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28- The Michigan Daily --WEiekend, etc. Maga2in - Thursday, Janrityr 2T, 2000
WEB WATCH
Web musc wvof te ftuire?

'The Michigan Daily=-,W ekend, etc

MUSIC

CAMPUS CINEMA

By Toyin Akinmusuru
Weekend Magazine Editor
The act of listening to music has
never been the same since the inven-
tion of the MIP3 audio format. The
ability to highly compress audio and
still have the g-reat sound quality
associated w ith CDs, made it possi-
ble to easily pass music files ov.er the
internet and revolutionized the wav
people look at sharing and distribut-

ing music. (MP3 file sizes are less
than one 10th of that occupied by the
standard CD audio format)
The new revolution in music is
Web-casting - listening to music
streamed from a webcsite. More peo-
pie have Internet connections higher
than 56K, allowiing users to access
Much larger files. Better compres-
sion technologi'es are making these
files even smaller, making listening~

to Metallica online just as good as
playing their latest CDs in your com-
puter.
Many companies have been
aggr1essively pioneering technologies
to help the axerage person listen to
(and even broadcast) music through
the wev~b. Here is a quick laoo at some
of the mJor contkenders.

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The oldest music-caster is
SHOUTcast, a product by NLlSoft,
the same people that created the popiu-
lar WNinAnip %P3 player. Building on
the success of WVinAmp, NullseR cre-
ated a plug in that would allowx DJs to
stream their MIP-'s and allow others to
listen to these streams w ith their

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The latest implementation of
SHOUTcs also has support of the
AOL-owned Instant Messeig ss
temns, ICQ and Aol Instant Messenger
The fimtinalty of SHOTest is
not just limited to theWndos oprat-
mng systes although WinAmp is only
availableonta plaform, SHOUTas
also supports the Macintosh and vvar-
otis Linux and Unix operatigsst ems.
Uive36S.com-
Another entrvyino tho fora' is
hive365comwich has smilar se-
~ices toSHOUTc . kmt nit easv to
broadcastan listen to muic after
instaling their software. Lik
SHOU sLiv365 spprts muli-
ple platfornos, releasin nlads for
both the Macintosh and Winows n*oeaigA sg
A ~~~r mjrbNitto people using
.ive3-65 is the ability to save files o
their srvers. Wan Db ls can ula
sip to 365 Ms of MP3s onto the
Live365 servers, and set the order of
thi rmusc'ysteaing, Th's over T(
NP3s a up-and-coming performaer or
band can use to show case ther songs
This service is o topa of the ability to
dotive music-casting fom ay corn-
puter.
L'35.c ls ms to bethe
biggestbracse of streaming NMP3
adocontent eriuaingz 30 percetof
the total streaming MP3 audience
M..M.com
The most controv ersial online. mus-
caster is the My MP3 service. provid
by MP3 com The sev ice does not
curretly allow Ws, to conduct live
streaming of their music -- or een
upload their oiginal work as the
other two companies do.
The My.M P3 software reas C%
inserted 'into a computer and compares
them to a libray of M1P3s held by
MP3.con'. Based the ca) arist ad
song title, the sais MIP'ispuled
from the online library and added to
the user ' streaming.,list.
My MP3 is supposed to uni wor
with original CDs (brnd (i[) or
MP3s won't work) forcing2 users of th
service to have bought th album. The
MP.co library as oer 4';.(XX CDs
in inventory and is in-ccasn.. cevr-
day, increasing the likel hoof being
able to use the M'v MP3 serv-c.
Becauseof the constnt librayv ex-
sion, it is possible to ha e a C) strea -n
today that was not in the database ye-
terdav.
The Recording lndustr\ As-ociation
of America (RIAA) has filed a cop-
right violation suit again MIP.com fer
compiling their music library without
RIAA consent. In an open letter tc
MP3.com CEO Michael Rbetson
RIAA President Hilarv Rosen called
the expansion of the MP.com data-
basea brazen violation of copyright
law.
The future of this serice will be
determined in the courts.
See WES MUSIC, Page 7B

Cabaret Fest Acclaimed New York
cabaret artist Julie Wilson teams up
with pianist Mark Hummel to highlight
an evening also featuring U-RA's musi-
cal theatre students. Kerrytown
Concert House. 415 N. Fourth Ave. 8
p.m. $15-40. 769-2999.
Scott ilarudss Forget about all the
cheap beer and drunken lunatics at
Rick's for once and head to Detroit for
one of the west coast's best house
DJs. Motor, 3515 Caniff, Hamtramck.
9 p.m. $10-$15. 313-369-0090.
lump Ltte Children Headliners of an
entertainment evening that begins
with the ambitious (not to mention
marketing-savvy) local band Sugar Pill.
Blind Pig, 208 S. First St. $8. 996-
8555.
THEA TER
After Liverpool Student-run student
talent brings this episodic show to
the Basement Arts stage. Arena
Theatre, Frieze Building. 8 & 11 p.m.
Free. 764-6800.
Lighten up the Sky! See Thursday.
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Playhouse,
2275 Platt. 8 p.m. $16, $14 stu-
dents. 971-AACT.
A LTERNA TI VES
The View: Youth, Leadership and
Derity attheMilenimLisa Ling,
newest cast member of ABC's "The
View." hosts conversations with stu-
dent leaders. Rackham Auditorium,
915 E. Washington.. 6 p.m. Free. 764-
6296.
You and the Flower of Life: Essence
Poit A look at the interconnection of
sacred geometry, the human energy
field, Merkabas, Earth history and
current life experiences. Call for time
and place, to be announced. Free.
913r983Q.
Saturday

