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The actress/director/playwright now has a theater company of her own.
Dec. 29 2010
When did you launch Stormfield Theatre? It’s been in existence since August 2009. It started with staged readings. The first was “Kimberly Akimbo,” with Carmen Decker (which Stormfield...
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The executive director of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing sees a brighter picture for 2011.
Dec. 29 2010
What have been some of the major challenges the Arts Council has faced this year? Since 2001, arts funding in general has been cut. We work with 140 arts and cultural organizations and a good 100 individual...
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When studios play hide-and-seek
Dec. 28 2010
Here’s what’s on the horizon at your local cineplex this Friday: the science-fiction thriller "Splice"; a live-action version of "Marmaduke"; a raunchy comedy called "Get Him to the Greek,"...
Productions from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan will be staged
Dec. 28 2010
Michigan State University will start the new year with a whole lot of new theater. From Jan. 4-8, MSU hosts the Region Three presentation of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, featuring...
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A Christmas story
Dec. 23 2010
Albert hated the smell of wet beard. And when Santa took his boots off — talk about climate change. But Santa’s chief of staff was a team player. Albert stood quietly, breathing through his...
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Three local perspectives on stuttering
Dec. 23 2010
Sharon Emery seems like too nice a person to practice jiu-jitsu — but watch out. She can flip you before you know you’ve been flipped. As vice president of the Rossman Group, a high-profile...
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The country legend has a new title: Broadway composer
Dec. 22 2010
Obviously, it’s a plan that’s worked for her. Since the mid- 1960s Parton has been a force to reckon with in the entertainment world, crossing over from country music to the pop charts, touring...
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Inspirational message comes through clearly in first-rate drama
Dec. 22 2010
The term "the king’s speech" implies perfect pronunciation and exemplary deportment, the hallmarks of a masterful speaker who couldn’t be more comfortable with the intricacies of English. The...
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Meet Michael Rush, the new founding director of MSU’s Broad Art Museum
Dec. 22 2010
Turning scary into fun is a specialty for Rush, and he’s about to do it on a grand scale. By spring of 2012, when the Broad Museum is finished, the former Jesuit priest, theater experimenter and...
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Local rapper steps away from hip-hop clichés
Dec. 22 2010
Taking mental notes on a variety of hip-hop heavyweights such as Pete Rock, Timbaland, the Neptunes and DJ Premiere, Gonzalez began to develop his own style. Over the past few years he has released three...
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Coen Brothers 'True Grit' hits the mark
Dec. 22 2010
Mattie Ross is looking for a man, preferably a man who can find a man. All of 14 years old but with the self-confidence of a seasoned woman of the world Mattie has decided to take it upon herself to...
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Lansing author uses poems to explain conservative values
Dec. 22 2010
Whether he knows it or not he’s just started his 11th business by self-publishing his collection of poetry, “Pointed Poems: Tools for Teaching Conservative Thinking.” The book is illustrated...
An unfair to remember & Bland of brothers
Dec. 22 2010
Q: In middle school, I got a crush on “Sam,” but he wasn’t interested. In high school, he took me to prom, but only as friends when none of the other girls he asked said yes. I was jealous...
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Dec. 22 2010
For those looking to hit the town on New Year’s Eve, a variety of Lansing venues are planning celebrations to usher in 2011. Here are a few of the hot spots hosting special events on Dec. 31. Some...
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Who is the woman in this 1964 caricature?
Dec. 22 2010
In the early 1970s, David Doxey bought a framed picture at Meijer in Lansing, and it hung on a wall in his home for years. But when it fell down and the frame broke, a mystery began. Behind the purchased...
WKAR series includes holiday music from The Verve Pipe, Thom Jayne and more
Dec. 21 2010
WKAR is ringing out the holiday season with its second edition of a “Backstage Pass Christmas,” airing at 10 p.m. Thursday on channel 23. This year's show offers a variety of music straight...
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Natalie Portman drowns in 'Swan Lake' in Darren Aronofsky's shocker 'Black Swan'
Dec. 17 2010
From the moment Nina (Natalie Portman) gets out of bed, she’s reminded of her mission in life. Her toes and feet crackle like splintering ice as she braces herself for another day in the realm of...
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Outstanding performances and fine writing make 'The Fighter' worth cheering
Dec. 17 2010
The title of director David O. Russell’s film is simple enough — “The Fighter” — but which character it refers to is not so clear. It would seem to be Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg),...
Outstanding performances and fine writing make 'The Fighter' worth cheering
Dec. 17 2010
The title of director David O. Russell’s film is simple enough — “The Fighter” — but which character it refers to is not so clear. It would seem to be Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg),...
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'Tron: Legacy' dazzles the eyes and ears, but the mind — eh, not so much
Dec. 17 2010
In 1982, Pac Man Fever was sweeping the nation. But in the Magic Kingdom, Disney executives were feeling aches and pains of a different sort. The studio's designated summer blockbuster "Tron" (which cost...

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