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Monday, December 13,2010

The Screening Room

'Burlesque' has become a box office surprise

by James Sanford
It’s not particularly shocking to see “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” and Disney’s “Tangled” slugging it out for the dominant position atop the box office rankings. But what’s in the No.
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Friday, December 10,2010

Detour to Dullsville

Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp can't make 'Tourist' worth the price of a ticket

by James Sanford
In “The Tourist,” Angelina Jolie is a woman of many faces — many of them familiar. Sashaying through the streets of Paris in a cream-colored dress and opera gloves, she’s Audrey Hepburn. Navigating the canals of Venice, she turns into Jacqueline Bisset, circa “The Deep.” Gliding through a glittering ballroom, she becomes Sophia Loren. Tough acts to follow, all of them, but Jolie confidently puts across each persona.
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Thursday, December 9,2010

Students will get an eyeful of 'Oedipus'

Williamston Theatre receives grant for special matinees

by City Pulse Staff
Oedipus may have some trouble with his eyes, but local high school students will have an easier time seeing him this February at Williamston Theatre: The theater just received a grant from the Verizon Foundation to provide free tickets to matinees of the upcoming production of "Oedipus."
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Thursday, December 9,2010

Bells are ringing — again

Wentworth Park clock is making music after a lengthy silence

by Meghan Spork
Music is in the air. At least it is near Wentworth Park in downtown Lansing. Across from the Radisson, on the corner of Michigan and Grand, sits a 31-foot steam-powered clock, which — for the past two years — has been rather quiet.
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Thursday, December 9,2010

'There is music here that means something'

Wanderer's Teahouse attracts a diverse crew of performers

by Kritika Bharadwaj
Thursday, Nov. 4, 8:05 p.m.: Wanderer’s Teahouse & Café on Grand River Ave. is packed. About 50 people sit in their chairs, chatting away, many sipping on the small ceramic cups of hot aromatic tea. All are excited for the second performance night the café will host.
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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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