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Like the first two Six Week Film Festivals at the Normal Theater, the next one is also focused on style, according to the organizer.

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He had to teach and didn't have time for a summer vacation, so GLT's Culture Commentator spent some summer time catching up with rock heroes and icons. And he saw a thread in all of the concerts. 

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Women are the pivotal characters in a film festival launching Wednesday at the Normal Theater, but that may not necessarily be a good thing. Femme fatales, or fatal females, usually set the plot into motion. 

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Tributes to David Bowie flooded social media when the world woke up Monday to news the ground breaking musician and film actor had died. He was 69 and had been battling cancer for a year and a half. One of the most retweeted tributes is this one from twitter user Dan Podesta, who wrote "If you're ever sad, just remember the world is 4.543 billion years old and you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie." Bill McBride, an Associate English Professor at Illinois State is not surprised by such reaction.