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Rosebuds put groove in indie rock format

MUSICREVIEW The Rosebuds Night of the Furies 3.5 stars While other bands dabble in sounds familiar in comparison to their own catalog, The Rosebuds are moving into new territory, which should leave the group's listeners dancing in the wake. On Night of the Furies, the Raleigh-based husband-wife duo has shed its more organic-sounding indie rock style of guitars, drums and keys, shifting to a world of pulsating, synth-heavy tracks full of atmosphere and mystique.

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Durham bluegrass label takes to Nashville

It's a bittersweet transition for Sugar Hill Records, leaving its hometown of Durham for the music mecca of the South, Nashville, Tenn. For nearly 30 years, the Triangle-based record label has brought roots music to millions around the world. But after being bought out by the Welk Music Group in 1998, Sugar Hill permanently closed its local doors Friday and moved to the country music capitol.

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Jamiroquai's greatest full of funky grooves

MUSICREVIEW Jamiroquai High Times: Singles 1992-2006 3.5 stars It hardly seems like a decade ago that Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay garnered popular attention for donning a big, goofy hat and walking around a room on a treadmill. But everyone still remembers the images from the band's video for "Virtual Insanity." And the band's back catalog proves just as enticing as that breakthrough music video. Assembling more than a decade's worth of music, Jamiroquai's High Times: Singles 1992-2006 gives listeners 19 tracks of club-ready soul and funk.

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The Black Keys show they're Not just another rock duo

CONCERTREVIEW The Black Keys with The Black Angels Cat's Cradle Thursday, Nov. 9 4.5 stars Guitar and drums - seems to be the trendy instrumentation to go with these days if you're in a band. But The Black Keys aren't just a fall-in-line, White Stripes knock-off. Playing to a sold-out crowd Thursday night at Cat's Cradle, the duo from Akron, Ohio, rolled through a set of its blues-inspired rock, pulling from past albums and the latest, Magic Potion.

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Bands to battle for opportunity to help the kids

The typical battle of the bands results in the winning band walking away with a cash prize or a coveted recording deal. Not this battle. UNC Dance Marathon's Battle of the Bands will be held at The Library starting at 10 p.m. today. Four acts are scheduled to play, each pitted against the other for a chance to perform during the ninth annual Dance Marathon in February. "There are lots of student bands who would love to be involved with Dance Marathon," said senior Roger Horowitz, performance subcommittee chairman of the morale committee.

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Foreign drama to take stage

With every chaotic act that occurs, there always seems to be an artistic voice to make light of those events. Ratan Thiyam's Chorus Repertory Theatre will present "Nine Hills One Valley" as a part of the Carolina Performing Arts Series at 7:30 p.m. today and 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hall to shed light on the struggle in Thiyam's homeland and the rest of the world.

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Putting down Roots

With the opportunity to camp out for basketball tickets long gone, students slumbered on the bricks for a chance to see the 2006 Homecoming concert. Tickets for the Nov. 4 event, which features Philadelphia hip-hop act The Roots and is sponsored by the Carolina Union Activities Board and the Carolina Athletic Association, went on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The ticket line extended down the Cameron Avenue sidewalk and around a construction barrier. And as the box office closed, only 26 tickets remained, CUAB President Erika Stallings said.

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Weekend concert to offer ray of hope

This weekend, music in North Carolina will bring hope to people living in poverty halfway around the world. Carolina Hope, a nonprofit organization in the area, will present the second annual HopeFest on Sunday at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary to benefit women affected by HIV and AIDS in impoverished Kenyan communities. The festival will feature notable performers such as headlining act the Indigo Girls as well as Aimee Mann, Thad Cockrell, Chapel Hill's Roman Candle and the Christian rock outfit Caedmon's Call.

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