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Monday, March 18,2013

'Something with a social and political flair'

MSU jazz studies director Rodney T. Whitaker honors Martin Luther King's legacy with “Jazz: Spirituals, Prayer and Protest”

by Allison M. Berryman
Thursday, Jan. 12 — The Michigan State University College of Music takes part in a campus-wide celebration commemorating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with “Jazz: Spirituals, Prayer and Protest,” two free concerts featuring MSU’s Jazz Orchestras, under the direction of Rodney T. Whitaker.
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Monday, March 18,2013

The long run

Mayor Virg Bernero gets pumped up for April's Lansing Marathon

by Allison M. Berryman
Thursday, Jan. 12 — Lansing mayor Virg Bernero insists the inaugural Lansing Marathon, scheduled for April 22, will put Lansing “on the map in terms of health and economic development.”
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Monday, March 18,2013

Missing mom

A children's classic comes to life in “Are You My Mother?”

by Allison M. Berryman
Wednesday, Jan. 25 — P.D Eastman’s classic tale of one baby bird’s desperate search for her mother is brought to life in the original musical “Are You My Mother?,” as part of the Wharton Center’s Act One Family Series.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Lessons in love

The student-teacher relationship is examined in 'Scarborough'

by Allison M. Berryman
Is love enough? That's the question posed by Fiona Evans' "Scarborough," produced by the Michigan State University Department of Theater, in collaboration with Touch Your Soul Productions. The drama will be performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Studio 49 in the MSU Auditorium.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Talking trends

Broad Art Museum curator of contemporary art speaks tonight at MSU

by Allison M. Berryman
Wednesday, Feb. 29 — Alison Gass, curator of contemporary art at Michigan State University's Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, hosts an evening of art and conversation tonight, beginning at 6:30 in Room 118 of the Psychology Building.
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Monday, March 18,2013

'It's sort of a jigsaw puzzle'

Former MSU professor turns wood into artworks

by Alyssa Firth
Professor-turned-wood-artisan Bruce Miller is Gallery 1212’s featured artist for the month of January and according, to gallery co-owner Donna Randall, Miller is anything but typical.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Honoring Japan

MSU's Asian Studies Center salutes Japanese culture with a month-long series of events

by Alyssa Firth
Wednesday, Feb. 22 — The month of March isn’t only for celebrating women’s history at Michigan State University this year: The Asian Studies Center is honoring the culture of Japan with a slew of events on campus.
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Monday, March 18,2013

A Bach Cello-bration

'Bach Around the Clock' marathon starts today at MSU

by Alyssa Firth
Wednesday, March 21 — The Michigan State University College of Music is continuing its 12th annual Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival this week with a special day of concerts today. “Bach Around the Clock 12-Hour Marathon” starts at noon at the Music Building — it's the first of six concerts on Wednesday.
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Monday, March 18,2013

'We're a little bit uptown, a little bit out back'

Pam Tillis talks about her 'Grits and Glamour' tour with Lorrie Morgan

by Alyssa Firth
Wednesday, April 18 — Country stars Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan take the Wharton Center stage Friday for their acoustic “Grits and Glamour” tour. The two have worked together in the past, and are singing in over 40 cities on this tour. Tillis — whose hits include "Mi Vida Loca," "Let That Pony Run" and "When You Walk in the Room" — is the daughter of country star, actor and recent National Medal of Arts recipient Mel Tillis (“I Believe in You,” “Southern Rains,” “Coca-Cola Cowboy”). In a phone interview, Pam Tillis talked about what she’s been up to and where she finds inspiration for her music.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Watch, laugh, text

Laugh Out Loud Short Film Fest comes to Celebration Cinema and NCG Eastwood

by Adam Ilenich
Thursday, Jan. 26 — It’s a common experience among moviegoers to notice that one guy who uses his phone throughout the entire film. Well, maybe it’s not always a guy, and maybe she’s only occasionally checking her phone — but it’s still annoying when, quite frankly, you’d rather be paying attention to the on-screen kiss.
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