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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Rick Roe's dream

Shy pianist takes spotlight for tribute to Thelonious Monk

by Lawrence Cosentino
Pianist Rick Roe, right, was still a teenager when he began to appreciate legendary jazz giant Thelonious Monk, below. "He played certain things and I went, ‘Ow, it’s so damn good! You just cracked my back!’” Roe remembers.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Advice Goddess

Laddy Gaga & Hourglass Half-Empty

by Amy Alkon
Q: I'm a 26-year-old guy who’s been on 30 dates this year in hopes of finding a woman to build a long, healthy relationship with, but I only ended up with a few notches in my belt. Last night, I went out with a girl who shook my world. I've never fallen for somebody so quickly, and the thought of her not liking me tore me apart inside. We met on a dating website when she wrote to say my profile was “cute” and so was I. On our date, however, I got the impression she wasn’t too interested because she rarely made eye contact and didn’t smile much. I couldn't sleep last night, as I was so depressed at the thought of her not liking me or being in my life. So, how should I healthily pursue her? She said she wanted to go out again, but many girls say that and don’t mean it. I’m waiting 48 hours to call so I don’t seem desperate. I'm an emotional guy, and the thought of her not liking me is SO hurtful that this will take a while to get over — if I ever do.—Destroyed
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Capitol Area Performers stages Wilson’s 'Fences'

by City Pulse Staff
Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, "Fences" documents the life of Troy Maxson, a former Negro Baseball League star who is now a garbage collector. The play earned Wilson a Pulitzer Prize and was recently revived on Broadway with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

2010 Holiday Gift Guide

by City Pulse Staff
Tis the season ' and giving is the reason. As the holiday rush approaches, find something for everyone on your list without making endless trips to department stores. Unique items are available all around Lansing, homemade and homegrown to suit your needs.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Delhi Café: a family affair

by Joe Torok
Thank Zeus this country isn’t really a melting pot. If it were, with one homogenous lump remaining at the bottom of the kettle, we wouldn’t have the pleasure of experiencing our American hodgepodge, in which Greek, Mexican, Italian, Chinese and a medley of other nationalities share their cultures with the rest of us.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Stopping pound seizures

Allie Phillips’ new book exposes the practice of selling off shelter animals to research facilities

by Gabi Moore
After spending time volunteering for Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter, Allie Phillips was surprised to learn that some of the animals she was working to help weren’t getting adopted, or even humanely put down: They were getting seized for research and experiments.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Lasting impressions

Eclectic Art Tattoo hosts grand opening party

by Rich Tupica
Morrill, Mike Riina and Sean Peters, opened their own 800-square-foot shop Aug. 30. An addition to the staff is Craig Horky, a prolific local artist known locally for his unique original concert posters. The four tattoo artists and painters met while working at Splash of Color in East Lansing.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

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

by Rich Tupica
The cover albums, to be released by GTG Records, feature almost all Lansing bands and were recorded over the past year and a half. “Explosions: Lansing Salutes Devo” and “No More Tomorrow Baby: A Tribute to KISS” CDs will be given away for free at the show.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Hair affair

Disney puts a sweet spin on Rapunzel in engaging 'Tangled'

by James Sanford
The character of Rapunzel is much better known than her story is, which gives Team Disney a certain amount of license to sweeten up her saga in "Tangled," a buoyant, often uproarious musical comedy that already has a hallowed place in the studio's history: It is, as the opening title informs us, Disney's 50th animated feature.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

The Screening Room

Danny Boyle's '127 Hours' unforgettably intense

by James Sanford
You might need it to mop away the sweat ' and possibly the tears ' triggered by director Danny Boyle’s electrifying, nervewracking portrayal of the perils of Aron Ralston (James Franco), the adventurer who set out to explore Utah’s Blue John Canyon...
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