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Wednesday, December 5,2012

(SCENE) Metrospace Poetry Contest Winner

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Earlier this fall, City Pulse and East Lansing's (SCENE) Metrospace teamed up to sponsor a poetry contest. It was open to the public, and the poems were allowed to reflect any theme. The winner, Carrie Preston of Brookline, Mass., was announced at a reading on Nov. 28 at (SCENE).
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Wednesday, December 5,2012

Branching out

Turner-Dodge House launches unique fundraiser featuring novelty Christmas tress

by Mary C. Cusack
Some people consider the Esquire Club on Center Street to be the northern border of Lansing's Old Town district. Others might call the Golden Harvest the line of demarcation. Michael Beebe hopes to change people's perceptions so that when they think of the edge of Old Town, the Turner-Dodge House springs to mind.
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Wednesday, December 5,2012

'War Horse' men

The author and the puppeteer reminisce on the story's transition from page to stage

by ALLAN I. ROSS
It's a heartbreaking story, made all the more touching because it's based on actual events. In the early days of World War I, a British family has to sell their beloved horse to the frontline cavalry. The family's son, too young to fight, lies about his age in order to enlist so he can find his horse among the ranks and bring him home.
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Wednesday, December 5,2012

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Tiempo Libre, a Miami-based "timba" group, returns to Wharton Center for the third time on Thursday. The high-energy group has consistently toured since its genesis in 2001, nabbing three Grammy nominations along the way.
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Wednesday, December 5,2012

Shakespeare's revenge

by Dana Casadei
In the 16th century, revenge plays were all the rage. Audiences enjoyed the violence, plotting and planning, and one of the bloodiest works of the era was Shakespeare’s "Titus Andronicus." It was actually deemed too violent during the Victorian Era before its popularity bounced back during the middle of the 20th century.
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Wednesday, December 5,2012

New In Town

REO Town Famous Taco/Kick It Out! Dance Studio/Barber Love

by Sam Inglot and Allan I. Ross
The Famous Taco franchise is returning to its roots with the opening of a third location. Its newest restaurant, at 1107 S. Washington Ave., is actually the spot where the founding Delacruz family opened its original Mexican restaurant — then called Acapulco — in 1968.
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Wednesday, November 28,2012

Whom You Love

Choosing your baby's sexuality

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Alice D. Dreger, professor of clinical medical humanities and bioethics at Northwestern University, is the 11th 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 28,2012

First Sunday

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New Exhibits Art AlleyDixie O’Connor’s work will be featured. Reception: 1-5 p.m. Dec. 2. Hours: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.1133 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 898-4046. By the Riverside“A Walk With Angels” will feature local artists’ reditions of ...
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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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