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‘Big Brother’ is here
April 19 2018
When biologists single out “keystone species” that whole ecosystems depend on, they’re never sharks, bears, lions or other PBS glory hogs. Ecologists warn of the dire things that would...
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April 19 2018
“The idea for the conference emerged in a conversation we had about 18 months ago. We were talking about music genres that are so closely associated with an earlier century that we tend to overlook...
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April 19 2018
Lansing band Hot Mulligan has bumped itself up on the national independent music scene’s radar. The band has garnered serious attention after signing with the California-based imprint No Sleep Records,...
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‘Green Day’s American Idiot’ brings the album to life
April 19 2018
Descended from a long line of rock musicals like the Who’s “Tommy,” “Rent” and “Hair,” “American Idiot” is a raucous blend of righteous anger, passion...
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The retail celebration that revived local shops
April 19 2018
Record Store Day, the unofficial holiday of all things vinyl, returns Saturday, and there are three places to celebrate. REO Town’s Record Lounge, Old Town’s Replay Entertainment Exchange and...
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Greg Marinovich’s new book reveals sordid details
April 19 2018
Much has changed in South Africa since apartheid’s 1994 abolishment, but a new book about a horrific massacre in 2012 reveals what awful things have stayed the same. It also reveals that many Westerners...
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MSU to host its 13th Israeli Film Festival
April 12 2018
The Jewish Studies Program’s goal on campus is to educate and bring together a community of people to study the culture and history of Jewish people. Its annual film festival’s purpose is to...
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April 12 2018
Kristen Lawerence and her friends loved the BBC’s production of “Pride and Prejudice” and dreamed of their own Netherfield Ball. So in 2006, Kristen and her husband Charles created the...
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April 12 2018
Detroit electro-techno duo Adult., a fixture in the Motor City scene since the mid-’90s, headlines Thursday at The Avenue Café. The Capital City Film Fest-hosted show also features sets from...
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How the fest handles hundreds of films and dozens of bands
April 12 2018
Capital City Film Festival’s eighth edition continues its goal of bringing a slice of the coasts to Lansing. With a guerilla attitude toward venues — downtown Lansing still lacks a proper movie...
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April 12 2018
Horrific murders, a legal lynching and her father’s oral history draws Melanie Morrison, an Okemos-based author and civil rights activist, back in time to the Jim Crow South. It’s there she...
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2018-19 Wharton Center season doesn’t throw away its shot
April 12 2018
Can “Hamilton” keep knocking down walls as fast as they go up? It has a stunning track record so far. The show has the requisite boffo Broadway beats, but the verse is etched in the sharp quill...
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Picking the mid-Michigan theater fixture’s brain
April 12 2018
For about 35 years, he has been connected to local theatre, as an actor and as the creator of sets. Boerger’s favorite role was Atticus Finch in Riverwalk Theatre’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”...
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April 12 2018
“It’s going to take me 10 years to get where I want to be, but I think people will eventually fly here for the chocolate,” Zsigo said. “There are stores in New York, France and...
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April 5 2018
Lansing’s long running Common Ground Music Festival made another lineup announcement Thursday, its biggest names including Michigan native BØRNS and the rock group Judah & the Lion
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New York’s yMusic fuses rock energy with classical mastery
April 5 2018
When a perfectionist pop artist like Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, David Byrne or Ben Folds is in the mood to play with some world class strings or winds, chances are they will call on one or more members...
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‘Doublewide’ strikes many nerves
April 5 2018
As those barricades to Big Jim’s goals are gradually revealed, the first act of the over two-hour-with-intermission play has a very different tone than the second. Albright and the entire ensemble...
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‘Remembering Martin’ to be updated through April
April 5 2018
“It is a look at Martin’s life, from when he emerged on the scene, as a civil rights leader, up until his assassination. And it is told through the perspective of a memory of him,” said...
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April 5 2018
Well, we have one that’s called “Moving Bodies.” We basically have the audience act as our sort of puppeteers. We’re like mannequins that can’t move unless they move every...
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April 5 2018
The second Hip-Hop & Rock Spectacular—a showcase cross-pollinating local rappers with local rockers—happens Saturday at the Avenue Café. The inaugural 2017 Spectacular, which raised...