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Sunday, July 15, 2007
'TKO' (AUDACIOUSNESS) At first, it's hard to tell what South African artist Tracey Rose is doing in TKO, her grainy, black-and-white DVD projection. You hear her breathing and moaning, and every once in a while, her naked body emerges into focus. She's boxing ruthlessly with the camera—four cameras, actually—and she's going to continue to the point of screaming, orgasmic exhaustion. The woman is a champ. (Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Ave NE, 543-2280. 11 am—5 pm, $10, free for students.) JEN GRAVES
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The Polyphonic Spree (MUSIC) The Polyphonic Spree, a symphonic pop ensemble from Dallas, Texas, have turned a corner with their new record, The Fragile Army. They replaced their Technicolor holy-roller robes with dour black paramilitary fatigues and gave their music grim tones to match. Where the soft '70s radio sunshine of their previous records could be overwhelmingly twee, their new album is a battle between light and dark. The Spree have always been a terrific live spectacle; now they have a record worthy of their pomp. (Showbox, 1426 First Ave, 628-3151. 8 pm, $23 adv/$25 DOS, 21+.)
To listen to "Section 22 [Running Away]" by the Polyphonic Spree, click here. ERIC GRANDY

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