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ARTS Curious what the Krannert Art Museum will be like after the renovations? Check out our article about it this Saturday.
FOOD & DRINK Sure, itâ€™s hot enough to feel tropical, but something about living in the sea of corn just isnâ€™t the same as a real ocean. This week â€œEllenâ€™s Fancy Drinksâ€? takes on the mai tai, which may help make central Illinois feel a little more exotic.
Tired of hearing the same list of pop music at parties? Weâ€™ll shake things up for you with ultimate disco playlist, featuring classics like the Bee Gees and the Jackson 5 this Friday.
EDITORâ€™S NOTE BRAD THORP
What a great weekend. Way to go, America! It was a weekend full of good people, good music, good food and, of course, fireworks. What a great combo. These were all very fun things, but slowly the realization came that the weekend was coming to an end and my week would be starting very shortly. Iâ€™d be back to work, back to school and no longer in celebration mode and back into the daily grind. Or not! I completely forgot about the best part of the Fourth of July this year, the observed day off of work and school after it! Used differently across the board, a bit of recovery time for some, an extended vacation time for others, but in all ways a great idea. After talking with a friend, we decided that this is one of the best things that our nation does. After a long weekend of family, fun and celebration, we are able to have yet another day off from responsibility and switch into a different mindset of free day. For me, this is a much more relaxed day than the others in the weekend, and allows me to really enjoy the free time. This extra day off is kind of a pat on the back to everyone for doing a great job in the past year â€” a time where we can shake hands with each other, and collectively enjoy a little gift to us all. I mean, who is going to complain about having to be off of work? Everyone likes that! Other holidays should take a hint from the Fourth of July. It is different than, say, Christmas or Halloween because some people do not celebrate these holidays, and the vacation time granted along side them doesnâ€™t mean the same thing across the board. It is, of course, nice to have the vacation, but there is something to be said for knowing that everyone across the nation is celebrating for exactly the same reason. With all of that said, I just want to thank everyone for a great weekend and how proud I was, and am, to live in this great place. Keep doing what youâ€™re doing, America, and weâ€™ll celebrate this time next year!
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For the Art Coop, heart and exceptional service have brought them over forty years worth of just such rewards. Come the week of July 12, however, a set of different doors located in Urbana’s Lincoln Square Mall will be opened for the Art Coop, and CU as a whole. With every move, bittersweet memories arise and meet with new wind. The trip from Champaign to Urbana, though, appears to be a lighthearted one. “I’ve been working here for 35 years now, and I’ll miss this space,” said Susan Smith, co-owner of the Art Coop. “But, we’re excited nonetheless to start our latest endeavor.” With all the changes, the Art Coop seems excited about one thing in particular. “One of the primary reasons for the move is in regards to parking,” said Smith. “After 30 years of car complaints, we finally decided to let the public know we heard them.” Another big source of momentum is the lure of more room and fellow retailers. “We considered downtown Champaign, but the general population is there for food and bar life, not actual supplies and necessities,” said Smith. “Plus, the public transit has a straight shot to Lincoln Square Mall on one of the bus routes.” Still, the nostalgia tied to the Art Coop’s location lives in many of CU’s current and former residents. “It’s like a local historical landmark,” said Jessica Mane, a visiting University alumnus. Landmark or not, the years have been incredibly kind to the Art Coop, and there undoubtedly will be many more to follow; the store in its new home thanks to its loyal customers. “The next time I’m in town,” said Mane, “I’ll be sure to head to Urbana instead.” Cover Design Annaka Olsen Editor-in-Chief Brad Thorp Managing Editor & Copy Chief Claire Keating Art Director Annaka Olsen Photography & Image Editor Annie Goold Photographers Jess Easter, James Kyung, Sarah Ludmer Designers Will Wyss Music Editor Emily Carlson Food Editor Jeanine Russell Arts & Entertainment Editor Matt Carey Community Editor Lauren Hise CU Calendar Elisia Phau Sales Manager Carolyn Gilbert Marketing/Distribution Brandi Willis Publisher Mary Cory On the Web www.the217.com Email email@example.com Write 512 E. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820 CALL 217.337.3801
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» Fireworks-ka-BOOM!: It’s sort of like a recreation of the Revolutionary War in the sky, except much, much prettier — and less bloody. » Free trips to Israel: A program called Birthright sends little college Jews to Israel without cost, somehow, in order to reconnect with the motherland. What’s better than 10 days in a foreign country for free? Maybe 20 days in a foreign country for free. I’m still searching for that program. » Harry Potter previews: I nearly squealed with joy when I first watched the trailer for the seventh movie on YouTube. Then I went to see Eclipse with the sole purpose of watching the HP preview on a big screen with surround sound. The action! The music! The facial expressions of Ron Weasley! I loved every second of it. Lauren Hise Community Editor
Gripes » Parental locks: My parents are making an effort to keep my younger brother from finding things on the TV that aren’t ... shall we say, age appropriate? This I have no problem with. What I do have a problem with is that I now have to enter in a four digit code every time anything rated higher than TV-14 comes on when I am watching TV at home. » Bad things come in threes: I have found this saying to be unfailingly true. Take this morning, for example: I woke up late, forgot my apartment keys at home and spilled my Diet Pepsi all over my car. Three bad things: CHECK! Isn’t one enough? Why do the cosmos have to trip you, kick you and then punch you in the face when you try to get up? Nick Martin Assistant Arts Editor
» Bomb Disposal Technicians: If I’m ever confronted with a live bomb, I’m boned. Thankfully, we have an agency of people who know how bombs work and are willing to tinker with them so they don’t kill everybody. Thanks PSBD (Public Safety Bomb Disposal), I’m glad you exist. » Horns: Nothing says pomp and fanfare like a traditional horn melody. Whether you’re addressing your loyal subjects and need music to convey your majesty, or you’re hankering for a jarring sound to remind the asshole in front of you that the light turned green and it’s time to stop texting and START DRIVING THE FUCKING CAR, horns are for you. You did it horns! Keep doing it. (Note: I do not like animal horns; while they do protect against predators and help with hunting prey, they are sharp and make it impossible for me to ever really love a rhino.)
