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Cyrus concerned, MTV staple returns

 What’s up you POP addicts? I hope cupid treated you better than he did me on Valentine’s Day. I actually heard some people saying that they no longer recognized Feb.14 as V-Day but “Single’s Awareness Day.” I know some single people became aware when the flowers, hearts and candy became unbearable out on the pedestrian walk around noon, but we’re ...

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Realistic love story hits big screen

 Even if most young couples will find the subject matter too depressing to get their money’s worth on theater tickets, “Blue Valentine” is probably the most realistic portrait of a relationship, and a marriage to hit the American cinema in quite a while.  It provides a stark contrast to the films generated by the Nicholas Sparks generation, turning the concept ...

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Graves brings life to ordinary

 He looks for the interesting and unique features in life to depict and capture for audiences to dwell on.  “I look to point out the obvious, yet often ignored connections that exist between the natural world and the cultural attitudes and practices we project on it,” Travis Graves said in an artist statement about his work. “The direction of my ...

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World renowned violinist performs on campus

 The Valdosta Symphony Orchestra warmly welcomes the widely-successful violinist, Amy Schwartz Moretti, to campus on Feb. 12.   She will be performing the Beethoven Violin Concerto.  “The Beethoven is widely regarded as one the greatest works for violin, and I believe that its considerable musical and technical challenges provide Ms. Moretti with the perfect showcase for her world-class artistry,” Director ...

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Mixed feelings surround monologue on lynching

“In a world this dark, a lynching story isn’t as striking as it should be to get a reaction on a college campus,” Rebecka McAleer, freshman theatre major, said. “It’s hard to get someone’s attention with things like that.”

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Professor Draws on Danish Roots for Original Choreodrama

VSU Theatre and Dance presents an original choreodrama by Eric Nielsen, communication arts professor and head of dance, opening on Friday, Feb. 4. The Enchanted Mirrors” is a children’s choreodrama—a play with dance—based on Danish folklore with a score composed by Dr. James Shrader, music department head. Nielsen originally wrote “The Enchanted Mirrors” while studying at the University of Utah ...

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Verizon Gets iPhone4, Rihanna’s into ‘S&M’

What’s up you addicts? How has the “excess” spending been going? I hope somebody at least paid their bills before he or she went to Ink Addiction or a trip to Tallahassee. Shame on you if you didn’t! It’s Thursday and Friday is right around the corner, so you know I have some juicy news for you all this week! ...

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Classic Ballet Gets a Makeover

A tale of love, magic, and fairy tale creatures captivated audiences as the Valdosta School of Ballet and VSU Theatre and Dance Department put on its original production of “Sleeping Beauty” last Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Valdosta High School Performing Arts Center. A successor to the four-year run of the ballet “Cinderella,” “Sleeping ...

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Girls on Wheels: Roller derby picks up speed

Almost overnight, Melissa “Jinx LaRue” Johnson has turned roller derby from an afterthought in the Valdosta community to a fully functioning sports team with a practice facility for girls to come and compete. Johnson—founder, owner and team captain of Valdosta Venom, LLC— and her team are skating through Valdosta attempting to bring notoriety and publicity to roller derby. Roller derby ...

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Collaborators outshine Dirty Money on new CD

On Dec. 13, 2010, producer Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and his group, Dirty Money, released their first studio album together. The group—which includes Diddy, Dawn Richard, formerly of Danity Kane and singer/songwriter, Kaleena Harper—has been working together on this album since early 2009. Dirty Money has released a total of six singles so far off of its new album,“Last Train ...

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