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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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SodaPot, ‘Skin’, ‘Rolling Papers’

Happy Thursday you addicts! Haven’t the last couple of days been insane! With Valdosta’s water plant going out, using boiled and bottled water just to shower and brush your teeth, thank goodness the week is almost over. But not before I recap the week. This weekend had to be a killer for all the Chicago fans, and I already know ...

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Academy reaches out to newer, younger audience

The Academy Award nominations have been announced, and the presence of young stars, including Natalie Portman and Jesse Eisenberg, alongside the likes of legends Annette Bening and Colin Firth could provide the right amount of glamour and freshness. The fusion of old Hollywood with the newer faces has the potential to provide a larger viewership for the Academy Awards than ...

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Students plan big for excess financial aid

Students who sold their soul for loans this semester are expecting excess checks in the mail Feb. 1. With amounts ranging from a couple hundred to a few thousand dollars, deciding what to do with the money is the biggest challenge. While being responsible with the money is the most reputable, the check also allows students to finally buy what ...

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