Cradle Will Rock See Thurs. 6:45 &
9:30 p.m. $5.50.
Being John Malkovich See Fri. 12
a.mn. $5.50.
The Life and Times of HankGrebg
(1999) Hammerin' Hank swings again
in this exclusive presentation about
the man, the myth, the Jewish leg-
end. A special presentation of Hillel.
Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty.
4.30 p.m. $10.
Oune Day in the Life of Ivan
Denisovitch (1971) Tom Courtenay
stars in this adaptation of the
Solzhenitsyn forced-labor camp clas-
sic. Shot on location in the read
frozen tundra. (it's in Siberia, you
freaking cheeseheads.) Nat. Sci, 9
p.m. $4.
MUSIC
23rd Annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival
An ensemble of acoustic guitar toting
musicians led by Shawn Colvin invade
the city. Hil Auditorium. 6 p.m. $25-
$30.
Kenny Larkin Come experience the
sounds of a true Detroit techno pio-
neer at the city's hottest club. Motor,
3515 Caniff, Hamtramck. 9 p.m. $10-
$15. 313-369-0090.
Domestic Problems This Grand
Rapids-based banfd brings their gui-
tars and horns to our city once again
for some rambunctious fun. Blind Pig,
208 S. First St. 10 p.m. $5. 996-
.8555.
Barbara Hendricks This Arkansas-born
critically-acclaimed soprano performs
with pianist Staffan Scheja. Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North
University Avenue. 8 p.m. Tickets:
$40, $25. 764-2538.
THEATER
Mlscellennium: A Cabaret Collage
Performance artist Andy Kirshner
puts together a variety show with
other local talents. Workbench
Furniture, located in Kerrytown

After Liverpool See Thursday. Arena
Theatre, Frieze Building. 7 p.m. Free.
764-680.
Lighten up the Sky! See Thursday.
Ann Arbor Civic 'Theatre Playhouse,
2275 Platt. 8 p.m. $16, $14 stu-
dents. 971-AACT.
ALTERNATIVES
David E. Davis Automotive journalist
and "Car Nut" David E. Davis pre-
sents and signs copies of his new col-
lection "Thus Spake." Nicola's Books
Westgate, 2513 Jackson. 1 p.m.
Free. 662-4110.
Robert Kaplan Author of "The Nothing
That Is: A Natural History of Zero"
reads from his book. Shaman Drum
Book~shop, 315 5. State. 8 p.m. Free.
662-7407.
Sunday
CA MPUS CINEMA
Cradle Will Rock See Thurs. 6:45 &
9:30 p.m. $5.50.
Topsy Turvy (1999) Mike Leigh's
Estory of Victorian musical dream
team Giloert and Sullivan. Those who
do not like musicals are encouraged
to stay home. Michigan Theater, 603
E Liberty. 7:30 p.m. $w.b0.
QeenKely (1928) Gene Kelly? No,.
Queen Kelly. Green Kelly? No, Queen
Kelly Directed by the creepy btler
from -'Sunset Boulevard." I sw.ear.
Mircha.gan [Theater, 603 E. Libr ty. 5
p.m. I. 50
MuskC
Victor Antonio and Brad Deroche
These two classical guitarists ;am
together to some old school hits.
Kervytown Concert House, 415 N.
Fourth Ave. 4 p.m. $7-$10. 769-2999.
Pau Fik ene's Jazz lam Session F or
all the local iazzheads who want to get
off.Birdof Paradise, 207 S. Ashley St.
9 p.m. Free 662-8310.

THEA TER

Lighten up the Sky! See"
Ann Arbor Civic Theatref
2275 Platt. 2 p.m. 971-A
$14 students.
ALTERNATIVES
Dr. Maxwell Hearn Head,
Asian Art at the Metropc
Museumn of Art, New Yorl
will deliver a lecture on
Self Amid Mountains and
China's Human Landscap
Museum of Art, 525 S.S
Free. 764-0395.
Docent Tour Visitors will
complementary tour of""
Pavilion Gathering" exhit
of Art. 2 p.m. 764-0395.
Monda
CAMPUS CINEMA
Cradle Will Rock See TI
9:30 p.m. $5.50.
Summrs.Delaney & Sha
about class and venture
fav.orite w alking-distance
two acoustic guitars, an
books, Cosa videos andt
Borders Books & Music.
Liberty. p.m. F-e. c6
Twesda
CAMPUS CINEMA
Cradle Will Rock See Th
p.m. $5.50.
Topsy Turvy See Sun.6:
$5.50.
Lolita (1962) Stanley f't

by the Faculty Artists
School of Music Rackhar
4 p.m. Free. 764-8572.

Jim Broadbent, suave in "Topsy Turvy" as the deeply eccentric W.S. Gil
shops. 9 p.m. $15 reserved (first
three rows), $10 general admission. Michigan Chamber Playi
769-2999. your weekend with this b
brating Mozart's birthd;

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Nathan Lane can only fasten his seatbelt and turn on the homecoming queen
smile to pitch his wife's book for this scene in "Isn't She Great."

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