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In the words of Gangstalicious from “The Boondocks,” Ice Cube “was so gangsta. I used to have dreams that Ice

Nas, "Hip Hop Is Dead" (Def Jam Records/Columbia Records) - 4 stars

Most hip-hop fans want nothing more than that beat-plus-rhyme-induced euphoria. So when an album full of those overwhelmingly awesome moments

NEW MUSIC: The Game, "Doctor's Advocate"

The Game “Doctor’s Advocate” (Geffen) 3 Stars A year and a half after “The Documentary,” his overhyped-but-solid 2005 debut, The

Early Music Blends Styles

Great art has that funny tendency to reaffirm one’s confidence in the universal bonds of humanity, and to recognize those

Popscreen: The Clipse feat. Slim Thug

The Clipse feat. Slim Thug “Wamp Wamp (What It Do)” Dir. R. Malcolm Jones Pharrell is an “artist”, with the

It's a Pirate's Life for Me

‘Captain Morgan’ Is Not the Only Pirate Who Can Have Fun

“Under the Black Flag,” David Cordingly’s fantastic account of pirates and piracy, will not only keep any casual reader interested,

Country Star Senior Set to Rock

The Arts First Performance Fair, to be held this year on May 6, is a fairly egalitarian undertaking. No event

Popscreen: Nelly

Nelly ft. Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp “Grillz” Dir. Fat Cats I always suspected that Paul Wall is actually Santa

Classical Concerts Consume Campus

Classical music performances will dominate the proceedings this Arts First weekend. The onslaught begins tomorrow, when the Harvard Early Music

On The Radar: Harvard-Radcliffe Contemporary Music Ensemble's First Nights

Saturday, April 22nd at 2 p.m. in the Leverett Old Library, Mill Street, McKinlock Hall. Tickets available through the Harvard

Updated 'Yeomen' Boasts Timeless Appeal

THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD LOCATION: Agassiz Theatre DATES: April 6-April 15, 2006 DIRECTOR: Roxanna K. Myrhum ’05; music direction

‘Spamalot’ Seats Elusive As ‘Grail’

A common trend among new musicals is a by-the-books run-through of all the dramatic conventions of what audiences expect out

Popscreen: Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes “Touch It (Remix)” Dir. Benny Boom Oh, please, please don’t let Busta Rhymes be remembered as the “Don’t

Modern Opera Seems Distant

Confusing, jagged and uncompromising, the Lowell House Opera’s (LHO) production of Kurt Weill’s “The Threepenny Opera” is, more or less,

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Trading Spaces: Art To Migrate During Museum Renovations

The Harvard University Art Museums (HUAM) recently announced a multi-year plan to overhaul its museums and to stake a claim