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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

The Avenue

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Campaign songs slightly inspirational, annoying

In 1840, presidential candidate William Henry Harrison blew up the charts with the still-bangin' political anthem "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too." A twelve verse-long indictment of his opponent Martin Van Buren, the song probably had all of the novel appeal a Crazy Frog jam would generate today.

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The Week in Entertainment

Good news for TV fans. The writer's strike is looking like there's an end in sight. According to a person familiar with the talks, significant progress has been made and a deal announcement could occur within in the week.


The Avenue takes on: tattoos

Oh, it would hurt. But it would be worth it. To the tune of buzzing needles, I opened the door of Bodytech Tattooing and Piercing. The safe sounds of West University Avenue - cars passing, music playing and horns honking - disappeared and reality set in.

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