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Wednesday, November 17,2010

The Screening Room

Capital City Film Festival kicks off in April

by James Sanford
With Michigan caught up in movie mania, the time seemed right for the launch of a new film festival. So Cochran, director of Lansing’s Office of Community Media, and his partners launched the Capital City Film Festival, scheduled for April 14 to 17. Submissions are being accepted.
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Wednesday, November 17,2010

A message for Michigan

Paul J. Miles salutes the state in song

by Chris Galford
For "We Live in Michigan," Miles took the feelings of the musical and broadened them out to reach the whole state. To that end, Miles has done extensive research into many aspects of Michigan, hoping to create a personal melody that anyone can relate to.
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Wednesday, November 17,2010

Silver Bells, Golden songs

Radio Disney singer, holiday market highlight 26th annual gala

by Christopher Horb
‘Tis the season once again. Silver Bells in the City, the festival that has delighted area residents since 1985 returns to, literally, light up downtown Lansing Friday. For this year’s event, original founders, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing has turned over the reins to Downtown Lansing Inc.
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Wednesday, November 17,2010

It's Mozart gone mad

Opera gets a screwball spin in "Giardiniera'

by Christopher Horb
“La Finta” tells the tale of the arrogant Count Belfiore The hallowed pomp and circumstance of Mozart collides with the screwball tone of Preston Sturges’ comedies when the opera “La Finta Giardiniera” weaves its lusty and ribald tale of star-crossed lovers and class struggles at Michigan State University’s Fairchild Theatre.
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Friday, November 12,2010

Lansing Civic Players on hiatus

'Strategic growth, collaboration and reorganization plan' announced

by City Pulse Staff
Earlier this week, Lansing Civic Players scrapped plans to stage "Mrs. Warren's Profession," the George Bernard Shaw comedy that replaced "A Shot in the Dark" on the company's schedule. Now comes word LCP won't be putting on any shows for the rest of the year.
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Friday, November 12,2010

When Lehto met Leno

The 'Tonight Show' host helped a shelved book see the light of day

by Bill Castanier
Steve Lehto will be reading and signing books at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 at Schuler Books & Music, 1982 Grand River Ave. in Okemos.
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Friday, November 12,2010

Train-ing day

Unsubtle 'Unstoppable' delivers loud, flashy suspense

by James Sanford
Swoop! Swooosh! Swirl! Denzel Washington and Chris Pine may be the stars of “Unstoppable,” but it’s cinematographer Ben Seresin who gets the most taxing workout. Even when characters are simply standing around or engaged in tense conversations, the camera behaves like a first-grader that’s been force-fed Pixy Stix and Monster Energy Drinks. It circles, it spirals, it bobs and weaves: It’s as if poor Seresin spent his days strapped to a carousel from hell.
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Friday, November 12,2010

Ready to roll

Capital City Film Festival seeks submissions

by James Sanford
Looking for a place to screen your latest film? Dominic Cochran can help you out.Cochran, a partner of Lansing's Ahptic Film & Digital, has just announced the first Capital City Film Festival, to be held April 14-17 in downtown Lansing. It's open to everyone and submissions are now being accepted.
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Thursday, November 11,2010

Stiff upper lips

Mustaches vs. Cancer contest is now in its third year

by Kritika Bharadwaj
Phrases like “Get your ‘stache on” and “Grow a rug on your mug!” are some of the slogans of the Mustaches vs. Cancer Charity, which is midway through its annual drive to collect donations for the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
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Wednesday, November 10,2010

Moving pictures

As Lansing Art Gallery moves, historic home is ‘up for grabs’

by Lawrence Cosentino
After a six-year fling, the gallery will forsake a sleek, chic but problematic storefront at 113 S. Washington Square and move a block north to the cheaper, bigger and more accessible 119 N. Washington Square, between the YMCA and Kositchek’s, the gallery’s board of directors announced last week.
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