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Scorsese, Jagger ‘Shine A Light’ on new concert film

NEW YORK – A young Mick Jagger sits appeasing a journalist with a boyish grin on his face. The journalist asks, “Can you picture yourself at the age of 60 doing what you’re doing now?” Jagger answers, “Oh yeah, easily.” When Jagger first takes the stage in Martin Scorsese’s new concert film, Shine A Light, to be released in IMAX and regular theaters April 4, he bursts upon the frame and the mic stand like a hurricane.…

Speaking of Black History: Terrence Howard visited Main Campus to talk about his career and life

Terrence Howard wants you to know he’s a narcissist. The Academy Award-nominated actor told a packed Mitten Hall last night that he believes “there is nobody more important in this world than Terrence Dashon Howard.” The initially disarming statements, however, were part of Howard’s larger message of self-empowerment directed at young people.…

Healing through Facebook

To Dawn Burke, Facebook had only been a simple Web site on which her children used to post funny pictures and chat with friends. But when her daughter died, it became a way for her to reconnect with her child and begin the long, uncertain process of healing.…

Subtleties, humor make ‘Martian Child’

REVIEW – In the first act of John Cusack’s one-two patriarchal-tearjerker punch this season, Martian Child (soon to be followed by the Oscar-buzzed Grace Is Gone) shows Cusack in his first major role as a father, and it’s just enough to make you fall in love.…

Cusack and Peet discover new life on Mars

NEW YORK – John Cusack walked into the room, listening to his iPhone. He’s deeply involved in the new Bruce Springsteen album, Magic, and sat down looking reluctant to pull away from either the Boss or his shiny gadget.…

Dealing with the dark in ‘Spring Awakening’

Spring Awakening isn’t just a show that dares to set new precedents in musical theater. It also proves that teenagers can win Tonys, too. This year’s winner for Best Musical, along with seven other Tony awards, features a critically acclaimed cast of young actors – only two of the actors are over 24.…

Daring, hit musical will spark Broadway evolution

REVIEW – On a Broadway of shows too timid to deviate from safe applause, Spring Awakening has defied every convention of the blockbuster formula. More importantly, it has drawn the line for the next evolutionary step in the American musical.…

A plate full of dining etiquette in one meal

“Are you client-ready?” The words were spoken eloquently and slowly, like the narrator’s voice on a motivational cassette tape, with particular emphasis on the ‘c’ and ‘l.’ Lisa Taylor Richey of the American Academy of Etiquette, who led Career Development Services’ Etiquette Dinner last Tuesday in the Diamond Club, repeated herself.…

“Shoot ‘Em Up”: blood, wit and tears

NEW YORK – One is a rough-around-the-edges Brit who permeates a masculine musk from every pore. The other is a balding schlub who could pass for your local postman. Yet despite these differences, Clive Owen and Paul Giamatti are both equally cool and have two of the most dynamic new careers in Hollywood.…

Review: “Shoot ‘Em Up.”

There comes a time in every dramatic actor’s career when he just wants to get silly. A time when he just wants to drop the heavy dialogue and act out the action dreams that he had as a little boy.…