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Wednesday, June 23,2010

Hothouse sounds

Series delivers jazz to east side

by Lawrence Cosentino
Last month, when the Allen Neighborhood Center’s young volunteers put the JAM grant together, Whitaker was a supporter and behindthe-scenes adviser. The Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs agreed to fund the project through its New Leaders Arts Council program.
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Wednesday, June 23,2010

Serial monotony & Searching for that special yum one

by Amy Alkon
Marriage used to play out on the Wal-Mart model: the idea that one person would meet your every need from altar to gravestone. Couples these days seem to understand that this is ridiculous, and have friendships outside the relationship.
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Wednesday, June 23,2010

’Twilight’s’ last gleaming?

Vampires still claim many young readers, but ’Games’ are gaining

by Bill Castanier
Is our lust for everything vampire sated, waiting for the spike, as popular media have suggested? Or is it just sleeping, ready to reawaken with a new passion when “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” the latest film based on reigning queen of vampire fiction Stephenie Meyer’s novels, is released June 30?.
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Wednesday, June 23,2010

Giraud hits the Ground

Piano-playing singer performs July 17

by City Pulse
Other newly added names to the festival line-up include pop-jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair and guitarist Peter White (also dated for July 17) and reggaerock performer Trevor Hall (July 14). Hardrockers Cavo will replace the previously announced Paper Tongues on July 15.
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Wednesday, June 23,2010

Summer Guide 2010

by City Pulse
It’s the season of the sun ' and the moon. A time for bluegrass ' and Common Ground. A time for jazz, folk, vintage vehicles, free theater and a dash of Caribbean spice. Get ready for summer, Lansing-style. Your calendar is about to fill up quickly with music, art, comedy, barbecues, Shakespeare, beer and wine tastings, and fund-raisers.
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Wednesday, June 23,2010

Alive and kicking

Pioneering punk band D.O.A. is still at work, 32 years after forming

by Eric Gallippo
While many of his peers in the original ‘80s hardcore punk scene have hung it up, moved on or since reunited, Joe “Shithead” Keithley, front man and founder of Vancouver’s D.O.A., has continued to write, record and crisscross the globe to spread the gospel of “be your own boss, think for yourself and try to affect some positive change in the world.
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Wednesday, June 23,2010

Alive and kicking

Pioneering punk band D.O.A. is still at work, 32 years later

by Eric Gallippo
While many of his peers in the original ‘80s hardcore punk scene have hung it up, moved on or since reunited, Joe “Shithead” Keithley, front man and founder of Vancouver’s D.O.A., has continued to write, record and crisscross the globe to spread the gospel of “Be your own boss, think for yourself and try to affect some positive change in the world.”
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Wednesday, June 23,2010

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

SINcere about hip hop

by Rich Tupica
SINcere will also host the 4th annual 517 Summer Jam, a Mic Club concert on Friday, July 2, at Mac’s Bar. Aside from it being the release party for “Private Conversations Out Loud,” a new album by SINcere, a crew of other local emcees will take the stage.
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Wednesday, June 23,2010

’Dragon Tattoo’ leaves its mark

Spellbinding shocker is vicious, frightening and even touching

by James Sanford
Every year on his birthday, Swedish industrialist Henrik Vanger receives a package containing framed flowers. The gifts come from all over the world, but Vanger isn’t delighted: He suspects they are being sent by the person who did away with his beloved niece, Harriet, 40 years ago.
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Wednesday, June 23,2010

Get ready to be 'Suspended'

Local filmmakers host fund-raiser for latest project

by Jane Alexander
Another feature film is coming down the pike for Last Laugh Productions — and the filmmakers want your help to pull it off. On June 26, Last Laugh will holding a fund-raiser for the production of its newest project, “Suspended.”
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