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Wednesday, February 19,2014

Curatain Call: On the nose

Seasoned actor shines in MSU’s ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’

by MARY CUSACK
Those who know the story of Cyrano de Bergerac based on Steve Martin’s version in the 1986 comedy “Roxanne” may be dismayed when watching the original play. As seen in Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre’s production, “Cyrano de Bergerac” is not a Hollywood romance, but a tragic tale of loves lost. Yes, plural loves.
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Wednesday, February 19,2014

Water damage

Turner-Dodge House will need extensive repairs after burst pipe

by RJ Wolcott
Lansing’s historic Turner-Dodge House will be closed until June due to extensive water damage caused by a malfunction in the building’s sprinkler system. A power outage, coupled with a particularly cold evening, caused the third story sprinkler system to burst, sending water cascading throughout the 19th century home.
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Friday, February 14,2014

'The Unlucky Seven': A depressing Valentine's Day mix

An alternative mixtape for those looking for a good, solid sulking this Valentine’s Day

by Rich Tupica
1. Chris Bell “I am the Cosmos” (1978) LISTEN HERE“Every night I tell myself I am the cosmos, I am the wind./ But that won’t get you back again."The late Chris Bell, of Big Star fame, wrote this profoundly emotive pop masterpiece detailing the psychosomatics o...
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Friday, February 14,2014

‘Beast’ie boy

Actor talks about his experience as the iconic Disney hero

by Kyle Koehler
Friday, Feb. 14 — Darick Pead, a graduate of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and Broadway newbie, will grace the stage at Wharton next week for the touring Broadway production of “Disney's Beauty and the Beast.”
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Friday, February 14,2014

Rocking the riverfront

O.A.R and Dirty Heads announced for inaugural Lansing festival

by RJ Wolcott
Friday, Feb. 14 — While the relief of April showers and the subsequent unthawing of the capital region feels beyond reach, organizers for the 2014 Microbrew & Music Festival hope the announcement of the events headliners will warm Lansing’s spirits.
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Friday, February 14,2014

Beating cancer

Lansing Relay for Life chapter hosts kick-off event for June fundraiser

by Nicole Halvorsen
Friday, Feb. 14 — The American Cancer Society will host its kickoff event for the Relay for Life of Lansing on Wednesday at Midtown Beer Co. in downtown Lansing. The relay will take place June 27-28 at the Cooley Law School Stadium, 505 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. Kristen Adams, Relay for Life spokeswoman, said that in the past the group has hosted its event at smaller venues, and this move to the stadium represents a big move forward for Relay for Life.
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Thursday, February 13,2014

From the schoolyard to center stage

A retrospective on 10 years with Kanye West

by RJ Wolcott
Thursday, Feb. 13 — Who could have possibly known that an upstart art school dropout named Kanye West would become one of the most controversial figures in modern music? Besides West himself that is.
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Thursday, February 13,2014

Impact is back

After two months of down time, Impact 89FM returns to the air

by Kyle Koehler
Thursday, Feb. 13 — Impact FM (88.9 FM) is back up and running. Michigan State University’s student-run, commercial-free radio station is back on air at full strength today after running with significantly reduced broadcasting power since Dec. 11. Station manager Sam Riddle said the delay was due to equipment problems.
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Wednesday, February 12,2014

‘Maximus’ takes Manhattan

MSU Wind Symphony brings explosive, contemporary piece to Carnegie

by Lawrence Cosentino
Carnegie Hall has a big weekend coming up. On Friday, Feb. 21, the Philadelphia Orchestra plays Beethoven’s “Eroica” symphony; that Sunday, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax take the stage.
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Wednesday, February 12,2014

Way of the Midwest

Riverwalk takes to the open road with humor, nostalgia

by Tom Helma
At first glance this is a simple nostalgia story, but wait. ”Leaving Iowa,” running through Sunday at Riverwalk Theatre, invites us back to be lost in the ‘70’s, where roadside attractions were advertised on highway billboards, Dad was king of the road and Mom’s role was simply to say “yes, dear.”
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