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Wednesday, October 5,2011

Curtain Call

'Dead' in Williamston: Plus, Riverwalk Theatre gets frosty in ‘Terra Nova’

by Nicole LaChance
extreme reality show. The central character is Eldon Phelps, a man who gets $1 million to spend over seven days as camera crews follow him around and broadcast his spending on national television. However, at the end of the seven days, he must die by a viewerchosen method.
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Wednesday, October 5,2011

Grin and beer it

It’s Oktoberfest time again in Old Town

by Nicole LaChance
T he sixth annual Old Town Oktoberfest is being held Friday and Saturday at Burchard Park, at the corner of Turner Street and Grand River Avenue, in Lansing. It is the only German-themed Oktoberfest event in mid-Michigan and features authentic German food, live music, dancing and, of course, plenty of beer.
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Wednesday, October 5,2011

Historical highs

Comerica Bank event raises funds for Lansing historical museum

by Denyse Smith
By DENYSE SMITH On a clear Lansing night, the view from the top is a good one, and on Saturday, patrons of the Greater Lansing Historical Society’s Fall Fundraiser will get a chance to see for themselves the view from the 15th floor windows of Comerica Bank.
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Wednesday, October 5,2011

Facing the 'Bare' facts

MSU senior Dennis Corsi launches theater company to produce 'pop opera' about gay teens in crisis

by Carlee Schepeler
Touch Your Soul Productions Residential College in the Arts and Humanities Theater in Snyder- Phillips Hall, MiSU 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6; 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 $10 general admission; free for students on Thursday and Sunday; $7 students for Friday and Saturday Email reservations to ReserveTouchYourSoul@gmail.
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Wednesday, September 28,2011

Actors soar in 'Blackbird'

Drama poses provocative questions about passion

by Tom Helma
director Chad Badgero promises that “no situation is simply black or white,” and in “Blackbird," Doak Bloss and Angela Mishler confirm this in a production that leaves the audience emotionally bruised and battered, spiritually black and blue. This is not a play for the faint of heart, yet it is a play that stirs the soul.
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Wednesday, September 28,2011

Advice Goddess

Girl with a wait problem & Meet Joe Blackberry

by Amy Alkon
frustrated to the max and wants to have an unemotional hookup. She suggests we each have a “last fling” before we start our relationship (when my deployment ends in 60 days). Well, I’m in an all-male unit, and when I’m home, I want to be with her. She’s attending a wedding this weekend (single guys, hotel rooms, open bar, etc.
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Wednesday, September 28,2011

The remains of the day

MSU's strong double bill of dramas examines the aftermath of Sept. 11

by Paul Wozniak
Remember Sept. 11, 2001? Not the divisive rhetoric that tirelessly evoked the date for political evasion or justification, or the shameless merchandising that recently reached new lows (9/11 Merlot, anyone? Just $19.11), but where you were when you first heard the tragic news.
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Wednesday, September 28,2011

Rumble in East Lansing

It's Five Guys versus Bagger Dave’s in a clash of the burger chains

by Joe Torok
While Five Guys revels in simple, greasy, sloppy messes, Bagger Dave’s mission is more refined with a broader, more nuanced menu and even wine or beer pairings for your meal ' pretentious, perhaps, but it’s nice to not feel like you have to change clothes after eating.
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Wednesday, September 28,2011

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
Jerry Fels and the Jerry Fels ' yes, that’s the name ' is a catchy one-man band that’s goofy and unpretentious with a smart, ironic edge. The Massachusetts-based songwriter plays keys, guitar and a kick-drum while singing. Fels, who headlines an all-ages show at (SCENE) Metrospace Thursday, has been steadily gigging across the country since 2003.
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Wednesday, September 28,2011

ArtPrize: Madness, money, multimedia and much more

by James Sanford
By JAMES SANFORD GRAND RAPIDS ' On this Saturday afternoon, there’s a 15-minute wait just to get into the Grand Rapids Art Museum. But the hundreds of people in line aren’t heading to see an Andy Warhol retrospective or new glassworks from Dale Chihuly.
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