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Wednesday, December 8,2010

A new spin

FBC owner Rosemont departs after 33 years

by Rich Tupica
“He’s working here every day next week, then he’s getting in his car and driving to Santa Fe,” Bernath said. “After being with a guy for 33 years it was like a long marriage. He’s got knowledge that no one else has as far as oldies, ‘60s music, Beatles trivia, Michigan 45s ' there’s hardly anyone else in the world that knows as much as he does.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

'Orchard' yields a bounty of local musical talents

Paleo, Small Houses among artists on new CD

by Rich Tupica
“In The Orchard Of Osiris,” a new compilation of mostly Michigan artists, wasn’t thrown together on a whim.The 15 tracks were seamlessly woven together by musician and graphic artist Peter Richards, who compiled and released the album on his label It Takes a Village to Make Records.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

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

by Rich Tupica
Catch the band live at The Cheap Girls Holiday Show, set for Friday, Dec. 17 at Mac’s Bar. The night is a showcase of local acts from different genres. Opening the show are the delicate folk sounds of Small Houses, the shredding metal of Genocya, and the hardcore punk of Dire Wolf ' an eclectic bill to say the least.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

Christmas comes early for Stormfield Theatre

Kristine Thatcher gets good news: Her company can stay at Frandor address

by Meghan Spork
In the midst of the holiday season, the Stormfield Theatre has found a permanent home.What was originally thought to be a temporary arrangement at 201 Morgan Lane, in the Frandor Shopping Center, has officially become the long-term location for Stormfield Theatre.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

How a ballet leads to dismay

A group of seniors gets stage fright in ’Nutcracker’s Nuts’

by Meghan Spork
Sometimes what seems like a bright idea can lead to some dark consequences. That’s the lesson learned by a group of ambitious senior citizens in “The Nutcracker’s Nuts,” the Riverwalk Theatre’s holiday production..
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

Arts Council applauds award winners

Annual Applause Award, Business Arts Award were presented Tuesday

by Chris Galford
The Arts Council of Greater Lansing is honoring those that have most contributed to Lansing’s arts scene.The honors consist of two awards, based on nominations from the public. The Applause Award honors an individual who has made a significant contribution to arts in the region, while the Business Arts Award does the same for local businesses.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

The art of nutrition

Lansing students get lessons in creating ceramics -- and healthy diets

by Kritika Bharadwaj
Reach Studio Art Center specializes in art education in an after school setting for students, says executive director Alice Brinkman.“The emphasis came from the Greater Lansing Potter Skills, which approached me," she says. "They like to fund projects every year to do with ceramics and kids, and they approached me to give Reach ceramic classes for underserved youth."
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

Art Market has gifts with style

by Kritika Bharadwaj
“We have all kinds of media represented and of all price ranges," says Catherine Babcock, the Gallery’s executive director. "The lowest-priced item is $3. Everything we have is made in Michigan. During the holidays we ask our artists for things in the gift-giving price range.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

It’s a holiday double play at Mid-Michigan Family

by Kritika Bharadwaj
"With ’A Place Called Christmas,’ we had a good turnout for auditions," Gordon said. "So, rather than double casting (having different actors play a role at certain performances), we went for another play, and I hope it strikes a good contrast. We have one play that’s more modern and upbeat, and the other that’s more traditional.
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Friday, December 3,2010

Girlyman concert at Creole canceled

Medical emergency forces band to scrap tour

by City Pulse Staff
(Friday, Dec. 3) Sad news from Small Things Productions: The Girlyman concert scheduled for Dec. 12 at Creole Gallery has been canceled. Girlyman member Doris Muramatsu has been diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia, prompting the group to scrap their tour plans. "Fortunately, CML ...
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