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Thursday, November 4,2010

Putting up the house to bring down the house

The set is perhaps the biggest star of 'Mary Poppins'

by Chris Galford
It was many hard hours and long nights in the making, but the set for the Wharton Center’s "Mary Poppins" is ready for the spotlight.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

Hook, lines and sinker

It’s Debussy night at Absolute Music

by Lawrence Cosentino
Velvet-voiced actor/director Ken Beachler and perfectionist piano man Sergei Kvitko have a strangely compelling musical partnership.Suave cop, intense cop? Honey and salt?Their chemistry is hard to pin down.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

Advice Goddess

Settle sore & Lack of space, the final frontier

by Amy Alkon
Q: I’m a 23-year-old law student with a boyfriend who attends grad school 16 hours away. We’re both swamped at school, so we visit once a month. I've only been with one other guy, but I hate the dating scene. Still, maybe I need to date around to make sure he’s the right ...
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

1st Sunday gallery walk & other exhibitions

by City Pulse Staff
New Exhibits Absolute Gallery “Wonderful Watercolor Wonderland.” Visions of Michigan depicted in watercolor by Betty Bea Washburn. Reception: 1-5 p.m. Nov. 7. Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday & Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m.-5 ...
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

Making time for rhyme

Deborah Diesen reels in a ’Pout-Pout Fish’ sequel

by Bill Castanier
“Dan Hanna wanted to include art from the deepest part of the ocean in the first book,” she said. Hanna and Diesen had never met before the first book was published, but at a joint appearance in New York they did some brainstorming, which resulted in the new storyline.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

In the ear of the beholder

Scalding ’reasons’ tackles verbal violence

by Mary C. Cusack
The play opens with a fight in progress between a couple, Steph (Chelsea Witgen) and Greg (J.C. Kibbey). The more aggressive of the two, Steph unleashes an obscenity-laden tirade, a verbal assault that culminates in a physical one.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

TURN IT DOWN: A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
My Other Friend, a Brooklyn-based indie band, is headlining a rock show this Sunday. Fans of Arcade Fire and A Brief Smile may want to check this female-fronted band out. Opening the show are two local acts. Drinking Mercury, which features members of The Plurals, has been playing shows since 2000.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

The Screening Room

Race for Academy Awards begins ' now!

by James Sanford
The calendar may say November to you and I, but to film publicists, studio executives, moviemakers and actors it might as well say “Oscar Season, Part One.” Already, the drums are starting to beat, the buzz is beginning to rise and the names of various Academy Award contenders are being mentioned.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

Gallery 1212 sets opening date

Quintet of artists collaborates on new space

by Chris Galford
A new art studio opening in Lansing seeks to offer hands-on art experience in addition to the classic gallery stylings. The new studio, Gallery 1212, is set to open Sunday, Nov. 7.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

Back to the future

All-of-us Express brings 'Time Machine' to the stage

by Kritika Bharadwaj
(Wednesday, Nov. 3) All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre revs up H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine" with a cast of 48 young actors this weekend.
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