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“The Grey” is harrowing tale of survival

February 1, 2012
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While we might have some unseasonable warmth around here, “The Grey” brings unrelenting cold to the bigscreen, and I don’t just mean the temperatures. A group of workers, including Ottoway (Liam Neeson), from a hellish oil pumping station are flying out for leave when their plans are de... Read more »

‘Slackers’ bring eclectic grooves to Emporia

February 1, 2012
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When you throw dance rock, funk and jazz influences together, you get the recently-formed local band The Slack Theory. Officially formed last spring, the genre blending live group consists of Emporia State University students P.J. Stephenson, sophomore music major, on saxophone and vocals; percussio... Read more »

“Red Tails” packed with action

January 27, 2012
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George Lucas returns to the big screen with the retelling of the tale of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American pilots during WWII who, despite the heavy racism present in the armed forces at the time, gained fame and glory through their exceptional flying abilities against German pilots. The film “R... Read more »

‘Contraband’ smuggles in same old merchandise

January 20, 2012
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Stranded in the movie wasteland that is January, ‘Contraband’ manages to be at least slightly entertaining and engaging, if not exactly groundbreaking. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur, star of the Icelandic thriller which ‘Contraband’ is based on, this movie is a relatively thrill-free thriller. Mark... Read more »

He’s Got Game: Sports lover won’t let wheelchair hold him back

December 12, 2011
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Never missing a KU basketball game, Ace Finch, freshman history major, parks his wheel chair in the lobby, the only place that has cable TV in his dorm. From the small town of Council Grove, Finch dreams of following in the footsteps of his father, Daryl Finch, who teaches science and coaches fo... Read more »

Off the Reel: The Muppets are back and better than ever!

December 1, 2011
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The last few years have seen so many different revival projects for old franchises that it gets easy to just brush them aside and ignore them, but that would be a mistake when it comes to “The Muppets.” Proving that the old crew can be fresh and entertaining even today, the film manages to bring in a he... Read more »

Production transports audience to underworld

December 1, 2011
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Take a vast journey from pens, pencils, papers, tests, libraries and offices and into Emporia State’s production of “Eurydice,” Sarah Ruhl’s play that takes place in the underworld. The show opened last night in Bruder Theater and will run through Saturday. Each performance starts at 7... Read more »

Off the Reel: “J. Edgar” shines as unrelenting masterpiece

November 17, 2011
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“J. Edgar,” much like the man it’s based upon, is shadowy, enigmatic and infinitely fascinating. The collaboration of Clint Eastwood and Leonardo DiCaprio led to the creation of a film that is truly a masterpiece in almost every way. Shifting between the personal and public lives of J. Edgar Ho... Read more »

Clamurro finishes career as oboist for quintet

November 10, 2011
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Sounds of harmony echoed between the stained glass windows of St. Andrews Episcopal Church last Thursday. Members of Emporia State’s Mid-American Woodwind Quintet played a final performance with William Clamurro, professor of Spanish, coordinator of the honors college and oboist. “The mus... Read more »

Benefit concert to feature Texas band

November 10, 2011
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Emporia students and residents alike are invited to join together for a night of entertainment and fundraising. United Way will host a benefit concert at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Granada Theatre, 807 Commercial St. “I chose the United Way because of the services they provide to our region,” said... Read more »

Off the Reel: “Tower Heist” This heist has a little something extra

November 10, 2011
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Just when I was beginning to wonder where Matthew Broderick went, he shows back up with Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller to pull off a heist. Honestly, I didn’t see that coming. But make no mistake – “Tower Heist” is way more of a heist movie than it is a comedy, despite what the trailers mig... Read more »

Film festival highlights eating habits

November 10, 2011
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What gives you the fuel you need to carry out bodily functions? Unless you have learned how to photosynthesize, it’s food. In honor of food, The General Education Council and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is hosting the first ever Food Film Festival. “The reason we are doing the Food Film Festiva... Read more »

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