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Wednesday, February 23,2011

Industry keeps expanding

Band finds room to grow with 'Trouble House'

by Rich Tupica
Joshua Barton had a huge revelation back in 1999 after stumbling upon a record by Spiritualized, an English neopsychedelia band. Further digging led him to Spacemen 3 albums, and a crop of other loud, droning, and feedback-ridden tunes ' a genre known as “shoegaze.
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Wednesday, February 23,2011

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

by Rich Tupica
One of those acts, Mr. Denton on Doomsday has been gigging around Lansing for years playing their brand of experimental indie metal. The band’s sound could be compared to Incubus and System of a Down; however, the band mixes it up with some funk, a mess of erratic beats and insightful lyrics.
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Wednesday, February 23,2011

The Screening Room

Life has been a wild ride for a ’Winnebago Man’

by James Sanford
Many of those caustic clips turn up throughout documentarian Ben Steinbauer’s “Winnebago Man,” an attempt to chart the curious course of Rebney’s life from a career as a TV news producer to a Winnebago pitchman and, finally, as a recluse in the California mountains.
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Wednesday, February 23,2011

Curtain Call

by Christopher Horb
Munro Leaf created the iconic character, a gentle, loving bull that prefers smelling flowers to facing bullfighters in the ring in the 1936 book, “The Story of Ferdinand.” Walt Disney Studios famously adapted the story of Ferdinand and his human counterpart, the reluctant matador, Danilo, into an Oscar-winning animated short two years later.
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Wednesday, February 23,2011

A celebration of 'Revelations'

Alvin Ailey dancers revive 1960 masterpiece

by Alyssa Gienapp
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is advertising this as the 50th anniversary of the dance, which the troupe will perform at Wharton Center Tuesday and which remains a signature piece in the company’s repertoire.
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Friday, February 18,2011

'Chicago' dates changed at Wharton

Touring musical will now open May 12

by City Pulse Staff
"Chicago" is still on its way to the Wharton Center — it's just arriving a bit later than expected.
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Thursday, February 17,2011

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

by Rich Tupica
Atomic Tom is a Brooklyn-based band that created a buzz on YouTube after they performed their single "Take Me Out" live using four iPhones on a New York City subway. The fictional premise of the video is that the band’s instruments have been stolen and they were forced to improvise, using their iPhones.
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Thursday, February 17,2011

Lansing Symphony Orchestra's Catherine Guarino steps down

The director of education and community engagement has been at the LSO for three and a half years

by James Sanford
After three and a half years, Catherine Guarino, Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s director of education and community engagement, will step down next Wednesday.
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

'It's time to follow through on the dreams I've had'

Fresh from her triumph at the Grammys, Dee Dee Bridgewater brings Lady Day to Lansing

by Lawrence Cosentino
Suddenly, it seemed absurd to do anything normal, but she had to. Her Friday gig at East Lansing’s Wharton Center, and the usual promotional interviews were scheduled before the Grammy dropped..
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

Advice Goddess

Menopause in the Heterosexuality

by Amy Alkon
Q: I’m a 56-year-old married woman, and as far as I can tell, I’ve been happily heterosexual all my life — until recently. For the past year, I’ve been thinking about a woman until I can no longer think about anything else. I have such powerful and authentic sexual feelings that I feel compelled to reveal myself to her, but I think she’d probably knock me out.
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