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Wednesday, December 5,2012

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Tiempo Libre, a Miami-based "timba" group, returns to Wharton Center for the third time on Thursday. The high-energy group has consistently toured since its genesis in 2001, nabbing three Grammy nominations along the way.
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Wednesday, December 5,2012

Shakespeare's revenge

by Dana Casadei
In the 16th century, revenge plays were all the rage. Audiences enjoyed the violence, plotting and planning, and one of the bloodiest works of the era was Shakespeare’s "Titus Andronicus." It was actually deemed too violent during the Victorian Era before its popularity bounced back during the middle of the 20th century.
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Wednesday, December 5,2012

New In Town

REO Town Famous Taco/Kick It Out! Dance Studio/Barber Love

by Sam Inglot and Allan I. Ross
The Famous Taco franchise is returning to its roots with the opening of a third location. Its newest restaurant, at 1107 S. Washington Ave., is actually the spot where the founding Delacruz family opened its original Mexican restaurant — then called Acapulco — in 1968.
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Wednesday, November 28,2012

Whom You Love

Choosing your baby's sexuality

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Alice D. Dreger, professor of clinical medical humanities and bioethics at Northwestern University, is the 11th speaker in Michigan State University's semester-long series, "Whom You Love: the biology of sexual orientation," which aims to demonstrate that homosexuality is a natural occurrence in humans.
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Wednesday, November 28,2012

First Sunday

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New Exhibits Art AlleyDixie O’Connor’s work will be featured. Reception: 1-5 p.m. Dec. 2. Hours: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.1133 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 898-4046. By the Riverside“A Walk With Angels” will feature local artists’ reditions of ...
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Wednesday, November 28,2012

Curtain Call

by City Pulse Staff
ScroogedBy MARY C. CUSACK Sequels are rarely better than the original, and following up Charles Dickens is a bold move. Yet who hasn’t wondered whether Ebenezer Scrooge could maintain his new attitude past Dec. 26th? Williamston Theatre offers one possible outcome with “Ebene...
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Wednesday, November 28,2012

Tales from the underground

Author documents America's underground newspaper movement

by Bill Castanier
"What a long, strange trip it’s been," may be part of Grateful Dead lore, but it goes a long way in describing Ken Wachsberger's lifelong passion of documenting America's Vietnam-era underground newspaper movement.
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Wednesday, November 28,2012

Wax on

Lansing artist utilizes 2,000-year-old painting process to create indelible works of art

by ALLAN I. ROSS
The Egyptians used it to stylize their mummy cases. The Romans picked it up from the Greeks, who used it to waterproof boats. And Sue Winkler? She uses it to make pretty, colorful paintings. Who says there's no such thing as progress?
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Wednesday, November 28,2012

New in town

Tin Can DeWitt

by ALLAN I. ROSS
When the Tin Can opened in Lansing two years ago, everything you needed to know about the place was scrawled in chalk in all caps right there on the wall: "WORLD CLASS DIVE BAR."
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Wednesday, November 28,2012

Fiddles and mohawks

Annual genre-fusing show doubles as CD release party for local band

by Rich Tupica
These days, if you're talking about country music, you usually think about superstars like Kenny Chesney or the glossy pop styling of Taylor Swift – a manufactured contemporary sound that strays so far from true twang that it should be barred from claiming the genre.
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