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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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Wednesday, May 4,2011

Curtain Call

Shout ’Halleujah’ at Starlight

by Christopher Horb
The Starlight Dinner Theatre knows a good thing when they’ve got it. That’s why the troupe is closing out its sixth season with “The Hallelujah Girls”, another comedy from writers of such previous Starlight hits as “Dearly Beloved”, “Christmas Belles” and “Southern Hospitality.
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Wednesday, May 4,2011

Once homeless, now helping out

Le'Andria Johnson sings for a cause close to her heart

by Fiona Guo
Johnson is headlining a fundraising concert for the moneless called “Up From the Ashes” at South Church in Lansing on Friday. The event was originally supposed to happen April 1, but was postponed when Johnson learned her younger brother had been killed in a shooting in Orlando, Fla.
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Wednesday, April 27,2011

Great expectations

Purple Rose’s ’Some Couples May...’ takes on a touchy topic with sensitivity, humor and convincing performances

by Tom Helma
Now playing at the Purple Rose Theater, “Couples” takes the audience through the early moments of high expectations that couples have when first embracing the idea of pregnancy and parenthood, then through the heartbreak of hopelessness that ensues when nothing whatsoever happens.
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