April 3 2013
We've all seen enough feel-good movies to know all about the traditional summer camp experience: long days of playing outside, arts and crafts, and heading down to the swimming hole before spending a night...
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Funny, poignant look at middle age grounded in sincerity
April 3 2013
Meet Shirley Valentine: a middle-aged wife, mother and genre trope who learns to love herself on an excursion to a foreign country. She sometimes speaks in rhetorical Oprah-isms, such as, "You don’t...
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Film festival celebrates extreme sports, instills a love of nature
April 3 2013
"Extreme" and "extraordinary" are two words that are frequently used to describe the Banff Mountain Film Festival. "Inspiration" follows closely behind
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A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
April 3 2013
Known as the "Belleville Three," Detroit producers Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson are heralded as the innovators of techno. Saturday, Saunderson performs at The Loft
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Don’t fool around with fashion
March 29 2013
Friday, March 29 — In all my years of fashion appreciation, I have never come across a more distinctive or versatile style than the recent “walking sleeping bag with furry boots” look...
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Money would pay for the museum’s first endowed curatorship
March 29 2013
Friday, March 29 — Yesterday, the Michigan State University Museum announced a $1.9 million gift that would support an endowed curatorship, the first such endowment for the 155-year old museum
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Check out these art-centric events this weekend at the Broad
March 29 2013
Friday, March 29 — Brackets schmackets. If you’re looking for an alternative to all the March madness going on around town this weekend, the Broad Art Museum has two events — a film and...
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Beatles tribute heading for Wharton
March 28 2013
Thursday, March 28 — For Steve Landes, a self-proclaimed hardcore Beatles geek, taking the stage as John Lennon is “a dream come true.” He and his bandmates roll into the Wharton Center...
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Williamston New Businesses
March 27 2013
Spring is off to a relatively chilly start, but in Williamston business is in full bloom. Three new businesses celebrated grand openings last week, while a fourth moved into a space nearly six times the...
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As the Lansing School District cuts elementary arts instructors, community groups re-evaluate their roles
March 27 2013
Last week, the Lansing Board of Education approved a five-year teachers' contract that will get the Lansing School District about $7 million closer to closing the next school year's projected $9 million...
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'Galvanizing' James Galway brings 'Legacy Tour' to Wharton Center
March 27 2013
If intergalactic aliens ever demand to hear one of our "musicians" before deciding whether to blow us up, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon could do a lot worse than send Sir James Galway
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East Lansing's celebrates poetry throughout April
March 27 2013
April is National Poetry Month, and, like the flowers it often celebrates, poetry is about to spring forth all around town. Michigan State University's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities' Center...
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Peppermint Creek depicts fictionalized effort to publish Anne Frank
March 27 2013
Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.'s latest production, "Compulsion, or the House Behind," may be a bit esoteric for a broad audience. The biggest challenge is getting past a spectral puppet of Holocaust victim...
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A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
March 27 2013
Lansing is typically stocked with rockin' roots shows, and this weekend is no exception. The Whiskey Pickers, a Lansing-based four-piece folk/bluegrass band, headline a bluegrass show Saturday at Mac's...
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MSU hosts annual student fashion show
March 25 2013
Friday, March 22 — Students in the Apparel and Textile Design program at Michigan State University will unveil their annual fashion show Sunday, featuring 90 designs that students have worked on...
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‘Galvanizing’ James Galway brings ‘Legacy Tour’ to Wharton Center
March 25 2013
Monday, March 25 — If intergalactic aliens ever demand to hear one of our “musicians” before deciding whether to blow us up or not, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon could do a lot worse...
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The tale of a wardrobe
March 22 2013
Friday, March 22 — Knickknacks and relics can hold sentimental value, which makes parting from them nearly impossible. Clothing is a common item that gets held on to past its prime — think...
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The Broad plays to two crowds with compelling basketball documentary tonight
March 22 2013
Friday, March 22 — If you can tear your eyes off your bracket for a night, MSU’s Broad Art Museum has scheduled an interesting bit of counter-programming for fans of both sports and the arts....
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Michigan State University Federal Credit Union gives $1 million endowment to the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
March 21 2013
Thursday, March 21 — Michigan State University Federal Credit Union has endowed the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum with $1 million to support educational programming, the museum announced today
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Grand Hotel’s resident historian speaks tonight
March 21 2013
Thursday, March 21 — The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is a National Historic Landmark, overlooking Lake Huron since its construction in 1887. Bob Tagatz, the hotel’s resident historian, will...