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Wednesday, November 30,2011

Playing a different game

Having left the basketball court behind, Delvon Roe takes on a challenge: a professional acting career

by Nicole LaChance
In the high-pressure world of college sports, it s easy for players to become consumed by the game and for a careerstopping injury to seem like the end of the world. This September, Michigan State University senior Delvon Roe chose to end a promising basketball career due to chronic knee pain.
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Wednesday, November 30,2011

Downward (hot) dog

Warm up your muscles — and everything else — in the steamy studios of East Lansing Hot Yoga

by Carlee Schepeler
Whenever we traveled, we would seek out the hot yoga studios, she recalled. And before Sutherland s noon class last Wednesday, that came full circle when a traveling yogi stopped in for class as she was passing through town..
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Wednesday, November 30,2011

Celebrate Christmas twice in one night

Mid-Michigan Family Theatre presents a pair of holiday-themed productions

by Cristina Toscano
While everyone in a small English village is excitedly preparing for the Christmas festivities in 1860, the town s lonely and cantankerous sexton, Gabriel Grubb (played by Chuck Sartorius), heads toward the cemetery and encounters three goblins, played by Erin Deal, Sabrina Boxer and  Olivia Schafer.
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Wednesday, November 23,2011

‘Radicals’ revisited

Michigan State University law professor looks at controversial characters throughout history

by Lawrence Cosentino
By LAWRENCE COSENTINO The Thanksgiving playbook calls for the whole family, from Tea Partiers to Occupiers, to sit down for an all-American truce, lubricated by gravy and minimal meaningful conversation. Michigan State University law Professor Michael Lawrence has a radically different feast in mind.
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Wednesday, November 23,2011

Advice Godess

Give till it Hertz & Odd Manischewitz out

by Amy Alkon
It cost you, what, $3,000 the price of a TV the size of a small European country to have her personally deliver the news that she wouldn t be having sex with you? You d be leading your friends in fuming if you hadn t gotten all tangled up in your self-image as a gentleman.
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Wednesday, November 23,2011

Worth booking

Pick up page-turners from Jeffrey Eugenides, Erin Morgenstern and Ernest Hemingway

by Bill Castanier
Give ho-ho Hemingway books this holiday season. Several new books on Papa are on every Hemingway lovers list this holiday season and, surprisingly, they provide some new insight into the world of one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. I say surprisingly because writing about Hemingway is a literary industry.
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Wednesday, November 23,2011

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
The Fling is an indie-rock band from Long Beach that plays shoegaze-inspired folk tunes and psych-pop ballads. The band, which plays Mac s Wednesday, has a new single, "Dogpile," on Dangerbird Records. Also taking the stage is Yukon Blonde.
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Wednesday, November 23,2011

Screening room

Here’s a pair of ‘kid’ movies adults shouldn’t overlook

by James Sanford
Happy holidays, everybody. While children will enjoy The Muppets for the slapstick and perennially cuddly characters, like Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear, the heartiest laughter at the preview screening last week came from people over 30, the ones...
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Wednesday, November 23,2011

Lepard’s second ‘Life’

Williamston Theatre revives a holiday hit

by James Sanford
I started writing a stage version of It s a Wonderful Life, and I brought it to Tony, Lepard said. He said, This is great but we d need 18 people to play all these parts. So he went looking for another script, and that s when he found this one.
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Wednesday, November 23,2011

Freshened-up fairy tales

Riverwalk Theatre puts ‘Surprising’ twists on classics

by Nicole LaChance
The Three Little Pigs, Three Billy Goats Gruff and Goldilocks and the Three Bears: We know the stories so well we can recite them by heart. But what if these beloved fairy tales took a different turn? That s a question Riverwalk Theatre explores in its holiday children s show, The Surprising Story of the Three Little Pigs.
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