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Wednesday, January 2,2013

Of movies and monuments

'Red Violin,' Brahms anchor first LSO concert of 2013

by Lawrence Cosentino
The birches are bare and solace is scarce in mid-Michigan, but the Lansing Symphony's first concert of 2013 promises a pore-clearing steam bath of epic proportions.
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Wednesday, January 2,2013

Pieces of Marta

Cellist's CD project has global spin

by Lawrence Cosentino
When 24-year-old Okemos cellist Marta Bagratuni thought about making a debut CD, she dreaded soldiering through a "normal" recital of well-worn classics. Instead, she came up with "Pieces of the World," an adventurous array of music by composers from Italy, Estonia, Armenia, Poland, Austria, China, Ukraine, and the United States.
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Wednesday, January 2,2013

Cheery bomb

Yarn art project brings smiles to park visitors at MSU

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Don't panic now, but there's a bomb in a park on the campus of Michigan State University. However, the woman who put it there, Lynn Hershberger, isn't crazy about that word so she's changed it — at least the spelling of it. She prefers bOMb.
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Wednesday, January 2,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Ann Arbor folkies Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys perform at The Avenue Café Friday, along with local Americana gypsy-jazz band Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle (L.U.V.S.). Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys give a nod to American roots music while creating a distinct sound through inventive arrangements.
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Wednesday, December 26,2012

2012 Wrap-Up

Here We Are Now, Entertain Us

by City Pulse Staff
Mid-Michigan got a ton of cool, new stuff this year. The Eagle Monk Brewery in Delta Township put beer lovers in good spirits, Studio C! in Okemos redefined upscale moviegoing and the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum brought contemporary art to East Lansing in what is inarguably (and cons...
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Wednesday, December 26,2012

Closing the book on 2012

by Bill Castanier
Author readings may not measure up to the spectacle of a Wharton Center musical or the audacity of the new Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, but for many in the Greater Lansing community and me, they provide a window to an earlier time when authors were the rock stars of popular culture.
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Wednesday, December 26,2012

Copper tones

Country duo carries on classic honky-tonk sound

by Rich Tupica
When you're a happy newlywed, penning tear-in-your-beer honky-tonk tunes can be a bit fiddly. But that doesn't stop Carra Barratt Stasney, one half of Copper and Coal, a Portland, Ore.-based classic country group.
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Wednesday, December 26,2012

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Although the influential, Flint-based band Kid Brother Collective only lasted from 1993 to 2004, the band still has a dedicated following. The post-hardcore band is back with a new vinyl reissue of the band's classic "Highway Miles" album.
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Wednesday, December 26,2012

Gettin' Figgy with it

Comedian comes home for Christmas comedy act

by Hannah Scott
You don't get into stand-up comedy without thinking you're funny, but re-watching your old material can be disconcerting for any comedian.
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Wednesday, December 19,2012

'The Gift,' exchanged

Broad Museum kickoff project ends with an exchange of big faces and big ideas

by Lawrence Cosentino
On a wet Sunday afternoon in mid-December, while kids waited in shopping malls to issue their squeaky capitalist manifestos to Santa Claus, an alternative gift exchange was under way at Michigan State University's Eli and Edythe Broad Museum.
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