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Thursday, October 2, 2003
photo Jack Black is Back

Jack Black schools audiences in the history of rock

Jack Black is everywhere these days. Seems within the last week or so he has been on every cable and network station pumping out answers to

journalists and TV show hosts about his new lead in "School Of Rock." Even the once-sacred bastion of MTV music videos has been invaded by the Black one and his quest to spread the "School" news. [Read article]

photo Jack Black rocks in "School of Rock"


"I serve society by rocking," says Jack Black, playing the character of Dewey Finn in "School of Rock."

In a role that was built for him, Black doesn't have to look far to find his inspiration for the film. Dewey Finn is Tenacious D. Dewey Finn is Jack Black.

Now I'm not saying that this isn't a great character, or that Black is not a talented actor. Tenacious D is hilarious, Jack Black is hilarious and Dewey Finn - you guessed it - is hilarious. [Read article]

Fall Crawl Schedule

Saturday, October 4

Congress Street Closure: 7 Stages

These stages will on be contained in and around the closed off Congress St. area:

  1. The Rialto Theatre (318 E. Congress)
    12 p.m. PH8
    11 p.m. Is To Feel
    10 p.m. Manifold
    9 p.m. Year of Acceleration
    8 p.m. Innisfail

  2. Zia Mainstage
    12 p.m. Chango Malo
    11 p.m. Camp Courageous [Read article]

Dance company shows movements as meditation

Akram Khan and company have been hailed by critics as an up-and-coming giant in the world of modern dance. Khan's revolutionary choreography in "Kaash" ÷ a meditation to the Hindu god, Shiva ÷ combines Indian and modern dance techniques, which for Khan has become a technique in itself. "Kaash," Khan's first full-length show, will be at Centennial Hall Oct. 4.

"I (had been) studying two different disciplines and it happened by accident," said Khan. "My body got confused, it started making decisions for itself, started to explore more and more of looking into a new way of moving. In a way I felt like I had stumbled on a new way of movement." [Read article]

3 poets, 3 questions

The Poetry Center will host a reading by three up-and-coming modern American poets Wednesday at 8 p.m. Olena Kalytiak Davis, Matthea Harvey and James Thomas Stevens will grace the stage of the Modern Languages Auditorium and will share their individual styles of poetry with Tucson.

"In 1959 Gertrude Stein wrote, ĪSo the twentieth century is that, it is a time when everything cracks, where everything is destroyed, everything isolates itself, it is a more splendid thing than a period where everything follows itself,'" quoted Frances Sjoberg, UA Poetry Center's literary director. Sjoberg went on to say, "Now, in the twenty-first century, Harvey, Stevens and Davis are writing a new literature that grows up between those cracks." [Read article]

photo Concert plays to the tune of healing

Imagine if the rich tones of a cello took the place of the EKG beep. What if for a moment, a sweeping symphony silenced the haunting words, "chemotherapy treatment" that echo in the mind of a cancer patient? Perhaps instead of being lost in the dissonance of a sickness, a cancer patient could find solace in a harmonium.

The UA Camerata, a performing arts career development program, and the Arizona Cancer Center together make this possible. The Camerata's "Cancer Center Series," the only one of its kind in the nation, has been performing for cancer patients since 2001, hoping to bring some happiness during tough times for cancer patients and their friends and family. [Read article]

photo CD Reviews

Lo Pro
Lo Pro
Sounds like: Angry 'no one understands me' teenage anthem
See also: Staind, Linkin Park, and Disturbed
Rating: 1.0

Guys, it's been done before.

If there's one thing I can't stand, it's new bands that all feed off each other and don't bring anything to the table. It makes me think: Why do we need new bands? Everyone knows Rock and Roll achieved perfection in 1974. It's a scientific fact. [Read article]

photo Bar Wars: Episode IV

The close-to-campus Speedway bars

1800 E. Speedway Blvd.

Rating: 3.6 of 5
Dirtbag's is: "a part of growing up." "Maloney's with lights." Or another greek bar that fills to capacity on Saturday nights.

But that's not to say Dirtbag's caters exclusively to that group. It's a bar for everyone.

Dirtbag's has been a UA institution since 1983. No one should be able to graduate without getting incoherently drunk at Dirtbag's at least once. [Read article]

photo Yoshimatsu: cutesy, healthy and authentic

Yoshimatsu Restaurant
2660 N. Campbell Ave.

It takes serious decorative strategy to pull off kitschy and cute without venturing into cheesy and overdone. Yoshimatsu, a Japanese restaurant on Campbell, has got the style.

It's not surprising, since the owner recently abandoned her previous life as a fashion designer in Tokyo to embrace a healthier lifestyle. The hectic days Yoshimi Tashima saw in Tokyo gave in to fast food eating. When she was diagnosed with cancer she attributed her poor health to a poor diet. Tashima walked from the runway to the kitchen and created Yoshimatsu, a "Healthy Japanese Eatery." [Read article]

photo What's going on

Going on around Campus

  • National Farm Animal Day is today. Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will hold a tabling activity on the UA Mall to raise awareness of the plight of farm animals and educate the public about vegan lifestyles. The event lasts from 9 a.m. ÷ 3 p.m.

  • The University Activities Board presents "Groovin' on the Grass" today on the UA Mall stage. A live band will perform from Noon ÷ 1 p.m. Call 621-5779 for details. [Read article]

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    photo The Bellrays like punk cred, but like paying rent too

    Bellrays guitarist Tony Fate sounded groggy and surprised the Wildcat had called him for a scheduled morning interview. He decided to oblige, however.

    The Riverside, CA, 10-year-old band has built itself on word-of-mouth and press buzz through local and national gigging. And they didn't slap a "the" in front of their name to get the attention either: a decade is a long time.

    The band now shares a European label, Poptones, with The Hives. Like the black-and-white clad Swedish garage rockers, Poptones opted to release a compilation of their previous two albums instead of the pair. "Meet The Bellrays" has done well overseas, and now the band has briefly returned their attention stateside. [Read article]

    Find ĪLesbian Looks' in film series

    While television's "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" continues to take the nation by storm, the Lesbian Looks 2003 film and video series will show a different kind of gay media in the Modern Languages auditorium (ML 350) this Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

    The series, which is in its 11th year, presents recent lesbian films that won't be shown on TV, and can't even be found at Casa Video. Since many people have limited knowledge of LGBT ÷ lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender ÷ media and get only a network television perspective on gay culture, the series tries to show a variety of perspectives. [Read article]

    In my opinion... So I'm a Pro-Semite

    I've been on a Woody Allen bender. I can't get enough of him. I've seen "Annie Hall" six times in the last two weeks. I've been looking up and saving pictures of him and memorizing facts and technical information about all his movies. I just saw his newest movie, "Anything Else," and I want to see it again. Right away. Maybe tonight. I've been thinking of starting a fan club on campus.

    I've loved Woody Allen since I was in middle school, when my English teacher had us watch "Sleeper" instead of bothering to teach us anything. But I think I've been obsessed with Jewish men for a little bit longer. Or did I love Woody Allen first, and that triggered my love for all things small, neurotic, Jewish, liberal, intellectual and New York? I don't know. [Read article]

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