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Wednesday, January 5,2011

Looking Back & Looking Ahead: Dining

Cooking up changes and serving up variety

by Joe Torok
First, the moving. In January, after contentious barbs slung back and forth between vendors and developers, nostalgic citizens intent on preserving history and city managers eyeing energy costs, the new Lansing City Market opened its doors a stone’s throw closer to the Grand River.
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Wednesday, January 5,2011

Conditioning your core

Pilates teacher offers talks, demonstrations

by Gabi Moore
Copiaco - Barberio teaches classical Pilates at Old Town in Lansing and has scheduled lectures and demonstrations Saturday and next Wednesday and Thursday. She said the biggest benefit of Pilates is that it strengthens your core..
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Wednesday, January 5,2011

Looking Back & Looking Ahead: Music

Record labels, venues keep on rockin’

by Rich Tupica
Ramseur Records (which has also released Avett Brothers records), and continued a rigorous tour schedule. The band’s latest album, “Deadfalls and Nightmalls,” was released July 20. As for 2011, Frontier Ruckus has already booked another tour across the U.
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Wednesday, January 5,2011

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

by Rich Tupica
Seven bands will share the stage Friday at Mac’s. From metal to pop punk and funk, the night will be a diverse blend of Michigan rock outfits. Headlining the show is Hellmouth, a Detroit metal band on Paper Plastick Records.
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Wednesday, January 5,2011

Wherefore art thou, Romeo? At Wharton Center

Russian National Ballet brings Shakespeare to the stage

by Christopher Horb
It’s one of the most well-known love stories ever told. The story of two young lovers pushed to a tragic end resulting from the violence that erupts out of the hatred between their rival families. It’s the story, of course, of “Romeo and Juliet.”
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Tuesday, January 4,2011

Artists' reception at Gracie's Place

Williamston restaurant hosts multi-artist show through January

by City Pulse Staff
Artists Ron Cook, Lee J. and Nancy M. Kronenberg, Gail Noren and Melinda Pope will be exhibiting works during the month of January at Gracie’s Place, 151 S. Putnam, in Williamston.
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Tuesday, January 4,2011

Something 'Unexpected' at Riverwalk

Yasmina Reza play will be staged as a fund-raiser this weekend

by Alyssa Gienapp
Riverwalk Theater will showcase Yasmina Reza’s “The Unexpected Man” at a special fundraising event Friday and Saturday to “help us get through the winter months,” said Mike Siracuse, Riverwalk manager.
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Friday, December 31,2010

The bad and the beautiful

2010's 10 best and 10 worst movies

by James Sanford
Strange to think that at the beginning of 2010, I'm not sure I'd ever even heard the name Lisbeth Salander. Now, it's like she's practically a member of my own family. OK, well, maybe just a Facebook Friend.
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Thursday, December 30,2010

As 2010 heads for the run-off groove...

Rich Tupica spotlights some of the major players in Lansing's music scene

by Rich Tupica
Another year is gone, leaving behind a trail of DIY records and rock shows only Lansing could produce. Aside from slabs of vinyl and compact discs, new venues, artist collectives, and a local music TV website also appeared in 2010.
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Wednesday, December 29,2010

Napoleon's latest romp

Guitarist bounces into Creole Gallery with ‘little tiny big band’

by Lawrence Cosentino
The duo’s breakout recalls the 1950 Hollywood melodrama “Young Man With a Horn,” in which a hot-headed trumpeter chafes under his bandleader’s predictable, cornball arrangements. As soon as the bandleader’s back is turned, he calls an impromptu jam session with his buddies and swings like mad.
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