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Tiffany Fish


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Production 101: A General Education at STV

Elesha Barnette found her niche at UNC the way most students do -- she saw a flier as a freshmen and took a gamble. Two years later, the gamble has paid off. The junior communication studies major from Charlotte is entering her second year as producer of "General College," a soap opera airing on Student Television at 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Barnette, 20, spent her freshman year working on "Darkness Falls," another STV program, before wanting a project of her own.

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Dive Recommends

Adam Gopnik's "Paris to the Moon," (Random House, $24.95): Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker journalist, relates lively anecdotes and insights on the idiosyncrasies of the French and their culture. It's a guide on how to appreciate the French for their way of life and mannerisms, which are often lost on American tourists. It's an extremely easy, funny read, just what you need after that highly entertaining microbiology textbook.

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Bad Acting, Script Mar `Musketeer'

The Musketeer 1 star "The Musketeer" falls flat on its face and wins the prize for corniest movie of the year. The appeal of the movie is that Hong Kong action expert Xin Xin Xiong choreographs the film's fight scenes to create an Oriental, karate feel in a sword-toting European setting. Surprisingly, the action scenes are unimaginative, badly edited and perfunctory. The disappointment of the failure of the film to deliver creative action leaves the viewer feeling cheated of the possibilities the film could offer.

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Music Explorium Offers Variety of Instruments

Honey-colored sitars hang on the wall, a rainbow assortment of drums clutters a side room, and electric violins line the back room. Everywhere you turn there are instruments, big and little, that come from exotic places like Africa or Turkey and familiar places like the United States. Materials range from bamboo to PVC piping. The sea of world instruments that fill Music Explorium in Carrboro, whether plastic or wood, large or small, come with a common theme.

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Local Label Wins Grammy

One Durham-based label has its own reason to celebrate amidst the Grammy awards in February.Dolly Parton recently won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album with her 1999 album, The Grass is Blue. The album marks the label's ninth Grammy since its founding in 1978.Parton's stardom is giving Sugar Hill high-profile exposure to both artists and listeners. Not only does the label benefit from Parton's name recognition, but she is also bringing bluegrass music -- the label's specialty -- to a wider audience.

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Unmoving `Mexican' Ignores Its Strengths

The Mexican2 StarsThe pairing of superstars Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts in "The Mexican" might be a dream come true to some -- but after viewing the film, you may change your mind and decide it's more like a nightmare.Pitt and Roberts are hardly ever on screen together, and hit man Leroy (James Gandolfini, from HBO's "The Sopranos") has more chemistry with Roberts than Pitt. Megastars are naturally expected to deliver a jewel of a film. When they don't, all the hype only leads to greater disappointment.

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