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Monday, March 18,2013

Lights! Camera! Prizes?

Capital City Film Festival launches Fortnight Film Contest

by Adam Ilenich
Wednesday, March 21 — To set the stage for this year's Capital City Film Festival (April 12-15), the first Fortnight Film Contest gives Michigan residents a chance to create an original movie between 31.4 seconds and 10 minutes long, with potential prizes totaling $3,500.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Dream lover

A poet's romances form the core of 'Tales of Hoffman' at MSU Opera Theatre

by Adam Ilenich
Wednesday, March 28 — Jacques Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffman” (“Les contes d'Hoffmann”) chronicles the adventures of real-life poet E. T. A. Hoffman, showcasing the three major tragic loves of his life and how they affected him. The trilogy of stories unfold this weekend in Michigan State University’s Auditorium; the MSU Opera Theatre production will be sung in French with English surtitles, projected above the stage on a screen.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Getting back to rock's roots

Lansing Community College presents 'The Joint is Jumpin''

by Adam Ilenich
Tuesday, April 10 — Lansing Community College explores the roots of rock ‘n roll in “The Joint is Jumpin’,” an original musical revue created and directed by Janine Novenske Smith. “This is the ninth year that I have directed this type of production,” Smith said. “Each year I choose a different topic, and then spend about nine months researching whatever the topic is or the style is that I’ve chosen.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Four floors of history

The Potter House opens its doors to raise funds for the Historical Society of Greater Lansing

by Holly Johnson
Wednesday, May 9 — The Historical Society of Greater Lansing hosts an architectural tour and fundraiser at the Potter House on Friday, May 18. The Potter House, located at 1348 Cambridge Road, is one of Lansing’s largest mansions and historically significant homes.
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Friday, March 15,2013

Sharp art

East Lansing raising funds for sculpture to honor city icon

by City Pulse Staff
When Mary P. Sharp was elected to East Lansing City Council in 1965, housing discrimination against racial minorities and homosexuals in the city was widely accepted. She did not accept these norms and actively fought against what she saw as unjust treatment. She introduced a ban against discrimination that was revolutionary not only for East Lansing but the country as well.
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Friday, March 15,2013

Nuclear family

Author Cecile Pineda takes on Great Lakes nuclear facilities programs

by Allan I. Ross
Thursday, March 14 — Author Cecile Pineda will speak tonight on the threat posed by Michigan’s nuclear facilities. The event is co-hosted by the Peace Education Center in East Lansing, which takes a definitive stance on nuclear energy.
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Friday, March 15,2013

Friday Fashion Pulse

Depth in simplicity

by Marisol Dorantes
Friday, March 15 — Khakis, a brown jacket and a blue shirt — don’t judge a book by its unassuming cover. The description of what meets the eye couldn’t be more contrary to the mojo of Phillip Russell, an aspiring writer from Grand Rapids.
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Friday, March 15,2013

WKAR is top dog

Local PBS affiliate wins seven awards, including Public Television Station of the Year

by Justin Anderson
Friday, March 15 — For the second year in a row, local PBS affiliate WKAR-TV (Channel 23 in East Lansing) was named Public Television Station of the Year by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. WKAR was honored at the 2012 Broadcast Excellence Awards on Wednesday. This is the fifth time it has been honored with the award, which is more than any other station in Michigan. WKAR broadcasts from the College of Communication Arts and Sciences building on the campus of Michigan State University.
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Thursday, March 14,2013

Gig Report

A rundown of Lansing shows this weekend

by Hannah Scott
Thursday, March 14 — We’ve got a special St. Patrick’s Day edition of Gig Report for you this week. A variety of acoustic, rock, Celtic and metal hits local stages this weekend. With band names like Celtic Mayhem, how could you go wrong?
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Thursday, March 14,2013

Short films, big subject manner

Filmmaker explores the 'psycho-geography' of Iran

by Marisol Dorantes
Thursday, March 14 — The Broad Art Museum is showcasing three short films by videographer and painter Bahar Behbahani at 7 tonight. The presentation will be followed by an introduction of the artist and a Q&A session conducted by the Broad's Director, Michael Rush.
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