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Wednesday, November 28,2012

Curtain Call

by City Pulse Staff
ScroogedBy MARY C. CUSACK Sequels are rarely better than the original, and following up Charles Dickens is a bold move. Yet who hasn’t wondered whether Ebenezer Scrooge could maintain his new attitude past Dec. 26th? Williamston Theatre offers one possible outcome with “Ebene...
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Wednesday, November 28,2012

Tales from the underground

Author documents America's underground newspaper movement

by Bill Castanier
"What a long, strange trip it’s been," may be part of Grateful Dead lore, but it goes a long way in describing Ken Wachsberger's lifelong passion of documenting America's Vietnam-era underground newspaper movement.
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Wednesday, November 28,2012

Wax on

Lansing artist utilizes 2,000-year-old painting process to create indelible works of art

by ALLAN I. ROSS
The Egyptians used it to stylize their mummy cases. The Romans picked it up from the Greeks, who used it to waterproof boats. And Sue Winkler? She uses it to make pretty, colorful paintings. Who says there's no such thing as progress?
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Wednesday, November 28,2012

New in town

Tin Can DeWitt

by ALLAN I. ROSS
When the Tin Can opened in Lansing two years ago, everything you needed to know about the place was scrawled in chalk in all caps right there on the wall: "WORLD CLASS DIVE BAR."
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Wednesday, November 28,2012

Fiddles and mohawks

Annual genre-fusing show doubles as CD release party for local band

by Rich Tupica
These days, if you're talking about country music, you usually think about superstars like Kenny Chesney or the glossy pop styling of Taylor Swift – a manufactured contemporary sound that strays so far from true twang that it should be barred from claiming the genre.
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Wednesday, November 28,2012

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
A pair of Michigan-based duos share a twin bill at the Ten Pound Fiddle concert series Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Taking the stage will be Jan Krist & Jim Bizer and Siusan O'Rourke & Zig Zeitler — both accomplished area folk outfits. Krist and Bizer recently released its first album as a duo, "Influence."
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Wednesday, November 28,2012

Make hunger history

by Terry Link
As we enter the colder months and the holiday season, the face of hunger in our community will be brought closer. The annual giving requests will pour in from the charities that work to address the immediate needs of the hungry.
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Wednesday, November 28,2012

Saving Christmas

Two fundraisers give Lansing area residents an opportunity to spread some holiday cheer

by Dana Casadei
Not all children get to tiptoe down a flight of stairs on Christmas morning to see what Santa has left for them — for many local kids, there are no presents. It's like waking up in Who-ville after the Grinch has taken all of the Who-pudding and Who-roast beast. But two local fundraisers are trying to un-Grinch-ify this holiday season for some needy children.
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Wednesday, November 21,2012

Whom You Love

Gender identity and children

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Ken Zucker, psychologist-in-chief at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, is the 10th speaker in Michigan State University’s semester-long series, "Whom You Love: the biology of sexual orientation," which aims to demonstrate that homosexuality is a natural occurrence in humans.
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Wednesday, November 21,2012

2012 Gift Guide

Our list of #LoveLansing gift ideas

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Despite those doomsday prognosticators who've been trying to scare us into thinking we're one minor calamity away from being a third world country, things really aren’t that bad, fiscally speaking.
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