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Wednesday, July 6,2011

Everyone has something to 'Say'

Kristina Riggle’s latest novel examines a family in crisis from multiple viewpoints

by Bill Castanier
Author Kristina Riggle is something of a literary ventriloquist. In her most recent book, “Things We Didn’t Say,” Riggle tells a story from the point of view of six protagonists as they struggle to make it through an evolving family relationship that is brought to a climax by the disappearance of one of the children.
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

Just for the health of it

East Lansing Farmer’s Market starts its third year Sunday

by Joe Torok
Included in the vendor ranks are Clearview Orchards, The Country Mill, El Azteco, Fresh Lake Whitefish Co., Gibbs Berry Farm, Greenbrush Farms Dolce Vita Goat Dairy, Hang’s Farm, Nibble, Nightengale Farms, Owosso Organics, Pregitzer Farm, Spartan Country Meats, Stone Circle Bakehouse, Sweet Polly’s Pure Breads and Desserts and Tirell Centennial Farm.
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

'Thrills, chills and frills'

Pretty Things Peep Show is a one-way ticket to ‘Broadville’

by Rich Tupica
“It’s a new genre the kids are calling ‘Broadville,’” Go-Go Amy said. “It’s like vaudeville, but all done by hot broads. It’s a very lady-centric show. There’s only one man in the show; all of the other performers are women.
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

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

by Rich Tupica
Also set to perform is Kessenchu, an electronic one-man band fronted by Caleb Shkinwe McPherson. He plays a mixture of techno, noise and speedcore. Headlining the night is Charlatan, who plays original, polished modern rock-style tunes. Comrade will also perform.
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

’Top Gun’ at 25

MSU alum Jack Epps Jr. talks about the creation of the iconic blockbuster

by KURT ANTHONY KRUG
“It caught everyone by surprise,” confessed Epps, 61, from his home in Santa Monica, Calif. Epps, a 1972 Michigan State University graduate and screenwriter, cowrote the screenplay to “Top Gun” with the late Jim Cash, his longtime writing partner and a former instructor at MSU.
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

They shoot, he scores

Composer Chad Rehmann has been selected to participate in film scoring workshop in L.A.

by Ashley Brown
The event features Richard Bellis, an ASCAP board director and film scorer who composed the Emmy-winning score for the TV miniseries “It,” adapted from the Stephen King novel.
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

Quiet disruption

Video art of Hiraki Sawa is a curtain-raiser for Broad Museum

by Lawrence Cosentino
Say you live in a typical apartment with a kitchen, a hallway, a bathroom and gray Midwestern blah outside the window. You wake up feeling different one day ' not sick, just different. Instead of going to work, you sit at home and stare at your walls and floors, watch your toothbrush and toaster.
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

Change of life

A macho man finds a softer side in Purple Rose’s amusing ’Oyster’

by Tom Helma
MacGregor uses humor to illustrate the challenges of a man learning how to be a woman. In Act Two, Gene reemerges as Jean, played now by Rhiannon Ragland.
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

What should you take to the lake? Something old, something new

Here’s a few suggestions for summertime reading

by Bill Castanier
It’s hard to limit the "the books of summer" to 10 ' so instead I’m giving you 11."The Maltese Falcon," by Dashiell Hammett: The classic tough-guy/noir-detective novel that never loses its appeal. Since it was first published in 1930, it’s the book mystery and thriller writers dream of writing...
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

Bringing contemporary concepts to classic works

Tommy Gomez tackles the TASC of launching a new theater company

by Paul Wozniak
Tommy Gomez does not appear to tire easily. He exudes passionate, kinetic energy about theater. Introduced to the bawdy side of William Shakespeare in high school, Gomez took to the stage to perform with such companies as the Purple Rose Theatre, the California Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, L.
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