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Anna Sadovskaya: Speaking the language of bilingual difficulties

BY ANNA SADOVSKAYA

Speaking a new language, however, is difficult. It’s an increasingly frustrating relationship between your mind, your tongue and your memory. Too afraid to make a mistake and say something stupid, most opt out of saying anything.

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Notebook: Graffiti artist Banksy masked by mystique and commentary

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BY REBECCA GODWIN

Until his stunt in Central Park, I had never heard of Banksy. I had seen some prints of his artwork (most memorable being a copy of his lesbian Queen Victoria print on a flyer in a dorm bathroom last year), but I never knew who the man behind the spray can was.

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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre to tackle daunting 'Lear' challenge

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BY GRACE PROSNIEWSKI

Intimidating as “Lear” may seem, the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre is ready to perform it in all its moral complexities, with a cast of 11 actors playing all the characters in the ensemble-driven production.

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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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