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Review: Bua at Brigid’s Cross

Matt Lavrenz | A&E Writer | 2-11-2012 When my good friend Caige told me there was a Contemporary Irish-Folk band playing at Brigid’s Cross, one of the Irish pubs downtown, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. On the ride to the show, images of 75-year-old kilt-clad Irishmen scanned through my mind. When we arrived at the pub, we were greeted by an old bearded man wearing a fedora. My
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Tim McGraw’s Emotional Traffic

Andy Ellis | A&E Editor | 2-7-2012 Tim says himself that this the best album he's ever made.  While fans who prefer his earlier material may beg to differ, I do have to agree with the man himself.  Maybe it's not just the quality of the record for me.  Maybe it's the fact that this release is not another pointless Greatest Hits package forced into the market by hopefully-soon-to-close Curb
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Coffee, Anyone?

Morgan Bartlett | Staff Writer | 2-7-2012 It’s a fact: People enjoy coffee. Particularly college students -- it’s the easiest way to guarantee attentiveness in those long lecture classes. If you happen to be one of those people who enjoy the occasional--or constant--caffeinated pick-me-up, you are in luck; there are plenty of places that cater to your liquid energy addiction. The Wild Hare Bistro is by far the most unique
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Review: Big Apple Bagels

Jordan Shearer | Staff Writer | 2-5-2012 This is the first school year that the Big Apple Bagel restaurant has been open for business.  Therefore, considering that it does not have a long established reputation one way or another, a lot of questions can surface. To begin with, it does provide well-made food.  In the spirit of its name, it makes its specialty sandwiches on bagels stuffed with meat, rich
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Uff’s Take n Bake: A Little Less Sauce, A Lot More Flavors

Sara Wielenberg | Staff Writer | 2-3-2012 Open for little more than two months, Uff’s Hometown Take n Bake offers sixteen different specialty pizzas along with their pastas and desserts. Right at the top of the menu’s pizza list is Uff’s Special.  The restaurant is owned by local Darren Ufford and the walls are sparsely decorated with a Beavers jersey and a Lumberjacks jersey. The lighting was low in the
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New on DVD: “Real Steel”

Peder Aalgaard | Staff Writer | 2-1-2012 Mix together an old Twilight Zone episode, Rocky, and Rock ‘em’ Sock ‘em’ Robots and the result should resemble Real Steel. Hugh Jackman takes on the roll of Charlie Kenton, a down-on-his-luck boxer that is behind the times. Keaton was a boxer during a time when humans would fight other humans, but in 2020 the crowd has demanded more violence and pushed humans
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Joe Nichols Assures Us “It’s All Good”

Andy Ellis | A&E Editor | 11-21-2011 When it comes to Joe Nichols you can always be sure of one thing: he knows how to sing a song.  While he may never be known for his songwriting capabilities, he compensates with his innate knowledge of his audience.  Some may not think much of this, but singers like George Strait built a career on their ability to know which songs their
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Miranda Lambert Releases “Four the Record”

Andy Ellis | A&E Editor | 11-15-2011 Miranda Lambert is one of the most loved artists in country music today. It's not just because she writes and sings what she wants to sing, it's about who she is. When a majority of today's female singers, regardless of genre, try their best to stay as supermodel-thin as possible, she's not afraid to eat these things commonly known as full meals. She's
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Florence Offers “Ceremonials”

Andy Ellis | A&E Editor | 11-13-2011 I've said more than once that my favorite kind of music is country music. However, there always seem to be singers and bands that pinpoint the kind of greatness I'd be missing out on if I listened to nothing but country music. These pinpoints of greatness include Adele, The Gaslight Anthem, Darren Hayes, Eminem, Chris Cornell, and many others. With that said, I
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Ask Amber

Amber Gran | A&E Editor | 01/26/2011 Dear Amber, I am an incoming freshman starting college a semester late. You see, I am an only child and my parents weren’t exactly too thrilled about me leaving for college. They like to keep tabs on me and I am sure if they could have put me in a bubble, they would have all through my teen years. Now that I am