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Local band signs to label, spreads the gospel

Local band signs to label, spreads the gospel

By Eli Mileur

January 22, 2012


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SIU alum cites Uganda trip as source of inspirationWith its blend of melodic pop and worshipful, Christian lyrics, local band An Epic, No Less has recently scored a record deal with label BEC/Tooth and Nail. They’ve recorded their debut album and lined up a series of touring dates, including a Saturd...

Local artists weigh job options

Local artists weigh job options

By Eli Mileur

January 22, 2012


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For artists, finding a job in the academic field may provide an otherwise elusive steady income, but that paycheck could come with some costs of its own.“At the beginning, I felt a lot of pressure,” said Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, associate professor and head of undergraduate studies in the School of Ar...

‘Red Tails’ leaves more to be explored

‘Red Tails’ leaves more to be explored

By Jacqueline Muhammad

January 22, 2012


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“Red Tails,” a film about the World War II experiences of the first black fighter pilots, puts emphasis on action and combat, playing down the the historical significance of the Tuskegee Airmen troop of fighter pilots.Before the Tuskegee Airmen, the 332nd fighter group, there were no black pilots in...

Woman tries to keep local art scene alive

Woman tries to keep local art scene alive

By Eli Mileur

January 18, 2012


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Carbondale may not be a metropolitan paradise when it comes to art, but there's more to the scene than what is first visible.Busy schedules and unfamiliarity with the area may prevent a stronger bond between the university and community art scenes, something people in both communities are working to imp...

Don’t hit ‘start’

By Anthony Pickens

January 18, 2012


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Two video games to not play to begin the spring semesterStudents beware: If you are looking to achieve academic success this semester, there are a few hot games to avoid spending too many long hours with, lest you dig yourself into a big hole to start the semester.Your grades might fall off a bit if you...

It’s time to think outside the dryer

It’s time to think outside the dryer

By Laura Wood

January 18, 2012


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Laundry isn’t the only thing dryer sheets can benefit. In fact, neither are art projects, picnics or irons.According to numerous sources, including the Huffington Post, there are actually quite a few different, practical and wallet-friendly uses for those small fabric softeners that might not be immediatel...

3D re-release adds ‘Beauty’ to same old ‘Beast’

3D re-release adds ‘Beauty’ to same old ‘Beast’

By Laura Wood

January 16, 2012


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No one may have as swell a cleft chin as Gaston, but no film company has as fat a wallet as Disney.With its world debut in 1991, “Beauty and the Beast” was the first classic movie to come from the company’s second wave of excellence and has seen the big screen three times now with its 3D release Friday...

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