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8B - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, February 17, 2005

The Michigan D

A guide to who's where,
what's happening and why
you need to be there ...
Friday
Impact Dance: The co-ed dance
company, which is open to non-
dance majors at the University, will
perform choreographed numbers
from a variety of music styles, rang-
ing from Aerosmith to Usher. The
performance will take place tomor-
row and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater in the
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The Weekend List

Michigan League. Tickets are $7
and are available at the Michigan
Union Ticket Office or at the door.
(734) 763-1107.
A Midsummer's Night Dream:
Students in the Musical Theater
Studio will perform William Shake-
speare's classic play. The perfor-
mance will take place tomorrow and
Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday
at 2 p.m. in the Michigan League.

Tickets are $12 or $9 with a student
ID and are available at MUTO.
New Beat Happening: New song-
writers Mieka Pauley, Alex Wand
and Mascaro will offer a night of fun
and music. The performance is at 8
p.m. at the Michigan Union U-Club.
Refreshments will be served. Free to
students, $5 for all others.
Soweto Gospel Choir: The group

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will perform as part of the Univer-
sity Musical Society's 11th Annual
Global Series. The performance is
at 8 p.m. at Hill Auditorium. Tickets
are $10 to $36.
Straylight Run: The emo band
will perform with Bella Lea, Action
Action and Firescape. Josh Parting-
ton of Something Corporate will
also be performing. The concert
will take place at The Blind Pig.
Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10
in advance and $12 at the door. All
ages allowed.
Saturday
Saturday Morning Physics: Sci-
entist David Kilonsky will discuss
the biology you need to know to
navigate safely through the super-
market. The lecture will take place
at 10:30 a.m. at Room 170 of the
Dennison Building. Free.
Imani Winds: The wind quintet
will play selections of European,
African and American music tradi-
tions. The concert is presented in
celebration of Black History Month.
The performance will take place at
8 p.m. at the Burton Recital Hall in
the School of Music. Free.
Jack Dejoehnette Latin Project:
Drummer Jack Dejoehnette will join
other musicians for a night of ener-
getic music. The performance will
take place at 8 p.m. at Hill Audito-
rium. Tickets are $10 to $40 and can
be purchased at MUTO.

Friday, Feb. 18
through
Sunday, Feb. 20
The Iguanas: This New Orleans
blues/rock band has roots stemming
from a variety of music genres. The
band will perform at 8 p.m. at The
Ark at 316 S. Main. Doors open at
7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 and can be
purchased at MUTO or at The Ark
box office.
Sunday
Takacs Quartet: The Grammy-
nominated foursome will provide
innovative chamber music selec-
tions. The performance will take
place at 4 p.m. at Rackham Audito-
rium. Tickets are $28 to $50.
The Vagina Monologues: The
popular play will have its annual
performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30
p.m. at the Power Center. Tickets are
$10 for students and $15 for all oth-
ers and can be purchased at MUTO.
WEEKEND
MAGAZINE.
MAYBE WE CAME
ON A LITTLE
TOO STRONG
LAST WEEK '-*

life with Bobiwith Bob Hunt

THE POP CULTURE SHOWDOWN

After seeing Linkin Park and
Jay-Z combine songs to sell
records, Daily sports writers
turned Weekend Magazine columnists
Bob Hunt and Ellen McGarrity figured,
why not combine columns? The two
decided to take turns bantering about
the pop culture topics we've all been
asking.
When was Ashlee Simpson's career
over: before or after the Orange
Bowl?
Ellen: Before! I remember having no
choice but to watch her MTV show last
summer because it was the only channel
they played at my gym. She was always
complaining about her throat being sore
... Hello! The problem is more severe
than just a sore throat - the girl CAN'T
SING! But I'm glad the Orange Bowl
booing happened because now the
whole nation understands what a free-
loader this girl is.
Bob: First of all, it was acid reflux
disease - not a sore throat. But while
it's been clear from the beginning that
Ashlee Simpson is a creation of MTV
marketing, I think America was willing
to give her another chance after "Sat-
urday Night Live." I mean, aren't most
pop singers a creation of "TRL?" But
after what happened down in Miami,
enough was enough. It was then time
for everyone to move onto the next pop
creation. But at least Ashlee still has the
riveting next season of her show!
Who was the bigger early-'90s icon:
Zach Morris from "Saved from the
Bell" or Brandon Walsh from "Bev-
erly Hills 90210?"
Bob: For kids in college right now,
Zach Morris defined a generation.
Those stories each Saturday morning of
how they could save the day by forming
a lemonade stand. Ah, the memories.
Ellen: Ohhhh! Such a hard question.
I guess I'll have to say Brandon because

