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Wednesday, December 8,2010

Lansing Symphony journeys from Thomas Kinkade to Jehovah

Concert hits extreme highs and lows

by Lawrence Cosentino
The Lansing Symphony and massed choral legions from Michigan State University and the Choral Union moved a mountain Saturday with a noble reading of Ernst Bloch’s “Avodath Hakodesh,” a rarely performed, full-on concert piece based on the Jewish Sabbath morning service.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

Advice Goddess

You tech my breath away & Deleting him on

by Amy Alkon
Q: I’ve had some good experiences with online dating, but I just can’t get over this feeling that it just isn’t natural or sexy.—Clicking For Love
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

Packing up the past

Lev Raphael boxes up his archives for delivery to MSU’s library

by Bill Castanier
Raphael has had a long and varied career in writing, publishing his first story inRedbook Magazine in 1979. He is especially recognized for his writing, both fiction and non-fiction, from the perspective of the son of Holocaust survivors and he is widely sought as a speaker on the issue.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

The Popcorn Bag

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by City Pulse
The Cheese strain, a well-known sativa, was the only one offered at $19 per gram. It was definitely worth it. The heavy cheese odor shifted to a more fuel-ish smell when broken down. With dense, sparkling buds, the Cheese was as potent as it was pretty..
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

Getting in 'Tuna'

Starlight Dinner Theatre packs plenty of humor into 'Christmas' farce

by Paul Wozniak
It’s Christmas time in Tuna, Texas, and its citizens ' as played by Jason Carlen and Michael Hays ' have returned to display their humiliations and humor onstage at the Starlight Dinner Theatre.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

A new spin

FBC owner Rosemont departs after 33 years

by Rich Tupica
“He’s working here every day next week, then he’s getting in his car and driving to Santa Fe,” Bernath said. “After being with a guy for 33 years it was like a long marriage. He’s got knowledge that no one else has as far as oldies, ‘60s music, Beatles trivia, Michigan 45s ' there’s hardly anyone else in the world that knows as much as he does.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

'Orchard' yields a bounty of local musical talents

Paleo, Small Houses among artists on new CD

by Rich Tupica
“In The Orchard Of Osiris,” a new compilation of mostly Michigan artists, wasn’t thrown together on a whim.The 15 tracks were seamlessly woven together by musician and graphic artist Peter Richards, who compiled and released the album on his label It Takes a Village to Make Records.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

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

by Rich Tupica
Catch the band live at The Cheap Girls Holiday Show, set for Friday, Dec. 17 at Mac’s Bar. The night is a showcase of local acts from different genres. Opening the show are the delicate folk sounds of Small Houses, the shredding metal of Genocya, and the hardcore punk of Dire Wolf ' an eclectic bill to say the least.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

Christmas comes early for Stormfield Theatre

Kristine Thatcher gets good news: Her company can stay at Frandor address

by Meghan Spork
In the midst of the holiday season, the Stormfield Theatre has found a permanent home.What was originally thought to be a temporary arrangement at 201 Morgan Lane, in the Frandor Shopping Center, has officially become the long-term location for Stormfield Theatre.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

How a ballet leads to dismay

A group of seniors gets stage fright in ’Nutcracker’s Nuts’

by Meghan Spork
Sometimes what seems like a bright idea can lead to some dark consequences. That’s the lesson learned by a group of ambitious senior citizens in “The Nutcracker’s Nuts,” the Riverwalk Theatre’s holiday production..
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