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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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Wednesday, July 18,2012

From courts to escorts

MSU grad Allison Leotta uncovers the world of call girls in 'Discretion'

by KURT ANTHONY KRUG
The “D.C. Madam” scandal served as a jumping-off point for Michigan State University aluma Allison Leotta’s latest legal thriller, “Discretion.” “As a prosecutor, I handled a lot of cases where the victims were prostitutes,” Leotta said in a ...
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Wednesday, July 18,2012

Selling secrecy

Vacant 2 event mixes revitalization with recreation

by Tracy Key
"Expect nothing" is the catch phrase for Vacant, a project that is centered on "taking something empty and filling it," according to Suban Nur Cooley, founder of the Vacant Lansing events.
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Wednesday, July 18,2012

Return of the Texas twosome

Williamston Theatre catches another 'Tuna'

by Holly Johnson
There's a reunion on the Williamston Theatre stage as well: Actors Aral Gribble and Wayne David Parker are once again playing a cross-section of the Tuna population (some 20 kooky characters in all) in the two-person quick-change comedy "Red, White and Tuna."
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Wednesday, July 11,2012

At the peak of his powers

John Peakes makes a splash in 'On Golden Pond'

by Tom Helma
No question, Norman Thayer is at the heart of this play, the crusty and churlish curmudgeon with a hidden Review heart of pure gold.
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Wednesday, July 11,2012

Booked up for July

High-profile authors descend on Lansing

by Bill Castanier
A new report from Nielsen BookScan shows it's been a hot summer for books — so to speak — with the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy accounting for one in five of all "real" books sold. It's time to break that filthy habit. To help with any withdrawal symptoms, several major authors will be visiting Lansing in the next 10 days.
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Wednesday, July 11,2012

Food finder

by City Pulse
salmon drizzled with garlic-dill or honey soy sauce, shellfish risotto and Voodoo Pasta, featuring shrimp tossed with bell peppers, onions and linguini in a spicy cream sauce. 1419 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday; 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 7 a.
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