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Moore to perform solo in YADO performance

December 8, 2009

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Tyler Stauffer photo Sophomore Christy Moore recently earned the opportunity to perform as a vocal soloist during the upcoming performance of the Young Artists Debut Orchestra (YADO) at Mercyhurst College. Moore's voice teacher, Louisa Jonason, the Mary D’Angelo Depart...

The Four Freshmen unite holiday spirit with jazz sound

December 6, 2009

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The Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center played host to a timeless sound this past Friday as vocal jazz group, The Four Freshmen, took the stage in a festive performance. The group is composed of members Brian Eichenberger, Curtis Ca...

Underwood's 'Play On' best yet

December 6, 2009

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On her third studio album, “Play On,” American Idol alumna Carrie Underwood really delivers. The album features 13 songs, ranging from touching ballads to upbeat anthems. The theme of the album is a split between regrets a...

Though no Carver, Porter's stories still impress

December 6, 2009

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Contributed photoI love short stories as a genre. Several of my favorite contemporary books are collections of short stories, including Dave Eggers’ “How We Are Hungry” and Miranda July’s “No One Belongs Here More Than You.” The one book of short stories...

'In the Loop' full of honesty and satire

December 6, 2009

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It is a rare but much anticipated feat to pull off a quality cinematic political satire. Those considered the best generally have their characters portrayed in a certain, unique light; flouts and jibes are applicable not only ...

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November 4, 2009

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November 4, 2009

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November 4, 2009

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November 4, 2009

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November 4, 2009

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November 4, 2009

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November 4, 2009

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