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   from the issue of November 15, 2007

Ross hosts 'Great World of Sound' Nov. 16 the Ross

"The Great World of Sound" opens Nov. 16 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. The film addresses the American Idol culture - a growing trend of people looking for a shortcut to fame and others who promise to pave an easy path.

The story follows Martin (Pat Healy), who answers an ad from a company training prospective "music producers." During training, he pairs up with Clarence (Kene Holliday), a middle-aged man trying to change his career path. As record producers, the two travel to towns where the company has placed newspaper ads to find undiscovered musicians. They're seeking talent for the record label, signing new artists and giving them a chance to let their music be heard - for a small fee.

The work goes great until cracks start appearing in the company's sheen, and Martin and Clarence begin to question whether the company is as virtuous as it claims to be.

"The Great World of Sound," rated R for language, shows through Nov. 21 at the Ross. For more information, including show times, go online to or call the film information line at 472-5353.



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