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October 11, 2004

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New York art-rock band headlines Granada show

Japanese art student Kazu Makino and Italian twin brothers Simone and Amedeo Pace formed Blonde Redhead in 1993. The act, which took its name from a song by '80s no-wave group DNA, has gone on to become a cornerstone of the New York art-rock scene. With a sound characterized by noisy, dissonant guitars, alternate tunings and subdued, stilted lyrics, Blonde Redhead has often been described as a more cosmopolitan Sonic Youth.

The trio is touring on its latest record, "Misery Is a Butterfly," which is the ensemble's most delicate effort to date. The band is joined by The Liars at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Granada Theatre, 1020 Mass.

Election 2004

Presidential candidates face off Wednesday

The third and final debate between presidential candidates George Bush and John Kerry takes place at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Tempe, Ariz.

CBS' Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer will moderate the contest. The candidates will be seated and focus primarily on domestic policy.

Music

Last chance to see Marine Band concert

The sounds of patriotic tunes will fill the Lied Center Wednesday night as the U.S. Marine Band makes a tour stop in Lawrence.

The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Although all free tickets have been distributed, seats not filled at 7:15 p.m. will be opened to the public.

The band spends most of its year at the White House, appearing more than 200 times annually for various ceremonies, dinners and receptions to accompany popular entertainers.

It also tours the nation for seven weeks a year, a tradition started in 1891 by director John Philip Sousa.

Art

Photo retrospective opens at Spencer Museum

American photographer Diane Arbus was most famous for creating haunting black-and-white portraits of people who lived on the margins of society: dwarves, nudists, transvestites.

But in 1968 -- three years before committing suicide -- Arbus wrote to a friend that she was compiling her photographs into a "family album" of the tumultuous 1960s. Her never-completed project is examined in "Diane Arbus: Family Albums," a traveling exhibition of Arbus' work that opens Saturday at the Spencer Museum of Art.

The exhibit, co-curated by Kansas University art history professor and Spencer Museum photography curator John Pultz, will remain on view in the museum's Kress Gallery through Jan. 16.

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