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Catherine Mondloch

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Starsailor's light, fluffy Brit pop sound hits U.S.

As America's latest pop delivery from the U.K., Starsailor has already made ripples across the pond. Its sound is somewhat fresh but many of the songs are teetering on the edge of power ballad status. It is apparent that the music of this indie rock quartet from Northwest England is a backlash from the more experimental and ponderous work of established bands such as Radiohead. The group's mild cheesiness is refreshing if you are in the mood to clean your palate and return to the lighter side of British pop.

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Orchestra's concert is comical, entertaining

Who knew classical music could make you belly laugh? This past Friday, the chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque strutted its audience-friendly performance style at the second performance of its 27th season. The concert repertoire included "Serenade for Strings in E Minor" by Sir Edward Elgar, two non-derivative pieces by Charles Ives and "Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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New Mexicans know what a Lowrider is. Most have likely seen their elaborate detailing and flashy rims parading Central Avenue. Lowrider art can now be found in one of the National Hispanic Cultural Center's gallery. At the opening of the exhibit this past weekend, the proprietors of "Low 'n' Slow: Lowriding in New Mexico" discussed their attraction to this rarely acknowledged art form.

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