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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Conniving kitty claws her way up the ladder of success

Riverwalk lets the cat out of the bag in ’Puss in Boots’

by Meghan Spork
When the youngest son of a miller (Danny Bethea) receives a cat (played by Donna Green) for his inheritance, he has no idea how cunning the feline is. Puss’ ingenuity helps her to gain money, clout and even a princess (Chelsea Hagger) for her lowly master by passing him off as the fictitious Marquis of Carabas.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Singing in the season

Tickets are going fast for Lansing Concert Band

by Meghan Spork
The band will play three major concert classics: Floyd Werle’s “A Celebration of Christmas,” Percy Grainger’s “Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol” and Alfred Reed’s “Russion Christmas Music.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

The next Jack Hanna?

MSU student hopes to follow in idol's footsteps

by Meghan Spork
Do you wanna to be like Jack Hanna? Michigan State University student Bret Muter does. Muter has been selected as one of five finalists in the "Wanna Be Like Jack Hanna Contest?," sponsored by the Columbus Zoological Park Association.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Merry fish-mas

Starlight Dinner Theater reels in ’Tuna Christmas’

by Chris Galford
7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11 Starlight Dinner Theatre Waverly East Intermediate School, 3131 W. Michigan Ave, Lansing $15 for the show; $30 for dinner ($25 for seniors and students) Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.; reservations required.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Silence may be golden for Riverwalk

Silent art auction at Decker's raises money for theater lighting

by Chris Galford
Coffee at Decker’s will soon come with a view. Decker’s Coffeehouse, 220 S. Washington Square in downtown Lansing, is teaming up with Riverwalk Theatre to host a silent art auction. Funds raised at the auction will support the theater. The goal is to raise enough money to pay for track lighting in the theater’s lobby, to lighten up its art shows.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Real 'Murder' inspires judge's fictional mystery

William C. Whitbeck’s debut novel is ready for its day in court

by Christopher Horb
In the course of his career, Judge William C. Whitbeck has taken on many roles, from his work as an attorney in private practice to political endeavors (including a stint assisting Gov. George Romney) to his long-running position on the Michigan Fourth District Court of Appeals.
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Sunday, November 21,2010

Nothing to wine about

Columnist Michael Brenton is spotlighted in British wine guide

by City Pulse Staff
Uncorked columnist Michael Brenton got a bit of international exposure when his comments on the wines of Chateauneuf du Pape were quoted by the British website Fine Rare: Your Fine Wine Marketplace.
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Saturday, November 20,2010

Ani-malcontents

The fractured fables of David Sedaris are 'bedtime stories for children who drink'

by James Sanford
It all sounds perfectly innocuous. A lonely mouse befriends a snake. A stalwart rabbit stands guard at the gate to his forest. A chipmunk thinks she’s found Mr. Right in the form of a sophisticated squirrel.But despite its seemingly cuddly characters and an array of beguiling illustrations by Ian Falconer, David Sedaris’ “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk” is probably not the best holiday gift for that special youngster on your shopping list.
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Wednesday, November 17,2010

The queen moves on

Former Liebermann's owner Betty Price leaves Lansing, leaving behind an indelible legacy

by Lawrence Cosentino
She bought the chair for Don in 1961, the year the Prices opened their East Lansing store. “He worked so hard that year, I thought, ‘He needs something special.’” But Price is not stuck in the past. “You do what you have to do,” she said. That’s right, Mrs.
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Wednesday, November 17,2010

Nomad for real

Creole gig is sendoff for Zambia-bound musician Thom Jayne

by Lawrence Cosentino
Jayne, a professor of agricultural economics at Michigan State University, helps small farmers in Africa hook up with local and global markets. He goes to Africa several times a year, but hasn’t had an extended stay there since a Peace Corps stint 18 years ago.
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