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Wednesday, June 29,2011

Bringing contemporary concepts to classic works

Tommy Gomez tackles the TASC of launching a new theater company

by Paul Wozniak
Tommy Gomez does not appear to tire easily. He exudes passionate, kinetic energy about theater. Introduced to the bawdy side of William Shakespeare in high school, Gomez took to the stage to perform with such companies as the Purple Rose Theatre, the California Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, L.
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

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

by Rich Tupica
Headlining the night of free underground music is Farler’s Fury. The Montreal-based band has been gigging across Canada and the Midwestern part of the United States since it formed in 2003. The guys specialize in playing Celticstyle skate punk (complete with bagpipes).
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

The Screening Room

Selena Gomez is growing up, along with her fans

by James Sanford
That’s because "Monte Carlo" (opening Friday) was initially based on a novel called "Headhunters," a story of four middle-aged Midwestern women on a jaunt through France. It’s now a tale of three Texas gals ' one is 18 and the other two (played by Katie Cassidy and Leighton Meester) are 21 ' falling in love and getting in trouble on the Riviera.
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

Dressed for success

MSU sophomore wins fashion design contest

by Chris Galford
Since February, Skintimate Studios has been running a contest in conjunction with designer Mara Hoffman in an effort to hunt down original women’s ensembles. Designers from across the country submitted their drawings for review by both the public and the studio’s own judges.
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

The ’Sunny Side’ of the stage

LCC pays tribute to country music’s most celebrated family

by Christina Strong
The cast features Joshua Rilko as Alvin, Lindsay Lou as Sara, Jen Sygit as Maybelle and Becky Owen as Janette Carter. Songs include "Wabash Cannonball," "Wildwood Flower" and "Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow.".
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Thursday, June 23,2011

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

by Rich Tupica
The first-ever Rock n Brew will happen Saturday and Sunday in Williamston. The outdoor fest, which starts at 9 a.m., combines Michigan brew with live music from 20 bands and DJs, along with camping available on 40 acres.
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Wednesday, June 22,2011

Getting around U2's '360'' tour

by Rich Tupica
Not since the Rolling Stones brought the “Voodoo Lounge” tour to Spartan Stadium in 1994 has East Lansing been host to such a massive rock concert as the U2 show set for Sunday.
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Wednesday, June 22,2011

Lunar power and solar energy

Old Town's annual Festival of the Moon and Festival of the Sun have their own special vibes

by Rich Tupica
The Festival of the Sun and Festival of the Moon is all about getting outside in Old Town while enjoying fine wine, cuisine, cold craft-brewed beer and music.
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Wednesday, June 22,2011

The Screening Room

He said, she said, he said, the 'Transformers' way

by James Sanford
Most of America is now well aware that "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" is opening nationwide next Wednesday (or Tuesday, if you’re willing to spend the extra bucks to see it in IMAX).
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Wednesday, June 22,2011

California cannabis advocate Michael Malott returns home

’Michigan Medical Marijuana Handbook’ covers health benefits, logistics and interacting with police

by Andy Balaskovitz
’Michigan Medical Marijuana Handbook’ covers health benefits, logistics and interacting with police.
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