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Tuesday, January 4,2011

Artists' reception at Gracie's Place

Williamston restaurant hosts multi-artist show through January

by City Pulse Staff
Artists Ron Cook, Lee J. and Nancy M. Kronenberg, Gail Noren and Melinda Pope will be exhibiting works during the month of January at Gracie’s Place, 151 S. Putnam, in Williamston.
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Tuesday, January 4,2011

Something 'Unexpected' at Riverwalk

Yasmina Reza play will be staged as a fund-raiser this weekend

by Alyssa Gienapp
Riverwalk Theater will showcase Yasmina Reza’s “The Unexpected Man” at a special fundraising event Friday and Saturday to “help us get through the winter months,” said Mike Siracuse, Riverwalk manager.
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Friday, December 31,2010

The bad and the beautiful

2010's 10 best and 10 worst movies

by James Sanford
Strange to think that at the beginning of 2010, I'm not sure I'd ever even heard the name Lisbeth Salander. Now, it's like she's practically a member of my own family. OK, well, maybe just a Facebook Friend.
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Thursday, December 30,2010

As 2010 heads for the run-off groove...

Rich Tupica spotlights some of the major players in Lansing's music scene

by Rich Tupica
Another year is gone, leaving behind a trail of DIY records and rock shows only Lansing could produce. Aside from slabs of vinyl and compact discs, new venues, artist collectives, and a local music TV website also appeared in 2010.
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Wednesday, December 29,2010

Napoleon's latest romp

Guitarist bounces into Creole Gallery with ‘little tiny big band’

by Lawrence Cosentino
The duo’s breakout recalls the 1950 Hollywood melodrama “Young Man With a Horn,” in which a hot-headed trumpeter chafes under his bandleader’s predictable, cornball arrangements. As soon as the bandleader’s back is turned, he calls an impromptu jam session with his buddies and swings like mad.
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Wednesday, December 29,2010

Advice Goddess

'I’ll have the scrimp cocktail!'

by Amy Alkon
When we were ordering, he suggested we play “a fun game,” which entailed closing our eyes and picking a number (the entrees were numbered). I said okay, then he said I couldn’t pick numbers between 20 and 25 because those entrees were expensive. Completely disenchanted, I opened my eyes and chose something cheap.
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Wednesday, December 29,2010

Turn it down: A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
A $20 table reservation guarantees a table for your party, while a $35 VIP table reservation includes a complimentary bottle of champagne and coat check for up to four people. Tickets are available at The Tin Can in downtown Lansing, Music Manor in Lansing and FBC in East Lansing.
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Wednesday, December 29,2010

Chad Badgero

Peppermint Creek Theatre founder sees opportunities for cooperation — not competition — among Lansing’s various theater companies.

by James Sanford
Many artists leave their hometowns for bigger cities. What has kept you in Lansing? I think what has kept me in Lansing is the ability to work on the kind of material I believe in, in a community that has proven to have a desire for that material. I’m thrilled Peppermint Creek has f...
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Wednesday, December 29,2010

Timothy Muffitt

Despite the economy, the beat goes on for the Lansing Symphony maestro.

by James Sanford
How would you characterize the state of symphony orchestras in 2010? Well, all the arts are generally very sensitive to the health of the economy because we rely largely on philanthropy for our survival. Only 30 percent of our operating expenses come from tickets sales, which means 70 per...
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Wednesday, December 29,2010

Kristine Thatcher

The actress/director/playwright now has a theater company of her own.

by James Sanford
When did you launch Stormfield Theatre? It’s been in existence since August 2009. It started with staged readings. The first was “Kimberly Akimbo,” with Carmen Decker (which Stormfield will produce as a full-scale production in 2011). In your years of performing and wri...
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