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Wednesday, May 22,2013

Video: LUVS performance at E.L. Art Festival

Lansing ensemble prepares for statewide tour

by Allan I. Ross
Wednesday, May 22 — The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle was the closing band at the 50th annual East Lansing Art Festival on Sunday. It was the last local show for the band before a statewide tour next month.
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Friday, May 17,2013

Deemable Tech

A weekly column answering your technology questions

by Ray Hollister
Friday, May 17 — This week on Deemable Tech: Why do web browsers open inconsistently? (Editor’s note: “Deemable Tech” is a weekly syndicated column by Jacksonville, Fla.-based writer Ray Hollister. It will appear weekly on lansingcitypulse.com.)
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Thursday, May 16,2013

Wobegon at Wharton

‘A Prairie Home Companion’ coming to East Lansing in August

by Allan I. Ross
Thursday, May 16 — Tickets go on sale tomorrow for “A Prairie Home Companion,” Garrison Keillor’s long running variety show. The program is broadcast weekly on public radio outlets across the country, including 90.5 WKAR-FM, locally. “A Prairie Home Companion” is known for its musical guests, especially folk and traditional musicians, tongue-in-cheek radio drama and Keillor's storytelling segment, “News from Lake Wobegon.”
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Thursday, May 16,2013

Gig Report

A rundown of Lansing shows this week

by Hannah Scott
Thursday, May 16 — Thrash metal, “gypsy art rock” with a little Brooklyn folk on the side makes its way to Lansing this weekend. The hard-pounding Sin Theorem and experimental Stikyfüt bring a harder edge Friday to Uli’s and The Loft, respectively. Meanwhile, New York singer songwriter Laura Stevenson hits Mac’s on Sunday.
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Wednesday, May 15,2013

Good, good, good stridulations

Brooklyn musician will jam with bugs at Broad Museum

by Lawrence Cosentino
With their crunchy exoskeletons, compound eyes and yellow blood, insects seem more like alien creatures than our fellow Earthlings — but humans have more in common with the six-legged beasties than you'd think.
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Wednesday, May 15,2013

A hard night's work

Lansing Symphony, O'Riley rile up Rachmaninoff, kill off Juliet

by Lawrence Cosentino
Leo Tolstoy was quite a bastard — check out his wife's diary for some hair-raising stories — but he made a good point now and then. He once asked arch-Romantic composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, with typical cruelty, "Is such music needed by anyone?"
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Wednesday, May 15,2013

Last comics standing

Local comic book collector to showcase collection at weekend event

by Bill Castanier
Dan Frazier has long been drawn to comic books. The Lansing native, 52, has been collecting comics since he was young, and throughout his life he's accumulated more than 30,000 — about a third of which are signed.
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Wednesday, May 15,2013

Black 'Beauty'

Irish comedy crackles with dark charm

by Paul Wozniak
It feels twisted that "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" opened Mother's Day weekend. Martin McDonagh's darkly comic play is an unsparing portrait of a severely dysfunctional mother/daughter relationship perfect for Riverwalk Theatre's blackbox — just not for mothers.
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Wednesday, May 15,2013

Class clowns

Lansing-area schoolmate of Carol Burnett looking forward to reunion

by ALLAN I. ROSS
You'd never know you were looking at Carol Burnett's yearbook photo unless you scanned the bottom of the page for her name. And even then, you're like, "Could there have been two Carol Burnetts who went to Hollywood High School in 1950?"
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Wednesday, May 15,2013

New in town

Williamston Businesses / Famous Dave's / Polish Deli

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Business continues to boom in Williamston. In March, I told you about four new places that opened — Beyond the Fleece, Facials and More Med Spa, Tom Donnelly's Barbell Club and Sweet Cake Co. — and last week the city cut the ribbon on three more. Casey Brockway, 24, opened Casey's Computer Co. inside Keller's Plaza. The 180-square-foot suite accommodates Brockway, his equipment … and that’s about it.
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