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Wednesday, June 16,2010

Jamming in the key of Joe

Lovano’s Us Five caps Summer Solstice Jazz Festival

by Lawrence Cosentino
By filling a rare hole in multi-reedman Joe Lovano’s crusher schedule, the Wharton Center popped one of the world’s greatest jazz players on top of East Lansing’s Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, like a great, big, goateed cherry. They also added another festival to the festival.
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Wednesday, June 16,2010

Gilbert Grope & Rogained another fan!

by Amy Alkon
had drinks in my neighborhood. He drank too much, and asked to hang at my house so he wouldn’t drive under the influence. I didn’t like this because I’m used to guys using this ploy for sex, but he said if I didn’t let him in, I was making him drive drunk.
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Wednesday, June 16,2010

Educating Uganda

Author chronicles building schools in his homeland

by Bill Castanier
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri’s book was already brewing about the same time Craig Mortenson’s “Three Cups of Tea” went to the top of The New York Times Best Sellers list; with a little luck, panache and old-fashioned pluck, the Okemos author may also climb to the top of that list.
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Wednesday, June 16,2010

Seeing stars

Local theater honored at 2010 Pulsar Awards

by City Pulse
The Michigan Princess was transformed into a kind of “starship” Monday, as City Pulse presented the 2010 Pulsar Awards, honoring the best in local theater.
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Wednesday, June 16,2010

Hellacious on wheels

Sisterhood is powerful — with a capital POW! — in Lansing’s roller derby world

by Gabi Moore
The Derby Vixens and the Mitten Mavens leagues began with a Facebook group suggest- ing that there needed to be a roller derby group in the Lansing area. Organizers of both groups said that the group sparked their interest, but they were tired of waiting for a league to form.
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Wednesday, June 16,2010

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

Three ways to rock

by Rich Tupica
Here are some local shows that will satisfy the blues dudes, as well as the country twangers and crusty punks..
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Wednesday, June 16,2010

The Screening Room

The Pixar Generation

by James Sanford
Back in April, I received an invitation to a screening of “Toy Story 3” via Facebook. How exciting, I thought: Pixar Animation Studios is actually going to show the movie two months ahead of its release. So I set about trying to RSVP ' only to find I had been invited by accident.
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Wednesday, June 16,2010

Pssst! Did you hear about Gossip in the Forest?

Lansing-based acoustic group spreads slice-of-life whispers

by Jonas Greenberg
In a music world oversaturated with technological innovation, flashy pomp, and artists desperate to assert their singular bravado, sometimes ordinary can be exceptional. For Tom Cocozzoli, founder and songwriter of the Lansing-based, five-piece acoustic group Gossip in the Forest, humble and honest songwriting is paramount.
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Wednesday, June 9,2010

License to thrill

Globe-hopping Verdehr Trio fills domestic assignment

by Lawrence Cosentino
One of the most well-received new works of the year, Pamela Madsen’s “Sea Change,” is on the docket for next week’s concert. “It’s beautiful,” Verdehr said. “It has spoken poetry in it and it sounds like sea waves.” The Verdehrs premiered it in Washington and Houston last year.
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Wednesday, June 9,2010

Pluck but sustain

Guitarist Neil Gordon’s trio fights friction

by Lawrence Cosentino
At first peep, everything seems settled in Lansing jazzman Neil Gordon’s world. His percolating chamber-style trio (with bassist Ed Fedewa and drummer Larry Ochiltree) has fully jelled, and is celebrating the release of "It Takes Three," its first CD on Thursday, June 10, at Moriarty’s Pub.
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