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Wednesday, May 4,2011

Spiral into relaxation

City Pulse First Friday event lets you down easy after the workday

by Lawrence Cosentino
All of Canejo’s famous martini list will be available (with $4 specials), but the rare chance to see hot local singer Kim Sorter ' who played Rihanna at Spiral’s New Year’s Party and has also impersonated Britney Spears and Tina Turner ' “do” herself is a strongly competing draw.
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Wednesday, May 4,2011

Organic sounds

LSO pulls out the stops for the 2011-’12 season

by Lawrence Cosentino
For the first time in Muffitt’s 6-year tenure as music director, the orchestra will unleash a tower of sound from Austrian arch-Romantic Anton Bruckner (4th Symphony, Nov. 5) and a full blast of genius from Russian Igor Stravinsky (“Petrouchka,” May 10, 2012).
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Wednesday, May 4,2011

Advice Goddess

The ultrasound of silence & Mommy dirtiest

by Amy Alkon
Your fiancee was a teen mother way back before you’d get a reality series for that and has now spent over a third of her life being somebody’s mommy.
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Wednesday, May 4,2011

Doctor, you've got to be kidding

Plastic surgeon Anthony Youn leaves ’em ’In Stitches’

by Bill Castanier
His new memoir “In Stitches” is a hilarious look at growing up as a teen in the small town of Greenville, surviving some serious clumsy teenage moments as one of a few Koreans in a virtually all-white community and finally dragging his butt out of bed for four years of medical school.
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Wednesday, May 4,2011

Lansing FIRST FRIDAYS

by City Pulse
DININGBackyard Bar-B-Q 301 S. Washington Square, Lansing$2 off any order over $15. (517) 803-8050 Beggar’s Banquet 218 Abbot Road, East Lansing Free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of any 2 regularly priced entrees. (517) 351-4540 Bistro 43 at East Lansing Marri...
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Wednesday, May 4,2011

An earful of melodrama

Opulent ’Vincent’ suffers from a lack of sparks between its stars

by Paul Wozniak
Audiences may not recognize young Vincent Van Gogh from his later brooding, earless self-portraits. Based on true events, "Vincent in Brixton" by Nicholas Wright shows a giddy 20-year-old Van Gogh discovering love and his greater artistic passions while briefly working in London.
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Wednesday, May 4,2011

Last call at the Cat

Taxes force Old Town LGBT club to close after a two-year run

by Rich Tupica
After months of financial woes, The Chrome Cat, a lesbian-oriented hot spot, closed its doors Saturday, an emotional night for not only its loyal patrons, but its dedi- cated staff as well. The final evening featured a performance by The House Divas, which packed the venue to capacity one last time.
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Wednesday, May 4,2011

Turn It Down

by Rich Tupica
Also taking the stage are the heavy and droning sounds of True Widow. The Dallas-based band formed in 2007 and quickly delved into the world of drone, shoegaze and post-rock. Its echoing guitars and sprawling songs are topped off with meandering, reverb-drenched vocals.
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Wednesday, May 4,2011

It's the talk of the town

The women of WLNS have plenty to say about the new ’6 in the City’

by James Sanford
“And I’m stopping,” Aldrich said. But Aldrich and her fellow WLNS anchors and reporters ' Sheri Jones, Ann Emmerich, Lauren Thompson, Brittany Gray and Lisa Byington ' are actually starting something: a talk show that allows them to address issues they don’t usually have time to cover.
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Wednesday, May 4,2011

The Screening Room

Hollywood gets a jump on summer — once again

by James Sanford
It’s not your imagination: Summer really is getting earlier every year. At least the summer movie season is ' what used to begin around Memorial Day or mid-May has slowly crept up into late April, as evidenced by the launch of “Fast Five,” the latest entry in the “Fast and the Furious” series last weekend.
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