world's pre-eminent minds have proved a similar theme -- the difference between brilliance and insanity is often undefined. "Proof," the second play of the season for PlayMakers Repertory Company, which runs today through Dec. 22, is a treatise on this perplexing and often destructive reality. Written by U.S. playwright David Auburn, "Proof" makes its debut run in the Triangle area while still basking in the afterglow of winning last year's Tony Award for Best Play and the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Drama.

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Hokey "Ghost Ship" Sinks Under Stereotypes

"Ghost Ship" 2 Stars To get the premise of "Ghost Ship," take "Titanic" and pretend the souls of its less-fortunate passengers (i.e. the dead ones) decided to forego the Big Shiny Ballroom in the Sky and stay on the ship -- scaring the living bejeezus out of anyone who disturbed their rest. Kind of gives a whole different meaning to "My Heart Will Go On."

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7 Local Bands to Battle for Bragging Rights, Studio Time

Seven bands will battle it out tonight to see whose routine reigns supreme, but with one catch -- each gets only 20 minutes to prove its superiority. Battle of the Bands, which takes place at 8 p.m. today in the Great Hall of the Student Union, pits band against fellow band in a race not only against each other, but against the clock.

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Photo Exhibit Showcases People of Afghanistan

In a time of war, it is often easy to forget there is a human face to a perceived enemy. The "Faces of Afghanistan" photography exhibit, which runs until Oct. 31 in the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence, seeks to remedy that misconception. "I wanted people to see a different face of Afghanistan," said Ray Buchanan, whose photographic portraits are featured in the exhibit. Buchanan's portraits show Afghan people both young and old, the brilliant colors of their traditional garments drastically contrasting the stark, snowy mountains behind them.

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Youth Angst Society Provides Outlet for Fledgling Writers

Writing is a tough racket. Becoming a good writer is difficult enough. But the problem for many authors is not getting the words on the paper but getting those words heard by others. Just ask anyone who has tried to get public exposure for his private musings. "Writers are meant to be read, and any forum that facilitates an author's public dissemination of his or her work is a good thing," junior Christopher Lamb said. For aspiring writers in the UNC community the Youth Angst Society provides such an outlet.

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Town Mourns Loss of Local Music Legend

In college towns such as Chapel Hill, there are performers -- and then there are legends. Doug Clark, a town icon for 50 years, left no question as to which group he belonged. Clark, founder and drummer of the Chapel Hill-based band Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts, died Monday after enduring an extended illness. He was 66. Known for its unique mix of cover songs, R&B grooves, beach music and raunchy rock 'n' roll tunes, his band was a mainstay in the Chapel Hill party scene for half a century.

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Underground Culture

Beneath the old post office on Franklin Street is a room full of words. Some are raging, and some are thought-provoking. There are quotations in Spanish and Latin alongside poems by Lewis Carroll.

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Group Brings Bowie, Beethoven to Town

For the Ahn Trio, music is all in the family. The three Ahn sisters will perform "Ahn-Plugged" to kick off the Carrboro ArtsCenter's World Arts Festival on Friday. The trio performs selections ranging from David Bowie and the Beatles to Beethoven -- evidence that they are anything but the Von Trapps. "These women are amazing," said Tess Ocana of the marketing department at the ArtsCenter.

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McCorkle Place to Host Sculpture on the Green

This Saturday and Sunday, McCorkle Place will undergo a makeover of the artistic persuasion. That is when the third annual Sculpture on the Green will take over the historic area, filling it with more than 50 original sculptures by regional and local artists. "The purpose (of the event) is twofold," said Karen Slotta of the Chapel Hill Public Arts Commission. "Artists get the opportunity to get their work out there, and the public has the opportunity to see what regional artists are doing."

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