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MSU's Asian Studies Center salutes Japanese culture with a month-long series of events
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Feb. 22 — The month of March isn’t only for celebrating women’s history at Michigan State University this year: The Asian Studies Center is honoring the culture of Japan with...
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Pedro Almodovar dresses up a twisted tale in stunning style in 'The Skin I Live In'
March 18 2013
Thursday, Feb. 23 — Before he was an international sex symbol, Antonio Banderas was a familiar face to fans of the films of Spanish director Pedro Almodovar. More than 20 years since their last collaboration...
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'Exposed' concerts include new works from guest artists and company members
March 18 2013
Thursday, Feb. 23 — You’ll see it all at this weekend’s Happendance concerts. Artistic director Missy Lilje plans to leave everything out in the open — including the backstage area...
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Zany 'Wanderlust' finds Manhattanites Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston communing with hippies
March 18 2013
George and Linda Gergenblatt (Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston) leave behind their Manhattan studio apartment — sorry: “microloft” — for a Georgia commune — oops: “intentional...
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Broad Art Museum curator of contemporary art speaks tonight at MSU
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Feb. 29 — Alison Gass, curator of contemporary art at Michigan State University's Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, hosts an evening of art and conversation tonight, beginning at 6:30 in...
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Vacant Lansing was packed with flappers, gamblers and Jazz Age ambiance
March 18 2013
Thursday, March 1 — The “blind tiger” logo should have been a clue
(SCENE) Metrospace offers a chance for artists to get some food and funding at the same time
March 18 2013
Tuesday, March 6 — Think of it as Kickstarter without the Web: (SCENE) Metrospace is launching East Lansing Sunday Soup, a micro-funding event series for local artists in need of financial help.
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The Nicole Kidman/Ewan McGregor musical returns to Celebration Cinema this weekend
March 18 2013
Wednesday, March 7 — Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents "Moulin Rouge — The Ballet" next Wednesday at the Wharton Center. You can get in the "Moulin" mood with the 2001 Nicole Kidman/Ewan...
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Edgar Rice Burroughs' 'John Carter' series turns 100 this year; 'John Carter' the movie only seems to go on for 100 years
March 18 2013
Rip Van Winkle’s got nothing on John Carter, a Civil War vet who falls asleep in an Arizona cave in 1868 and awakens in an arid wasteland in which he finds himself able to jump half a mile into the...
'The Irish Comedy Tour' brings an early dose of St. Patrick's Day to the Wharton Center
March 18 2013
Thursday, March 8 — St. Patrick’s Day festivities kick off a bit early when the bawdy Irish-American comics of “The Irish Comedy Tour” arrive at Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre...
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Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle are a mismatched pair of cops in a politically incorrect comedy set in Ireland
March 18 2013
Tuesday, March 13 — Mismatched cop comedies are certainly nothing new, but leave it to writer-director John Michael McDonagh to put a bit of Irish spring into an all-too-familiar concept
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Scott Turow discusses his legal thrillers at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids
March 18 2013
Tuesday, March 13 — New York Times best-selling author Scott Turow — renowned for “Presumed Innocent,” a seminal novel in the legal thriller genre — always wanted to be a...
The Big Bang-quet is an online competition among charities
March 18 2013
Wednesday, March 14 — Selling kisses for charity is nothing new. But selling votes? Hmmm… The Big Bang-quet was first conceived late last year, when the University Club asked its members...
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Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill 'Jump' into action in a hilarious take-off
March 18 2013
What the world probably doesn’t need right now is one more big-screen adaptation of an all-but-forgotten TV series. Another buddy-cop flick? Yeah, we could get along just fine without that, too....
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Jason Segel, Ed Helms and Susan Sarandon bring comic conviction to 'Jeff'
March 18 2013
“What do you do in the basement?” asks Jeff’s puzzled mom, Sharon (Susan Sarandon). “You’re not cleaning it.” “Do you really want to know?” Jeff (Jason Segel)...
'Bach Around the Clock' marathon starts today at MSU
March 18 2013
Wednesday, March 21 — The Michigan State University College of Music is continuing its 12th annual Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival this week with a special day of concerts today. “Bach Around...
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Capital City Film Festival launches Fortnight Film Contest
March 18 2013
Wednesday, March 21 — To set the stage for this year's Capital City Film Festival (April 12-15), the first Fortnight Film Contest gives Michigan residents a chance to create an original movie between...
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Disturbing? Yes. Violent. Sure. But 'The Hunger Games' is also a smart, stylish crowd-pleaser
March 18 2013
What if they held a Hunger Games pageant and nobody watched? That's the question posed by Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth), a young man who stands a strong chance of being recruited for the annual ritual...
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'Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World' screens Friday at Pasant Theatre
March 18 2013
Thursday, March 22 —The film "Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World" will have a sneak preview at 6 p.m. Friday at the Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre; it premieres on PBS July 6 as part of...
17th annual Wine Tasting Benefit takes place March 30
March 18 2013
Friday, March 23 — Separate the Cabernets from the Chardonnays next Friday at the Michigan State University Museum's 17th annual Wine Tasting Benefit, at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in...