Music from ND graduates: The Stone Puppet CD and Josephine Cameron CDs

By Jennifer Osterhage '05

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Three alums are hoping to play their way to rock music success. The Stone Puppet, a Chicago-based rock band, features lead singer John Tabis ‘00, guitarist Dan Puccini ’00 and bassist Tom Hayes ’02, along with Dave Streets and Patrick Golarz. The band released its self-titled debut album of five original rock songs last year; a second album is due out this year. At Notre Dame, Tabis sang in the Glee Club, Puccini was the Student Union Board’s concert talent buyer, and Hayes participated in Jazz Band, Symphony Orchestra and Marching Band for four years. All three played in campus bands. “[W]e look at our ND experience as our minor league, where we were able to develop our music and marketing skills,” Tabis says. “So now on the larger level in Chicago, we have been able to use that experience to expose people on the local, regional and national levels to [our music].” With a combination of rock, pop and ballads, the band’s sound is a cross between Matchbox 20 and the Rolling Stones.…

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Relics of saints a blessing to Basilica

By Jennifer Osterhage '05

After the death of Blessed Brother Andre Bessette, CSC, in 1937, Catholics removed his heart and placed it in Saint Joseph’s Oratory, a large church in Montreal founded by Brother Andre.

The mysteriously non-decomposed body of Saint Bernadette, who told of being visited by the Blessed Virgin at Lourdes in the 19th century, lies in a glass tomb in Nevers, France. A finger believed to be the one that doubting Saint Thomas stuck in Jesus’ wounds is on display at the Church of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem in Rome.

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Hall Portrait: Cavanaugh

By Jennifer Osterhage '05

Year Built: 1936

Capacity: 217

Male or female? Female since 1994

They Call Themselves: the Chaos

*Named for: *Father John William Cavanaugh, CSC, president from 1905-19. An English professor from Ohio, he was known for his ability to speak and write, and his eloquent speeches and sermons were often printed as literature. Cavanaugh rubbed elbows with politicians and authors he invited to campus, earning him the title "Notre Dame’s Ambassador." Rumor has it “Cavvy” knew the name of every person on campus. He was strict in running the University, but his wit and personal charm made him well-liked.

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