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Wharton Center's classical and jazz lineup bring big names, big orchestras, top singers
April 17 2013
There aren't a lot of classical and jazz dates on the Wharton Center's 2013-14 schedule, but what's there is "cherce," as Tracy once said of Hepburn. Marquee names like Russia's St. Petersburg Philharmonic,...
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MFA student show revs up the buzz at MSU's Broad Museum
April 17 2013
A tricked-out 1973 Mercedes, hand-detailed with wicked silver worms and refitted to run on restaurant grease, was parked outside the Broad Art Museum last week. In the sculpture garden. Move your limo...
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A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
April 17 2013
American folk legend Tom Paxton has been writing and performing music for 50 years. Four years ago he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Some of Paxton's songs have become modern standards,...
LSO's summer series going back to the '80s
April 17 2013
This summer is shaping up to be radical, man. The Lansing Symphony Orchestra is totally going back to the '80s to launch the 20th annual Concert in the Park series on June 5
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Musical hits the right notes, but lacks crackle
April 17 2013
The two best things about Steven Spielberg's 2002 film, "Catch Me If You Can," featuring a slippery counterfeiter and his relentless pursuer, were the Saul Bass-inspired opening credits and Tom Hanks'...
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New headliners include Slash, Creedence Clearwater Revisited
April 17 2013
Wednesday, April 17 —Creedence Clearwater Revivial and Guns ‘N Roses are coming to Lansing this summer — well, at least a portion of those classic American bands will perform at Common...
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Tonight’s event benefits local food charity
April 17 2013
Wednesday, April 17 — Rick’s American Café hosts a beneficiary for seniors tonight. Senioritis Night will be a chance to revel the end of the school year. What better way to approach...
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From Michigan dinner theater to Broadway
April 15 2013
Monday, April 14 — Actor Dominic Fortuna, part of the touring production of "Catch Me If You Can" hitting the Wharton Center on Tuesday, has roots in small-town dinner theater in northern Michigan....
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Wharton Center’s classical and jazz lineup bring big names, big orchestras, top singers
April 15 2013
Monday, April 15 — There aren’t a lot of classical and jazz dates on the Wharton Center’s 2013-14 schedule, but what’s there is “cherce,” as Tracy once said of Hepburn
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Wharton’s 2013-’14 Broadway season a mix of hits and classics
April 15 2013
Monday, April 15 — The Wharton Center’s 2013-‘14 Broadway season was also announced on Monday. The lineup includes an irreverent hit musical that Wharton is getting on the first leg of...
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April 12 2013
Friday, April 12 — As we age, and physical deterioration sets in, there are intense urgent moments where we feel a need for answers to unresolved existential questions, to bring completion to important...
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Budding personality
April 12 2013
Friday, April 12 — The pitter-patter of drops, the smell of rain, the feeling of changing seasons — as wonderful as it sounds, the beginning of April has become a fashion damper. The temperamental...
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A rundown of Lansing shows this week
April 11 2013
Thursday, April 11 — Get your folk fix this weekend in East Lansing as a pair of nationally known artists — Bruce Molsky and Craig Bickhardt — visit the Ten Pound Fiddle series and the...
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Old Town General Store
April 10 2013
Old Town's going old school in a few weeks when the Old Town General Store gets up and running. Owner/operator Maria Van Atta will soon launch her debut solo enterprise next to Preuss Pets, near the corner...
April 10 2013
Here are the winners of the 2013 City Pulse/WLNS Top of the Town contest
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As spring settles in, literature aficionados have a rich selection of events to choose from
April 10 2013
Lovers of great literature will have their hands — or at least their bedside tables — full if they want to stay up with the remarkable number of distinguished authors who will be visiting Lansing...
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Poetry Attack 2013 turns Harrison Meadows into a walk-through chapbook
April 10 2013
"It is hard to be good in spring," read the fluorescent green card tied to a bush in the park. The woman in the gorilla mask and the man with a box on his head moved on. It was 6 p.m., Thursday, and a...
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'American Idiot' a soaring triumph
April 10 2013
A post-ironic pop-punk opera about the futility of rebellion, "American Idiot" is challenging. It's exciting. It's inciting. It's triumphant
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April 10 2013
After last year's particularly nasty presidential campaign, Lansing voters got about a two-month reprieve before being thrust back into the heart of another election season. Sorry about that, but also,...
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Sometimes the nomination is better than the win
April 10 2013
It's not always about who won or lost, but who got the most votes. Not so fast — winning and getting the most votes are not necessarily the same thing, smart guy. At least not in the new Top of the...