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Wednesday, April 11,2012

Double header

Two authors of baseball books come to town on the same night

by Bill Castanier
Mark Twain once umpired a baseball game. Earvin Magic Johnson and a group of investors are willing to pony up $2 billion for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Wednesday, April 11,2012

Festival highlights

by City Pulse
If your dad is a Skylab astronaut and you grew up in a neighborhood full of NASA employees, it’s understandable why you might be interested in space travel. But what would you pay to make that dream come true? Does $30 million or so sound reasonable?
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Wednesday, April 11,2012

Capital Film Festival Schedule

by City Pulse
A full festival pass, including access to all screenings and events, is $50. Individual tickets for screenings are $5. Music shows are individually priced. Visit capitalcityfilmfest.com for details.
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Wednesday, April 11,2012

Doing things differently

An opening-night documentary profiles a local success story: Elderly Instruments

by Rich Tupica
Heading toward his office, Aleshire works his way through the labyrinth of shelving units bursting with stock, while he passes by a swarm of fellow employees, all busy filling Internet orders for rare vintage guitars, or perhaps tracking down an item for a customer waiting upstairs.
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Wednesday, April 11,2012

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
Aside from premieres of Michigan-made films, screenings of international indies and TedX conferences, the 2nd Annual Capital City Film Festival also hosts live music each night at The Loft. Kicking things off on Thursday is the indie-bluegrass band Greensky Bluegrass, with openers Joshua Davis, Flashing Blue Lights and The Whiskey Pickers.
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Wednesday, April 11,2012

When the Capital City becomes Cinema City

In its second year, the Capital City Film Festival reels in new ideas

by James Sanford
Sure, the Capital City Film Festival has movies. But it also includes a full day of speakers, courtesy of TedX Lansing and the Media Sandbox Capstone Series, as well as the dramatic poetry of Kinetic Affect and the retro rhythms of Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle.
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Wednesday, April 11,2012

The screening room

Capital City Film Festival rolls out the documentaries

by James Sanford
Part of the fun of a film festival is having the chance to make discoveries. The Capital City Film Festival is no exception. Here are a couple of the notable documentaries screening this weekend.
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Wednesday, April 11,2012

True blue

In Lansing Civic Players' 'Vino Veritas,' a weird Peruvian wine leads to shocking revelations

by James Sanford
Another man came up to MacGregor and his friend and said, “I’m a single. Can I join you?” MacGregor’s friend waved the guy away, telling him that they were in the midst of a “private talk.” In fact, they weren’t, but MacGregor’s friend knew the presence of a stranger would mean that the friends would have to tone down their conversation and censor themselves.
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Wednesday, April 11,2012

'The music is timeless'

Lansing Symphony teams with Jeans'n Classics for a salute to Billy Joel

by Christopher Horb
Roll over Beethoven, it’s time to rock. The lights go up on the Lansing Symphony Orchestraīs “Piano Man: The Music of Billy Joel” at Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall Saturday. Itīs the LSOīs latest collaboration with the Jeans ‘n Classics band.
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Wednesday, April 11,2012

Dean of country

Billy Dean plays solo acoustic set in Holt

by Allison M. Berryman
In a feature last month in Billboard Magazine, Dean announced he is launching a concert series that will spare him a lot of travel time. “Live From Our Living Room” will be set up for fans at the Dean family farm in Center Hill Lake, Tenn.
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