I was the girl who became obsessed
with 90210 after it went into syndica-
tion. Brandon was totally cocky and had
this power trip with all the girls he dated
... but weren't those sideburns great?
What is the better Tommy Amaker
outfit: suit coat/polo, suit coat/turtle-
neck or suit coat/dark shirt?
Ellen: The suit coat/turtleneck is
dorky, but it is always how I think of
Tommy. It fits his personality. I say keep
up that combo.
Bob: Frankly, for someone who
cares so much about his image, I think
that Tommy's gameday dress has been
ridiculous. I have always thought that
Tommy should follow in the footsteps
of Illinois coach Bruce Weber and wear
a bright maize suit to each game. Just
think about it.
Blonde celebrities going brunette and
vise-versa: Yay or Nay?
Bob: After watching a few of these
annual awards shows, like the Golden
Globes, I could never understand why
natural hair color wasn't good enough.
Then I saw a promo for last week's Sat-
urday Night Live and learned that Kelly
Clarkson had gone from Brunette to
Blonde. All I could think of was: Why?
I think in most cases girls who change
hair color clearly look trashier.
Ellen: It is getting kind of ridiculous
how many blondes are going brunette
- but there are a few who have made
a smooth transition, like Reese Wither-
spoon and Renee Zellweger. Although
Reese is best with blonde, Charlize
Theron desperately needs to return to
blonde.
Which is the hotter show: "The O.C."
or "Desperate Housewives?"
Ellen: Since I only have time in my
schedule for one blockbuster show a
week, I've chosen "The O.C." Hot new
stars, kind of reminiscent of "90210,"

twisted plot lines ... and a geeky yet
ever-so-attractive guy as one of the main
characters (you know I'm talking about
Seth!). What more could I ask for?
Bob: Ellen, you're kidding yourself.
"The O.C." was so last year. It's clear
that they ran out of story lines after one
season. Just look at the lesbian hookup
between Marissa and Seth's recent
girlfriend, Alex. It's pretty apparent to
me that the current storylines on that
show are devised by throwing darts at
a board. OK, Marissa ... hooks up with
a lesbian. Go!
On the other hand, "Desperate House-
wives" is so hot right now. Just look at
the ascension of Eva Longoria. Honest-
ly, had anyone heard of her before this
show. Now America can't live without
knowing who she is dating. If you still
aren't convinced, I have two words for
you: Teri Hatcher. I rest my case.
Who lost their virginity first: Hilary
Duff or Lindsay Lohan?
Ellen: This is a no-brainer - Lind-
say. She's been dressing like a Hilton
since she was 16 and she's already dated
a 25-year-old.
Bob: Speaking of that, how did the
dorky guy from "That '70s Show"
get with Lindsay Lohan? That's like
Screech Powers dating Kelly Kapowski.
It just doesn't make any sense.
I'm pretty sure Lindsay Lohan lost
her virginity first. But I have a bigger
question. Does anyone remember the
time when these two were both fighting
over Aaron Carter?
Which is the worse fashion state-
ment: Ugg's with skirts or Livestrong
bracelets?
Bob: I think that the whole boots
with skirts thing, in general, are under-
rated, not overrated. About Livestrong
bracelets, I think anyone who wants to
wear one should have to watch Lance
Armstrong through an entire race on the

Outdoor Life Network. Let's see wh
wearing those stupid pieces of rub
then.
Ellen: First off, I'm wearing Ug
(but not with a skirt, definitely funct
over fashion during Michigan winte
The Livestrong bracelets are one of
most ridiculous trends I've ever se
Especially when people start wear
more than one or more than one color
ahhhh! It reminds me of the "WWJ
bracelets back in middle school. Eve
one at my school would wear like th
or four on their wrists and ankles. I j
didn't feel like I needed an ugly pi
of cloth - or with today's trend an u
piece of plastic - to remember
causes I believe in.
Bob: Wait, was that when you liN
in Kentucky?
Ellen: Yeah.
Bob: Fair enough.
Who has the better sex tape: Pam
Anderson or Paris Hilton?
Ellen: Ewww! Obviously, I have
seen either of them. But I was re
ing an US Weekly once and in the s
tracks section, there was a picture
Paris and her LITTLE brother at a pt
shop. Paris was buying HER OWN.,
tape (which I guess is like $60, righ
while her brother bought other sti
How trashy.
Bob: Wait, Paris has a little broth
He wasn't in the Hilton Sisters "E! T
Hollywood Story!" But regardless, fr
the footage of the Pamela/Tommy via
shown on "I Love the '90s," it see
like that was more of a love video.
you really need affection on a sex tal
It's a sex tape!
Bob and Ellen also have thoug
about the Olsen twins and the br<
up of Brad and Jennifer. Bob<
be reached at bobhunt@umi
edu and Ellen can be reachea
emcgarri @umich. et

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