Volume 96, Issue 60
Thursday, January 16, 2003

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Entertainment Briefs
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No more drama! OK, just a little bit more

Don't have enough drama in your life?

Don't fret – Theatre Western comes to the rescue today, with its production of Kim Morrissey's play Clever as Paint: the Rossettis in Love. Described as "a wickedly funny appraisal of the pre-Raphaelite painting circle of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, his wife Lizzie Siddal and his protégé William Morris," the play covers a number of hard-hitting themes ranging from love to death.

Clever is directed by Western student Danika Barker and stars students Laura O'Connor, Jordan Matteis and Justin Peter Quesnelle.

The play runs Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. in Conron Hall, Rm. 224 in University College. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Escape is at hand for the Travelling Man

This week, painter Brian Kipping's exhibition entitled Travelling Man continues its showing at London's Michael Gibson Gallery.

Kipping's work has been exhibited all over Canada, including in Vancouver and Ottawa. His brilliantly colorful oil paintings artfully depict various locations all over the globe, including the Capitol building in Washington, D.C..

The Gibson Gallery is located downtown at 157 Carling St. (just off of Richmond) and is open Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.. Admission is free and the exhibition runs until Feb. 1. Call the gallery at 439-0451 for more information about Travelling Man.

–Maggie Wrobel

Pumpkins come to Western? Well, OK, not really...

Though Zwan is rearing its head in today's rock scene, there are still many loyal fans of The Smashing Pumpkins who are longing for more of Corgan's first, groundbreaking, alt-rock band. And perhaps those same fans have heard about the new Pumpkins DVD, containing behind-the-scenes wackiness circa the Siamese Dream era, along with live concert footage.

For those who are strapped for cash this new year, purchasing the DVD is not your only option – in fact, there will be a screening of the new Smashing Pumpkins "rockumentary" right here on campus.

Tomorrow afternoon, the rockin' new DVD will be screened at The Spoke at 4 p.m.. The best part is that you can attend the screening free of charge, leaving you with a few extra bucks to spend on beer... er, that is, textbooks.

–Megan O'Toole


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