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Champaignâ€™s Birthday Bash
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July 8 - 14, 2010
The city of Champaign has something for just about everyone: a downtown that supports independent businesses, a park district that has created a beautiful backdrop and environment for all, a pulsing heartbeat of Campustown and a music-friendly environment that has allowed for the growth of an amazing music culture. Just as the city attracts all types of people to this Midwestern town, the idea behind the celebration
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of its 150th birthday is to appeal to all types of people. The Celebrate Today Music Festival plans to use music to draw in the diverse community of Champaign to come together and celebrate. â€œMusic is one of those pieces of life that brings everyone together,â€? said Dena Schumacher, who works for the Champaign Fire Department and is part of the committee dealing with the media for the festival. The two day event takes place in downtown Champaign and will feature a musical petting zoo for kids to explore different instruments, and a game truck stocked with 16 stations of Rock Band, as well as a variety of artists from past and present, representing a diverse collection of musical styles that all somehow have a tie to this community. Over 15 bands that will perform at the event represent genres as diverse as the people who will attend. Including everything from samba to classical to soul and gospel, the music festival hopes to have something for everyone. â€œRight now itâ€™s a party, a big Champaign music party,â€? Schumacher said. The lineup for the event includes bands that have been dominating the local music scene for many years, bands that have recently broke out into the scene and bands that used to run this town before they went out to do even bigger things. Whatâ€™s unique about this lineup is that it brings
these greats from across timelines together at the same place. This creates a unique experience for some of the artists, including the Delta Kings. The Delta Kings, who will be headlining the Chestnut Stage, have been a part of the Champaign music scene for the past 17 years. Theyâ€™ve recently released their sixth studio album and play in the community nearly every week. Theyâ€™re a staple in this town, but they havenâ€™t always been. Back in the 1960s, three of the men in Delta Kings were going out, watching shows and idolizing some of the great players of British rock â€˜nâ€™ roll. One of their favorites was a band called Finchley Boys. For the Celebrate Today Music Festival, Delta Kings are thrilled to be able to share the bill with a band they once idolized in their youth. The music festival is a time of celebration and unity in the community. All kinds of people came together and used music as a way to celebrate this monumental year. Kids and adults alike can come out for the event, eat some birthday cake and enjoy an evening full of live music. â€œAll these people and ages and groups have stepped out of their busy worlds to come together and stop and celebrate and take that time to just celebrate,â€? Schumacher said. â€œI want people to understand this is everyone coming together to make something happen in a busy world where its hard to make time stop.â€?
by Adam Thies In 2001, Michael McLoughlin and Brad Decker started Beat Kitchen as an instrumental New Orleans-style funk band. The band started to round out with the addition of vocalist Brandon Washington in 2004, and a horn section three years later. Since that time, Beat Kitchen has become the premier funk/soul band in CU, providing their audiences with funk classics, as well as lesser known hits thatâ€™ll get you moving on the dance floor. Earlier this year, Beat Kitchen performed as the backup band for legendary trombonist Fred Wesley (James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic, The Count Basie Orchestra). Beat Kitchenâ€™s Brad Decker sat down with buzz to discuss their upcoming show at the Champaign Music Festival. Âť buzz: What have Beat Kitchen been up to this summer? Brad Decker: We just played a Cystic Fibrosis benefit show at MIke â€˜n Mollyâ€™s last weekend, which was a lot of fun. We helped to raise over $500 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which means a lot to my family and me. Weâ€™re also playing a lot of outdoor gigs, learning some new songs and tightening things up in practice. Because itâ€™s summer, and some of our regular members are UI students, weâ€™ve had the pleasure of working with a few new faces. Some sub in regularly, and some
weâ€™ve never played with before. Either way, itâ€™s always fun to play a few sets with someone new. Âť buzz: What can the average person expect from a Beat Kitchen show? BD: Good times, of course! We play high energy, feel-good music. We are a nine piece band with some of the most energetic musicians I know, featuring full horn section, Special guest Fred Wesely performs on stage with local favorites, keyboards and tons of percussion. Beat Kitchen. Photo by James Kyung Some tunes you may have heard before, some you may not have. We like to play happy to see our fans at every show. Weâ€™re seeing a quality tunes that are just on the fringe of what you lot more folks out these days who appreciate what would expect from a funk band. We stick to songs we do, in terms of somewhat obscure funk and R & that are unique and fresh, even though they may B covers. Thereâ€™s a large stigma attached to what a have been recorded over 40 years ago. funk band is in the Midwest â€” most people think Âť buzz: What was it like playing with legendary of â€œBrick House,â€? â€œPlay That Funky Music White trombonist Fred Wesley? Boy,â€? et al. â€” and weâ€™re trying to break out of that BD: An honor. Period. Couldnâ€™t believe we were stereotype. I think CU is seeing it that way too. backing up such an icon. Leading up to the gig, Âť buzz: You guys are playing the Champaign Music we constantly had to remind ourselves that it was Festival in a few weeks, how are you planning to actually happening! We had a great time playing adapt your set to an outdoor festival setting? with Fred. Heâ€™s a very gracious guy ... and funky! BD: Well, weâ€™re just planning on doing what we do. Âť buzz: What is the current state of funk in We think our set lends itself well to outdoor street Champaign-Urbana? festivals. Weâ€™ve done quite a few of these types of BD: In a word, â€œfunkalicious.â€? Weâ€™re always very shows before and have had great results.
