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Wednesday, October 26,2011

Macabre Michigan

’Ghostwriters’collects spooky stories from authors around the state

by Bill Castanier
Kasischke, who contributed the story “Ghost Anecdote,” says she personally She said she was also impressed by the 27-year-old writer Elizabeth' Schmuhl from St. Joseph, whose short story “Belief” is set on a farm on the Paw Paw River. It is the first major publication for Schmuhl, who teaches high school.
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Wednesday, October 26,2011

It's trick or doggy treat

Canine costumes return to Old Town Friday

by City Pulse
The tradition continues Friday in Old Town, with Barron, WLMI’s Melik Brown and WLNS meteorlogist Jake Dunne doing the judging. Doggie Trick or Treat begins at 4 p.m., followed by the contest at 6 and a post-show Yappie Hour at Preuss Pets, 1127 N. Cedar St.
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Wednesday, October 26,2011

Time for terror

Visit some local haunted attractions

by City Pulse
Expect some hell-raising this weekend at Michigan State University. But don’t call the police: It’s just a bunch of theater people orchestrating the annual mayhem at the Haunted Auditorium, or Haunted Aud, as they call it. “The Haunted Aud was an idea that the theater c...
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Wednesday, October 26,2011

Meeting of the (evil) minds

Riverwalk’s ‘Conspiracy’ is a historical horror story

by Mary C. Cusack
As director James W. Houska said in his welcome last Saturday night, “Conspiracy” is not a show to be enjoyed. It is, however, an important event in history that people should experience and talk about, and Riverwalk Theatre’s production provides that opportunity.
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Wednesday, October 26,2011

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
For those who can’t wait until the weekend to get in costume and shake that thang to some booming house music, Mac’s Bar could be the spot. On Thursday, it hosts a night that’s dubbed “Haunted House.” Aside from a costume party, area DJs will also make some noise, including Ruckus, John Beltran, Jake Pechtel, Rachael P, and Robert Perry.
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Wednesday, October 26,2011

Screening Room

‘Gattaca’: Looking back at a vision of the future

by James Sanford
New Zealand-born writer-director Andrew Niccol built his career on thoughtful dramas with science-fiction elements, such as Jim Carrey’s “The Truman Show,” in which a man spends his entire life on TV (when the movie was released in 1998,...
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Wednesday, October 26,2011

Tony Bennett: At 85, he's still winning over young fans

His chart-topping ‘Duets II’ CD includes teamings with Lady Gaga, John Mayer and the late Amy Winehouse

by James Sanford
“Do you have his new CD yet?” one asked her friends. “It’s so great!” another chirped. “I can’t wait to see him. Did you get tickets already?” If the face on the poster had belonged to Justin Timberlake or Justin Bieber or Eminem, there wouldn’t have been anything startling about the situation.
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Wednesday, October 26,2011

The bigger picture

A local photography group honors its late leader

by Carlee Schepeler
Knoblock, 47, was the owner of Lansing IT, a consulting firm that works primarily with small businesses. A master of all things Apple and “i-things,” Knoblock helped Brown with computer issues a few times per year. They had been friends for over 10 years.
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Wednesday, October 26,2011

Exploring the horrors of hatred

Day of the Dead event attacks homophobia

by Carlee Schepeler
“El dia de los Muertos,” as it is traditionally known, is a festival in which families remember their ancestors who have passed away. This year’s theme is homophobia awareness, and events are scheduled throughout the Nov. 1 celebration to honor victims of hate crimes.
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Wednesday, October 26,2011

Be sly, not sleazy

by Jon James
Halloween is just around the corner, and if you haven’t gotten your costume together yet, it’s crunch time. For women, your costume options may seem to range from Sexy Cop to Sexy Yodeler to Sexy Pirate to Sexy Mafia Hitwoman. What if you don’t want a costume that is desi...
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