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Wednesday, May 30,2012

Sample the summer

Here are a few highlights for your summer calendar

by City Pulse
Saturday, June 2 Pumpstock American Roots Music Festival: East Lansing’s American roots music festival features Tommy Womack, Harpeth Rising, Matt Bliton and the Kedzie Street Choir, Bill Bynam & Co. and the Martine Locke Trio. $10 donation suggested. 2-8 p.m. June 2, East Lansing Bailey Community Center Park, 300 Bailey St., Lansing. (517) 927-2100.
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Wednesday, May 30,2012

Food Finder

by City Pulse
Eastern tastes 3 TIMES CAFÉ — Everything is made fresh to order at this café, which features a menu of Korean favorites. 2090 Grand River Ave. Okemos. 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Monday-Friday; 12 p.m.–10 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 349-3122. TO, RES, WiFi, $$
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Wednesday, May 30,2012

Saturday's weather forecast looks very chili

'Rockin' the '80s' is the theme of BWL Cook-off

by City Pulse
Organizers say that´s how much chili will be dished out between 4 and 9 p.m. Approximately 50 different kinds of chili are scheduled to be served, ranging from hot to mild to wild. Soft drinks, beer and other alcoholic beverages will also be available, but the popular Duck Derby is not being held this time around.
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Wednesday, May 30,2012

Backstage outrage

Egos and ideals clash in entertaining 'Understudy'

by Paul Wozniak
Always on call but never on stage, Harry is in “actor purgatory.” He’s the permanent understudy, destined to be invisible except as the title character of the meta-comedy “The Understudy” at Williamston Theatre.
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Wednesday, May 30,2012

Running toward adventure

Adventure races will have you dodging boulders and climbing over lily pads

by ALLAN I. ROSS
June is shaping up to be a muddy, bruise-y, adrenaline-fueled rush for Lansing thrill junkies. With all the wimpy “fun runs” cluttering the River Trail and Michigan Avenue with sweatless, unsullied speed-walkers and joggers, cutthroat competitive runners have had to run politely with the rest of the herd. But over the last two years, something extraordinary has happened: The local racing world has apparently reached its critical mass, giving rise to two sports that are putting the fight back in fight-or-flight.
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Wednesday, May 30,2012

Beaver leaves it

by ALLAN I. ROSS
After a raucous two-year run in downtown Lansing’s thriving bar district, the Wild Beaver Saloon has swapped its Coyote Ugly-meets-Hooters sensibilities — and eyebrow-raising name and dress code — for a more cosmopolitan look and feel. Meet the new bar on the booming 200 block of south. Washington Square: Eden Rock.
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Wednesday, May 30,2012

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
Another Roadside Attraction, which plays Mac’s Bar Thursday with The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle, is a Virginia-based band with a love for nostalgia and the carnival. The band members not only co-write songs; they also create costumes and band merchandise together. Along with guitars and drums, the band also features fiddle, cello, viola, tenor banjo, kazoo, and ukulele players — plus a bunch of other oddball instruments, such as the spoons and “the clockworks.”
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Wednesday, May 30,2012

Home sweet (summer) home

Over the Ledge Theatre Co. moves to Ledges Playhouse with 'Apartment 3A'

by James Sanford
That’s the poisonous promise of Annie (Abby Murphy), a development director at a cash-strapped TV station. Annie’s not an assassin, though: She’s simply a woman who’s been knocked a bit off-balance by seismic shake-ups in her personal life (including a cheating husband, an abrupt move to a new home and a brush with a peculiar neighbor) that have turned a hectic pledge week into an over-the-edge week.
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Wednesday, May 30,2012

Those were the days

The past becomes a haunting refrain in 'Follies'

by James Sanford
With its tattered black curtains, chipped and dusty proscenium and an assortment of grungy props and scenery pieces strewn around the stage, the Riverwalk Theatre looks like it’s seen better days. That’s exactly how it’s meant to be for “Follies,” Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s musical psychodrama set in a soon-to-be-razed playhouse.
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Wednesday, May 30,2012

The screening room

'Comedian': Being Seinfeld is no laughing matter

by James Sanford
If you missed out on getting a ticket for Jerry Seinfeld´s Thursday show at the Wharton Center, you can get some idea of what goes into one of his shows from the 2002 documentary "Comedian," which documents Seinfeld's return to the world of standup comedy after he wrapped up his phenomenally successful sitcom. If you are not a comedian, "Comedian" will probably not inspire you to try breaking into the business.
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