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Wednesday, September 28,2011

Sky high

GLHC's Views of Lansing provides a chance to see the city in all its glory

by Nicole LaChance
The Greater Lansing Housing Coalition’s Views of Lansing fundraiser on Saturday will showcase five buildings known for their architecture and great views of the city. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit' the GLHC, which aims to provide quality housing and housing assistance for area residents.
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Wednesday, September 28,2011

From alley to gallery

Old Town’s Art Spot allows artists to use buildings as their canvas

by Carlee Schepeler
“What we wanted to do is have pre-approved art opportunities throughout our entire downtown ' little fun things that local artists could participate in to maintain the texture and feeling of Old Town,” said Lauren Ciesa, a former association board member.
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

Musical Memoir: A New Jersey State of Mind

by Tom Helma
What is there about this small East Coast state that captivates the country? What makes people yearn for the seriously mean streets of this urban-industrial corridor that parallels the Hudson River? Is it that view from the city of West New York, N.J.
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

Advice Goddess

That witch does not kill us & Can't twin 'em all

by Amy Alkon
fiancee he broke up with six months ago and aren’t too happy about him seeing me. His 19-year-old half sister actually contacted me on Facebook, told me to “watch my back,” and made some mean assumptions about me. Next, his mother Facebooked me and said that she’s also sorry her son’s with me and that I should watch what I say to her daughter.
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

Critics say 'Jersey' is a joy

by City Pulse
“This isn’t ‘Mamma Mia’ with ABBA’s hit music infused into a piece of fiction. With a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, ‘Jersey Boys’ is a real story about real people, chronicling the rise of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, including the...
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

Intense 'Blackbird' looks at the dark language of love

Broken hearts, shattered lives and fractured dialogue combine in Peppermint Creek's two-character drama

by Paul Wozniak
That staccato style blended with the thematic, twisted love story intrigued director Lela Ivey back when Chad Badgero first presented her with the script.
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

Not quite heavenly

Naughty nuns kick the habit in salacious spoof 'Divine Sister'

by Paul Wozniak
Audiences be warned: Lansing Civic Player’s season opener “The Divine Sister” is a perverse, expletive-laden, alacritous satire of sisters from stage and cinema.
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
Meatmen’s Tesco Vee will be belting out some offbeat lyrics Sunday night. The Meatmen makes its only Lansing appearance in 2011 on Sunday at The Loft, when the band plays an early, all-ages show. Fronted by Lansing punk legend Tesco Vee, The Meatmen have been playing obnoxious and offensive music since the band formed in Lansing in 1979.
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

Screening Room

If you want to get 'Footloose,' you're in the right town

by James Sanford
In my day, it was all about Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer and John Lithgow; in the 2011 version, Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough and Dennis Quaid have taken on the lead roles. When it comes to remakes, it’s hard not to go along with the proposal made years ago by critic Roger Ebert:.
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

That's the way the cookie crumbles

Parents plot to sell their kids in caustic comedy 'Gingerbread House'

by Christopher Horb
Brian (Brian de Vries) and Stacey (Marianne Chan) have discovered that raising their two children has not been quite as satisfying as they had hoped it would be and it’s gotten in the way of their own ambitions.
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