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Monday, March 18,2013

Oh, Ovid

Lansing Community College concocts a pleasing, witty evening of mythological magic in 'Metamorphoses'

by Paul Wozniak
Friday, July 22 — From the ancient origins of contemporary words to modern slants on mythical stories, Lansing Community College's production of Mary Zimmerman's “Metamorphoses” brings vibrant physicality to classic Greek myths, with challenging and entertaining results.
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Monday, March 18,2013

The remains of the day

Michigan State University presents a strong double bill of dramas examining the aftermath of Sept. 11

by Paul Wozniak
Monday, Sept. 26 — Remember Sept. 11, 2001? Not the divisive rhetoric that tirelessly evoked the date for political evasion or justification, or the shameless merchandising that recently reached new lows (9/11 Merlot, anyone? Just $19.11), but where you were when you first heard the tragic news.Although the official 10th anniversary of the attacks has passed, Michigan State University's concurrent productions “What Happened?” and “Return To The Upright Position” recall that day with the dignity rarely seen in televised retrospectives.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Sharps and flats

Strong acting and weak singing make for a ‘pop opera’ that doesn’t always pop

by Paul Wozniak
Friday, Oct. 7 — It was the best of musicals, it was the worst of musicals — and it lasted two-and-a-half hours. As the debut production of upstart theater company Touch Your Soul Productions, the pop opera “Bare” deserves commendation both for its choice of topical material and also for its commitment to producing the entire project on a shoestring budget.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Nothing but a good time

Rock of Ages is a hard-rocking, hair-raising salute to 1980s excess and the power of power-ballads

by Paul Wozniak
Wednesday, Dec. 14 — Watch out, Lansing: “Rock of Ages,” now at the Wharton Center, will unapologetically rock you with all of the hairspray and bad taste it can muster. This monster-ballad mash-up may have the polish of a Broadway musical, but its heart lies purely in the adolescent bedroom of the ’80s. Like watching back-to-back hair-band music videos — with far better dancing — “Rock of Ages” is at once a winking parody and an earnest ode to some of rock’s guiltiest pleasures.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Honky tonkin' around this town — one more time

Derek Smith plays Hank Williams for a Williamston Theatre fundraiser Saturday

by Paul Wozniak
Wednesday, Jan. 11 — No need to sing the blues when you can sing along to the ‘Honky Tonk Blues’ this weekend at Williamston Theatre, where Derek Smith is reprising his uncannily accurate portrayal of Hank Williams one more time to help raise revenue for the theater.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Sowing the seeds

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum launches Land Grant project

by Paul Wozniak
Tuesday, April 24 — Plants and produce filled tables Saturday afternoon instead of hardcover bestsellers inside the grandiose space formerly occupied by Barnes & Noble in downtown East Lansing.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Get cooking

Guest chefs visit Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

by Joe Torok
Tuesday, Aug. 30 — Michigan State University’s Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center hosts the talents of three culinary experts as a part of its fall semester visiting chef series that kicks off on Sept. 21 and 22, and continues Oct. 19 and 20 and Nov. 9 and 10.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Box of broken cherries

‘My First Time’ runs gamut of sexual experiences

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Somewhere between a Penthouse Forum story and a Swiftian journal entry (Taylor, not Jonathan) lies “My First Time,” a staged reading of stories culled from the aptly named website, MyFirstTime.com.
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Monday, March 18,2013

A little night (chamber) music

Pianist Ralph Votapek performs with the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings at Wharton

by Gabi Moore
Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings was started by four friends who missed the intimate music style and smaller pieces of their college days. Since then it has grown into a collection of musicians from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra who come together to perform and record chamber music.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Word to your mother — 'Mother Earth,' that is

Greater Lansing Ballet celebrates Earth Day with ecologically themed performance

by Gabi Moore
The Greater Lansing Ballet Co.’s next performance is not just entertainment — it has a message for the audience as well. The “Mother Earth” ballet, which was performed for the first time in 2002, stemmed from choreographer and artistic director Barbara Banasikowski Smith’s love of nature. A trip to Xcaret, an ecological park in Mexico, inspired the ballet, which tells the story of Mother Earth and the affects of human intervention on the environment.
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