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Wednesday, December 8,2010

How a ballet leads to dismay

A group of seniors gets stage fright in ’Nutcracker’s Nuts’

by Meghan Spork
Sometimes what seems like a bright idea can lead to some dark consequences. That’s the lesson learned by a group of ambitious senior citizens in “The Nutcracker’s Nuts,” the Riverwalk Theatre’s holiday production..
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

Arts Council applauds award winners

Annual Applause Award, Business Arts Award were presented Tuesday

by Chris Galford
The Arts Council of Greater Lansing is honoring those that have most contributed to Lansing’s arts scene.The honors consist of two awards, based on nominations from the public. The Applause Award honors an individual who has made a significant contribution to arts in the region, while the Business Arts Award does the same for local businesses.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

The art of nutrition

Lansing students get lessons in creating ceramics -- and healthy diets

by Kritika Bharadwaj
Reach Studio Art Center specializes in art education in an after school setting for students, says executive director Alice Brinkman.“The emphasis came from the Greater Lansing Potter Skills, which approached me," she says. "They like to fund projects every year to do with ceramics and kids, and they approached me to give Reach ceramic classes for underserved youth."
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

Art Market has gifts with style

by Kritika Bharadwaj
“We have all kinds of media represented and of all price ranges," says Catherine Babcock, the Gallery’s executive director. "The lowest-priced item is $3. Everything we have is made in Michigan. During the holidays we ask our artists for things in the gift-giving price range.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

It’s a holiday double play at Mid-Michigan Family

by Kritika Bharadwaj
"With ’A Place Called Christmas,’ we had a good turnout for auditions," Gordon said. "So, rather than double casting (having different actors play a role at certain performances), we went for another play, and I hope it strikes a good contrast. We have one play that’s more modern and upbeat, and the other that’s more traditional.
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Friday, December 3,2010

Girlyman concert at Creole canceled

Medical emergency forces band to scrap tour

by City Pulse Staff
(Friday, Dec. 3) Sad news from Small Things Productions: The Girlyman concert scheduled for Dec. 12 at Creole Gallery has been canceled. Girlyman member Doris Muramatsu has been diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia, prompting the group to scrap their tour plans. "Fortunately, CML ...
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Friday, December 3,2010

Two Taylors for the price of one

James Taylor and Ben Taylor come to Wharton Center March 9

by City Pulse Staff
(Friday, Dec. 3) — It's a family affair at the Wharton Center March 9, when father and son James Taylor and Ben Taylor team up for a night of music. It's the first time the two have toured together. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10.
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Friday, December 3,2010

Goldenrod owner says goodbye to a changing music industry

Music distributor hosts final open house Saturday

by Chris Galford
On Saturday, Goldenrod marks this changing of the times with its final annual open house. The event includes the auctioning of Goldenrod memorabilia, a “buy five CDs, get one free” sale, $2 compact discs, free food and a listening room for guests to hear new music.
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Thursday, December 2,2010

Music you can 'Believe' in

Greater Lansing Gay Men's Chorus and Sistrum present holiday concert

by City Pulse Staff
The Greater Lansing Gay Men's Chorus and Sistrum, the Lansing Women's Chorus, join forces for "I Believe," a holiday concert, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Dart Auditorium.
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Thursday, December 2,2010

Christmas in a cabin

Woldumar Nature Center offers tours — and a visit with Santa

by Kritika Bharadwaj
One of the main attractions at Woldumar Nature Center is a hand-crafted log cabin built in the 1860s and brought to Lansing in 1890. On Saturday, Dec. 4, the Nature Center will give visitors a tour of the log cabin.
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