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Wednesday, September 29,2010

It’s even better than speed reading: LCC offers ’Complete’ compendium

by Chris Galford
Normally, all parts are to be played by three actors, using their real names and playing themselves, rather than Shakespeare’s various characters. Director John Lennox is making a few twists of his own, making one of the roles female and adding an entirely new character to the silliness.
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Wednesday, September 29,2010

'Starry' serenade

Starlight Dinner Theatre serves up songs galore

by Chris Galford
Songs include selections from "Guys and Dolls," "Jekyll and Hyde" and "Wicked." Vocalists include Mycah Artis, Kenny Barber, Cameron Bethea, Colleen Bethea, Chris Bethea, Danny Bethea, Emily English Clark, Gordon Clark, Larry Clark, LeAnn Dethlefsen,...
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Wednesday, September 29,2010

The show must go on

Seeley and Baldori’s documentary isn’t ready, but they’re still giving the film festival a boost

by Jeremy Martin
A short time after the festival, Seeley asked Baldori to sit in with him during a gig at Charlie’s Crab in Troy, where he had been playing “in relative obscurity” for 32 years. The act was a hit, according to Baldori ' “the place went nuts” ' and they decided to take the show on the road.
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Tuesday, September 28,2010

Ticking into the future

MSU's 'American Clock' is an often striking look at the 1930s

by Paul Wozniak
As our current recession seems to be winding down, the Michigan State University Department of Theatre has wound up "The American Clock" by Arthur Miller. As Miller’s "Death of a Salesman" is an intense close-up of a troubled man, "Clock" is an expansive wide shot of a troubled nation struggling through the Great Depression. However, director Tony Caselli (artistic director of Williamston Theatre) proves that with the right music, even a disjointed series of vignettes can be turned into a cohesive anthem.
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Tuesday, September 28,2010

Supernatural romance — with a psychological twist

Author MaryJanice Davidson comes to Schuler Books & Music tonight

by Kritika Bharadwaj
Cadence Jones is not your everyday cop. Her special talent sets her apart from the crowd and that talent is — insanity.Jones, the main character of MaryJanice Davidson’s new book “Me, Myself and Why,” is not the only crazy one. “Everyone in the book has some sort of special talent. Hers just happens to be the multiple personalities she turns into that help her solve crimes and mysteries,” says Whitney Spotts, promotions coordinator at Schuler Books & Music.
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Monday, September 27,2010

Go west with Special Olympics

'Cowboy Day' takes place Saturday at Peacock Tree Farm

by Kritika Bharadwaj
Special Olympics athletes from Clinton, Ingham and Shiawassee counties will be joining their families and friends for a day of cowboy activities on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Peacock Tree Farm in Laingsburg. The event includes steer-roping, cow-milking, riding in a horse-drawn wagon, watching pig races, visiting the animal barnyard and touring the 180-acre tree plantation.
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Wednesday, September 22,2010

Taking a classic to court

Taking a classic to court Mark Twain testifies at ’Trial of Tom Sawyer’

by Lawrence Cosentino
Would modern DNA forensics have saved Tom from being smacked upside the head by Aunt Polly for the sugar bowl broken by his brother, Sid? Aunt Polly, though well-meaning, has a disturbing penchant for corporal punishment, leaving her open to several serious battery charges.
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Wednesday, September 22,2010

’Door’ to discovery

’Door’ to discovery Williamston drama examines racial identity

by Lawrence Cosentino
Williamston Theatre 122 S. Putnam Rd., Williamston Sept. 23-Oct. 17 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; 3 p.m. matinees Sat., Oct. 2 and Thurs., Oct. 16 Pay-What-You-Can Thursday, Sept. 23 Preview performances $15 (through Sept. 30); beginning Oct.
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Wednesday, September 22,2010

Shaky Shakespeare

Shaky Shakespeare ’Shrew’ doesn’t shine

by Tom Helma
For those of you not familiar with this overly familiar tale of misogyny, “Shrew” is the simple story of Baptista, a father who sells his tempestuous eldest daughter to the aging Petruchio, a wealthy merchant, who “tames” (read: abuses) and thereby transforms this fiery female into a loving Stepford wife.
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Wednesday, September 22,2010

52nd Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show

by City Pulse Staff
Twice a year, book and paper enthusiasts of all kinds come together in Lansing to search through books, postcards, magazines, posters and more.
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