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"Fake Problems, Real Music"

There are two foolproof ways to beat the frigid Buffalo winter: Florida sunshine and punk music. Fake Problems combines both of these cures and delivers it directly to the listener's ear buds. This Naples, Fla.


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Winter Movie Previews

Tron: Legacy Release Date: Dec. 17 Starring: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund Rev up your Light Cycles and get ready because Tron: Legacy is almost here. Tron: Legacy, the follow up to the 1982 cult classic Tron, releases nationwide Dec.


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Winter Video Game Previews

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Blizzard's multi-billion dollar franchise is releasing another mind-numbingly addictive expansion just in time to engulf players' upcoming winter break.


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Prescription for love

Movie: Love and Other Drugs Release Date: Nov. 24, 2010 Grade: B In a world where it seems like there is a new romantic comedy coming out every five minutes, it's refreshing when a filmmaker can put a new spin on an overdone trend.


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Aqueous Reigns Over the Local Jam-Band Scene

Brad Darrall, a senior mechanical engineering major, and Evan McPhaden, a senior environmental studies major, are part of one of UB's best-kept secrets. It's called Aqueous, and it's not a vocabulary word from one of their science classes (although it used to be). It's one of Western New York's most exciting up-and-coming jam bands. Comprised of Mike Gantzer (guitar/vocals), Dave Loss (guitar/vocals), McPhaden (bass), Darrall (drums), and Nick Sonricker (percussion), Aqueous describes itself as "Buffalo's most dynamic and exciting live band." Although the group often sounds a lot like another jam band with UB roots ? moe.


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A Week in Ink: Issue No. 11

JLA / The 99 Issue No. 2 In a time of mass hysteria and all-too-common misconceptions, publisher Teshkeel Comics seeks to change the way the West sees the Islamic faith through a well-orchestrated ink and panel production. The 99 are the fruit of that labor ? a coalition of Muslim superheroes that emulates the American-born franchise, The Justice League.


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Disney Does it Again

Movie: Tangled Release Date: Nov. 24 Grade: A- Disney continues its virtually unblemished track record for producing entertaining, family-friendly fun with its newest animated film Tangled. Tangled is based on the Rapunzel fairy tale.


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Burlesque Made Boring

Grade: C- It's the oldest story in the book. In fact, it's so old, it borders on embarrassing. Ali (Christina Aguilera, Entourage), a wholesome, blue-eyed, blonde, small-town girl, goes to Hollywood in order to find fame and fortune.


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Featuring the Stars

Album: ?Featuring Artist: Norah Jones Release Date: Nov. 12 Label: Blue Note Grade: B+ Norah Jones has returned to the airwaves in all of her bluesy glory.


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YouTube videos of the week

5. Danny MacAskill - "Way Back Home" - NEW street trials riding short film Someone should tell this guy a bike is not a pogo stick.


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Keith Urban Gets Closer to Your Heart

Artist: Keith Urban Album: Get Closer Label: Capitol Nashville Release Date: Nov. 16, 2010 Grade: B+ Grab that special someone, light a few candles, and toss on the new Keith Urban CD, Get Closer.


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Weekend in Buffalo

Who: Jameson Butler What: Brian McKnight When: Sunday, 8 p.m. Where: CFA Why: One, you're like a dream come true.


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