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That '90s movie
Oct. 17 2012
"Happy Days" used to make my mother crabby — it was a distinctly bittersweet experience to find the decade of her adolescence turned into a period piece. With that, I issue a warning to all of you...
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A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Oct. 17 2012
One Be Lo (a.k.a. One Man Army) has been a Michigan hip-hop fixture since he started getting noticed for his storytelling rhymes in 1998. That was also when he co-founded the rap duo Binary Star. This...
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Oct. 17 2012
This week's previews and reviews
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Biggby coffee & Greener planet gardening
Oct. 10 2012
Earlier this year, Biggby Coffee moved up to No. 255 on Entrepreneur Magazine's Annual Franchise 500 list, essentially making their signature black-on-orange "B" the second most distinguished letter to...
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Spanish language radio mainstay celebrates 25 years at WKAR
Oct. 10 2012
It's a long story how Tony Cervantes, longtime radio personality at WKAR-AM, got the nickname El Chayo — in a nutshell, it's a homonym of a nickname of an inside joke from his youth. Just don't call...
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MSU grad finds home in Hollywood with web series
Oct. 10 2012
Baseball may be the national pastime, but in mid-Michigan, football reigns supreme. Love it or hate it, mid-Michigan is steeped in pigskin culture, fueled by those seven annual home games at Spartan Stadium...
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Lansing Symphony cuts to the heart of Shostakovich's 10th
Oct. 10 2012
The anesthetic was plummy with a finish of unconsciousness, the surgeon made the incision with brio, the nurse slipped in the IV with a poignant air, the next day's salmon en croute was surprisingly tasty...
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The battles of the Lansing buskers
Oct. 10 2012
Commuters along Michigan Avenue have noticed a change in scenery in the Frandor area: a steady succession of sad faces holding cardboard placards pleading for cash. "Anything helps," the signs often say....
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This week's previews and reviews
Oct. 10 2012
‘Peach’ boysBy HLNE DRYDEN This weekend, the Michigan State Department of Theatre serves up the stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, “James and the...
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Michigan author's second memoir covers religious humor and a cancer fight
Oct. 10 2012
Readers of Rhoda Janzen's hilarious 2009 New York Times bestseller "Mennonite in a Little Black Dress" may recall her failed date with a guy named Mitch who wore a Jesus-nail necklace. Since then, life...
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A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Oct. 10 2012
Typically the Ten Pound Fiddle concert series is reserved for veteran folk performers from across the globe, but occasionally a local group or performer is asked to play. This Friday, that honor goes to...
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Salon 1131 & Gibby's Grinders
Oct. 3 2012
The owners of Old Town's newest business have picked a heck of a weekend to launch their grand opening. As Oktoberfest patrons slur their way through German folk songs backed up by the oompah-pah band...
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Oct. 3 2012
City Pulse's guide to the all the haunted houses, pumpkin patches and corn mazes within 45 minutes of Lansing
LSO tackles Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony
Oct. 3 2012
Orchestras love to tie neat little titles around subscription concerts, like "The Power and the Passion" or "From Russia, with Love." They're usually cheesy and easy to ignore, except when they're not...
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Local group raising funds for permanent museum that will tell the city's story
Oct. 3 2012
Lansing is the history hub for all things Michigan, from the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, which focuses on the rise of the automobile, to the Michigan Historical Museum, which covers the rise of pretty...
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Annual tour lets you peek in some swanky Westside homes
Oct. 3 2012
An enormous fireplace with ornate Victorian-style tile dominates the Carr family's living room. Elaborate plasterwork covers the ceiling and arched glass windows adorn the walls. Homeowner Gordon Carr...
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Oct. 3 2012
An enormous fireplace with ornate Victorian-style tile dominates the Carr family's living room. Elaborate plasterwork covers the ceiling and arched glass windows adorn the walls. Homeowner Gordon Carr...
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Riverwalk Black Box show wades into deep water
Oct. 3 2012
Even though audiences already knew what happened at the end of 1997's blockbuster "Titanic," they still flooded theaters in record numbers to watch the fate of the doomed passengers and crew
'boom' takes audiences to the end of the world
Oct. 3 2012
Be careful responding to classified ads offering "intensely significant coupling." That's one of the hard lessons learned in "boom," a penetratingly intimate comedy about cosmic events. But even with playwright...
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Twisty Willis/Gordon-Levitt actioiner throws audiences for a sci-fi loop
Oct. 3 2012
Many science-fiction movies try to dazzle us with the high-tech sights of tomorrow. That's not the case with writer-director Rian Johnson's "Looper." Although it's set in the 2040s, the world it shows...