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Wednesday, September 15,2010

Strip job

New troupe takes Shakespeare back to original finish

by Chris Galford
In true Elizabethan spirit, the Bach Dor Shakespeare Company, whose first production opens this week, plans to bring “original practice” Shakespeare to modern Lansing. That means "doing it with the lights on," according to director and founder Randy Matthews ' "even the house lights.
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Wednesday, September 15,2010

The ‘Clock’ comes around

by Chris Galford
The hard times of the past will shed light on today’s economic woes when MSU presents Arthur Miller’s panoramic, little-known saga, “The American Clock.”A huge ensemble of 30 students from MSU’s Department of Theatre will perform in Miller’s Depression-era saga at the MSU Auditorium Arena.
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Wednesday, September 15,2010

Songs in the key of Michigan

Jay Stielstra Trio opens Ten Pound Fiddle season

by Jeremy Martin
For Stielstra, whose trio will help open the Ten Pound Fiddle season Friday, the path to that inspiring plot began on the athletic field. After a decorated high school sports career in Ludington, he came to the University of Michigan for basketball and track.
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Wednesday, September 8,2010

A singular trio

Lansing Symphony starts 2010-11 season with lead-off triple

by Lawrence Cosentino
Ell made it sound even easier than that. “We just have to rely on all our previous concerto experiences and add some chamber music to it,” she said. “We’ve all played with orchestras a lot, so we’ll have the added pleasure of being on stage with each other.
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Wednesday, September 8,2010

Advice Goddess

Petaling as fast as he can & Giving him the dry heave-ho

by Amy Alkon
Q: I met my dream girl in my poker group in grad school. I recently moved far away to start my own company, but I plan to move back in about six months, once it’s up and running. I just learned on Facebook that she and her boyfriend broke up, so I sent her flowers. She posted a picture of them and thanked me publicly on Facebook, but hasn’t answered my e-mail asking about her plans after grad school. I don’t think she’s too interested in me, so I need some good ideas. I’m on a shoestring budget, so what can I do from 1,000 miles away that would rub her the right way?—Hopeful
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Wednesday, September 8,2010

'City' of secrets

A pair of potent performances bolster a provocative drama at Capital TheatreWorks

by Mary C. Cusack
“Dying City” is the story of three deeply damaged people and the wounds they inflict upon each other. Kelly, played with guarded brittleness by Kayla DeWitt, is a widowed therapist who wiles her evenings away watching “Law and Order.
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Wednesday, September 8,2010

Artists-in-(Governor's)-residence

Lansing Art Gallery director finds a new home for selected pieces from in-state artists

by Gabi Moore
Naturally, artist Mark E. Mehaffey has several of his paintings displayed around the house. One of the pieces was in Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize competition last year; another painting, he liked but it was rather large. A third was an acrylic of the coastline between Carmel, Calif. and Big Sur.
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Wednesday, September 8,2010

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

by Rich Tupica
This week is stocked with shows from a number of Lansing-area venues. From Mac’s Bar and The Loft, to a recently opened coffee shop in Okemos, live music from many genres are scattered across the city. Aside from locals, a few touring bands will also be passing through, here are just a few.
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Wednesday, September 8,2010

Stormfield shelter

by James Sanford
When Stormfield Theatre artistic director Kristine Thatcher returns from her summer job at Wisconsin’s Dorr County Playhouse, she’ll have a new theater waiting for her.
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Wednesday, September 8,2010

Highland fling

'Brigadoon' brings musical magic to Holt

by Meghan Spork
“Brigadoon” is the story of a Scottish village that emerges from a magical mist for one day every hundred years. When two American villagers stumble upon the village on that magical day, their arrival complicates matters in the enchanted town.
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