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Jake Gyllenhaal has to repeatedly relive a disaster in order to solve a mystery in tense 'Source Code'
March 18 2013
What is Source Code? In director Duncan Jones’ “Source Code,” it’s similar to the “reset” button on your game system — well, perhaps an extremely high-tech variation...
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Suffering from Don Draper deprivation? These '50s and '60s dramas may help get you through
March 18 2013
You’ve heard the news: “Mad Men” is on hiatus until sometime next year. No more illicit entanglements in the advertising world. No more early-‘60s fashions to ogle. No more flashbacks...
Capital Area District Library revives program to benefit local food banks
March 18 2013
Got an overdue fine at a Capital Area District Library? Donating food can get it waived.In celebration of National Library Week, the CADL is again offering patrons an opportunity to exchange food for fines....
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Saoirse Ronan and Cate Blanchett play an electrifying game of cat-and-mouse in director Joe Wright's stunningly stylish 'Hanna'
March 18 2013
“I just missed your heart,” huntress Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) says to a reindeer she’s hit with one of her arrows. Hanna doesn’t leave her work unfinished, and neither does director...
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Michigan State University director Ann Folino White discusses her techniques of working with actors and the importance of dramaturgy
March 18 2013
It’s the largest cast she has ever directed. However, Ann Folino White is confident that her cast of 40 actors and musicians in “The Grapes of Wrath” is ready for an audience. It certainly...
Surrealism and spur-of-the-moment improvisation are on view at area theaters
March 18 2013
José Rivera’s “References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot” is not the bawdy comedy its title seems to imply. It is, according to director and Michigan State University Theatre Professor...
Reviews of '4 Pictures,' 'Abandon,' 'Happy the Clown' and more
March 18 2013
Made in Michigan Showcase5:30 p.m. Friday, April 15The Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave.$8 adults, $6 studentscapitalcityfilmfest.com
Reviews of 'The Birds Upstairs,' 'Breadwinner,' 'Missile Crisis' and more
March 18 2013
Digital 10 Student Showcase #1Noon, Saturday, April 16Old Town Temple Club, 502 E. Grand River Ave.$5 all seats
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John Lepard recalls having a hot time on the set of 'Scream 4'
March 18 2013
“Scream 4” is certain to be a hot ticket this weekend — and it was definitely a sultry set as well, according to John Lepard. You’ll see Lepard about 15 minutes into the film. The...
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Greater Lansing Ballet celebrates Earth Day with ecologically themed performance
March 18 2013
The Greater Lansing Ballet Co.’s next performance is not just entertainment — it has a message for the audience as well. The “Mother Earth” ballet, which was performed for the first...
'Rock of Ages,' 'Addams Family' and 'Memphis' among Broadway season premieres
March 18 2013
MSU FEDERAL CREDIT UNION BROADWAY AT WHARTON CENTERNov. 8-13: “ West Side Story”Dec. 13-18: “Rock of Ages”Jan. 10-15, 2012: “Million Dollar Quartet”Jan. 31- Feb. 5,...
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Carnival inspired by popular animated series comes to Mac's Bar
March 18 2013
Fans of “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” “American Dad” and “Robot Chicken” can start getting excited for “Ragbag of Jollification.” It’s the third installment...
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Wharton’s performing arts series blends flash and substance
March 18 2013
Pull the modest levers within your reach and big things roll your way — with a little luck. That’s how Michigan State University’s Wharton Center pieced together a big-city performing...
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Features screen Sunday at Washington Street Armory
March 18 2013
What do you do after one of your relatives ruins your business and steals all your money? Many of us would seek revenge or wallow in self-pity, but Iranian Alireza Rofougaran chose another path: He decided...
'Magic Flute' casts its spell; Riverwalk Theatre announces its next season
March 18 2013
There’s nothing quite like a night at the opera
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Purple Rose's 'Couples' looks at a touchy topic in a touching way
March 18 2013
“Some Couples May…” the latest social commentary stage play written by Carey Crim, addresses a specific demographic niche — young married couples experiencing the trauma of infertility....
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East Lansing Film Society documentary examines Chinese family life — and emotional alienation
March 18 2013
We've all had to cope with the trials of holiday traffic, but few of us have ever faced the kinds of challenges encountered by the Chinese family at the center of the stunning documentary "Last Train Home";...
Old Town club announces it is shutting its doors
March 18 2013
Thursday, April 28 — The Chrome Cat may have finally run through its nine lives
Hot-blooded 'Salvador Dali' ended the MSU theater season in style
March 18 2013
The provocative title of “References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot” opened a doorway to the most sizzling salsa sexuality on a live stage in a very long time. When was the last time you experienced...
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Lansing Symphony Orchestra pulls out the stops in new season
March 18 2013
Steady on the podium, gentle in person, Lansing Symphony maestro Timothy Muffitt is the last person you’d cast as a mad organist. But Muffitt and his legions are sounding mighty chords in next year’s...