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Wednesday, April 7,2010

Curtain maul & men of haircolor

by Amy Alkon
Well, definitely start wearing pants fitted with those spikes they use to keep pigeons off liquor store signs, or at least sew golf cleats to the front of your jeans. Or, if this sounds like a lot of bother, you could just consider yourself mildly lucky, and leave it at that.
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Wednesday, April 7,2010

'Summer'of love

Novel speculates on secret romantic life of ’Little Women’ author

by Bill Castanier
In her debut novel, McNees tells the credible but fictional tale of a romancethat might have taken place between Alcott and a young man during the summer of 1855 when the Alcott family moved to the small New Hampshire town of Walpole. At the time, Alcott had already written a book, but “Little Women” was still 13 years away.
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Wednesday, April 7,2010

BEST MUSIC

by City Pulse
Blues band Root Doctor Runners-up: Steppin’ In It and Frog & the Beeftones Combing traditional blues with classic soul, Root Doctorhas been entertaining Lansing for nearly 20 years. Led by vocalist FreddieCunningham (who formed the band with bassist/vocalist Jam...
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Wednesday, April 7,2010

WORST

by City Pulse
Newspaper Lansing State Journal Runners-up: City Pulse and “this category is unkind” Fine. But this does not overshadow the LSJ’s 2008 win forbest newspaper Web site from the Associated Press (and, no, Associated Press isnot the name of one of their sta...
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Wednesday, April 7,2010

BEST SERVICES

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Alternative health:Better Health StoreRunners-up: Foods for Living, Creative Wellness Auto care:Lisky'sRunners-up: Spartan Car Care, University Foregin Auto Bank/credit union:MSUFCURunners-up: NuUnion, LAFCU Barber:Barber LoveRunners-up: Frandor Barber, Douglas J There’s a re...
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Wednesday, April 7,2010

'Mars' attacks the funnybone

Frantic comedy finds hilarity in hysteria

by Mary C. Cusack
The plot of Williamston Theatre’s latest offering, “It Came From Mars,” takes a standard screwball comedy plot and elevates it slightly into the realm of a meta-comedy.  It came from the mind of Joseph Zettelmaier, who co-authored a prior successful production at Wil...
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Wednesday, April 7,2010

Same old song and dance

'Chorus Line' starting to show its age

by ALLAN I. ROSS
“A Chorus Line” is an effective metaphor for the current economic climate, when “I’ll do anything for work” is a similarly common refrain. And you do feel the desire — if not the desperation — of the actors as they plea for their shot at stardom. ...
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Wednesday, April 7,2010

The Screening Room

3D: Back to stay — or a high-tech fad?

by James Sanford
3D movies may be all the rage these days, but the craze is certainly nothing audiences haven’t seen before. Even as far back as the 1930s, filmmakers were testing the waters with novelty-short specialist Pete Smith’s “Audioskopics” and “Three-Dimensional Murde...
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Wednesday, April 7,2010

Read all about it

There's something for everyone at Sunday's Antiquarian Book Show

by Brandon Kirby
“It’s a collective mix of people coming to the show, and that’s part of the fun of it,” he said. “We don’t know what to expect from any given dealer because they bring such an array of material. And it’s not just show-and-tell because all of it is available for purchase, too.
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Tuesday, April 6,2010

Green screen

Contest challenges students to produce short films about environmental awareness

by Gabi Moore
What does green mean to you? Energy Works Michigan wants to know— in 90 seconds or less. The company is sponsoring the “Show Green” video competition, in which students are invited to create a film showing what “going green” means to them, and what projects they, their school or their community are working on to make the world a better place.
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