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ll right, so Iâ€™m just going to go ahead, stomach the assumed groans and get right to the point: for someone who was more than ready to give up on this entire series, I didnâ€™t hate The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the newest novel-turned-film in Stephenie Meyersâ€™ teen vampire series, like I had originally planned to. In fact, I may even agree that itâ€™s the best film the franchise has released thus far; however, when I use the word â€œbest,â€? I use it very lightly. For fans of the original novels, be they die-hard or closet, this film is a tasty treat that leaves us longing for the series finale, scheduled to be released in two parts beginning in November 2011. Eclipse never strays too far from Meyersâ€™ original storyline. In this film, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is, more than ever, desperate for the vampire love of her life Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) to change her into one of his kind forever. Bella knows Edward has every intention of fulfilling her wish, but only if she complies with his one condition: marriage. 18-year-old Bellaâ€™s in no hurry to agree to that, especially when she discovers that her best friend and werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) is also in love with her, and that she just might love him back too. Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, the newest Twilight Saga installment boasts a new director. This time around, David Slade is at the helm, and after having directed films including
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30 Days of Night and 2005â€™s thriller Hard Candy, he has some prior experience delving into darker subject matter, a touch of which he didnâ€™t fail to add to Eclipse. Sladeâ€™s approach to the film was something I could definitely appreciate. There was an edginess to the film that escaped Twilight and New Moon, and a darker, more violent atmosphere that added a quiet level of maturity to the depiction of Bellaâ€™s internal struggle. But unfortunately, neither story nor Sladeâ€™s attempt can mask the thrill-less CGI, which continues to remain dull and unimpressive, or the cringeworthy dialogue written by returning screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who I hate to blame entirely considering she doesnâ€™t have much to work with anyway. What is meant to be a movie filled with unrivaled passion once again falls flat and still leaves us laughing at inappropriate moments. What really kills me is that despite the fact that this is their third time around, the stars still refuse to acknowledge that their acting sucks. Bad. I mean, at least this time around my desire to punch Stewart and Pattinson was at its minimum, and Iâ€™ve finally accepted that Lautner is at his best when heâ€™s shirtless and not speaking, so I guess the lesson to be learned is that when you grow to expect nothing, you really lose nothing. Well, that and that The Deathly Hallows trailer preceding it all makes it totally worth it.
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Urban Cowboy (1980)
by Syd Slobodnik If anyone wonders what made John Travolta a superstar, all you have to do is watch his early films, but especially writer/director James Bridgesâ€™ 1980 film Urban Cowboy. Sure, itâ€™s a silly, cheap, romantic melodrama, but after Travolta played two very similar characters in the blockbusters Saturday Night Fever and Grease, Urban Cowboy provided him with the role of Bud Davis. Bud is a good olâ€™ Texas country boy who travels to Houston to work in the oil fields, and falls in love at Gilleyâ€™s nightclub â€” the biggest honky tonk in the world. Urban Cowboy made Travolta a country-western cross-over star and made thousands want to hang out in country bars, learn to dance two-step and ride a mechanical bull. Travoltaâ€™s love interest in the film is a simple country gal, Sissy ( played with great passion by Debra Winger), who comes off initially as kind of
In this original Vampire film from 1922, take one look at Max Schreckâ€™s portrayal of Dracula and youâ€™ll be hooked. Donâ€™t worry, this may be a silent picture, but the score by Silent Orchestra on the most recent United States DVD release will assuredly â€œsuckâ€? you in. Having trouble relating to the characters? Check out the film Shadow of the Vampire, a fictional potrayl of how Nosferatu was made, and you will discover a new appreciation for the silent classic.