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October 21, 2014 - 12:32am

Pearl Jam kicks out the jams at the Joe Louis Arena

BY MICHAEL FLYNN

Pearl Jam

Vedder and company couldn’t save the Joe Louis Arena from demolition, and will inevitably someday have to face their own demise as a band. But over the course of three hours, Pearl Jam showed an audience that while nothing lasts forever, coming together and celebrating life’s great moments can make it all worth it.

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October 20, 2014 - 7:24pm

Midnight screening showed "The Exorcist" at its most terrifying

BY GAGE PEAVLER

Movieweb.com

The midnight screening of "The Exorcist" at the State Theater on Saturday proved that, despite its age, the classic horror film is still as chilling as ever.

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October 20, 2014 - 6:00pm

Five Amazing Places to Read on Campus

BY CAROLYN DARR

Flickr.com

If you're looking for somewhere to get away from it all and immerse yourself in a great book, Carolyn Darr has five suggestions with the perfect blend of peace and beautiful scenery.

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October 20, 2014 - 5:30pm

New Single: Gwen Stefani, "Baby Don't Lie"

BY GIBSON JOHNS

Gwen Stefani

“Baby Don’t Lie” may not end up being a chart-topper for Gwen Stefani, but it sure as hell is a solid comeback single that retains everything it means to be a Gwen Stefani song.

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October 17, 2014 - 3:24pm

From the Vault: "The Silence of the Lambs" a deep exploration of terror itself

BY BRIAN BURLAGE

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, Brian Burlage explores just what makes 1991's "The Silence of the Lambs"and its infamous villain so profoundly terrifying.

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October 17, 2014 - 2:57pm

Fred Tomaselli brings jarring "The Times" exhibit to UMMA

BY KATHLEEN DAVIS

Flickr.com

Tomaselli’s use of unconventional material, mixed with his fearless taste for the controversial, makes him a modern art aficionado’s dream, a perfect example of the beauty that can be created from something that millions of people throw in the trash each day.

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October 15, 2014 - 9:37am

From the Vault: "In the Valley of Elah"

BY JAMIE BIRCOLL

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, Film Editor Jamie Bircoll discusses the gripping 2007 drama "In the Valley of Elah,"starring Tommy Lee Jones and directed by Paul Haggis.

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October 15, 2014 - 9:22am

Episode Review: "Gotham — Arkham"

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

Fox

For its first three episodes “Gotham” was unsuccessfully walking the line between gritty and campy. This has led to a show in flux, not knowing what it wants to be. In its fourth episode, “Arkham,” “Gotham” aimed for a more grounded approach, resulting in its strongest episode thus far.

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October 15, 2014 - 11:15am

Episode Review: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine — The Jimmy Jab Games"

BY KAREN HUA

Fox

The “Jimmy Jab Games” are back again in the Nine-Nine, and everyone is in it for the win. The pilot season grounded a dynamic chemistry between seven core characters, and the sophomore season continues to develop the nuances of each relationship.

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October 15, 2014 - 9:38am

Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line burn it down at the Palace

BY GREGORY HICKS

Jason Aldean

“Palace Traffic: Take Exit 81 to Lapeer Road” the freeway signs read. Cars backed up from the Palace all the way to the exit ramp, inching their way to sweet freedom. Two nights of sold-out shows for country’s biggest contemporary superstar — one weekend redneck explosion for Michigan.

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October 13, 2014 - 3:59pm

New Single: AC/DC, "Play Ball"

BY MICHAEL FLYNN

MySpace.com

Veteran rockers AC/DC released "Play Ball" as a tribute to longtime rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, who was recently diagnosed with dementia.

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October 13, 2014 - 3:38pm

Episode Review: "Scandal — Inside the Bubble"

BY CHLOE GILKE

TVWeb.com

“Scandal” is obviously still trying to find its footing for its fourth season, but for a show so capable of being great, it’s difficult to let weak episodes pass unpunished.

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October 10, 2014 - 5:28pm

A2 Aural Affairs with Adam and Adam: Chance the Rapper

BY ADAM DEPOLLO AND ADAM THEISEN

MySpace.com

In this first installment, The Daily’s resident music-loving Adams, DePollo and Theisen, break down Chance the Rapper’s show at Eastern Michigan University.

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October 10, 2014 - 4:26pm

Episode Review: "Nashville — I Can't Get Over You to Save My Life"

BY ALEC STERN

TVWeb.com

"Nashville" continues to disappoint with overly soapy storylines and not nearly enough music.

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October 11, 2014 - 10:02am

CBS renews summer series “Extant” and “Under the Dome”

BY ALEC STERN

TVWeb.com

CBS has renewed hit summer series “Extant” and “Under the Dome” for seasons two and three, respectively, thanks to impressive viewership numbers on DVR, On Demand and Amazon Prime.

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