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Getting in the Groove
When School of Music senior Col-
lin McLaughlin decided four years
ago to audition for campus percus-
sion group Groove, he didn't know
what he was in for. He walked into
the audition room with no drum-
ming experience and was promptly
handed a broom.
"They had this crazy music in
front of me, and they were like, 'Play
this,"' he said.
Ultimately, McLaughlin made the
cut, but he said he's still not entirely
sure how he persuaded the group to
let him in.
LSA senior Erin Mittendorf had a
similar experience at her audition.
"People told me I got in because I
moon-walked at the mass meeting,"
Cory Hafer, the president of
Groove, said the criteria for getting
into the group is hard to pin down.
He added that while he's looking for
talented musicians, he also wants
them to bring charisma to the table.
"We want it (the show) to be very
visually appealing, so we're looking
for intense performers," he said.
Hafer added that at first the idea
of performing with gusto was a little
nerve racking to him, but he soon
found that he and the group were "a
match made in heaven."
Although the idea of banging on
trash cans might seem amateur to
some, Groove has an annual show
at the Michigan Theatre that rivals
At their first show four years ago,
the group played instruments that
they attached to the scaffolding.
Now, the instruments in the scaf-
folding have morphed into "Mount-
Members of Groove practice at Regents' Plaza last year.
The eclectic percussion group played its first show on
campus four years ago.
CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
from East Hall
WHERE: East Hall
WHEN: Tuesday at about 1:00
WHAT: A University staff
member reported that her
computer equipment was sto-
len while she was in Orlando,
Fla., the Department of Public
stolen from car
WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Tuesday at about
WHAT: A visitor to the Uni-
versity hospital reported his
cell phone and personal prop-
erty stolen from inside his car,
DPS reported. Police have no
into garage door
WHERE: North Campus trans-
portation services building
WHEN: Tuesday at around
WHAT: A University bus was
damaged after backing into a
garage door at the transporta-
tion services building on North
Campus, DPS reported.
WHAT: A talk given by
Michael Moore before the
premier of his newest film,
WHO: School of Art and
WHEN: Today at 5 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Theater,
603 E. Liberty Street
Lecture on drug
WHAT: A lecture criticizing
the War on Drugs
WHO: Students for a Sen-
WHEN: Tonight from 7 to
WHERE: Michigan Union,
" An article in yesterday's
edition of the Daily (Catch-up
Cuisine) misstated the cost of
the Hill Dining Center. The
project cost about $21 million.
! An article in yesterday's
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som," a structure that is made of
)p signs, sinks and pvc pipes and is
enty feet off the stage at its high-
Engineering junior Nathan Zukoff
d Mount Doom is not something
u would see at most concerts.
"It is a three tier musical instru-
nt of amazingness," he said.
Hafer said his goal is to make
oove's performances as creative
d seamless as possible - but of
urse mishaps are unavoidable.
During a dress rehearsal last
ar, one performer sitting on top
a trashcan fell through the lid.
hough the tone of the song she
s practicing was serious, her fel-
N performers couldn't even help
r because, as is often the case,
ey were too busy laughing.
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David Crystal contests the
argument that text mesgag-
log is ruining the English lan-
guage, News.com.au reported.
Crystal contends that abbrevi-
ating words dates back to the
1000-year-old Saxon dialect.
"Edibles," a new exhib-
tion at the Work Gallery
on State Stree running
through Oct. 3, looks at the
different roles that food play in
art and our society.
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yesterday ruled that the
city's ban on sagging pants
was unconstitutional, radio sta-
tion KFBK reported. The city's
law banning sagging pants was
passed in March, with an initial
violation carrying a $150 fine
and later violations resulting in
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WHEN: Tuesday around 5:00
WHAT: A female Dental stu-
dent said she felt ill and was
transported to the University
Hospital for treatment, DPS
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later that day.
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