The Minnesota Daily

All content by Adrienne Baker

A smashing new combination

November 11, 2004

People have always found beauty in science, from the music of the spheres to the dance of numbers across a blackboard. This week however, a conference at the University takes the correspondence to a whole...

Enough acoustic for anyone

November 4, 2004

Pining for the good old days of a man, a stool, a guitar and a microphone? Dan Israel's album "Time I Get Home" is for music listeners drawn to the classic sounds of acoustic singer-songwriters. Israel's...

Movement, image and sound

November 4, 2004

It is not hopping; it is not dancing; it is stepping. And while the University's Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. step team prepares for their upcoming performance Friday, they are emphasizing the message...

Four left feet

October 21, 2004

Perfect to swoon to with a quart of ice cream, fuzzy slippers and a rainy day, "Shall We Dance" is a lighthearted and sweet movie. There are no emotionally wrenching scenes that would require an ample...

Leave your tears in Moscow

October 21, 2004

In Russian, "Bolshoi" means big. The return of the Bolshoi Ballet to Northrop Auditorium on Oct. 22 is an event that out-sizes many dance performances of the past. The Russian ballet company, in a display...

It’s all in the game

October 14, 2004

In many ways, "Friday Night Lights" follows the fundamental structure of sports movies from "Hoosiers" to "Varsity Blues." However, the film shakes up an era of formulaic, "based on a true story," small-town-hero...

A wing and a prayer

October 14, 2004

Articulate and spirited, former University student Ava Johnson and her sister Noelle Johnson take gospel music to a new realm by combining hip-hop, jazz, rock and social commentary in their most recent...

Now they’re in the soup

October 7, 2004

DreamWorks' "Shark Tale" is no "Finding Nemo." The two will surely draw comparison, just as "Antz" and "A Bug's Life" did upon their separate releases in 1998. But to compare the fishy films would be like...

Tomorrow never comes

September 23, 2004

Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow" is the comic book, fantasy future of any child born in the 1940s. World War remnants and budding technology of the age are harnessed to give the film a style rare...

Game, set and match

September 23, 2004

Is it a romantic comedy? Yes. Is it typical? Not altogether. The movie "Wimbledon" provides the expected outcome but along the way delivers a healthy dose of humor that treats the audience as intelligent...