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Joe Richardson

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Drummer from ‘The Police’ to speak at SMU

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(Photography by Maria Schriber) A renowned composer and rock and roll hall of famer is currently at SMU. Stewart Copeland, the drummer and founding member of The Police is currently doing a mini residence. Copeland came on Wednesday to attend the Meadows Percu... More »

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Grad student rediscovers roots through thesis project

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Redmond and her jazz legend grandfather Teddy Hill. (Courtesy of Michelle Redmond) He was an “August Santa Claus” who visited her Cleveland home every summer. It was always in August. It was always for five days, no more no less. To Michelle Redmond, he was Gr... More »

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A’Big Gigantic’ mess

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Big Gigantic performed at Dallas’ House of Blue last Thursday with their dance, electronic and hip-hop beats. (Photo Courtesy of Chad Smith) The noise drifted from the basement of the House of Blues. It smacks you in the face like a handful of pennies thrown b... More »

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Meadows Museum educator hosts Hawn Gallery exhibit

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Fantine Giap looks over the “Drawn from Nature” exhibit in the Hawn Gallery located in Hamon Arts Library. (Kathleen Strauss/The Daily Campus) There are 27 sketchbooks on display in the Hawn Gallery in the Hamon Arts Library. Some are big and some are small. T... More »

SMU alumnus nominated for Oscar

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It’s a short film, but that doesn’t mean it’s a small film. “The Fantastic Flying Books or Morris Lessmore” imagines a world of books where they come alive. And I don’t mean that they come alive in the way your English teachers and librarians would talk about.... More »

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Nasher Sculpture Center debuts Greek exhibit

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American artist Elliott Hundley uses a plethora of cosmetic and natural resources for his artwork. Wood, fiberglass, bamboo, shells and even found lanterns compose these unique works. (Photo courtesy of Nasher Sculpture Center ) Dallas is an art city. Yet, our... More »

Jazz rocks the Bob Hope

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It’s the music that gave its name to an entire age. It was an age of speakeasies, wealth and Al Capone. It was an age filled with flappers and expatriates. It was an age that roared just like the jazz that was its namesake. It’s the music that Allen Ginsberg’s... More »

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Spooky flicks you should be watching

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In a scene from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” the Child Catcher, played by Robert Helpmann, searches for Jeremy and Jemima Potts in a toy store. “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” was released in 1968. (Courtesy of MGM) 1. ‘The Strangers’ Someone is trying to kill you. Th... More »