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Music Review: Flying Lotus moves deeper into the unknown

Flying Lotus, "You're Dead!" (Warp)

The fifth album by Los Angeles producer Flying Lotus moves even further away from his early instrumental hip-hop work toward a more fully immersed form of "fusion." Don't be misled by the title. "You're Dead!" is a celebration of what comes next.

Book Review: 'Superstorm' crafts narrative from Sandy's wrath

"Superstorm" (Dutton), by Kathryn Miles

Kathryn Miles' "Superstorm" explores the human drama that unfolded in Sandy's path from its late October genesis in the southwestern Caribbean through its terrifying landfall near Brigantine, New Jersey.

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Movie Review: A twist on the man-child romp in 'Laggies'

In "Laggies," Lynn Shelton has brought her light, heartfelt touch to her most familiar, movie-ready plot — a version of the back-to-school comedy rendered not with Rodney Dangerfield antics but the soul-searching of a direction-less 28-year-old Seattleite (Keira Knightley).

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Exhibition at Atlanta’s High features Cezanne

An exhibition at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art showcases a group of impressionist and post-impressionist works amassed by a private collector who described the pursuit and acquisition of the pieces as an adventure.

Rare sperm whale sighting reported off California

Several pods of sperm whales emerged off the Southern California coast in an extremely rare, hours-long sighting that had whale watchers and scientists giddy with excitement.

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Movie Review: 'White People' is edgy; has memorable cast

A cheeky provocation wrapped in a zingy punchline, Justin Simien's "Dear White People" recalls other memorably promising debuts. An ambitious satire that questions just how "post-racial" America has become, the film is never at a loss for words, but sometimes confuses galvanizing rhetoric for legitimate deliberation.

Music Review: Aretha takes on divas, comes out swinging

Aretha Franklin, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics" (RCA Records)

The release of "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics" raises one question right off: Does the singular Queen of Soul really need to borrow from other divas?

Book Review: 'Time Out of Mind' is rich study on Dylan

"Time Out of Mind: The Lives of Bob Dylan" (Pegasus Books), by Ian Bell

The second installment of Ian Bell's two-part biography of Bob Dylan, "Time Out of Mind," is a compelling, focused examination of the latter half of the elusive singer-songwriter's life and career, starting off with his acclaimed "Blood on the Tracks" album in 1975 and bringing readers close to the present day.

No Thursday Night Live set for tonight

The next and final Thursday Night Live will take place on Oct. 30.

More than just trick-or-treating this Halloween season

While some of Jefferson City’s bigger entertainment events on Halloween have moved to different dates or been canceled, one continues to grow and grow.

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US returns dozens of stolen artifacts to Peru

Dozens of artifacts are on their way back to Peru after being seized in the United States during investigations into the smuggling of cultural relics.

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North Dakota reaches deal to keep dinosaur mummy

Dakota the duckbilled dinosaur might have found permanent digs in Bismarck.

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Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks

Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.

Rockettes to try again to dance this spring

The Rockettes are taking a second stab at opening a spring show, and they’re leaning on some Broadway creative stars to do it.

Wrecks of merchant ship, U-boat found off NC coast

In the aptly named Graveyard of the Atlantic off the North Carolina coast, researchers have found the wrecks of a Nazi U-boat and the ship it sank during a World War II convoy.

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