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Wednesday, July 6,2011

They shoot, he scores

Composer Chad Rehmann has been selected to participate in film scoring workshop in L.A.

by Ashley Brown
The event features Richard Bellis, an ASCAP board director and film scorer who composed the Emmy-winning score for the TV miniseries “It,” adapted from the Stephen King novel.
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

Quiet disruption

Video art of Hiraki Sawa is a curtain-raiser for Broad Museum

by Lawrence Cosentino
Say you live in a typical apartment with a kitchen, a hallway, a bathroom and gray Midwestern blah outside the window. You wake up feeling different one day ' not sick, just different. Instead of going to work, you sit at home and stare at your walls and floors, watch your toothbrush and toaster.
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

Change of life

A macho man finds a softer side in Purple Rose’s amusing ’Oyster’

by Tom Helma
MacGregor uses humor to illustrate the challenges of a man learning how to be a woman. In Act Two, Gene reemerges as Jean, played now by Rhiannon Ragland.
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

What should you take to the lake? Something old, something new

Here’s a few suggestions for summertime reading

by Bill Castanier
It’s hard to limit the "the books of summer" to 10 ' so instead I’m giving you 11."The Maltese Falcon," by Dashiell Hammett: The classic tough-guy/noir-detective novel that never loses its appeal. Since it was first published in 1930, it’s the book mystery and thriller writers dream of writing...
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

Bringing contemporary concepts to classic works

Tommy Gomez tackles the TASC of launching a new theater company

by Paul Wozniak
Tommy Gomez does not appear to tire easily. He exudes passionate, kinetic energy about theater. Introduced to the bawdy side of William Shakespeare in high school, Gomez took to the stage to perform with such companies as the Purple Rose Theatre, the California Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, L.
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

Turn it Down: A survey of Lansing’s musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Headlining the night of free underground music is Farler’s Fury. The Montreal-based band has been gigging across Canada and the Midwestern part of the United States since it formed in 2003. The guys specialize in playing Celticstyle skate punk (complete with bagpipes).
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

The Screening Room

Selena Gomez is growing up, along with her fans

by James Sanford
That’s because "Monte Carlo" (opening Friday) was initially based on a novel called "Headhunters," a story of four middle-aged Midwestern women on a jaunt through France. It’s now a tale of three Texas gals ' one is 18 and the other two (played by Katie Cassidy and Leighton Meester) are 21 ' falling in love and getting in trouble on the Riviera.
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

Dressed for success

MSU sophomore wins fashion design contest

by Chris Galford
Since February, Skintimate Studios has been running a contest in conjunction with designer Mara Hoffman in an effort to hunt down original women’s ensembles. Designers from across the country submitted their drawings for review by both the public and the studio’s own judges.
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

The ’Sunny Side’ of the stage

LCC pays tribute to country music’s most celebrated family

by Christina Strong
The cast features Joshua Rilko as Alvin, Lindsay Lou as Sara, Jen Sygit as Maybelle and Becky Owen as Janette Carter. Songs include "Wabash Cannonball," "Wildwood Flower" and "Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow.".
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Thursday, June 23,2011

Turn it Down: A survey of Lansing’s musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
The first-ever Rock n Brew will happen Saturday and Sunday in Williamston. The outdoor fest, which starts at 9 a.m., combines Michigan brew with live music from 20 bands and DJs, along with camping available on 40 acres.
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