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Thursday, March 28,2013

Come together

Beatles tribute heading for Wharton

by Dylan Sowle
Thursday, March 28 — For Steve Landes, a self-proclaimed hardcore Beatles geek, taking the stage as John Lennon is “a dream come true.” He and his bandmates roll into the Wharton Center this Friday for the North American tour of RAIN — A Tribute to the Beatles.
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Wednesday, March 27,2013

From pennywhistle to gold flute

'Galvanizing' James Galway brings 'Legacy Tour' to Wharton Center

by Lawrence Cosentino
If intergalactic aliens ever demand to hear one of our "musicians" before deciding whether to blow us up, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon could do a lot worse than send Sir James Galway.
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Wednesday, March 27,2013

Read poets society

East Lansing's celebrates poetry throughout April

by Bill Castanier
April is National Poetry Month, and, like the flowers it often celebrates, poetry is about to spring forth all around town. Michigan State University's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities' Center for Poetry has several activities planned for the month, including three poetry readings, a poetic chalking of a section of the Lansing River Trail and Poetry in Motion, which is hitching a ride on local CATA buses for the second year in a row.
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Wednesday, March 27,2013

Opening the door to schools

As the Lansing School District cuts elementary arts instructors, community groups re-evaluate their roles

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Last week, the Lansing Board of Education approved a five-year teachers' contract that will get the Lansing School District about $7 million closer to closing the next school year's projected $9 million deficit. On the chopping block: 87 teaching positions, including 23 professionally certified — or "endorsed" — elementary school art, music and physical education teachers.
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Wednesday, March 27,2013

New in town

Williamston New Businesses

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Spring is off to a relatively chilly start, but in Williamston business is in full bloom. Three new businesses celebrated grand openings last week, while a fourth moved into a space nearly six times the size of its previous location.
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Wednesday, March 27,2013

Diary queen

Peppermint Creek depicts fictionalized effort to publish Anne Frank

by MARY CUSACK
Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.'s latest production, "Compulsion, or the House Behind," may be a bit esoteric for a broad audience. The biggest challenge is getting past a spectral puppet of Holocaust victim Anne Frank, who — figuratively and literally — shares a bed with the lead couple.
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Wednesday, March 27,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Lansing is typically stocked with rockin' roots shows, and this weekend is no exception. The Whiskey Pickers, a Lansing-based four-piece folk/bluegrass band, headline a bluegrass show Saturday at Mac's Bar.
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Monday, March 25,2013

From pennywhistle to gold flute

‘Galvanizing’ James Galway brings ‘Legacy Tour’ to Wharton Center

by Lawrence Cosentino
Monday, March 25 — If intergalactic aliens ever demand to hear one of our “musicians” before deciding whether to blow us up or not, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon could do a lot worse than send Sir James Galway.
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Monday, March 25,2013

East Lansing rolls out the runway

MSU hosts annual student fashion show

by Dylan Sowle
Friday, March 22 — Students in the Apparel and Textile Design program at Michigan State University will unveil their annual fashion show Sunday, featuring 90 designs that students have worked on for the past year. The budding fashionistas will vie for one of the 10 possible awards. Theresa Winge, director of the show, promises a unique experience.
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Friday, March 22,2013

March Madness, plan B

The Broad plays to two crowds with compelling basketball documentary tonight

by Marisol Dorantes
Friday, March 22 — If you can tear your eyes off your bracket for a night, MSU’s Broad Art Museum has scheduled an interesting bit of counter-programming for fans of both sports and the arts. Tonight at 7, the museum will hold a free screening of “There’s No Place Like Home,” a film about one man’s intense love of basketball.
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