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FILM: Scorsese scores (finally)

All things considered, Martin Scorsese hasn't made a decent feature film in over a decade. Gangs of New York seemed excessively brutal and utterly pointless, Bringing out the Dead sank like a stone and The Aviator, for all the accolades draped over it, hardly served its biographical purposes adequately and was a remarkably boring film.
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MUSIC: Byrnin’ down the stale record industry house

Studying and an urgent need to pick up dry-cleaning in time for Thanksgiving may have deterred many from attending this year's Future of Music Policy Summit, held for the first time away from its birthplace of Washington D.C., in McGill's own Schulich School of Music.
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Previews

Theatre: Peccadilloes, Oct. 11-28, Wednesday-Saturday at 8 p.m.; Theatre Ste Catherine (264 Ste-Catherine E.). Wendy Clubb directs a Whip Theatre Company presentation consisting of a series of eight one-acts penned by Jon Rannells under the temptingly sinful banner Peccadilloes, or "sins" in Spanish.
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MUSIC: Sout (out out out out) like it’s a dance party

Well before Shout Out Out Out Out even stepped on stage Thursday night, their presence was felt among the crowd. Flocks of college kids gathered outside the venue and later filled the moderately sized La Tulipe to the brim. The level of excitement was palpable, setting the bar of expectation for the evening very high.
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PERSPECTIVE: Clix This

There is an excellent, clever and effective commercial invading our airwaves, and it drives me freakin' crazy. Unilever, the maker of Axe deodorant spray, has hired ex-Newlywed Nick Lachey as their flirtatious, dimpled spokesman for its new fragrance, Clix.
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TELEVISION: My superpowers trump your superpowers

The newest and most highly anticipated show from NBC's fall lineup premiered Monday night. Heroes enacts everybody's dream fantasy - to wake up in the morning and discover an amazing superpower. Along the lines of a televised X-Men, the show follows nine characters around the globe who find themselves in just that situation.
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POP MONTREAL: Born a ramblin’ man

What does Ramblin' Jack Elliot, a 75-year old country folk guitarist, have to do with Pop Montreal, the city's ecstatic embrace of the "next big thing"? Perhaps the most significant asset that Elliot's Wednesday night set at the Ukrainian Center brought to the festival was authenticity.
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RADIO: Strangeness appears on the night shift

A woman is calling in to talk about "some teeth that some men found." "One of them was six inches and one of them was seven inches," she reports. "They were some great big teeth." The topic tonight is cryptozoology with guest Loren Coleman, who is a member of the International Society of Cryptozoology, the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club and the author of 17 books and more than 300 articles.
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MUSIC: Rejecting the Metric system

I wish I could make it that everyone who sees the Soft Skeleton has to drink Guinness, says Emily Haines, Metric's cool, commanding and completely sexy front woman, as she takes another swig, "but it's okay if you're having, like, a vodka soda. I just don't think you'll totally get what we're doing, but that's okay!" Despite the absence of Guinness anywhere in the general vicinity, last Monday night's show at Le National Théâtre was not lost on many.
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POP MONTREAL: Spektor is simply spek-tacular

The National is a quaint theatre, the ambience a familiar one, ideal for Regina Spektor. The singer/songstress stepped onto the stage with a glittery shape in her hair and smiling red lips, her very presence giving the room a soothing glow. She began an acapella wonder and the crowd became entranced.
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