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Friday, February 18,2011

'Chicago' dates changed at Wharton

Touring musical will now open May 12

by City Pulse Staff
"Chicago" is still on its way to the Wharton Center — it's just arriving a bit later than expected.
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Thursday, February 17,2011

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

by Rich Tupica
Atomic Tom is a Brooklyn-based band that created a buzz on YouTube after they performed their single "Take Me Out" live using four iPhones on a New York City subway. The fictional premise of the video is that the band’s instruments have been stolen and they were forced to improvise, using their iPhones.
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Thursday, February 17,2011

Lansing Symphony Orchestra's Catherine Guarino steps down

The director of education and community engagement has been at the LSO for three and a half years

by James Sanford
After three and a half years, Catherine Guarino, Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s director of education and community engagement, will step down next Wednesday.
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

'It's time to follow through on the dreams I've had'

Fresh from her triumph at the Grammys, Dee Dee Bridgewater brings Lady Day to Lansing

by Lawrence Cosentino
Suddenly, it seemed absurd to do anything normal, but she had to. Her Friday gig at East Lansing’s Wharton Center, and the usual promotional interviews were scheduled before the Grammy dropped..
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

Advice Goddess

Menopause in the Heterosexuality

by Amy Alkon
Q: I’m a 56-year-old married woman, and as far as I can tell, I’ve been happily heterosexual all my life — until recently. For the past year, I’ve been thinking about a woman until I can no longer think about anything else. I have such powerful and authentic sexual feelings that I feel compelled to reveal myself to her, but I think she’d probably knock me out.
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

Word on the street ...

by City Pulse Staff
Of 13 people surveyed on the street last week, six support the proposed 4-mill property tax increase solely or along with some cuts to services, five wanted to see cuts only and two are still on the fence. Two weeks ago, City Pulse interviewed 18 residents from various wards and demographics.
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

Don't fear the reapers (just wipe 'em out with 'Angelfire')

Author locked herself in her bedroom and came out with a new novel

by Bill Castanier
The Mason woman’s first novel, “Angelfire,” a young-adult paranormal book, is being published by Harper Collins, and will be released this week at a launch party at Schuler Books & Music in Eastwood Towne Center. It’s something few first-time authors get to experience.
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

A blast from the past — that’s still timely

For ’Hairspray’ director Chad DeKatch, the 1960s musical is no period piece

by James Sanford
And he admits he’s been a bit jealous: "In the first dance rehearsals, I got up there and did the dances with them, because working with Karyn (Perry, the show’s choreographer) is so much fun.
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

Lansing Symphony and Happendance 'Connect'

’It’s a dream come true,’ says Happendance director Missy Lilje

by James Sanford
One thing you don’t hear much of in a Happendance rehearsal is music. There’s the voice of the choreographer, offering pointers and encouragement to the dancers, and there’s quite a lot of heavy breathing from the performers as they run through complicated, body-twisting numbers again and again.
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

The Screening Room

Is there Hope for Adam Sandler's future?

by James Sanford
The reviews are in on Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston’s “Just Go With It,” and — to put it mildly — they’re not kind.“Adam Sandler plays a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon in ‘Just Go With It,’ a fumbling comedy directed by Dennis Dugan that could have benefitted from surgical reconstruction,” sneered the Christian Science Monitor’s Peter Rainer.
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