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Wednesday, April 24,2013

Nice 'Girl'

MSU closes theater season with iconic musical

by Dana Casadei
The musical that introduced Barbra Streisand to Broadway still has much of the same charm that enchanged audiences in 1964. "Funny Girl," with music by Jules Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill, and book by Isobel Lennart, traces legendary showgirl Fanny Brice's path to stardom, from a Brooklyn vaudeville act to headliner of the Ziegfeld Follies — and her roller coaster relationship with husband Nick Arnstein (Will Slanger-Grant).
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

Talking 'the talk'

Lansing workshop aims to take the sting out of the birds and the bees

by Dylan Sowle
How many sitcoms have we seen depicting bumbling parents and terrified children sitting down to have the dreaded "talk?" Pop culture really hasn't helped make that inevitable and necessary conversation any easier. That's where Talk Early, Talk Often comes in.
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Monday, April 22,2013

Hopping along

City officials dig in for upcoming restaurant’s ceremonial groundbreaking

by Allan I. Ross
Monday, April 22 — The planting of ceremonial beer hops marked the construction launch of East Lansing’s upcoming HopCat bar/restaurant today.
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Saturday, April 20,2013

Fruit of the vinyl

Record Store Day bows this weekend

by Shawn Parker
Now in its sixth year, Record Store Day has become something of a cross between a scavenger hunt and Christmas. And Heather Frarey, owner of The Record Lounge, 111 Division St. in East Lansing, thinks the international event, which will be held this Saturday, could be the biggest one yet.
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Friday, April 19,2013

Gig Report

A rundown of Lansing shows this week

by Hannah Scott
Friday, April 19 — Indie and alternative rock abound this week in Lansing. The Avenue Café on the East Side features indie folk rock reminiscent of Tom Petty, while The Loft and Mac’s host heavier acts in Anberlin and New Politics, respectively.
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Friday, April 19,2013

Friday Fashion Pulse

Yin and yang

by Marisol Dorantes
Friday, April 19 — Comfortable or classy, loose or fitted, bright or dark — there is a galaxy of choices when it comes to picking an outfit. Indecisiveness is an issue that fashionistas face when nothing feels quite right and sometimes the answer is everything. Ashley Goolsby, an aspiring photographer from Lansing, breaks fashion editing rules in all the right ways.
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Thursday, April 18,2013

Gotta “Boogie”

Lansing documentary features world-class piano playing

by Dana Casadei
Thursday, April 18 — At 70, some people would be slowing down and taking time to relax. Not "Boogie" Bob Baldori. The local musician and filmmaker will be at Studio C! in Okemos this Saturday for a showing and talkback of his movie, "Boogie Stomp!" The film is being shown as part of the East Lansing Film Society Film Series.
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Wednesday, April 17,2013

Uvulas, Yuri, Yo-Yo and you

Wharton Center's classical and jazz lineup bring big names, big orchestras, top singers

by Lawrence Cosentino
There aren't a lot of classical and jazz dates on the Wharton Center's 2013-14 schedule, but what's there is "cherce," as Tracy once said of Hepburn. Marquee names like Russia's St. Petersburg Philharmonic, star cellist Yo-Yo Ma and top-selling jazz singer Diana Krall head the lineup for 2013-14, announced Monday night.
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Wednesday, April 17,2013

Ditch the limo, Jeeves

MFA student show revs up the buzz at MSU's Broad Museum

by Lawrence Cosentino
A tricked-out 1973 Mercedes, hand-detailed with wicked silver worms and refitted to run on restaurant grease, was parked outside the Broad Art Museum last week. In the sculpture garden. Move your limo out of the way, Mr. Broad, the kids are here.
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Wednesday, April 17,2013

Common Ground announces 33 new acts

New headliners include Slash, Creedence Clearwater Revisited

by City Pulse Staff
Wednesday, April 17 —Creedence Clearwater Revivial and Guns ‘N Roses are coming to Lansing this summer — well, at least a portion of those classic American bands will perform at Common Ground Music Festival this year, organizers announced this morning.
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