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Wednesday, February 1,2012

Finding her 'Courage'

Leslie Hull bids farewell to MSU by taking on Bertolt Brecht's 'Mother'

by Paul Wozniak
The Michigan State University Theatre production of Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children” utilizes the same English translation by Tony Kushner (“Angels in America”) as the 2006 Shakespeare in the Park production starring Meryl Streep (yes, that Meryl Streep).
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Wednesday, February 1,2012

'Fools' rush in at Stormfield

Romance is a laughing matter in 'vaudeville' show

by Mary C. Cusack
From the props to the physical farce, the show is a throwback to traditional vaudeville styles, spiced up with modern-day sexual politics.
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Wednesday, February 1,2012

Make your own kind of music

Everyone gets a chance to be part of the chorus in annual Singing Festival

by Rich Tupica
Each year the Ten Pound Fiddle hosts the Mid-Winter Singing Festival, along with help from “song leaders,” who keep things moving from the stage. All skill levels are welcome to show up, grab a lyric book and shamelessly belt it out.
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Wednesday, February 1,2012

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
For all the local rock scene folks who have an urge to do something positive for those in need, the Benefit for The Greater Lansing Food Bank at Mac’s Bar may be the ticket.
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Wednesday, February 1,2012

The screening room

Cronenberg tackles 'Dangerous' material with style

by James Sanford
Jung´s patient will become his secret lover, which jeopardizes his personal and professional relationship with his mentor, Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen). But when Freud and Spielrein finally meet, Freud´s stern stance is challenged.
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Wednesday, February 1,2012

A single man

Chad DeKatch heads up the ensemble cast of Sondheim's 'Company'

by Christopher Horb
When the lights come up on the Holt Dimondale Community Players’ production of “Company,” it will be the realization of a dream for its star, Chad DeKatch.
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Wednesday, February 1,2012

The 'March' begins

Former City Pulse writer Chris Galford ventures into a fantasy world

by Allison M. Berryman
"The Hollow March," published late last year, is an adult fantasy novel, the first in Galford’s "The Haunted Shadows" series. It introduces the fictional Idasian Empire, a society threatened by war and on the verge of what Galford calls a "cultural and technological renaissance."
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Wednesday, February 1,2012

'Shoes' with a history

A true story inspired Joseph Zettelmaier´s Western

by Alyssa Firth
In 1881, outlaw George Parrott was hanged for the murder of two law enforcement officers in Wyoming. After his death, Drs. Thomas Maghee and John Eugene Osborne took Parrot’s body to study his "criminal brain" and to perform experiments on the corpse.
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Wednesday, February 1,2012

New in town

Vine and Brew

by Alyssa Firth
The latest liquor store in the area is more than just a convenience store. Local craft beers, Michigan-grown foods, international wines and more are available at Vine & Brew in Okemos.
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Wednesday, January 25,2012

Cutting to bedrock

Photographer Curtis Miller brings his spare vision of the Great Lakes to Lansing Art Gallery

by Lawrence Cosentino
Many of the pictures, on display at Lansing Art Gallery through February, record Miller’s solo backcountry trips to the shores of Lake Superior in the off-season. With no human in sight, sheets of ice build into massive crags, push colorful beach rocks into black walls and scour the casual footprints of summer to a blank slate of bedrock.
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