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Fall Fest - a musically diverse success

Baird Point was packed to the brim on Wednesday night with thousands of energized music fans. This year's Fall Fest, presented by the Student Association, featured a diverse lineup that appealed to multiple musical tastes. Whether a hip-hop fan came out to watch B.o.B.


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Bringing California sunlight to Fall Fest

In the City of Angels, where guys with acoustic guitars are more abundant than Yankees hats on Long Island, one man has clawed his way out of the sea of mediocrity and has started to garner some well-deserved recognition. While most students may know the three main acts (Jason Mraz, B.o.B and Bruno Mars) in Wednesday night's Fall Fest concert, the opening act, Robert Francis, is a true diamond in the rough. With two full-length albums, One by One and Before Nightfall, Francis has a do-it-yourself attitude that has been lacking in the pop industry over the past twenty years.


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Taking a walk on the dark side

Artist: Anberlin Album: Dark is the Way, Light is a Place Release Date: September 7 Label: Universal Republic Grade: B Remember that band that the audience didn't give a chance at Springfest '10?


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Bland Buffalonians

Artist: Goo Goo Dolls Album: Something for the Rest of Us Release Date: August 31 Label: Warner Bros. Grade: B- The Goo Goo Dolls have become legends in Buffalo.


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Weekend in Buffalo

Who: James Twigg What: Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins When: Sunday at 1 p.m. Where: Ralph Wilson Stadium Why: Fall semester is back and that means two things.


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Machete hacks through the awesome

Grade: A- In a time of remakes and sequels, Machete is one flick that cuts through the crap in order to produce a genuine and original film that doesn't disappoint. Based on the three-minute trailer from 2007's Grindhouse, Machete is the full-feature film that Robert Rodriguez (Shorts) fans have anxiously been awaiting. From beginning to end, Machete is a fast-paced, blood-drenched ride that can be described as nothing short of amazing.


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A crummy kaleidoscope

Artist: Sara Bareilles Album: Kaleidoscope Heart Release Date: September 7 Label: Epic Records Grade: C+ Three years ago, Sara Bareilles' catchy pop single "Love Song" could be heard during commercials, in movies and TV shows, or even at the mall. Since then, listeners have been able to drown out those once loveable lyrics and are ready to be introduced to the next offering from the LA-based songwriter. Unfortunately, Bareilles' new project, Kaleidoscope Heart, is nothing special. The album offers 13 tracks of bland alternative pop, the majority of which are indistinguishable from anything else on adult contemporary radio.


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In Arts Perspective

Activision Blizzard has a plan in the works that would require gamers to pay a subscription fee in order to play the online-multiplayer mode for games, including Call of Duty. James: This is pure greed through and through.


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Weekend in Buffalo

Who: John Hugar What: Going The Distance When: Friday Where: Movie theaters everywhere Why: Charlie from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is in it and so is the dude from the Mac commercials.






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