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The Stranger Suggests:
(SERIOUS SOUL) As the president of the Stranger Negro Club, I want to give Choklate’s new CD, Choklate, our full endorsement. Three reasons why the CD won the club’s support: (1) Vitamin D organized the music; (2) it has a guest appearance by Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na; and (3) the singer not only draws from the rich tradition of the black voice, but contributes to it. Choklate is the soul sister of the year. (Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, 324-8000. 9 pm, $8, 21+.) CHARLES MUDEDE
AND NOW FOR SOME BUILDING-THEMED ARTS READING:
The Guggenheim will open a Gehry-designed museum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in 2012. It will be the largest Guggenheim in the world. (“The project poses some striking cultural juxtapositions, bringing a museum named for a powerful Jewish-American family and designed by a Jewish architect to the capital of an Arab country that refuses diplomatic ties with Israel…”)
Dolly Parton calls the new rollercoaster in development at her amusement park “the most exciting thing to come out of these hills in a long, long time.”
Modigliani built anatomically impossible women.
The star of the National Ballet of Marseille’s Metapolis II is a set built by Zaha Hadid.