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Monday, March 18,2013

One hell of a novel

Chuck Palahniuk is back, telling the tale of a teen who is eternally 'Damned'

by Jon James
Tuesday, Nov. 1 — “Are you there, Satan? It’s me, Madison” opens every chapter of "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk’s latest novel, "Damned." They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but even before it’s opened it’s obvious that "Damned" is different.
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Monday, March 18,2013

'Pirates' can still please a crowd

MSU School of Music produces a lively version of the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta

by Michael McCue
Tuesday, Nov. 22 -- Not often in contemporary conversation do we hear the words “opera” and “fun” used in the same sentence. The Michigan State University School of Music production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Savoy operetta "The Pirates of Penzance" made it possible to use those two words together this past weekend. The company kept the opera as fun now as it was over 130 years ago.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Get focused

Mid Michigan Photography Club helps aspiring shooters

by Allison M. Berryman
Photo enthusiasts have the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in photography at the Mid Michigan Photography Club’s 3rd Annual Free Photography Open House, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Lansing.
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Monday, March 18,2013

'Something with a social and political flair'

MSU jazz studies director Rodney T. Whitaker honors Martin Luther King's legacy with “Jazz: Spirituals, Prayer and Protest”

by Allison M. Berryman
Thursday, Jan. 12 — The Michigan State University College of Music takes part in a campus-wide celebration commemorating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with “Jazz: Spirituals, Prayer and Protest,” two free concerts featuring MSU’s Jazz Orchestras, under the direction of Rodney T. Whitaker.
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Monday, March 18,2013

The long run

Mayor Virg Bernero gets pumped up for April's Lansing Marathon

by Allison M. Berryman
Thursday, Jan. 12 — Lansing mayor Virg Bernero insists the inaugural Lansing Marathon, scheduled for April 22, will put Lansing “on the map in terms of health and economic development.”
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Monday, March 18,2013

Missing mom

A children's classic comes to life in “Are You My Mother?”

by Allison M. Berryman
Wednesday, Jan. 25 — P.D Eastman’s classic tale of one baby bird’s desperate search for her mother is brought to life in the original musical “Are You My Mother?,” as part of the Wharton Center’s Act One Family Series.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Lessons in love

The student-teacher relationship is examined in 'Scarborough'

by Allison M. Berryman
Is love enough? That's the question posed by Fiona Evans' "Scarborough," produced by the Michigan State University Department of Theater, in collaboration with Touch Your Soul Productions. The drama will be performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Studio 49 in the MSU Auditorium.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Talking trends

Broad Art Museum curator of contemporary art speaks tonight at MSU

by Allison M. Berryman
Wednesday, Feb. 29 — Alison Gass, curator of contemporary art at Michigan State University's Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, hosts an evening of art and conversation tonight, beginning at 6:30 in Room 118 of the Psychology Building.
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Monday, March 18,2013

'It's sort of a jigsaw puzzle'

Former MSU professor turns wood into artworks

by Alyssa Firth
Professor-turned-wood-artisan Bruce Miller is Gallery 1212’s featured artist for the month of January and according, to gallery co-owner Donna Randall, Miller is anything but typical.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Honoring Japan

MSU's Asian Studies Center salutes Japanese culture with a month-long series of events

by Alyssa Firth
Wednesday, Feb. 22 — The month of March isn’t only for celebrating women’s history at Michigan State University this year: The Asian Studies Center is honoring the culture of Japan with a slew of events on campus.
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