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Lightning add depth by signing free agent Erik Condra

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The Tampa Bay Lightning dipped into the NHL free agent pool Wednesday, signing former Ottawa Senator Erik Condra to help with its depth. Condra is expected to take the place of free agent Brendan Morrow on the Lightning. Condra had nine goals and 14 assists in 68 games for Ottawa. The addition is expected to be the only one for the Lightning, the NHL runner-up, which will return with a mostly set lineup. General manager Steve Yzerman has said that…

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Vampire Weekend stops by The Colbert Report

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Apparently, beneath Stephen Colbert’s hilariously iron-fisted exterior lies the heart of a trendy, middle-class 20something. That or he just really knows his demographic. Either way, the titan of truthiness has been on his game of late, inviting some choice indie acts to perform on The Colbert Report — The Mountain Goats, T.V. On the Radio, and The Hold Steady, to name a few . Last night was no exception when Vampire Weekend stopped by to promote their latest effort, Contra, and perform “Holiday”…

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My Valentine this year? The ‘white blonde girl in a Polo shirt’ on the cover of Contra, the new Vampire Weekend album

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The girl’s identity on the front cover of Contra is unknown, although “she’s now living in Malibu”. Lead singer Ezra Koenig has confirmed that the picture was taken in 1983 and was chosen as a juxtaposition to the debut album’s cover which, while taken in 2006, looks as if it “inhabits the same world”. Koenig also referred to the girl as “Kirsten” in a post on Twitter. The image of a blonde, white girl in a Ralph Lauren polo shirt…

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My Valentine this year? The ‘white blonde girl in a Polo shirt’ on the cover of Contra, the new Vampire Weekend album

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The girl’s identity on the front cover of Contra is unknown, although “she’s now living in Malibu”. Lead singer Ezra Koenig has confirmed that the picture was taken in 1983 and was chosen as a juxtaposition to the debut album’s cover which, while taken in 2006, looks as if it “inhabits the same world”. Koenig also referred to the girl as “Kirsten” in a post on Twitter. The image of a blonde, white girl in a Ralph Lauren polo shirt…

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