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Wednesday, May 11,2011

Advice Goddess

So, his wild oats & Fade to blackheads

by Amy Alkon
divorce (from a 10-year marriage) would soon be final. (It will be at the end of this month.) She then played matchmaker. He and I have been dating for three months. Things were going fabulously ' until a few nights ago. We were picking a movie to watch on his laptop, and I noticed one of his browser pages was opened to Match.
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Wednesday, May 11,2011

War and remembrance

It took Karl Marlantes decades to finish his novel 'Matterhorn,' but the time was well spent

by Bill Castanier
Karl Marlantes follows a string of many other notable authors who have contributed to the genre, including Philip Caputo (“A Rumor of War”, “Indian Country”), Tim O’Brien (“The Things They Carried”) and Denis Johnson (“Tree of Smoke”).
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Wednesday, May 11,2011

Daydreams at the day spa

Seasoned performers add spice to ’Hallelujah’

by UTE VON DER HEYDEN
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That operating principle seems to fit Starlight Dinner Theatre impresario Linda Granger. As has been said before in these pages, she has a firm direction for her theater, she knows her audience and she knows how to please them.
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Wednesday, May 11,2011

Turn it down: A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
You don’t need to leave Lansing to get into the Aloha spirit Mighty Uke Day is a celebration of the joyful Aloha spirit of the ukulele. The free event, taking place indoors and outdoors at various locations in the heart of Old Town, will be hosted by organizer and local musician Ben Hassenger Sr.
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Wednesday, May 11,2011

Repression and expression

’The Pride’ asks provocative questions about perceptions of homosexuality

by James Sanford
When Sylvia discovers her husband, Philip, is having an affair with Oliver, she can’t even say the term that defines their relationship. It’s 1958 in London and, as author Alexi Kaye Campbell’s “The Pride” reminds us, that sort of behavior wasn’t the sort of thing people talked about in what was called “polite conversation.
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Wednesday, May 11,2011

Curtain Call

Queen bees, dancing princesses

by James Sanford
Believe it or not, "Chicago" ' which has seen nearly 6,000 performances on Broadway ' was once considered a bit of a disappointment. When the John Kander/Fred Ebb musical opened in 1975, it was overshadowed by another Broadway newcomer: "A Chorus Line," which won more awards and brought in bigger audiences.
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Wednesday, May 11,2011

The Screening Room

’Le Concert’ celebrates a case of musical vengeance

by James Sanford
After your career as a maestro has been demolished and you’ve been branded an "enemy of the state" by no less than Leonid Brezhnev, what do you do for an encore?
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Wednesday, May 11,2011

Ready to roll the dice on love

Holt-Dimondale Players bets on ’Guys and Dolls’

by Chris Galford
Sixty-one years after it debuted on Broadway, "Guys and Dolls" is what Mitchell calls the “quintessential musical,” and has since been performed on stage more than any other musical, with numerous Broadway revivals over the years.
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Wednesday, May 11,2011

Tweeting all the way

by Fiona Guo
“It’s a lot safer than what the original Freedom Riders had to do,” said Shekell, who is pursuing a double major in journalism and media arts and technology. “They didn’t have social media, so the only way to get media attention was to go into situations in which people reacted violently toward them.
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Wednesday, May 4,2011

Get There First

Promotion, transportation and alliteration put First Fridays on every tongue

by Lawrence Cosentino
“Oh, Sidney, it’s all happening so fast!” Greater Lansing doesn’t have a Radio City Music Hall or a Stork Club.
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