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  • "This contract is part of our company's determination and strategy to secure and expand our international shaft sinking operations while also maintaining its solid presence in South Africa," said Shaft

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Both built on the premise of their respective originals (including roles in Shaft for Richard Roundtree, Gordon Parks, and Isaac Hayes) and were really more sequels than they were remakes.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • The success of the film "Shaft" -- which Mr. Hayes also wrote and starred in -- was a watershed moment in his career.

    Remembering Isaac Hayes

  • He -- he directed the movie "Shaft" -- that was a big hit -- and the movie "Learning Tree."

    CNN Transcript Mar 7, 2006

  • As a whole, the work feels related in particular to early '70s pop - there are riffs reminiscent of "Shaft" - and to the very American optimism of Copland and certain California sun-drenched works by John Adams.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • The title track employs "Shaft" - like guitar licks, but the similarity ends there: It's a lame attempt at disco done in by Ike's lazy singing and irritatingly banal lyrics.

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  • Smith shifted easily from the sultry groove of "Do I" to the bluesy rock of "Desert Song" and the theme-from - "Shaft" - inspired "Gary Song."

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  • The "Shaft" - the campanile outside the Student Center

    Georgia Tech Top Stories

  • Strangely, I don't seem to remember the ultra-cool "Shaft" - like jazz-funk that accompanies a lot of these test cards.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • Matt (Dijon Talton), aka Shaft, according to Coach Sue (Jane Lynch), has left McKinley.

    Seen and Heard at the Glee Premiere: A Surprise Boob Job and Finn's Rocky Horror Mankini

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