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Wednesday, August 10,2011

Disappointment, deli-style

Old Town’s Chicago Deli has plenty of atmosphere — but seems to be running short on everything else

by Joe Torok
And it’s quirky, with headshots of Oprah Winfrey, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley and other celebrities in high school graduation-style frames on the wall. (I get the Oprah/Chicago connection, and a Michael Jordan photo makes sense, too; the others remain a mystery.
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Wednesday, August 10,2011

From rocker to writer

Former Fix vocalist turns to true-crime chronicles

by Rich Tupica
“Girl, Wanted” chronicles Pender’s' manipulative ways: The prosecutor in the case called her “the female Charles Manson.” Pender managed to stay on the run for months, thanks to a cleverly designed network of friends, disposable cell phones and the support of a wealthy sex addict.
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Wednesday, August 10,2011

Turn it Down: A survey of Lansing’s musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Performers include Frank and Earnest, The Plurals, The Playback and the punk sounds of Fisherking. While it’s distributed throughout the United States and 20 other countries, Razorcake often covers and reviews Lansing bands. A recent issue featured The Cheap Girls (a Lansing rock band) on the cover.
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Wednesday, August 10,2011

Princesses with punch

Author Jim C. Hines gives modern makeovers to fairy tale favorites

by KURT ANTHONY KRUG
“For a while, our house was overrun with princesses: princess movies, princess dolls, princess pajamas, princess toothbrushes, and so on,” explained Hines, 37, of Holt. “Some of the movies aren’t bad, but a lot of the merchandise ' well, let’s just say I wanted to present an alternative interpretation of these characters.
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Wednesday, August 10,2011

Art Alley's anniversary

REO Town gallery/performance space celebrates its first birthday and makes plans for the future

by Chris Galford
Art Alley’s biggest accomplishment in this first year, however, has been the ambitious project known as MI-ArtShare, a project designed to help the arts flourish in Michigan ' and to help artists flourish as well ' by allowing shows to move seamlessly between galleries for maximum exposure.
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Wednesday, August 3,2011

New sounds at Jazz Fest

by Lawrence Cosentino
The Ice Crystal Quartet is the perfect foil for Mitchell’s long-lived Black Earth Ensemble, a meaty Chicago music machine with singers, guitar and horns. Mitchell also heads the Black Earth Strings, with violin and cello, and plays in the free-jazz Indigo Trio and Frequency, an ethereal avant-garde project using electronics.
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Wednesday, August 3,2011

1st Sunday gallery walk & other exhibitions

by City Pulse Staff
by East Lansing artist Kate Darnell. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday- Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Noon-5 p.m.Sunday. (517) 351- 2211 www.mackerelsky.com.
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Wednesday, August 3,2011

The kids are not all right

In ‘The Kid,’ Sapphire paints a disturbing picture of an adolescent adrift in the inner city

by Bill Castanier
For more than a decade, Sapphire, the author of “Push,” put a sequel on hold. “I put the ‘The Kid’ on the back burn- er,” she said in a recent telephone inter- view. “I hadn’t had a novel in 15 years, but I was not feeling outward pressure. I was in academia and writing poetry.
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Wednesday, August 3,2011

Black Box-ing

Kerry Waters directs Christopher Durang’s comedy ‘Laughing Wild’

by Paul Wozniak
But “Laughing Wild” promises the poignancy and depth that are absent from most social media newsfeeds. “Laughing Wild” is the first mainstage Riverwalk Theatre production to be set in the more intimate Black Box space.
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Wednesday, August 3,2011

Turn it Down: A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
The band plays Mac’s Bar Saturday. Opening the show is a roster of locals, including The Devil’s Cut (folk/bluegrass), and Chaz Brackx & the Tight Teens (rockabilly). Also performing is the Klaw Mark Kittens, a local “burlesque wrestling” troupe that features women wrestling in vintage lingerie ' as in the risqué 1950s films by Irving Klaw.
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