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Wednesday, October 6,2010

Brilliant 'Blue'

Wiiliamston's 'Door' is well worth opening

by Tom Helma
Williamston Theatre’s “Blue Door” is an intensely quiet and deeply moving play, one that stills and startles the audience into an unexpected opportunity for personal reflection and self examination.
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Wednesday, October 6,2010

Advice Goddess

Putting the spark plugs in the relationship & Sloshed in translation

by Amy Alkon
Q: Five years ago, My Love and I shared our first kiss. Since then, we’ve been seeing each other three times a week for an hour. We spend this hour in his truck being intimate. We love each other. We talk about getting married, how we’ll spend our retirement years, where we&rsq...
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Wednesday, October 6,2010

Detroit Symphony/Sarah Chang concert canceled

Refunds will be offered

by City Pulse Staff
Wharton Center’s Thursday, Oct. 7 performance by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with violinist Sarah Chang and the preceding Preview Dinner have both been canceled. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and its orchestra committee and union reached an impasse in negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement.
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Wednesday, October 6,2010

Camping it up in the castle

’Fortinbras’ puts ham back into ’Hamlet’

by Paul Wozniak
Whether you are in or out of the Shakespeare camp, "Fortinbras" simply requires a love of "camp." Currently running at Riverwalk Theatre’s Blackbox Stage, Lee Blessing’s bawdy, crowd-pleasing "Hamlet"skewering joke mill falls over itself with clever references to "Hamlet," mocking its literary interpretations and masterpiece status.
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Wednesday, October 6,2010

'Complete' lunacy

Shakespeare gets short shrift at LCC

by Mary C. Cusack
Lansing Community College’s production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” is nothing if not a crowd-pleaser. The play breaks the fourth wall and actively involves the audience; the audience at Saturday evening’s performance didn’t take long to warm up to the format.
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Wednesday, October 6,2010

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

by Rich Tupica
Who says rap metal died along with Limp Bizkit? This Friday, Universal recording artist Rich Nix is set to throw down his hybrid of metal, electronic and rap at The Loft. Nix is a 24-year old Canadian singer, songwriter and producer who recently released the “Note to Self” EP.
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Wednesday, October 6,2010

Games people play

Three buddies do some chatting and cheating in Stormfield Theatre's drama 'Among Friends'

by James Sanford
Off to the side, Kristine Thatcher watches them closely. If their conversation sounds familiar to her, it should: She wrote it.
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Wednesday, October 6,2010

Hamburger to go

Wharton marketing director headed for job in Phoenix

by James Sanford
The Lansing native and Michigan State University graduate is headed to Phoenix to be the director of marketing and commu nications at Arizona State University’s version of Wharton, Gammage, which provides music, dance and Broadway touring shows to a market of approximately 4 million.
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Wednesday, October 6,2010

Will the DSO show?

Strike may or may not affect Wharton concert

by James Sanford
According to the DSO website (www.detroitsymphony.com), "all concerts remain scheduled as planned." But ticketholders for the Chang/DSO concert might want to check the DSO’s concert hotline (313-576-5123) or the Wharton Center box office for updates..
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Tuesday, October 5,2010

The sound of muzhik

Gurt, Lansing Symphony roll out Russian revelry

by Lawrence Cosentino
The Russians have a proverb: The only tool you really need is an ax. Michael Gurt, a brilliant pianist with a bearish frame, untucked shirt and savage glee in his eyes, kicked through classical decorum to hew, hack and finesse his way through Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto Friday night with maestro Timothy Muffitt and the Lansing Symphony.
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