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Wednesday, May 4,2011

Last call at the Cat

Taxes force Old Town LGBT club to close after a two-year run

by Rich Tupica
After months of financial woes, The Chrome Cat, a lesbian-oriented hot spot, closed its doors Saturday, an emotional night for not only its loyal patrons, but its dedi- cated staff as well. The final evening featured a performance by The House Divas, which packed the venue to capacity one last time.
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Wednesday, May 4,2011

Turn It Down

by Rich Tupica
Also taking the stage are the heavy and droning sounds of True Widow. The Dallas-based band formed in 2007 and quickly delved into the world of drone, shoegaze and post-rock. Its echoing guitars and sprawling songs are topped off with meandering, reverb-drenched vocals.
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Wednesday, May 4,2011

It's the talk of the town

The women of WLNS have plenty to say about the new ’6 in the City’

by James Sanford
“And I’m stopping,” Aldrich said. But Aldrich and her fellow WLNS anchors and reporters ' Sheri Jones, Ann Emmerich, Lauren Thompson, Brittany Gray and Lisa Byington ' are actually starting something: a talk show that allows them to address issues they don’t usually have time to cover.
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Wednesday, May 4,2011

The Screening Room

Hollywood gets a jump on summer — once again

by James Sanford
It’s not your imagination: Summer really is getting earlier every year. At least the summer movie season is ' what used to begin around Memorial Day or mid-May has slowly crept up into late April, as evidenced by the launch of “Fast Five,” the latest entry in the “Fast and the Furious” series last weekend.
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Wednesday, May 4,2011

Curtain Call

Shout ’Halleujah’ at Starlight

by Christopher Horb
The Starlight Dinner Theatre knows a good thing when they’ve got it. That’s why the troupe is closing out its sixth season with “The Hallelujah Girls”, another comedy from writers of such previous Starlight hits as “Dearly Beloved”, “Christmas Belles” and “Southern Hospitality.
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Wednesday, May 4,2011

Once homeless, now helping out

Le'Andria Johnson sings for a cause close to her heart

by Fiona Guo
Johnson is headlining a fundraising concert for the moneless called “Up From the Ashes” at South Church in Lansing on Friday. The event was originally supposed to happen April 1, but was postponed when Johnson learned her younger brother had been killed in a shooting in Orlando, Fla.
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Wednesday, April 27,2011

Great expectations

Purple Rose’s ’Some Couples May...’ takes on a touchy topic with sensitivity, humor and convincing performances

by Tom Helma
Now playing at the Purple Rose Theater, “Couples” takes the audience through the early moments of high expectations that couples have when first embracing the idea of pregnancy and parenthood, then through the heartbreak of hopelessness that ensues when nothing whatsoever happens.
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Wednesday, April 27,2011

Debate still rages over Malcolm X

A new biography reignites old controversies surrounding the African-American leader

by Bill Castanier
The book, by noted African-American author and historian Manning Marable, fprofessor of history and public affairs at Columbia and director of Columbia’ Center for Contemporary Black History, comes 46 years after Grove Press posthumously published “The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” co-written by Alex Haley.
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Wednesday, April 27,2011

1st Sunday gallery walk & other exhibitions

by City Pulse
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday & Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, and noon-5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. Intersection of Physics & Auditorium Roads, East Lansing. (517) 355-7631. www.artmuseum.msu.edu.
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Wednesday, April 27,2011

Riverwalk Theatre goes for Van Gogh drama

by City Pulse
The early career of artist Vincent Van Gogh and his relationship with his muse, Ursula Loyer are the subjects of the Riverwalk Theatre’s romantic drama "Vincent in Brixton." JC Kibbey plays the painter and Laura Stebbins stars as the English landlady who inspires him.
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