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Tuesday, April 15,2014

Tasty beer, tasteless comedy

Craft beers and raunchy comedy on tap for Brew Ha-Ha at The Loft

by Kyle Koehler
Tuesday, April 15 — Few things go hand-in-hand better than copious amounts of beer and questionably tasteful comedy. Brew Ha-Ha, the unofficial pre-party for this weekend’s Microbrew & Music Festival, takes this knowledge to heart for an event Thursday night at The Loft.
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Friday, April 11,2014

Yin and yang of Lingg

Brewer’s ‘Dreams Gone Wrong’ a mixed deck of MSU and Lansing history

by Lawrence Cosentino
More than 300 pages are packed into “Dreams Gone Wrong,” former State Rep. Lingg Brewer’s epic about gamblers and campus turmoil at Michigan State University and in Lansing during the 1960s. And each page is a fresh roll of the dice.
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Friday, April 11,2014

Kink and class

Wharton Center announces part of its 2014-’15 season

by City Pulse Staff
Friday, April 11 — East Lansing is getting kinky next year — literally. The Wharton Center announced a portion of its 2014-’15 today, which includes a stop for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Kinky Boots.” Violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman is coming too, but chances are his wardrobe will be much more subdued
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Friday, April 11,2014

Smee and you

The classic Peter Pan tale gets international makeover

by Kyle Koehler
Friday, April 11 — You’re probably familiar with the story of “Peter Pan.” A child refuses to grow up, lives in a mystical land called Neverland and fights pirates with the help of his fairy friend, the Darling siblings, and the Lost Boys. But what if instead of calling the Native Americans in the show racially explosive names like “redskins” and “Indians,” we actually place the story in India? That's what director Rob Roznowski set to find out.
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Thursday, April 10,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
This week’s Turn it Down is dedicated to Capital City Film Festival’s live music roster. From indie rap to sludge metal, it spans a broad spectrum of modish sounds.
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Thursday, April 10,2014

Book reviews: Notes from Neil

Great Reads and More Pie

by Neil Rajala
Thursday, April 10 — My wonderful daughter was in town last weekend to celebrate her birthday. We had our usual great time getting caught up on current favorite reads and swapping piles of books. Yep, she's one of us. Here's what we're reading: THE INTERN'S HANDBOOKShane KuhnIt didn'...
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Wednesday, April 9,2014

The hammer and the brush

Drummer Jeff Hamilton knows how to play well with others

by Lawrence Cosentino
They call him “The Hammer,” but veteran jazz drummer Jeff Hamilton is more versatile than that. And nicer.
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Wednesday, April 9,2014

Festival shuffle

Microbrew and Music Festival changes location back to Adado Riverfront Park

by City Pulse Staff
Organizers for Lansing’s inaugural Microbrew and Music Festival announced this week that the festival will return to its original planned location in Adado Riverfront Park downtown.
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Wednesday, April 9,2014

Out On the Town

by City Pulse Staff
THURSDAY, APRIL 10 >> ‘Particle Fever’ at Studio C! We live in an incomprehensibly vast universe, but by looking at its smallest components, maybe we can get some insight on how it works. “Particle Fever” takes viewers inside the particle-smashing Large...
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Wednesday, April 9,2014

CCFF Movie Reviews

by City Pulse
Reviewers are: David Barker, Lawrence Cosentino, Mary Cusack and Shawn Parker. “Valhalla” (64 min., directed by Nick Waggoner) A man lays spread-eagled on a sunbaked mesa. Modern life, a narrator tells us, has gotten too complicated and soulless. Remember your first child...
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