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Sharon Somers, a stitcher for a costume shop, prepares dreadlocks for Jesus Thursday in the Studio Arts Building. Twisted strands of material are burned at both ends and then heavily coated in plain white glue. Somers said they should not be too stiff, and the final product should “bend and flow, and move like real dreadlocks.”
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Elizabeth Krause, the manager of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Resource Center, stands in the to the living room of the center on Tuesday. The center will serve as the gallery for *Transcending the Wall an Exhibition of Trans-Identifid Artists* beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
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Motier Haskins, a UI clinical assistant professor of social work, speaks with Idris Abdul Hafiz, a systems engineer with Rockwell Collins, at the Afro-American Cultural Center on Thursday. Thursday’s Black Male Forum topic of discussion was “Interventions for African American and Latino Males: Empowerment through Academics, Culture, and History.”
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Erin Irvin of Iowa City looks at Christmas decorations with her children, Harrison, William, and Marin, at Kmart on Thursday. Increasingly, retailers are setting out holiday decorations earlier and earlier, a task that has traditionally waited until after Thanksgiving.
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Brittany, a UI junior, holds her cat, Sabrina, in her apartment on Thursday. As students move into apartments that prohibit pets, many turn to animal shelters because of animal prohibitions in their leases.
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Dancers fling their skirts at the Afro-Cuban Drum and Dance Ensemble in Space/Place on Thursday. Students of Modei Akeya’s Afro-Cuban drum and dance performance showed the audience how to dance to music from Matanzas, Cuba. Performances will continue today and Saturday at 8 p.m. Admission is free for UI students, $12 for adults, and $6 for those 17 and under and those 65 and older.
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Drummers pound out a beat as the audience is brought on stage at the Afro-Cuban Drum and Dance Ensemble in Space/Place on Thursday. The ensemble was formed by three UI professors after a study-abroad trip for UI dance and music students in 2003.


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