Arts & Culture / Mosaic / October 19, 2011

October 20

Art Blurbs is a new weekly column to keep you updated on art, entertainment, technology and what topics have been trending this week.


A lead dancer in Riverdance and co-creator of “Dancing on Dangerous Ground,” Colin Dunne is returning to the dance world with a show that is partially Irish and heavily modern. Having premiered on Wednesday, “Out of Time” is partially a result of Dunne’s exploration of how a traditional dance form can continue evolving. (


Coldplay’s newest album, “Mylo Xyloto,” will debut on Oct. 24. The album, which has a track featuring Rihanna, marks the first time the group has collaborated with another artist on one of their CD’s. The track leaked onto YouTube this past Tuesday. (


Two new exhibitions will be showing at the Galesburg Civic Art Center through Nov. 7. David Chon Murray, from Geneseo, Ill., will be showing “Paintings” while Jay Stratton, of Bettendorf, Iowa will be showing “Wood Sculpture.” Admission is free. (


Two new phones are now available for tech enthusiasts — the Nokia N9 smartphone and the iPhone 4s. The iPhone 4s has been particularly lauded for its video capabilities and the Nokia N9 has demonstrated popular appeal aesthetically. On Tuesday, Motorola announced a new version of the Droid Razr, available for order on Oct. 27. (


Great Britain’s top honor for literature, the Booker Prize, was awarded to novelist Julian Barnes this past Tuesday. Barnes won the award for his short novel “The Sense of an Ending,” which explores themes of aging and memory. Barnes had been nominated for the award three times previously. (

This week’s top #hashtags

#justinbieber – A teen pop icon.

#oomf – Short for “one of my followers.”

#np – “Now playing,” used to refer to a song being listened to

#zeetism – A personal philosophy

#ghoe – “Greatest Homecoming on Earth,” specifically that of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (North Carolina A&T)

#ambercole – 14-year-old Amber Cole had a video posted online of her performing oral sex acts.

#isupportambercole – Online bullying of Amber Cole has led to support across media platforms.

Katy Sutcliffe

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