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Pixar's exciting, atmospheric 'Brave' salutes mothers and daughters
March 13 2013
In the past 17 years, Pixar has given us wonderful stories about fathers and sons (“Finding Nemo”) and the power of the family unit (“The Incredibles”), not to mention the “Toy...
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MSU Summer Circle offers a jewel of a Jules Verne adaptation with the delightful 'Around the World in 80 Days'
March 13 2013
Friday, June 22 -- Director Michael Anderson's 1956 film of "Around the World in 80 Days" runs more than three hours and has a cast of hundreds (aside from leads David Niven, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Newton...
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John Peakes makes his debut at Purple Rose in a role he played at BoarsHead 20 years ago
March 13 2013
Friday, June 22 — Please don't ask John Peakes about Henry Fonda and the fondly remembered 1981 film of “On Golden Pond.” Ernest Thompson‘s play, which begins previews Thursday...
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The wicked wit of Seth MacFarlane turns 'Ted' into a comedy with sharp claws
March 13 2013
“Ted” begins with a lonely young boy’s magical holiday wish for a special friend being granted. “It’s a Christmas miracle!” Mom declares as the child’s teddy bear...
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There's more to Channing Tatum's 'Magic Mike' than meets the eye
March 13 2013
There are two rules at Club Xquisite: The show must go on — and the clothes must come off.
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Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks and Michelle Pfeiffer bring real fire to a warmed-over plot in 'People Like Us'
March 13 2013
Hey there, "People Like Us": What's a nice movie like you doing in a summer like this?
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The Broadway blockbuster retains its magic and spectacle at the Wharton Center
March 13 2013
Friday, June 29 — Before “Glee” and Gaga, another “freak” named Elphaba embraced her inner monster in “Wicked.” It should be no surprise then that the 2003 Broadway...
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Five years after director Sam Raimi's last Spider-Man epic, 'The Amazing Spider-Man' starts the series all over again
March 13 2013
Don’t get me wrong: I am all in favor of recycling. But when it comes to movies, that idea can go a little too far. Remember a few years ago, when it seemed like every TV show that ever made it to...
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When it gets beyond the puffy-fluffy, 'Katy Perry: Part of Me' provides a few unexpected insights into the sour side of superstardom
March 13 2013
Katy Perry has been topping the charts and bringing crowds to the arena for almost four years. For some of us, that’s barely longer than our last visit to the emergency room, but it’s practically...
Take a Taste of Downtown Saturday
March 13 2013
Thursday, July 5 — Sample the food from many downtown restaurants — as well as some locally produced wine and beer — at Taste of Downtown, which happens Saturday in (where else?) downtown...
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Katy Perry sports two of the dresses designed by LCC graduates Shawn and Claire Buitendorp in 'Part of Me'
March 13 2013
Friday, July 6 — “Katy Perry: Part of Me” is showing around the world in 3D. But for Shawn and Claire Buitendorp, the real thrill comes from 2D — as in Two Dresses. The 22-year-old...
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Greg Nagy's concert Summer Concert Series show has been canceled because of high heat
March 13 2013
Friday, July 6 — Usually when a show is canceled because it's "too hot," local censors are to blame. But it's Mother Nature who's responsible for the City of East Lansing's decision to call of tonight's...
Riverwalk Theatre's Young Artisan Workshop presents 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'
March 13 2013
Wednesday, July 11 — The Riverwalk Theatre steps off the River Trail and into Narnia for its first Young Artisan Workshop production. “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is a stage...
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Broad Art Museum announces events for July and August
March 13 2013
Wednesday, July 11 — There has not been much music in the former Chrome Cat space since the bar closed last year. That will change July 19 during “Dollar-Bin DJ Night,” one of the Broad...
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Founding director Michael Rush sees the Broad as a place for 'an extended dialogue between the contemporary and the historical'
March 13 2013
THURSDAY, July 12 — The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University has announced a new dedication date.
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Christopher Nolan brings his trilogy to a powerhouse conclusion in 'The Dark Knight Rises'
March 13 2013
Since “The Dark Knight Rises” is the concluding chapter in director Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy, it’s not particularly startling to find the movie’s recurring...
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Devin Faught delivers as restless teacher in LCC’s ‘Theophilus North’
March 13 2013
Because Lansing Community College’s current outdoor theatre production is mostly in the hands of 11 students and three graduates of the school’s Second Semester Theatre Studio, many of them...
Top-secret parties seek to revitalize the community one building at a time
March 13 2013
Loud ‘90s dance music mingled with the laughter of children, spoken word poetry and retro arcade games in the industrial warehouse at 5646 Commerce Street, near S. Pennsylvania Avenue, picked for...
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Shadows and whispers torture ‘Othello’ at Dart Auditorium
March 13 2013
Tuesday, July 31 — The American Shakespeare Collective brings a slimmed down, fiercely focused adaptation of “Othello” to Lansing Community College that fills the expansive Dart Auditorium...
Instrument-making workshop at JazzFest geared toward the young ones
March 13 2013
Friday, Aug. 3 — If the idea of keeping your kid busy at JazzFest this weekend is stressing you out, relax, man. This Saturday, the Broad Art Museum has created a unique children’s workshop...