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Wednesday, July 25,2012

High energy, big ears

Eclectic Eric Darius tops smooth jazz bill in Holt

by Rich Tupica
"He is high, high energy — from start to finish," Wilson said. "I don’t know how he blows on a saxophone like that for over an hour. People are going to be shocked by his performance."
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Wednesday, July 25,2012

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
The debut seven-track EP by a new local "post art pop" band, Language, will be released Thursday at Mac's Bar. Language, which features Chris Minarik (guitar/vocals), Bobby Sullivan (guitar/synth) and drummer Joseph Dellgowan, is influenced by Girls, Yo La Tengo, Joy Division, Wire and an assortment of other British post-punk bands and classic American pop groups.
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Wednesday, July 25,2012

Strong themes for tough times

Sandra Seaton's 'The Will' delves into race, family, power and music

by Christopher Horb
Seaton conceived the Civil War drama on a trip to her native Tennessee. While studying public records relating to the African-American post-slavery experience, she examined her family's history and discovered her great-great grandfather's last will and testament.
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Wednesday, July 25,2012

When children grieve

Riverwalk Theatre and Ele's Place collaborate on 'Getting Near to Baby'

by Holly Johnson
Despite its title and cast of several child actors, Riverwalk Theatre's "Getting Near to Baby" is not a children's show. Set in a small town in 1967, the play deals with a child’s ability to overcome tragedy through humor, wisdom and sensitivity.
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Wednesday, July 18,2012

Get on the write track this month

Short story contest challenges authors to build a story around a bookstore

by Bill Castanier
The Lansing area has two locations of Schuler Books & Music, an independently owned chain thatīs been in operation for 30 years, and two used book stores, Curious Book Shop and Archives Book Shop. However, none of these are located within the city of Lansing.
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Wednesday, July 18,2012

Get an early look at 'Beasts'

East Lansing Film Society previews acclaimed drama

by City Pulse
The East Lansing Film Society hosts a free sneak preview of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" at 7 p.m. Thursday at East Lansing's Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. The film is scheduled to open locally July 27.
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Wednesday, July 18,2012

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
For those who dig unique covers of classic jams, Friday at The Loft may be the spot. The "Summer Singalong Vol. 2" hosts a roster of local bands, all performing sets by other bands and artists. Cavalcade, Lansing-based weirdo metal extraordinaires, performs the "Donnie Darko" soundtrack; meanwhile, pop-punks Frank & Earnest rocks out as Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band.
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Wednesday, July 18,2012

Hey, Mr. Curator, put a record on

Broad Art Museum's Summer Annex hosts music and film events

by James Sanford
There has not been much music in the former Chrome Cat space since the bar closed last year. That will change Thursday during "Dollar-Bin DJ Night," one of the Broad Art Museum’s summer events in its Summer Annex.
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Wednesday, July 18,2012

See you in November

Broad Art Museum sets a Nov. 9 dedication date

by James Sanford
"Yes, finally!" said founding director Michael Rush, with a laugh. "It seems every day there are dramatic changes, and we will be fully ready and installed by then — probably, we’ll be ready earlier."
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Wednesday, July 18,2012

Getting a bit of 'North'-ern exposure

Lansing Community College cast tackles a whimsical Thornton Wilder story

by James Sanford
"He ends up in Newport, R.I., because he wants to find adventure," explained Andy Callis, who is directing Matthew Burnett's dramatization of "Theophilus North" for Lansing Community College's Summer Stage Under the Stars Festival.
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