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Wednesday, October 20,2010

A soupçon of Sousa

Lansing Concert Band whips up ’Autumn Winds’ with guest artist Illman

by Kritika Bharadwaj
It’s followed by a suite of Aaron Copland themes taken from the soundtrack of the 1949 film "The Red Pony.
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Wednesday, October 20,2010

A new fashionista in town

Vim fashion and health magazine launches at MSU

by Kritika Bharadwaj
Vim, a new fashion and health magazine made its way to the Michigan State University campus this week. The magazine will be published quarterly, with spotlights on seasonal fashion trends and designs. “We’ve been working since last February and we started putting up flyers. We called ourselves the Vogue Project, since we didn’t have a name then, and within a few days we had hundreds of students applying,” says Kerry Chereskin, editor-in-chief of Vim. To promote the magazine, a launch party will be held on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 9 p.m. to close at the Post Bar, 213 Ann St. in East Lansing. Advance copies of the first issue will be available, and guests can also have their photos taken in red carpet style.
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Wednesday, October 20,2010

TV, or not TV

’Farnsworth’ looks back at a rivalry between ’two very driven men’

by Christopher Horb
“Farnsworth” is a fictionalized account of the legal battle over the invention of television between inventor Philo Farnsworth and RCA executive David Sarnoff.
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Saturday, October 16,2010

Whose life is it anyway?

'Never Let Me Go' is a provocative, chilling heartbreaker

by James Sanford
(Friday, Oct. 15) Kathy, Tommy and Ruth grew up within the confines of Hailsham, a secluded private academy in the English countryside. They weren't typical British schoolchildren, however.
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Friday, October 15,2010

Wanderer's gets ready to 'tea' off

New East Lansing teahouse opens Friday

by Joe Torok
(Wednesday, Oct. 13) You won’t need to strap on hiking boots and climb a couple miles up a mountain or slash your way through rainforest to find the Wanderer's Teahouse and Café in East Lansing. No, in our urban home, where the most elusive treasure is an open parking spot, the wonders of the human world surround us, thanks in large part to a university with international attraction.
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Friday, October 15,2010

Cracking jokes and cracking heads

Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman take their best shots in 'Red'

by James Sanford
(Friday, Oct. 15) Perhaps it’s oversimplifying things to say “Red” is the movie “Knight and Day” wanted to be. But it sure feels that way.
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Friday, October 15,2010

Meet 'the Bob Dylan of the Hispanic world'

Composer Ricardo Lorenz and violist Roberto Diaz salute the late Victor Jara

by Kritika Bharadwaj
(Friday, Oct. 15) “He’s kinda like the Bob Dylan of the Hispanic world,” says Ricardo Lorenz, Michigan State University associate professor of composition. He is talking about the late political activist and singer Victor Jara.
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Thursday, October 14,2010

Spread the fun

Fenner Nature Center hosts Apple Butter Festival

by Kritika Bharadwaj
(Thursday, Oct. 14) "Why do we need so many kinds of apples? Because there are so many folks. It provides more contact with life, and leads away from uniformity and monotony." – Liberty Hyde Baily. Fenner Nature Center executive director Jason Meyer would agree with Baily’s words. Fenner Nature Center hosts its 37th annual Apple Butter Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m Saturday, Oct. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 17.
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Wednesday, October 13,2010

Long arms of Orchestrion

Guitar virtuoso Pat Metheny extends his reach

by Lawrence Cosentino
There’s a good reason Pat Metheny will lug hundreds of pounds of acoustic instruments and state-of-the-art gadgetry to MSU’s Wharton Center Friday. He’s going back to the basics. Metheny, a lifelong plugger-in of exotic guitar enhancements, has turned his han- kering for tinkering to acoustic ends.
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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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