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Wednesday, January 26,2011

The omnipresent John Lepard: On stage, on TV, at the movies

The actor shows up next week on an episode of 'Detroit 187'; after that, he's back on the big screen in 'Scream 4'

by James Sanford
In "Road to Nowhere," the episode of “Detroit 187” that airs Tuesday, Lepard (who turns 47 today)plays Cyrus Layton, who assists Detroit police officers Fitch (Michael Imperioli) and Washington (Jon Michael Hill) in the investigation of a multiple-murder case.
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Wednesday, January 26,2011

The Screening Room

Oscar nominations: A tale of prizes and surprises

by James Sanford
As expected, Annette Bening got a best actress nomination for “The Kids Are All Right,” in which she plays a lesbian mom trying to deal with her adolescent kids and the surrogate father (Mark Ruffalo) who has suddenly resurfaced in their lives.
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Wednesday, January 26,2011

Here comes the stinger

Lisbeth Salander saga builds to a climax in moody 'Hornets' Nest'

by James Sanford
A great heroine deserves a sensational send-off, and Lisbeth Salander ' that girl with the dragon tattoo who played with fire ' gets a fairly good one in "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest," the concluding chapter of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy.
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Wednesday, January 26,2011

Curtain Call

There’s music in the air

by Christopher Horb
“I’ve kind of been able to see it grow,” he said. “I think for Adam there’s kind of a sense of ‘it’s all yours now.’” Told almost entirely in song, "Days" is the story of four young New Yorkers whose paths cross as they search for love and fulfillment in the Big Apple.
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Wednesday, January 26,2011

Looking beyond looks

Kimberly Lavon’s prints examine social stigmas

by Alyssa Gienapp
Art by Kimberly Lavon Katalyst Gallery 1214 Turner St, Lansing 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m.-7:15 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday (517) 708-8916 twitter.com/kimberlylavon www.facebook.com/.
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Wednesday, January 26,2011

Dubstep debut

Cirque Du Womp brought a new beat to The Loft

by Alyssa Gienapp
Standing in the freezing cold. A mob of 18-year-olds. Being blinded by ridiculously bright spotlights. It was almost worth it to see Cirque Du Womp’s first-ever show in Lansing. Saturday night, The Loft was packed with bright colors, things that glowed, and quite a lot of people; the Facebook event had 758 confirmed guests.
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Tuesday, January 25,2011

Oscar nominations: A tale of prizes and surprises

Ryan Gosling and Julianne Moore among the unjustly overlooked

by James Sanford
Once the cheers die down and everyone gets a closer look at the annual Academy Award nominations, the questions begin popping up. This year’s crop of nominations, which were announced Tuesday morning, is no exception.
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Friday, January 21,2011

Lavon on view at Katalyst

Print collections address social issues

by Alyssa Gienapp
Katalyst Art Gallery in Old Town is showcasing Kimberly Lavon as this month’s featured artist. Lavon’s print collections, “Skeleton Society” and “Animalesque — A Social Commentary,” both touch on the social constraints put on us every day.
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Wednesday, January 19,2011

Between notes

Musical duo blurs East/West boundaries

by Lawrence Cosentino
Kelly plays a Glissentar, a guitar that snakes through the bendy notes and semitones of Indian music ' or Delta blues, depending on his mood. Bringi thrums his fingers and palms on the mridangam, a cylindrical drum with a face on each end, like a hammerhead shark.
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Wednesday, January 19,2011

Advice Goddess

Triumph of the Willy

by Amy Alkon
Q: When you gave advice to the woman complaining about her husband surfing the Internet for porn and swimsuit photos of Serena Williams,you seemed to have missed a word in her question. That word is “husband.” I doubt people get married with it being okay for another man or woman to be involved in their marriage. Pornography causes great harm to marriages. It’s not okay. It’s not normal. It’s a selfish and destructive choice.—Appalled Wife
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