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"It is definitely more raw," says "Traces" Co-Director Shana Carroll. "People are stripped. Barely costume or makeup. We feel like it's someone we know. Their name, characteristics. We feel like it could be our brother, son, neighbor and that makes it more spectacular when we see them fly through the air."
7 dancers - 6 males and one female - entertain you for 90 consecutive minutes. Using dance, instruments, text, art and acrobatics to tell the story of how they want to leave their mark.
"It's set in this end of the world," says Carroll. "Like a countdown to catastrophe and the message is what would you do to leave your traces and how if you had very little time left."
Those involved with the production say that because it's the same people entertaining you the entire show, audiences tend to be very connected.
"To see them beginning to end and have their moment in the sun where they do their own thing and have group acts with all these tricks and you realize it's the same person who, on top of it, sings songs and plays guitar, that is an experience," says Carroll.
The soundtrack is just as eclectic, ranging from hip hop and rock to classic piano, jazz and more.
"One thing that gives it color is so many moments and styles instead of one soundtrack that resembles itself from beginning to end," says Carroll.
Whether they're spinning on a giant metal wheel, dancing tenderly or performing in the sky, "Traces" will certainly keep adrenaline pumping!
"When you feel like it could be you," says Carroll. "You root for them."
"Traces" has several shows now through Sunday at TPAC. To get tickets, just click on FOX LINKS.
Friday, February 22 2013, 06:52 AM CST
Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
May 22, 2013 23:38 GMT
IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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