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Wednesday, November 3,2010

In the ear of the beholder

Scalding ’reasons’ tackles verbal violence

by Mary C. Cusack
The play opens with a fight in progress between a couple, Steph (Chelsea Witgen) and Greg (J.C. Kibbey). The more aggressive of the two, Steph unleashes an obscenity-laden tirade, a verbal assault that culminates in a physical one.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

TURN IT DOWN: A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
My Other Friend, a Brooklyn-based indie band, is headlining a rock show this Sunday. Fans of Arcade Fire and A Brief Smile may want to check this female-fronted band out. Opening the show are two local acts. Drinking Mercury, which features members of The Plurals, has been playing shows since 2000.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

The Screening Room

Race for Academy Awards begins ' now!

by James Sanford
The calendar may say November to you and I, but to film publicists, studio executives, moviemakers and actors it might as well say “Oscar Season, Part One.” Already, the drums are starting to beat, the buzz is beginning to rise and the names of various Academy Award contenders are being mentioned.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

Gallery 1212 sets opening date

Quintet of artists collaborates on new space

by Chris Galford
A new art studio opening in Lansing seeks to offer hands-on art experience in addition to the classic gallery stylings. The new studio, Gallery 1212, is set to open Sunday, Nov. 7.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

Back to the future

All-of-us Express brings 'Time Machine' to the stage

by Kritika Bharadwaj
(Wednesday, Nov. 3) All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre revs up H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine" with a cast of 48 young actors this weekend.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

Love, Italian-American style

’View From the Bridge’ looks at possessive passion

by Christopher Horb
Set in a 1950s Italian-American neighborhood in New York, near the Brooklyn Bridge, Miller’s play tells of Eddie Carbone, a longshoreman raising his teenage niece, Catherine. Eddie’s jealousy over Catherine’s love affair with Rodolpho, an Italian immigrant living under their roof, drives him to extreme measures to keep them apart.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

Filipino footwork

Bayanihan dances into Wharton Center

by Christopher Horb
Not only was the company the first Filipino group to perform on Broadway, and the first non American dance company to grace the stage of New York’s Lincoln Center, it was also the first cultural group from the Philippines to perform in Russia and the People’s Republic of China.
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Friday, October 29,2010

Brotherly love

Hilary Swank fights for justice in bittersweet 'Conviction'

by James Sanford
“Conviction” is the story of a man behind bars and a woman in a prison of her own creation. They’re siblings. Based on a true story — that was still unfolding while the movie was in production, interestingly enough — Pamela Gray’s screenplay is a bittersweet examination of how the ties that bind can also tie us down.
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Thursday, October 28,2010

Somi performs tonight at Wharton Center

Meet the high priestess of New African Soul

by City Pulse Staff
Combining traditional East African folk, Afro-pop and even elements of classical Western music, Somi — the daughter of Rwandese and Ugandan parents, who is now makes her home in New York — won over audiences at the Summer Solstice Jazz festival in East Lansing in June. Now, the singer returns for a concert at the Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
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Thursday, October 28,2010

Organists Guild performs pops concert

Bell choir, vocalists and instrumentalists are also on the bill

by Meghan Spork
(Thursday, Oct. 28) The Greater Lansing Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will be presenting its Fifth Annual Autumn Pops Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7 at the Presbyterian Church of Okemos.
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