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Friday, September 26,2014

Home for Holliday

Arts Council names MSU senior as new program manager

by KRISTA WILSON
Friday, Sept. 26 — Following the departure last month of program manager Barb Whitney, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing named her replacement this week. (Whitney left to accept the position of executive director of the Lansing Art Gallery.) Michigan State University advertising senior Josh Holliday will be formally introduced as the group’s new program manager at a special meet and greet at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The event will be held at the Arts Council office, 1208 Turner St. in Lansing’s Old Town district.
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Friday, September 26,2014

Living dead ringers

Local TV station looking for zombies for upcoming commercial

by Anne Abendroth
Friday, Sept. 26 — A local TV station is looking for zombie fans to be featured in an upcoming commercial promoting the first season of “The Walking Dead,” which crawls into local syndication on Wednesday.
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Thursday, September 25,2014

Book reviews: Notes from Neil

Jazz, With an Egg on Top

by Neil Rajala
THURSDAY, SEPT. 25 — Here is what we're reading: 2 A.M. AT THE CAT'S PAJAMASMarie-Helene BertinoTwenty four hours (Christmas Eve Eve, to be exact) in the life of Madeleine Altimari; nine-year-old misanthrope, bully and aspiring jazz singer. Life's dealt her a difficult hand; she lo...
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Thursday, September 25,2014

Playing to win

Busking competition sends local boy-band to be opening act at the Wharton Center

by Belinda Thurston
THURSDAY, SEPT. 25 - You could have thought you were in Manhattan. Barely could you walk a few feet down Washington Square before running into a musician with a jar of money.
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Wednesday, September 24,2014

Case closed?

EAST LANSING COMICS WRITER DAN MISHKIN JUMPS FROM WONDER WOMAN TO THE WARREN COMMISSION

by Lawrence Cosentino
There are hundreds of books about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Do we need another? “The Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation,” written by East Lansing comics creator Dan Mishkin, makes the case that we do. Itīs a drastic turnaround for a veteran writer of escapist fantasy. Mishkin has worked on dozens of characters in a 30-year career, including a threeyear stint writing “Wonder Woman.” Heīs used to letting his imagination run amuck.
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Wednesday, September 24,2014

Captured and Captivated

Ernst Floeter’s journey from Hitler’s Germany to small town America

by Lawrence Cosentino
Ernst Floeter makes a convincing Uncle Sam at Grand Ledge’s Yankee Doodle Days Parade. It boggles the mind to think he ever said heil to Hitler. To be fair, he was only 8 years old. And he added “you fat swine.” In Latin. Floeter, 89, is enjoying an Indian summ...
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Wednesday, September 24,2014

Elf defense

Acclaimed fantasy author riding high as genre enjoys mainstream success

by Bill Castanier
Imagine the plight of fantasy writer R.A. Salvatore, who grew up with “six mothers” telling him what to do. That would be his actual mother and his five sisters. “My mother had a routine (that) I’ve fought against my whole adult life,” Salvatore said in a phone conversation from his home in Massachusetts. He stresses you have “to get out of routines” to make your imagination work.
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Wednesday, September 24,2014

Curtain call

"Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" and "60/50 Theatre Project"

by City Pulse
Tiger burning bright Peppermint Creek season opener presents humans as animals with better infrastructure In Rajiv Joseph’s play, “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s 12th season opener, war isn’t hell — it’s more...
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Wednesday, September 24,2014

New in town

The Knight Cap/Scoops in Old Town

by ALLAN I. ROSS
It looks like downtown Lansing’s longest-running restaurant will be changing ownership soon. Owner/ operator Charlie Sinadinos confirmed this week that her restaurant, The Knight Cap, has been for sale “for a short while,” and an interested party has started the process of taking over.
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Wednesday, September 24,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Electric Six at The Loft, Monday, Sept. 29 Detroit’s Electric Six gained international acclaim in 2003 with the single “Danger! High Voltage,” a high-energy, disco-rock song featuring backing vocals from Jack White. It made it to No. 2 on the British charts. The sixpi...
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