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Angela Potter’s Top Five

Surprise Talent of the Year - Jared Leto. His band, 30 Seconds to Mars, is actually good. For proof, download "Buddha for Mary." He's not bad to look at either.
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Movie Review | I Spy: Beverly Hills Spy

Owen Wilson has earned himself something of a cult following, and with good reason. He's funny as hell. Wilson costars with Eddie Murphy in "I Spy," an action/comedy movie that's entertaining all the ...
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A Joe of All Trades

You've probably never seen anything quite like the Joe Goode Performance Group - unless of course you were at the sold out, one-night-only performance on Nov. 7 in Campbell Hall.
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‘Ghost Ship’ of Fools

Angela, Steven and Jessica all sit nestled around yet another oversized container, this time holding too-salty popcorn, in hopes that this seemingly trite "ghost story" will justify a perfectly good a...
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Nirvana | s/t | DGC

Dave Grohl has many talents. He plays guitar, sings and writes songs for the Foo Fighters. He drums for the Queens of the Stone Age. And once upon a time, he was in a little group called Nirvana.
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Movie Review | Punch-Drunk Love: 1-900-DIAL-A-PLOT

"Punch-Drunk Love" provides a menagerie of oddities, and fails to make any of them very interesting. Sadly enough, "Punch-Drunk Love" is based on a true story.
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The Donnas | Spend the Night | Atlantic

Lately I've been craving some girl punk, and good girl punk can be hard to find. The female voice isn't necessarily suited to screaming, and "singing punk" is something of an oxymoron. Thank god for t...
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The Transplants | s/t | Epitaph Rocket from the Crypt | Live from Camp X-Ray | Vagrant

In fact, the Transplants would do well to figure out what genre they want to be and then stick with it. The first song on the album, "Romper Stomper," has a heavier, metal sound.
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Nice car, Porn Star

Porn Star is a trendy and controversial clothing line based in Santa Barbara that has its roots in the punk scene. Back in the early '90s, twin brothers Sean and Barret Murphy fronted a band of the sa...
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Jets to Brazil | Perfecting Loneliness | Jade Tree Black Heart Procession | Amore del Tropico | Touch & Go

While Jets distracts listeners from its melancholy lyrics by playing upbeat rock music, Procession leaves the listener with no doubt as to its sorrows.
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Ryan Adams | Demolition | Lost Highway Beck | Sea Change | DGC

Singer-songwriters are making a comeback, and it's about time. A welcome change from the manufactured pop icons who have dominated the charts over the last couple of years, this is a breed of artist t...
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Four Feathers: Ledger’s Domain

And the Oscar goes to ... Heath Ledger, "The Four Feathers." Yes, you read that correctly, and no, I'm not kidding. In fact, I'm also predicting that this movie will walk away with Best Picture.
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Moive Review: Swimfan: DOGPADDLE DEVOTEE

A dark, empty theater, popcorn, hushed silence - the perfect atmosphere for a scary movie. Instead, however, I got "Swimfan." The plot line is simple - at times, painfully so.
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Making a Minor Scene

Santa Barbara's a rough town. It's not violent, improverished or even badly paved. But it is tough on the under-21 crowd. Never fear, Artsweek is here. We've handpicked a panel of experts in assorted ...
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Defining the Destruction

Despite an imperfect PA system and lead singer Jason Navarro barely having a voice, The Suicide Machines rocked the Living Room on Tuesday, June 18. As guitar player Daniel Lukacinsky said, "This is p...
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