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February 26, 2015 - 6:56pm

Kanye West debuts aggressive, "All Day"

BY ZACHARY GREEN

Roc-A-Fella

At the 2015 Brit Awards, Kanye premiered his newest track, "All Day," with a live performance. He reverted back to in-your-face aggression with this release after the recent string of more mellow music.

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February 24, 2015 - 4:36pm

Harry Connick Jr. and the revival of American Idol

BY DANIELLE RAYKHINSHTEYN

Harry Connick Jr.

Daily Arts Blogger and dedicated Idol fan Danielle Raykhinshteyn discusses Harry Connick Jr. and why he's the best thing to happen to the iconic show.

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February 24, 2015 - 3:37pm

Tips to improve as a live performer

BY MICHAEL FLYNN

The Black Keys

Winging it is for Phish. And you are not Phish.

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February 25, 2015 - 11:45pm

Neil Patrick Harris flops as Oscars host

BY KARL WILLIAMS

87th Annual Academy Awards

Daily Arts blogger Karl Williams discusses NPH as host of the 87th Oscars. The disappointing performance included bad puns and pity laughter.

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February 27, 2015 - 2:20am

Ready at Dawn and SCE Santa Monica Studio release “The Order: 1886”

BY KIM BATCHELOR

Ready at Dawn & SCE Santa Monica Studio

Ready at Dawn and SCE Santa Monica Studio released “The Order: 1886” on Friday. Based on the knights from Arthurian legends, the Knights must find against Half-Breed humans and Rebels.

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February 24, 2015 - 1:00am

“Supernatural” RECAP: Cain's killing spree culminates in an awaited battle in “The Executioner’s Song”

BY KIM BATCHELOR

The CW

In the latest episode of "Supernatural," "The Executioner's Song," Dean must go to new heights to stop Cain, though he's scared of how far he must go to do so. The episode culminates in a battle you don't want to miss.

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February 17, 2015 - 7:44pm

On the breakup album

BY MICHAEL FLYNN

Bruce Springsteen

Daily Arts Blogger Michael Flynn takes a close look at the breakup album: its role in music, the transformative effect it can have on an artist's career and, most of all, why we are so appealed to it.

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February 17, 2015 - 6:17pm

From the Vault: A rare ode to the reality of sports upsets in “Fever Pitch”

BY CONRAD FOREMAN

MovieWeb.com

In “From the Vault,” Daily Film writers pull out forgotten classics that may have faded from the spotlight but are still as fresh as ever. Here, Daily Arts writer Conrad Foreman takes a look at how 2005's “Fever Pitch” stepped out of the fictional world of cinema and into the unbelievable reality of the 2004 Red Sox season.

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February 17, 2015 - 5:45pm

Hunt or be hunted in new asymmetrical co-op game “Evolve”

BY KIM BATCHELOR

Turtle Rock Studios

“Hunt together. Kill alone. Choose your side.” Turtle Rock Studios released “Evolve,” an asymmetrical co-op game where you can choose to be the hunter or the monster. With four game modes and tons of class-specific special moves, the wild mutants of planet Shear are ready for attack.

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February 17, 2015 - 5:38pm

Big Sean previews album with two new tracks

BY ALLEN DONNE

uknowbigsean

As the release date for Dark Sky Paradise approaches, Big Sean releases two songs, "One Man Can Change the World" and "Win Some, Lose Some," both confirmed to have a place on the project.

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February 17, 2015 - 2:19am

Basement Arts' "Matt & Ben" is a smash success

BY MICHAEL FLYNN

Basement Arts

Basement Arts, University of Michigan's student-run theatre organization, put on a heartwarming performance of "Matt & Ben," the story that takes place in Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's apartment decades ago, when the actors find a mysterious script of "Good Will Hunting" in their living room.

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February 17, 2015 - 9:41pm

Directors Retrospective: Quentin Tarantino, Part 2

BY JAMIE BIRCOLL AND AKSHAY SETH

MovieWeb.com

In this new blog series, two writers from the Daily Arts film section take an extensive, piece-by-piece look at a filmmaker’s entire body of work. Our inaugural director is Quentin Tarantino and for Part 2, Senior Arts Editor Jaime Bircoll and Daily Film Columnist Akshay Seth examine the two-part crime film “Kill Bill.”

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February 19, 2015 - 3:32pm

"Supernatural" RECAP: Ghosts and bad Wifi in "Halt & Catch Fire"

BY KIM BATCHELOR

The CW

Dean takes a break from searching for Cain and investigates strange deaths that seem to be linked to electromagnetic and ghostly behavior.

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February 16, 2015 - 9:29pm

“Parks and Recreation” cast leaves with one last laugh

BY HAILEY MIDDLEBROOK

NBC

As the series finale approaches, the cast of “Parks and Recreation” will go out with a laugh.

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February 15, 2015 - 5:00pm

A.P.C. and Timberland end collaboration due to racist remarks

BY ALLEN DONNE

Jean Touitou

A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou used racially offensive language at the formal introduction of the Fall/Winter 2015 A.P.C. x Timberland collaboration. Timberland chose to cut ties with the French creative director soon after, even if Kanye did approve of Jean's statements, as he claims.

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