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Wednesday, January 9,2013

'Current' talk

WKAR launches bold new daily radio show focusing on local content

by ALLAN I. ROSS
When 90.5 WKAR-FM debuted in October 1948, it was Lansing's first FM radio station. For most of its 64 years, it has been content to broadcast public radio fare like "All Things Considered" and classical music while the rest of the dial slowly filled up with whipper-snapper commercial stations.
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Wednesday, January 9,2013

Staying on her toes

Actress draws on a lifetime of theater for role in 'Billy Elliot'

by ALLAN I. ROSS
For eight years, "Billy Elliot the Musical" has been racking up awards and knocking audiences out on both sides of the Atlantic. Whether it's Elton John's rousing music or the story's believe-in-yourself-no-matter-what-others-say sensibilities, the show seems to be that rare adaptation that's every bit as good as its source material. Local audiences will find out for themselves on Tuesday when the Tony Award-winner for Best Musical pirouettes across the Wharton Center's stage.
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Wednesday, January 9,2013

New in town

Jerry's Hairport & Modern Barbers

by ALLAN I. ROSS
On Dec. 28, the ownership of two longstanding Lansing barbershops — Jerry's Hairport and Modern Barbers — changed hands. The common date was nothing more than a coincidence, but both situations are strikingly similar.
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Wednesday, January 9,2013

A Nobel performance

Haslett-born opera singer finding success overseas

by Rich Tupica
Mid-Michigan isn't exactly a booming opera scene — perhaps that's why vocalist Brenden Gunnell, a 2002 graduate of Haslett High School, decided to relocate to Oslo, Norway.
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Wednesday, January 9,2013

Turn It Down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
A night Latin entertainment happens Friday at The Firm. The event, dubbed "Latin Xplosionar," is "a celebration of culture and dance," according to the organizers. The night will feature two DJs spinning the hottest reggaeton, cumbia, merengue and salsa.
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Wednesday, January 9,2013

Dream house

Riverwalk undertakes ambitious play with ambitious set

by Dana Casadei
"If you build it, he will come" is one of the most iconic lines in movie history. Local director Emily English Clark may not have built the set for "August: Osage County," the play she's directing — or been hoping for dead baseball players to audition —but the line still rings true.
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Friday, January 4,2013

Back to the Garage

Madness, money and music: The legacy of Lansing’s 1960s rock scene

by Rich Tupica
Soon after Feb. 9, 1964, Lansing area teens began filing into Marshall Music in search of guitars, organs, amplifiers and drum kits. Those school kids had just witnessed the Beatles perform on "The Ed Sullivan Show" ' and they wanted to experience the energy of live rock ’n’ roll.
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Thursday, January 3,2013

And in this corner…

The opening bell rings on 5th annual top of the town slugfest

by Lawrence Cosentino
Scene: the refrigerated dressing room of Kid California, a fighting piece of sushi past his prime. It's after midnight. Kid's trainer, Salm Salmon, is rubbing him down.
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Wednesday, January 2,2013

First Sunday

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New Exhibits Creole GalleryArtist James McFarland will have his paintings showcased. Reception: Noon-5 p.m. Jan. 6. Hours: By appointment. 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 1218 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 899-1371.  East Lansing Public Art GalleryThe Mid Michigan Photography ...
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Wednesday, January 2,2013

Of movies and monuments

'Red Violin,' Brahms anchor first LSO concert of 2013

by Lawrence Cosentino
The birches are bare and solace is scarce in mid-Michigan, but the Lansing Symphony's first concert of 2013 promises a pore-clearing steam bath of epic proportions.
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