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Wednesday, May 2,2012

Taking comics seriously

Capital City Collectibles hosts Free Comic Book Day

by Rich Tupica
Jahner owned Capital City Collectibles for three decades until he passed away on Sept. 22, 2010, at the age of 55. Jahner’s love for rarities kept the store packed with thousands of comics, action figures, books, memorabilia, films and more.
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Wednesday, May 2,2012

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
Whether The Features are opening shows for their pals in Kings of Leon, taking the stage at Bonnaroo or going on an indie DIY tour, the Nashville-based band hasn’t slowed down since it formed in 1994. Fans of the Manchester Orchestra may dig the band’s indie-pop-rock sound. On May 9, the band stops at Mac’s Bar. Opening the gig is local rockers The Hat Madder. The Features’ latest LP, “Wilderness,” includes tunes like “Another One” and “Fats Domino,” showcasing the band’s ability to mix pop ingenuity with vivid lyrics, catchy hooks, and experimental soul. “I feel like we walk this fine line,” said singer/guitarist Matt Pelham. “We’re not weird enough for a certain crowd and we’re a little bit too out there for the other crowd.” Nevertheless, the band caught the attention of the members of Kings of Leon; they signed The Features to its own label, Serpents & Snakes, back in 2009.
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Wednesday, May 2,2012

A famously fractured friendship

Celebrated scientists square off in Riverwalk Theatre’s 'Copenhagen'

by Alyssa Firth
Imagine Niels Bohr, the famous Danish physicist who was a part of the Manhattan Project, and Werner Heisenberg, famous for the uncertainty theory, coming back from the dead, in someplace between “heaven and an atom,” to discuss what happened on that fateful day in 1941 when the two met in Copenhagen and had a falling out that ultimately destroyed their friendship
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Wednesday, May 2,2012

A new spin on 'Cinderella'

Children's Ballet Theatre revises a classic fairy tale

by Alyssa Firth
Although an auditorium full of children may not sound like everyone’s dream come true, it's exactly what Children's Ballet Theatre board chairwoman Caryn Rhodes likes to see. "They're a very appreciative audience," Rhodes said, and that’s exactly what she wants for her production of “Cinderella.”
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Wednesday, April 25,2012

Stalin is dead — let's party

by Lawrence Cosentino
A double shot of piano concertos featuring piano god Ralph Votapek, the mighty rumble of Shostakovich Tenth Symphony, big choral works from Brahms and Monteverdi, the return of pianist Christopher O’Riley and a generous salvo of lesser-known music promises to make the 2012-2013 Lansing Symphony season a ride and a half.
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Wednesday, April 25,2012

A view from the ranks

by Lawrence Cosentino
All three drooled at the prospect of lending a hand Oct. 6 to the Shostakovich epic, one of the 20th century’s great musical canvases. “Every time you turn the page, it’s exciting,” Kroth said. “The slow movement is just poetry, with the flute, oboe and bassoon. It’s so beautiful.”
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Wednesday, April 25,2012

Sound and soundness

Symphony harmonizes Bach with the bottom line

by Lawrence Cosentino
By all indicators, from artistic to economic, the symphony has successfully made the transition from classical music’s marble-pedestal past to a new age of accessibility and budget consciousness.
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Wednesday, April 25,2012

Zeroing in: Chamber series

by Lawrence Cosentino
The final Lansing Symphony chamber concert of the season gave delicate notice that the symphony isn’t all about blasting brass, soaring strings and booming tympani.
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Wednesday, April 25,2012

Honors college

Michigan State University's sparkling 'Blonde' earns straight As

by Tom Helma
How does a musical that focuses on the stereotype of a blonde woman being a superficial airhead become a substantial piece of theater? In the case of Michigan State University’s production of “Legally Blonde,” simply by demonstrating the obvious: that while beauty might seem to be skin deep, intelligence is not.
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Wednesday, April 25,2012

Advice Goddess

Vulture capital & life Is methy

by Amy Alkon
Q: This woman and I have been friends for a year. She’s a free spirit of sorts with zero boundaries. In the time I’ve known her, she’s been married and divorced and then engaged, and now that has ended. She always has another man on the side. (She did even when married and engaged.) She frequently mentions my husband — how he likes animated films and so does she (they’re not my thing) and offers to accompany him to them. She always gives him a big hug hello, even when I’m around, and goes on about how similar they are, and it just strikes me as odd. Here’s the killer: Last week, she saw my husband at a gathering, came up behind him, and kissed him on the neck! Of course he told me, as he has no interest in her, but I was shocked. We are planning a business together, but now I don’t want her near my husband! Should I confront her?
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