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VSO performs classic Bach

The Valdosta Symphony Orchestra performed “Back to Bach,” Saturday at 8pm in the Whitehead Auditorium. The program included a concerto for two pianists, performed by Dr. Kevin Hampton of Armstrong Atlantic State University and VSU’s Dr. Lyle Indergaard, and the work of Brahms’s Fourth Symphony. “I began planning this concert a year ago with the VSO’s executive director, Doug Farwell, ...

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Drive: A cinematic ride on the wild side

I spent my Sunday night reviewing the just released flick, Drive, directed by Nicholas Winding Refn, a Danish filmmaker with a reputation for his auteur style. Some of you might be familiar with his other work like Bronson (2009) and Valhalla Rising (2009), which, in their own right, weren’t the most popular things to hit the big screen. But if ...

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Third annual South Ga. Pride a success

Rainbow flags were everywhere—on the stage, where performers danced or sang; on the painted faces of visitors; in the ponytails of passersby. The sight was the epitome of festivity. And that is what the South Georgia Pride event sought to encompass – a sense of joy and excitement for all attendees. The third annual South Georgia Pride festival was held ...

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Ballroom dance club offers something new

Anyone who enjoys watching the shows “Dancing with the Stars” or “So you think you can dance” should come join VSU’s Ballroom Dance club. Eric Nielsen, Professor of Communication Arts and current Ballroom Dance club advisor says that the current dance shows generated dancing interest among students. Ballroom Dance club started spring semester in 2010 when three students in Professor ...

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Customize your meal at Mongolian Fire Pit

The Mongo, or The Mongolian Fire Pit, is a Hibachi restaurant on North Ashley Street with splendid food and great service to enjoy a perfect atmosphere with your friends or family. Because there are only two Mongolian Fire Pits in the United States, I was a little skeptical on eating there, but I believe everything is worth at least one ...

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Pride festival raises awareness

If Sean Kennedy was alive today, maybe he would attend the South Georgia Pride festival. But Sean was a victim of a gay hate crime in 2007. The South Georgia Pride organization will hold its third annual independent South Georgia Pride festival, Saturday at the John W. Saunders Park at 1151 Rivers Street in Valdosta from noon until 6 p.m. ...

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Collegiate men of VSU hold first recruitment drive

The Collegiate Men of VSU had their first membership drive Wednesday at 7:30pm in the University Center Magnolia Room,. This brand new student organization plans on focusing on community service to the local area and a mentoring program for boys. Between 50-75 men showed up last night to listen to the presentation and show support. Their requirements start with having ...

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PopAddict: Stars creepin’ and beatin’ on lovers

So who’s going to the ‘Bany for the VSU vs. ASU game Saturday at 7 p.m.? Hopefully, I’ll be able to represent the Blazer nation in Albany and upset some ASU Rams (#evil). Anyway, scandals have never been any better this week! Things are just blowing up around the rich and the (in)famous. Why don’t I jump into it? Ahem ...

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Valdosta remembers 9/11

The crowd sat in reverence through the City of Valdosta’s Tenth Anniversary of 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. No one made a sound as the VSU Mass Choir sang patriotic music. The crowd listened intently to the welcome remarks from Col. Scott Kindsvater, 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing Commander at Moody Air Force Base. The entire ceremony ...

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‘Contagion’: not for fans of director’s previous works

Director Steven Soderbergh has made yet another film with huge scope, big stars, and gritty style. However, it ends up falling short of most of his other works, giving its audience a muddled narrative that lacks both suspense and the emotional connection an audience must feel with the characters. The cast is full of superb actors (Jude Law, Laurence Fishburne ...

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