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'American Idol' winner David Cook talks TV's golden ticket

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BY TEHREEM SAJJAD

Though he didn’t originally plan to participate in “American Idol,” Cook has high regard for the show and appreciates where it has gotten him today.

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Notebook: Revaluing the shock value of nudity in dance

BY GILLIAN JAKAB

Once reviled in fine arts circles as the pole dancing of its day, Burlesque has enjoyed a nostalgic revival as a high art form, celebrated in feature films, repertory houses, performance troupes and literature.

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'A Little Night Music' to teach lessons on love

BY PAIGE PFLEGER

“Love is real,” McGiffin said. “(‘A Little Night Music’) is really about people at points in their lives missing the person they belong with. I want them to go away with the love of the music that was put forth, and to remember the comedy of the show, and that if you’re away from someone, you can always come back to it.”

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John Lennon tribute concert to support conflict resolution

BY GRACE PROSNIEWSKI

Few artists have so influenced and inspired people to work toward societal change as John Lennon. From his days with The Beatles, through his solo work until his death, Lennon was an iconic and unfaltering proponent of peace.

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Anna Sadovskaya: Hair as a work of fine art

BY ANNA SADOVSKAYA

I’m restless in almost everything I do, and when I was 13, this manifested itself in a self-proclaimed need for change. I begged my mom to let me dye my hair — just once — to a shiny, luscious deep brown. I was tired of being a dirty blonde; I wanted to re-root with a darker tone.

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Notebook: Turning bad theater into a good time

BY REBECCA GODWIN

While the old woman turned out to be the highlight of the production, my parents and I left having had a pretty good time. We had stories to tell others and memories that would make us laugh when we looked back. So I guess even bad theater can sometimes be good. But we’re never going back. Ever.

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Laughter changes lives for better in School of Music, Theatre & Dance production of 'Red Noses'

BY GRACE PROSNIEWSKI

The Black Plague killed over 50 million people, wiping out nearly a third of Europe’s population. It’s not exactly a topic thought of as great fodder for comedy. But that’s exactly the backdrop for English author Peter Barnes’ dark comedy “Red Noses.”

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