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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Screening Room

Electrifying drama 'Warrior' will knock you out

by James Sanford
Tom Hardy’s brilliance had already brought him a faithful following in his native England by the time director Christopher Nolan cast him as the delightfully deceiver forgery expert in “Inception,” last summer’s brainy blockbuster.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Girls, girls, girls

Riverwalk Theatre's 'Annie' features more orphans than ever

by James Sanford
“I’m very fortunate to have one of the funniest and most physically controlled actors around playing Miss Hannigan: Angela Dill,” Croff said. “She has this great, elongated form, and she’s really been putting her body into it. It’s hilarious watching the kids vacillate between wanting to laugh and wanting to run away from her.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

The road to art

Lansing Art Gallery rolls out from ’Toledo to Detroit’

by Nicole LaChance
The Lansing Art Gallery has done similar exhibits in the past, such as one focusing on the Lake Superior area, but it’s unusual to have three artists all interpreting one theme, said Lansing Art Gallery executive director Catherine Babcock..
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Living in style

Cancer survivors 'walk with dignity' in fashion show

by Denyse Smith
Galvin, who serves on LEMATA’s board of directors, has been touched by cancer, having lost both her parents and her inlaws to the disease; her sister is a thyroid cancer survivor and will be one of the models in the runway event..
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Wednesday, August 31,2011

Advice Goddess

Guru, Interrupted

by Amy Alkon
Q: My husband is extremely analytical, to the point where he has a negative or argumentative response to almost anything I say ' including positive or even insignificant things. Then, when he makes some remark, unless I respond with “I agree” or “uh-huh,” he debates me. I’ve repeatedly asked him to stop making everything an argument, but he insists that he’s just giving his “honest opinion.” I go for counseling, but he refuses to, saying he won’t talk to “some stranger” about us. He’s turning my happy self into a miserable, depressed self.
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Wednesday, August 31,2011

Food finder

Cafes & Diners

by City Pulse Staff
Food Finder listings are rotated each week based on space. If you have an update for the listings, please e-mail food@lansingcitypulse.com.
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Wednesday, August 31,2011

Putting it all together

Bands, Dragon Boat races, food, a bit of union history — they’re all part of the Mosaic Music Festival

by Rich Tupica
The Labor Day weekend outdoor event, now in its second year, features everything from live music and ethnic dancing to Dragon Boat races and fireworks. Mayor Virg Bernero hosts the Mayor’s Labor Walk at 2 p.m. Saturday, which starts at the pedestrian bridge in Adado Riverfront Park.
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Wednesday, August 31,2011

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing’s musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
For those who are actually co-op residents, there is no cover charge and they can bring a “plus-one” guest. Also, residents and their guest will have a “line bypass” as well, so there’s no waiting outside, no matter what time they show up. There is a $4 cover for non-co-op residents.
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Wednesday, August 31,2011

'Cash' and carry

Can a local drag queen rule the roost on VH1?

by James Andersen
Both came into play while the 22-yearold was taping something else that is sure to get him noticed: the VH1 reality series, “Ton of Cash,” which began airing earlier this month. Derke is one of 14 contestants racing to move $1 million in cash from Malibu to Las Vegas by any means they can.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

Greater Lansing Housing Coalition, house thyself

The venerable organization has found a new home in Old Town, and it’s celebrating with an art exhibit

by Lawrence Cosentino
It makes sense that Katherine Draper is into steel drapes. The executive director of the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition cultivates a steel drape image: inviting, creative, transparent, tough.
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