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Wednesday, October 13,2010

Movements and moves

Cirque de la Symphonie serves up flying bodies and soaring music

by Lawrence Cosentino
It sounds like a three-ring circus, but Allen stressed that the show doesn’t call for more than two artists to be on stage at a time. “They’re not there to be a distraction from the orchestra, but to enhance the whole concert experience,” Allen said..
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Wednesday, October 13,2010

Advice Goddess

Pier Pressure & Gregory Pecs

by Amy Alkon
Q: I got laid off when my company relocated. I was unemployed for 10 months while I tried unsuccessfully to find a job. During this time, my wife resented that she was working and I was “off.” She’d criticize the housework I did, saying I never dusted or swept well enough. She also complained that all her friends are going on vacations and cruises, and not us. I reminded her that, in this economy, many people who are financially strapped take “staycations.” She said that doesn’t make her feel better, and that she took more cruises and trips before she got married. I finally found a temporary but very stressful managerial job, and she now complains that I don’t have as much time for her. Is there hope for us?—Can’t Win
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Wednesday, October 13,2010

Shining through

New book pays tribute to the women who brightened up the night

by Bill Castanier
The author said she was inspired by an article on a female lighthouse keeper in Michigan History magazine. Majher said she filed the idea away, and when she became the assistant director of the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame in 2007 she turned the idea into an exhibit.
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Wednesday, October 13,2010

A smart start

Stormfield Theatre scores with ’Friends’

by Mary C. Cusack
Dan (John Lepard), an award-winning humanitarian of the year, is caught cheating at a poker game by his brother-in-law, Will (Bill Bannon). Soon Will is seeing vice in everything Dan does, and he tries to poison affable buddy Matt (Aral Gribble) against Dan.
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Wednesday, October 13,2010

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

by Rich Tupica
A huge part of hip hop that’s often overlooked is the production side of the genre. On Oct. 21 (SCENE) Metrospace will host Bump Night, a beat battle event that hopes to shed some light on local hip-hop producers. The winner will receive a $200 prize and the competition will be judged by local celebrities.
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Wednesday, October 13,2010

Meridian Mall: ’art-tropolis’?

New galleries pop up in an unexpected place

by Jessica Carrera
“I couldn’t be happier about it.” Owner Rick Anselmo’s eponymously gallery (in the former Gap store) shows works from well-known artists all over the world; Smith’s will display his own original glasswork. For both men, the decision to move to the mall grew out of a desire for more space.
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Wednesday, October 13,2010

Purchase a piece of the past at Art Alley auction

Graffiti goes up for bids at REO Town fund-raiser

by Chris Galford
On Oct. 20, graffiti art from the nowdemolished motel go on display and up for bids at Art Alley. The artworks are the final remnants of the Inn’s last days, when graffiti artists from around the area were encouraged to have a go at brightening up the deteriorating building.
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Wednesday, October 13,2010

'Dead' comes alive

Dancing demons? Blood-spattered patrons? It's 'Evil Dead: The Musical'

by Jeremy Martin
(Wednesday, Oct. 13) Disclaimer: "Evil Dead: The Musical" is recommended for mature audiences, due to language and sexual references. Oh, and the blood. “There is a 'splatter zone' where several audience members get covered in blood whenever anybody dies in the show — which is quite a bit,” warns director Rob Roznowski of the Sam Raimi-inspired Michigan State University Theatre production.
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Wednesday, October 13,2010

Hidden in plain sight

by Lawrence Cosentino and Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
“It’s a warm space,” Greenhoe said. “The scale is very human.” Tucked into the sprawl of East Lansing at the northeast corner of Saginaw Street and Abbot Road, this masterpiece of world architecture (which is illustrated on the cover) was designed in...
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Tuesday, October 12,2010

Meet the Meatmen — again

Veteran punk band reconnects with fans old and new

by Rich Tupica
With song titles like “Crippled Children Suck,” and “1 Down, 3 to Go” — written just after John Lennon was assassinated — The Meatmen have always been known for vulgar and oddball punk rock songs. Tongue planted firmly in his cheek, Tesco Vee, the Lansing band’s legendary mastermind and vocalist, broke into the hardcore punk scene in 1979. That's when he co-founded the Touch and Go fanzine and record label (which later, under a different owner, evolved into an enormously influential indie label). In 1980, Vee decided to not only write about bands, but to start his own — and to add some raunchy and politically incorrect humor, something he thought the scene lacked.
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