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Wednesday, October 31,2012

Not just kiln time

Greater Lansing Pottery Guild hosts show, sale this weekend

by ALLAN I. ROSS
For Tina Oxer, throwing pottery is more than just an artistic endeavor — it's a transformative experience. Literally.
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Wednesday, October 31,2012

Pictures in the sand

Local artist debuts sand art photography exhibit

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Some artists find their inspiration in landscapes, others in still life, still others in the human figure. Paul Shaheen found his in the natural, swirling patterns of sand on a particular stretch of beach outside La Jolla, Calif.
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Wednesday, October 31,2012

New in town

The Root Cellar & All Star Barbershop

by ALLAN I. ROSS
If you want to dye your hair green for Halloween, a variety of specialty shops around town could probably cater to your whim. If, however, you want to go green year-round at the beauty shop, Lansing's new Root Cellar salon specializes in styles and colors that are environmentally friendly.
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Wednesday, October 31,2012

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Mac's Bar hosts a Halloween Costume Carnival Sideshow tonight. The event includes a costume contest, live music, sideshow acts and a prize raffle. Performing live is the increasingly busy local gypsy-roots band Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle.
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Wednesday, October 24,2012

Whom You Love

The gay brain

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LeVay, a former associate professor for the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, is a writer and lecturer with a background in neuroscience, best known for his research on the brain and sexuality.
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Wednesday, October 24,2012

Curtain Call

by City Pulse Staff
This week's reviews for Riverwalk Theatre's "Advise and Consent" and Starlight Dinner Theatre's "Steal Magnolias."
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Wednesday, October 24,2012

How to raise your Olympian

Rita Wieber writes how-to book for 'gym moms'

by Bill Castanier
In her book "Gym Mom: The Twists and Turns of Your Daughter’s Gymnastics Career," Rita Wieber (mother of Olympic team Gold Medalist Jordyn Weiber) writes about the stressful and gratifying times of her daughter's 12-year quest to the 2012 London Olympics.
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Wednesday, October 24,2012

In the land of smoke and ice

Lansing photographer captures breathtaking images near the top of the world

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Last month, Lansing-based photographer Brett King traveled to Iceland for a weeklong photo shoot. Fjords, glaciers, geysers and a mind-bending aurora borealis display — just a regular shooting schedule near the Arctic Circle.
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Wednesday, October 24,2012

Gino's rebirth

Italian crooner launches his new career in Lansing

by ALLAN I. ROSS
You don't see much of an overlap between the nightclub crooners and New Age gurus, but Gino Federici is a rare find. One minute he's telling you how he strong-armed his way into a speaking role in Martin Scorsese’s 1995 classic "Casino," the next he's describing the process through which one achieves awareness by letting go of the ego.
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Wednesday, October 24,2012

Making the 'Cut'

Local found-footage horror movie makes national debut

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Although the perennial "Paranormal Activity" franchise seems to be running out of steam, the trend in found-footage movies seems to be hitting high gear. Accordingly, a group of local filmmakers has joined the fray with their low-budget horror movie, "Cut/Print," which debuts in a limited run nationwide on Tuesday.
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