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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Praise for Fairfield support staff

To the Editor: If what I have to say is overanalyzed, it might well lose its meaning. Here is a simple matter: I am profoundly impressed by the supporting staff of our university. I have worked in many places before and in other universities, and have never experienced such exceptionally cordial treatment by the supporting staff.
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The best band you don’t know about

If you like jazz, funk, rock and the jamband scene then you'll love Family Groove Company, a Chicage based band manking their first tour of the northeast. Maybe you've heard their recent electrifying performance on WVOF's "Sharin' the Groove". If you did, you know once the Groove Company's got you, nothing sounds quite the same again.
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Getting to know the Groove Company

So I was sitting in the Campus Center the other night chatting with jambands.com's "band to keep your eye on". I wasn't exactly sure what I was in for as I sat down with Family Groove Company, the Chicago based band now touring the northeast. Their recent debut album, Reachin', a dynamic fusion of rock, jazz, and funk bundled in a "jamband" bow humbled this lowly A'E reporter enough.
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The APK/Gipper connection

This past week, two huge events took place on Fairfield's campus. First, the student body was stunned to learn of the retirement of our president, Rev. Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. As if that wasn't enough excitement, we were also stunned to host the commendable actor (but somewhat lacking musician) Kevin Bacon and his brother, The Other Guy, known by their tens of fans as The Bacon Brothers.
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EDITORIAL: A fond farewell to the father few knew

Rev. Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. certainly kept himself busy during his 25 year tenure as Fairfield's president. The Fairfield of 2003 is a different institution from the Fairfield of 1979. Since then, Fairfield has seen a huge expansion and renovation of school buildings and facilities.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: IRC is anything but exclusive

To the Editor : In regard to Meredith McKenna's article about the Ignatian Residential College - wow. I haven't heard a tone this whiny since Jack didn't get to dance with Kevin Bacon on Will ' Grace. She obviously missed the entire point of the Ignatian College.
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A “STAG”GERING SUCCESS: Great weather and music make annual event a success

All that was missing was a prancing Julie Andrews last Saturday as the quad came  alive with the sound of music.   Stagstock, the annual gathering of Fairfield's musical finest, proved once again to be a jewel of the social calendar. Workers from both WVOF and the Ham Channel brought the event to life, providing continuous coverage throughout an evening featuring the eight bands of the Stagtock lineup, including Mates of State and Piebald.
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John Mayer gets heavy

In 2001, Fairfield native John Mayer's first studio Room for Squares was met with critical acclaim. Selling upwards of three millions copies to date, the album received a Grammy in 2002 and earned Mayer a lasting niche in the rock-pop genre. There was something intrinsically special about Squares - it was simple, acoustic, with hum-along hooks and heart-on-his-sleeve lyrics.
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Summer entertainment preview

Bonnaroo If you're heading home for the summer, and home is nowhere near New York state, and yet you are looking for a festival to get your music fix, the original Bonnaroo might do the trick. On June 13-15 in Manchester, TN the Bonnaroo festival will feature such artists as Neil Young ' Crazy Horse, The Flaming Lips, Ben Kweller, DJ Spooky and Emmylou Harris (clearly DJ Spooky and Emmylou are the music's yin and yang).