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Smith directs famous duos last hurrah

Kevin Smith has always been a fanboy.In the writer/director’s 1994 “Clerks,” he wore it like a badge while Dante and Randal argued over which “Star Wars” sequel is better.Now, the man known as Silent Bob on the other side of the camera, will end the debate.

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U series wraps with film featuring music of Mayfield, Franklin

The Department of American Thought and Language will end this semester’s film series tonight with Sam O’Steen’s “Sparkle.” The 1976 film, about three sisters who become Motown-like pop stars, features music by Curtis Mayfield with vocals by Aretha Franklin. “It’s a story of growing up and how, for many young people, the entertainment industry is a way to fame and fortune,” said Diana Malouf, MSU visiting assistant professor of American Thought and Language.