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Wednesday, June 15,2011

Capturing the nuances of nature

When Carol Spry goes shooting in the forest, nobody gets hurt — she’s a wildlife photographer

by Fiona Guo
her see the photos. Carol Spry “She asked me Nature photography have I ever been Featured artist through a featured artist July 31 Schuler Books & Music before, and I said 2820 Towne Center Blvd., no. She told me that Lansing Schuler’s does that, Free but there is a one- (517) 316-7495.
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Wednesday, June 15,2011

Apocalypse whenever

A graduate student goes into hiding to protect himself from Doomsday in MSU’s comedy ’Boom’

by Tracy Key
“Boom” tells the story of a marine biology graduate student named Jules (Tyler VanCamp) whose research on Beaugregory Damselfish has convinced him that the end is near; he has gone into hiding in a bunker in order to protect himself from the impending apocalypse.
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Wednesday, June 8,2011

Habaneras and heartthrobs

Diego Rivera’s suite ‘Spanish Tinge’ heats up Creole Gallery Saturday

by Lawrence Cosentino
“How many times have you heard this rhythm?” Diego Rivera, home-grown East Lansing jazzman and tenor sax colossus of the Michigan State University Professors of Jazz, slapped the table in front of him and sang along: “Dump, dahhh-dat, dump, dahh-dat.”.
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Wednesday, June 8,2011

State of tarnished pride

Despite cultural and social gains, Proposal 2 makes Michigan a difficult place to live

by Lawrence Cosentino
In 2000, Michael Falk came to Ann Arbor with his partner, Matthew, to begin a promising career in materials science. He was 31 years old. By 2002, Falk’s teaching and research at the University of Michigan earned him an Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation.
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Wednesday, June 8,2011

'Radical hospitality'

Area churches beat back the brimstone at Michigan Pride

by Lawrence Cosentino
Cooper is a minister at Lansing’s Pilgrim Congregational Church, one of three United Church of Christ churches to team up for the first time and make a show of Christian counterforce at Michigan Pride 2011, with informational booths, moral support for the LGBT community and a place to take Holy Communion.
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Wednesday, June 8,2011

Stepping out, coming out

Youth White Party offers LGBT teens a safe haven

by Lawrence Cosentino
Youth White Party offers LGBT teens a safe haven Some people avoid dances for fear of being outed as a lousy dancer. When you’re in your teens, going to your first dance that’s for gays and' lesbians, a bit more support is in order.
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Wednesday, June 8,2011

Blue edge of the rainbow

Lansing police authorizes necessary force at Michigan Pride

by Lawrence Cosentino
“I have secured a float. I have secured a vehicle to tow it with. I have secured a male police officer who will be in uniform as the driver,” she announced in her column in the LGBT News, published by the Lansing Association for Human Rights, as if she were calling for backup.
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Wednesday, June 8,2011

Die laughing

A cast of crazed kooks energizes Riverwalk’s loony ’Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’

by Tom Helma
Riverwalk veteran Joe Dickson, as down-on-his luck stand-up comedian Eddie McCuen, ultimately wins the contest for most intensely agitated actor on stage, but Bob Murrell and Sarah Sonnenberg, as musical writers Roger Hopewell and BernIce Roth, run a close second and third.
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Wednesday, June 8,2011

'Silver Sparrow': Secret sisters

Tayari Jones’ new novel draws comparisons to Toni Morrison

by Bill Castanier
Tayari Jones has written one of the most original coming of age stories in modern times. Her newest book, “Silver Sparrow”, is about two families and two sisters ' one pretty, one plain ' connected but kept secret from one another by a bigamist father.
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Wednesday, June 8,2011

New York, Paris, Milan... Lansing?

Local designers dress up The Loft Saturday night

by Rich Tupica
The designer collective Pomp was founded this year by locals Kristy Warner, Keisha Thomas, Christine White and Bryenna Reinicke, who met in the Lansing Community College fashion technology program, where they’re all enrolled..
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